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Ultra Marathon Training Guides to help you be a better Ultra Runner

 

07-Mar-17

How to achieve your running goals

We all approach our goals differently and we all respond to setbacks in different ways. Add in the fact that running itself serves different functions for different people and how do you offer useful advice on achieving running goals that will meet the needs of such a varied readership?

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01-Mar-17

My first 100 mile ultra and how to plan for one

Ready to enter your first 100 miler? We will help you prepare with Andy Mouncey's training guide. It includes solid, practical advice and training programmes to get you there.

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04-Nov-16

Marathon des Sables 12 Week Plan by Andy Mouncey

Marathon des Sables is one of the biggest ultra events in the world. For many, it is a dream to take on and complete the challenge. At RunUltra, we have commissioned top coach Andy Mouncey to come up with a training plan for the Marathon des Sables.

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20-Sep-16

Plant-based carbohydrate recipes for fat-burning strategies

Balancing carbohydrate intake either on a weekly or daily basis can be an effective fat-burning strategy. However, to preserve muscular strength, endurance and a high metabolic rate it is important to eat adequate carbohydrates within your eating plan. Plant-based recipes can offer excellent nutrition for the runner.

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08-Aug-16

Top tips on Navigation and how best to address those hills!

The Dragons Back Race, running the length of Wales, has been tantalizing me for a while. With the entire 300km route unmarked, I thought it best to brush up on my navigation skills with Dave Taylor, a Fell running guide and current English Fell Running Champion (V50 category).

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02-Aug-16

Free training programme: Transitioning from ultra finisher to ultra competitor

We know that one of the things our RunUltra community values very highly is practical and expert advice on how to improve your running. We have already brought you two great free training plans – how to complete your first 50km and how to train for a mountain ultra. Here, coach Andy Mouncey guides you through how to progress from a finisher to a competitor.

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13-May-16

How to lose fat ultra running

I should start by stating that I’m not a nutritionist. My advice comes from eight years of ultra running and three years in triathlon, and time coaching both sports. So although this knowledge doesn’t come from a text book or degree, I’ve tried and tested most methods on myself and my athletes. So, I thought I’d share the things that I’ve seen work.

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10-May-16

Mountain ultra running training programme

You Can’t Fire A Cannon From A Canoe. All of which basically means you can’t expect to blast up and down mountains if you are a jelly on legs. Ultras – especially mountain ultras - are a full body undertaking which means if all you do is run you’re in for a shock.

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29-Mar-16

Nutrition for mountain trail and ultra running

Mountain running can be an integral part of an ultra runners training regime whether you’re going to be racing up hills or not. Some will use the advantages of running at altitude during their training where possible or may even be training for a race up in the clouds so how do you fuel yourself when taking on those hills?

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18-Feb-16

Everything you need to know to run a 50km ultra

As part of our ongoing work to bring you the best training, kit, nutrition and motivation help that we can, we at RunUltra have commissioned a complete “pack” to help you run a 50km ultra. It is a distance that a lot of people start with, so it can also be used as a guide to how to run your first ultra. Alice Morrison puts it together.

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