The scope of this project is twofold;
(1) to conduct research to investigate the impact of mindful running practices on psychobiological markers of health, well-being and ‘flow state’.
The aim of this research is to investigate the impact of mindful running practices, the presence of a flow state when running and reducing distractions from external influences on psychobiological markers of health, well-being and achieving peak performance in sport, workplace and everyday life.
This aim is split into the following objectives:
(2) to provide personalised sports science and performance nutrition advice based on the latest scientific evidence to support the athlete to complete the ultra-running challenge.
High-performance sports science and performance nutrition support will be provided by a highly qualified practitioner in sport and exercise science/nutrition who has experience in supporting elite athletes to achieve optimal performance.
Personalised strategies based on the latest scientific evidence will be designed to support the athlete reach his peak performance, whilst also working to support his health and well-being.
Types of strategies that we will focus on include:
These strategies will continually be monitored and evaluated to ensure that they are effective for the athlete. As such, the challenge can be approached with confidence as the sports science and nutritional needs are being optimally managed.
The outcomes of the project will be written up for the project funder. The scientific team will submit aspects of this project for publication in a scientific journal to share new insights with the scientific community.