Tuvizo — November 2014

Antarctic Ice Marathon And 100k

Nov 08 2014 0 Comments November 2014

If you want a real challenge, then attempt to get one of the coveted 50 places available for competitors taking part in the Antarctic Ice Marathon and 100k.  This year it takes places in early November and is officially the southernmost marathon in the world. UNPREDICTABILITY There is a classic 26.2 miles (42.195 km) marathon, the Frozen Continent Half Marathon and the Antarctic 100k footrace to choose from.  The marathon is run by completing a 13.1 mile (21.2 km) route twice.  The weather can be extremely unpredictable and you can expect the temperature to be around -20C.  The course will...

Sports Drinks

Nov 07 2014 0 Comments November 2014

There are three different types of sports drinks on the market, each of which has varying levels of liquid, carbohydrates and electrolytes. ISOTONIC Isotonic drinks contain 6% - 8% of carbohydrates and added electrolytes and have a similar make up of salt and sugar to that found in the human body.  The body absorbs the liquid at the same rate it would absorb water.  These drinks not only slake your thirst but also provide added energy.  Most athletes choose isotonic drinks, especially those involved in endurance sports and team sports. HYPOTONIC Hypotonic drinks have fluids, electrolytes and a much lower...

Long Distance Motorcycling

Nov 06 2014 0 Comments November 2014

When planning your long distance motorcycling trip, remember that half the fun is keeping off the major highways and discovering the backwaters as you travel.  You don’t need a fancy BMW or a Harley; you can use any reliable bike.  There are just a few points to remember when choosing your bike and planning your holiday. THE MOTORCYCLE One of the most important parts of a bike, especially if you are planning to spend hours travelling, is the saddle.  Don’t choose a soft saddle.  It may feel comfortable at first as you sink into it, but it prevents you from...

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