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01-Sep-16

7 articles on glycogen, speed, mountain running, health and UTMB 2016

Autumn is but a few weeks away in the Northern Hemisphere and, in Europe, most mountain ultra running events of the summer season have packed up and are already planning their 2017 editions. In this week’s selection of articles from the web we bring you health and nutrition, some fantastic views of the Alps and a report on the greatest mountain event in Europe, the UTMB.

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31-Aug-16

How to bulletproof your performance

The benefits of coffee have long  been known, but Bulletproof Coffee is a revolutionary new way of drinking coffee - blending Upgraded Coffee, unsalted grass-fed butter and Upgraded Octane Oil to support your body’s natural ability to activate Ketosis (‘fat burning’ mode) and deliver an instant energy boost that stimulates the mind and keeps you feeling satiated for longer.

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17-Aug-16

7 articles on thinking on your feet, miraculous trails, high altitude and base running

This week, our RunUltra selection of articles from the web includes base running, slow running, changing pavement for trails, running thougths and our latest product review.

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11-Aug-16

Call me Luis - Chronicle of an ultra run

Luis Manuel Teira Otero is a typical ultra runner in many ways. He has a busy life with a stressful job and lots of personal commitments. He lives in London but likes to race in the mountains. He has fierce ambition. He wrote to us at RunUltra and offered to share his story of how he is preparing for UTMB… up the “Camden hills”. Here is his story in his own words.

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02-Aug-16

7 articles on suffering, strength training, injury blues, funny socks and Pokemon

At RunUltra we know that the months of July to September are jam-packed with races (check out our calendar if you don’t believe us) However, many are in the middle of a hot/warm summer which means juggling dream vacations (or bored children on holiday) with training and getting ready for the next race. We want you to stay calm, safe, recuperate faster and train better. To that end, we have hunted down the best articles on ultra running so that you don’t have to. And, of course, there’s Pokemon.

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12-Jul-16

7 articles on testing, expecting, repeating and race-specific training

By Elsa Trujillo

Here's another great combination of articles curated from the world wide web of ultra running: physiological testing to improve your running efforts, running when pregnant, Achilles’ tendon pain and three articles on race-specific training, repeating races and a great selection of cross-training exercises to add a little variation to your ultra running workouts. Oh yes, and a video glimpse into one of the world’s most iconic trail races: the Western States 100.

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24-Jun-16

7 articles on heart rate, long running, running v cycling and magnesium

Read on for some interesting articles on heart rate training, magnesium deficiency and how negative splits can affect your running on race day. We also bring you an article on how to prevent getting lost when running the trails, another on the long run (and base training) and finally the latest update on the ongoing running v cycling battle. To top it all up Salomon’s latest video has some impressive images of fell running in Iceland.

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23-Jun-16

Nutrition for Stripping Fat & Building Lean Muscle Mass for Race Readiness

Does excess body fat stand between you and a faster race? Here, Diana Green, runner and sports nutritionist looks at all the different factors that come into play and gives science-based, practical advice on how to strip fat, build lean muscle and so improve your running performance.

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13-Jun-16

7 articles on enhancing your performance, rabbits and voodoo

By Elsa Trujillo

This week we bring you a selection of articles that focus on natural performance enhancement: limiting the negatives, testing yourself as you run, increasing consistency and making sure you know how to spot early signs of hyperthermia. And rabbits.

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08-Jun-16

Q&A with Mal Law

With the recent release of FIFTY – The Movie, the film chronicling your epic 2015 50 peaks in 50 days’ challenge, we quite literally grabbed the popcorn, sat down and indulged ourselves in 90 minutes of ultra running brilliance. Simply put, we thought it was a truly epic feat of endurance, intertwined with a strong emotional narrative which left us chomping at the bit to find out more about your background, your running vision and what makes you tick.

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