** Beetroot juice (source of nitrates). Take 0.5l of beetroot juice containing approx 6.2 mmol of nitrate 2.5 hours before you start. Bike tests show this boosts power by nearly 3%. That’s rather a lot, but is it true 😉 Don’t use mouthwash with it though, apparently that neutralises the nitrate effect. Also creatine, Coenzyme Q10, branched chain amino acids and glutamine. And did I say caffeine? Well that works as well. These are all legal and apparently harmless. Do some research. Then again just stick with the coffee! IF you want to go down the route of putting other people’s blood into your body and EPO then, well, you really are a little bit mad.
All the suggestions are starred:
*** 3 stars. IMHO it will work
** 2 stars. It might work
* 1 star. Can’t hurt
X 1 cross. It CAN hurt if done wrong.
All 50 tips are shown here as a series of posts : http://the5krunner.com/tag/how-to-get-a-5k-pb/ or on twitter using #howtogeta5kpb. They are all SHORT-TERM tips that will work in the next week or so with varying degrees of success.