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Low Carb… Sort of.

Having spent the week eating a fantastically low carb and healthy diet, primarily focussing on high protein intake and leafy veg, I can start to see some shifting in weight. Of course it’s only minimal, as you would expect after only 1 week, but a near 2lb loss is about as impressive a step as…

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Great Birmingam ‘no-go’

  No Great Birmingham Run for McCarkissElite Source: HP. News just breaking on the wires (whatever they or that is) confirms that all McCarkissElite athletes are to be pulled from the Great Birmingham Run following a disagreement relating to funding and prize money. With the probablity that the athletes will pick up absolutely no prize…

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Hill Training

Hill training forms no part of McCarkiss Elite Project training ethos. It’s unnecessary and unenjoyable. Understanding many will scoff, gasp, or just shake their head in disbelief at such a statement, I ask you why? Sure it’s argued that hill training helps improve strength and works the anaerobic system – but so what? Are hills…

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14/09/13 Final fuelling

So after a day of mainly eating and a small 4m with sprints, I’m off too bed. After 5 days of Beetroot juice I am pissing like a Vimto factory. Here’s hoping for a good pre race crap tomorrow after a nice Simkiss brewed coffee as the amount of carbo that I have eaten today…

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Southam Sprint Triathlon – 8/9/13

Southam Triathlon, Sunday 8th September 2013 After suffering with various niggles since late 2011, Richard Simkiss of the McCarkisselite Project decided to enter Southam Triathlon to take the pressure off his running, and giving his ‘cross training’ bike rides and trips to the pool a little more purpose. The event consisted of a 400m Swim, 20km Bike…