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7 articles on GPS, amulets, saving money, strong feet and transitioning to an ultra

01-Nov-17

Last updated: 19-Jul-18

By Elsa Trujillo

A new month is here and so is our selection of articles from the web. This week we bring you interesting reads on GPS-less ultra running navigation, running lucky charms and some tips if you’re travelling abroad for an ultra.

We also have some ideas on money saving for your home gym and some exercises to strengthen your feet. Finally, Alice Morrison recounts what it’s like to wear a press pass at UTMB and Andy Mouncey imparts expert advice on what it really takes to tackle an ultra event.

Not a fan of GPS?
Here are some helpful suggestions if you want to wean yourself off the GPS but still want to know what your average pace is.

Do you have a running amulet?
If you do, you’re not the only one. Here are some weird objects UTMB runners took to the mountains around Chamonix this past summer.

First time running abroad?
If you’re off to the airport soon for your first ultra abroad, here are some good tips for plane and general travel.

Saving strategies
If you’d rather save the money from that expensive gym subscription and don’t want to splash out on super gizmos for your own home facilities, here are some suggestions on how to go for effective but cost-efficient devices.

Reporting the UTMB
In the past we’ve brought you UTMB runner and crewing experiences. Here’s a different view, Alice Morrison gives us a peek into what reporting for a big mountain trail running event is like.

Want some strong Hobbit feet?
Here are some simple exercises to do at home to strengthen your running feet. Read the article.

Do you really have it in you?
If you ever wonder if you have what it takes to run an ultra. Read our expert advice from coach Andy Mouncey here.

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