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Who are 2XU? 2XU (pronounced "Two Times You") was launched when former professional triathlete Jamie Hunt turned his passion for sport into an obsession with performance fabrics. 2XU was first created in Melbourne, Australia in 2005. 2XU started out as a specialist running and triathlon brand, and has become the world’s most technical apparel company, with their mission being to multiply human performance. 2XU apparel are proven by independent, scientific research to deliver physiological benefits to athletes of all abilities. All 2XU compression fabric is quality tested for power and recovery properties. Why should you wear compression gear? 2XU apparel enables athletes...

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2XU, Energy Gel, Gels, Nutrition, Race -

On Sunday 15th May I will compete in my first ever half Ironman triathlon at Nottingham. This involves a 1.2 mile swim, followed by a 56 mile bike and a half marathon run afterwards. This will be a big increase in race volume for me. Going from a 2 hour Olympic distance race to a 4 hour half Ironman race will be challenging. Overall, I’ve had to increase the training volume slightly compared to what I have been doing previously. Training has really been going well averaging around 12 hours per week with the last 6 weeks around 14 hours per week....

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2XU, Race -

Matt Lear (2XU store ambassador)

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Beginner Runner, Energy Gel, Gels, Hydration, Nutrition, Protein shake, Recovery, Tailwind, Torq -

Running and Nutrition There is an abundance of information about what to eat and drink whilst running which can make it difficult to know where to start. I will try and break it down and give you some basic guidelines to follow and also share from personal experience about what has worked for me.Let’s just say from the outset there is no one nutrition product that will magically make you run faster if you haven’t done the training. Putting in the hard miles consistently in training is vital. Also, what you are putting in to your body the rest of...

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Beginner Runner, Beginner Running Kit, Bra, Over pronation, Pronation, Running Shoes, Sports Bra -

 If you're new to running it can be very overwhelming navigating the masses of sports equipment out there marketed towards runners.  In this post we aim to break it down for you to help YOU decide what's really 'essential' for new runners.  Whether you are aiming to do the couch to 5k or run a marathon, your first and most important bit of kit is your running shoes. if you're going to splash out the cash on anything your shoes are the one bit of kit to do it on! That's not saying that your shoes have to be super...

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