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The power of one more

The power of one more

Whilst out running this week I remembered a phrase from one of my favourite Ed Mylett podcasts..."One more". I was tired and it was lashing down with rain - I live in Wales, after all! I REALLY wanted to give up but that voice in my head said "Just one more lap - you'll thank yourself later" and it completely changed my mindset.My determination suddenly came back and I thought of how much I would benefit if I continued to do one more lap on a weekly basis. I thought of how I would get stronger, faster and prove to myself that I can...

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TOP FIVE TIPS: TRIATHLON - with award-winning coach Rich Emmett

TOP FIVE TIPS: TRIATHLON - with award-winning coach Rich Emmett

Long-time friend of VALA and award-winning triathlon coach Richard Emmett aka @emmporiatriathlon has put together his top coaching advice for those of you that might be thinking of getting into triathlon training.As well as representing GB at the World Championships in Australia, Rich is also a fantastic coach and the founder of Virtual Athlete virtual training. Read his top five tips below:CONSISTENCYImproving in performance is all about your body adapting to the various challenges you give it. In order to keep adapting and improving, keep up with your training. There’s no need to overtrain, but regular manageable sessions pay far more dividends than the...

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Why I created VALA

Why I created VALA

It’s been nearly two years since I started recipe testing for an energy gel made from natural ingredients, which my partner could eat during his marathon training. I considered what he would NEED in a gel (carbs, sugars, salt) but also what he would ENJOY about it (taste, texture, kind on the digestive system). The biggest compliments that we’ve received from our testers is that VALA 'tastes like real food' and 'something that I could eat with my porridge, smoothie or yoghurt'. I've been told through big grins that it tastes like 'salted caramel' or ‘liquid toffee', which I think...

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