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13-Jul-18

Super Fit Training and event preparation

By Simon Mesner

Undertaking an ultra event, even for an experienced athlete, presents a major challenge and requires plenty of preparation that will have a major impact on many, if not all, elements of the participant’s life.

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17-Jan-18

Super Fit Training

Undertaking an ultra event, even for the experienced athlete, presents a major challenge, and requires plenty of preparation that will have a major impact on many, if not all, elements of the participant’s life.

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21-Jun-17

How to Judge Mid-Ultra Whether to Tough It Out or to Quit

This guest post comes from California-based coach, ultrarunner and blogger Sarah Lavender Smith, who recently published the book, The Trail Runner’s Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, from 5Ks to Ultras. Sarah was voted RunUltra’s 2017 Overall Best Blogger for her blog, TheRunnersTrip.com.

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12-Dec-16

A winning ultra running formula? – 5 things winning runners do

‘So Andy, they said. ‘Now you’re warmed up this ‘transitioning’ theme…can you write us an article on what it takes to go from competitor to winner?’
Cue short pause for thought.
‘Not…really,’ I said.

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04-Oct-16

Improving your posture, cadence and footfall

Shane Benzie is a movement analyst, coach and researcher. He has a particular interest in implementing a running style that focuses on reduced impact and energy efficiency. We have a chat with him to further understand what this is all about and how we can apply this to ourselves.

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11-Dec-15

Top 7 ultra running articles about training, injuries and crazy aspirations

If you’re celebrating anything this month of December that involves masses of food and drink and endless hours of TV with beloved but annoying relatives, you’ll appreciate an excuse to wander off to a quiet corner for a read. Here’s our selection of articles on trail and ultra running from across the web to help give purpose and meaning to your sedentary, albeit temporarily, holiday life…

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04-Nov-15

Recovering from injury: Q&A with Andy Mouncey

Andy Mouncey had thirty years of sport under his belt – thirteen of which were in ultra trail running. Then, disaster struck and he got an injury that just would not heal. Running is his business as well as his pleasure and his life is inextricably linked with the sport. So, what did he do to mend and how has he coped? He took the time out to talk Alice Morrison through it, and share his advice on what to do if you are unlucky enough to suffer a similar fate.

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