As an ultra endurance cyclist and/or runner you spend time, effort and money in your sport. At times this may seem hard to justify to puzzled friends and family, however, more and more we are seeing evidence to suggest that this is a good investment.

Here are some good reasons why investing in ultra endurance cycling and running could be as valuable as good health insurance:

It keeps our heart healthy - people who take regular exercise have a lower resting heart rate - their heart is stronger and having to work less hard just to keep them alive.

It combats obesity - regular exercise burns calories and keeps our base metabolic rate (the calories you burn when you do nothing) higher. Being a healthy weight puts less strain on your heart, lungs and joints. Exercising our muscles helps us build and/or maintain muscle mass keeping us leaner.

It combats osteoporosis - particularly running which is weight bearing helps maintain bone density.

It promotes better sleep - better sleep promotes better mental health and better muscle repair and a healthier diet.

It combats depression - regular exercise at an endurance intensity (where you can chat as you ride/run) produces endorphins which help keep us happy and relaxed.

All these aspects of our health increase our longevity.

You could say investing in ultra endurance cycling and running is an investment for life.

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Clare Pearson
Post by Clare Pearson
June 26, 2024
A professional endurance coach since 2018, Clare Pearson has worked with endurance cyclists and runners to help them achieve their goals. Clare specialises in endurance events, she loves to work with people to help them succeed at their own goals; whether that's a personal best, a completion, a podium or better emotional health. Clare will work with you to design a plan that fits in with your day to day life and helps you get the most out of each session.