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16-Apr-19

Race overload – finding the balance between challenge and obsession

By Sarah Cooke

Ultra-runners are a diverse breed – our distances range from a bit more than a marathon to hundreds or even thousands of miles. Some of us pick one or two races a year and dedicate our training to them. Others seem to be racing every weekend.

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20-Mar-19

Maintenance on the countdown to race day

By Karina Teahan

Many of us are well into our 2019 training plans with various races and long training runs on the horizon.  With this in mind, rather than focus on a specific injury, this month’s article takes a broad view of what we can do leading up to race day and what to consider if you get an injury in those final few weeks/days.

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15-Feb-19

Monitoring Our Way to Good Performance

By Renee McGregor

Looking at specific blood biomarkers can help to ascertain what is really going on within the body

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06-Nov-18

7 articles on running and managing mental health and stress

By Elsa Trujillo

For International Stress Awareness Week (5th - 9th November), we’ve collated a series of articles dealing with different aspects of mental health and ultra running.

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24-Oct-18

7 articles on workouts, training, hormones, mantras and broken bones

By Elsa Trujillo

Training, training, training. The life of an ultra runner is all about the training. But sometimes, you can't find the time or the energy. To help you along, this week we’ve found two articles to get you going when the training gets tough.

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10-Oct-18

7 articles on female physiology, disordered eating, support running and injuries

By Elsa Trujillo

This week we have gender-specific articles with a couple of articles on female physiology and one on male eating disorders.

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28-Sep-18

7 articles on boredom, motivation, etiquette, back-to-backs and cross training

By Elsa Trujillo

If you’re bored and distracted when it comes to your autumn training goals, we have a great choice for you this week. We’ve selected articles that deal with lack of motivation and inspiration when running, an assessment of back to back training runs and the benefits of supplementary cross training exercises.

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14-Sep-18

7 articles on body changes, hiking, running efficiency, training tips and holiday training

By Elsa Trujillo

For ultra runners, a change of season and weather brings a change of pace and some long term training goals for 2019 events. This week, we’ve put together a great collection of training-related articles for all your running endeavours and aspirations.

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29-Aug-18

7 articles on the blues, nausea, short runs, nutrition and altitude sickness

By Elsa Trujillo

For many of us the summer is nearly over but, of course, the running never stops. This week our articles deal with bad things that can happen during a race, such as nausea and altitude sickness and some that happen after the race, like post-race blues.

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16-Aug-18

7 articles on jitters, walking, learning to run, high altitude, poles and Goldilocks

By Elsa Trujillo

Summer in the northern hemisphere is all about the heat and that great mountain festival of running - UTMB. If you’re heading that way, you probably know all about what we’ve selected this week but it’s never too late to learn something new. 

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