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Introducing ~ "Chia New Zealand" If you have ventured into the world of ultra running and treated yourself to a read of the book “Born To Run” by Christopher McDougall then you have heard of chia … the amazing little seed that packs a mighty punch. This is what Monica Van Zandt, author and foodie has to say: “In terms of nutritional content, a tablespoon of chia is like a smoothie made from salmon, spinach, and human growth hormone. As tiny as those seeds are, they're superpacked with Omega-3s, protein, calcium, iron, zinc, fiber and antioxidants.” Whether Christopher McDougall made these little powerhouses famous when he introduced us to the Tarahumara runners or not is debateable but they

Laps . . . mind bender or bonus?

Before I ran at Naseby Great Naseby Water Race (GNWR), I thought the course format of 10km laps would be a real mind numbing challenge - how wrong I was! Laps can be several things, including such training techniques as hill repeats where you run up and down the same stretch of hill, but for most people it's a circuit that you repeat. It doesn't have to be circular, just have the same start and end point and be repeated. Many people think that running loops/laps will be boring, but why would we design what we think is an amazingly awesome course if laps were boring?! I can say however that before I ran my first 100 kms race at Naseby GNWR I was dreading having to repeat something I'd already

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