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10 Questions with Primed Andy Pope. Andy is a top family man, businessman and athlete.

Primed Andy rocks.

Please see our short 9 minute Q&A here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QSb0IdJ00kg

“Thanks Chad. Doing great. I consider myself blessed none more so than for you and my Primed journey.”

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#onceyouknowbetteryoudobetter#primedimprovesyouroutlook#primedimprovesyou#sunshineisenergy☀️#energyislife❤️#brownskinrocks🌟🌟Question 1: Why did you go primed? Andy said it was initially to help him run faster but he says he learned to run less but still have excellent performances. Andy now has more time for his family, himself and his business.

Condura 2016 AndyQuestion 2: What were the major benefits of adopting a Primed Lifestyle? Andy said he reversed conditions like high blood pressure and is now healthier than ever. Andy said he has improved cognitive functioning and more time to enjoy life.

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Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Running Performance by Elite Primed Runner Andy Pope

Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Running Performance. Guest post from elite Primed runner Andy Pope.

1. Train, don’t just run.

It’s fun to run just to get out but dedicate one or two sessions a week to speed work, hill work or fartleks. Just adding extra effort to parts of your runs makes a big difference.

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2. Join a club.

The social part of being a member of a Club is enjoyable, you are more likely to race (and therefore set goals) and a bit of peer pressure will help push you along.

Team Soleus

3. Read.

There is a ton of good information in articles and books. Books are inspirational and thought provoking, a couple to get you started – Running with the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn or Running Beyond the Marathon by Grahak Cunningham.

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4. Go Primed for your Life.

Control your weight by what you eat: Lots of veg, grass fed meats, fish, healthy fats, berries, nuts, good whole foods; cook in coconut oil.

5. Eat less of….

Any carbs – especially pasta, noodles, rice and bread. Any sugar (including most fruit). Processed food. Any fast food. Don’t use any type of vegetable oil.

Running Safety tips - Carbie

6. Hydrate with….

Natural or Homemade drinks and gels (water, calamansi juice, buko juice…). Learn to hydrate as and when you need to; don’t over hydrate.

Water rocks

7. Distance isn’t everything.

The trend to go ultra can make a marathon or ultra-marathon seem like what you “have to” do. Enjoy shorter distances and the sense of achievement that comes with any race and even if you are training for a long race you don’t have to rack up dozens of miles each week – quality not quantity.

8. Eccentric Core.

Do a core workout once a week. This should be eccentric exercises and shouldn’t take more than half an hour.

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9. Rest and sleep.

Don’t underestimate the power of rest and sleep. To be still running in the couple of days lead up to a race or competition is quite simply madness… enjoy the days off… and the extra power and energy you will derive from it. Try and sleep for at least seven hours a night.

Sleep rocks

10. Cross Train and/or add variety.

Break it up. Swim; Bike; Yoga; Gym… or just run somewhere new.

Thanks for the Great Hints Andy Pope.

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Andy Works at Atlantis Dive Resorts & Liveaboards

Atlantis beauty

Atlantis Dive Resorts & Liveaboards at Puerto Galera, Dumageute and Azores offer beautiful accommodations, great food and so many wonderful, fun and healthy activities. From scuba diving, uunderwater photography to liveaboards Atlantis is a tremendous vacation venue for the whole family. Spa treatments are also available.

Here are some of the fabulous Primed meals available at Atlantis Dive Resorts & Liveaboards at Puerto Galera, Dumageute and Azores.

50km in 3 hours 57 with No Carbs – Yes, it’s Possible! Meet Primed Ultra Marathon Champion Andy Pope

Written by Ultra Marathon Running Champ Andy Pope

“Age 45… 50km on no carbs… in 3hrs 57… 1st place

Really? Yes, really.

Andy and Jeff Suazo

A Primed/Lower Carb, Higher Healthy Fat (LCHF) lifestyle will probably make you a stronger runner. One thing is a certainty though, it will make you a healthier runner. It is not a magic cure or a fast track to the podium – I should add to the title that I train five or six times a week and have been running and racing a long while; Primed/LCHF is a part of the formula and illustrates what is possible. Running and racing are an individual journey and if you transition to a Primed lifestyle this will become a part of your journey. Yes – lifestyle – not “diet”; the vast majority of traditional “diets” fail. Diets imply short term, largely unenjoyable ways to lose weight. The Primed focus is long term health, a permanent change – Weight loss, increased energy levels and how you feel will all take care of themselves in time.

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You will have to throw out some traditional thinking along with pasta and rice when you start the journey. You are possibly used to running/exercise to control weight, or at least that is what you think you are doing. You will now eat (more) to control weight and health and run to de-stress, train for a race or just get outside… but calorie counting is out along with carbs and sugar.

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