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23-Jan-18

7 videos and articles on dragons, running in the cold, running benefits and connecting with nature

We’re back after the holiday break with our first selection of great article reading and video watching for the year. We have two videos, one about the epic Dragon’s Back race in Wales (UK) and a more spiritual one about runners connecting with ancestral lands in North America.

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03-Jan-18

Ultra Running New Year’s Resolutions with a Difference

Most lists of New Year’s Resolutions are fairly similar. There is the standard “eat healthier,” “exercise more,” and “be more mindful.” But many ultra runners find it difficult to write up a list of resolutions that is worthy of sticking to the cubicle wall. So, in order to spur you on to a better you, I have compiled some of the top New Year’s Resolutions for ultra runners.

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20-Dec-17

A runner’s guide to surviving Christmas

These days, we are forced to count down to Christmas before the summer is even over. Christmas cards, gifts, mince pies and more appear on the shelves and we are constantly reminded of how many shopping days remain until the big day.

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08-Dec-17

Running and depression

I was asked to write an article about running and mental health. I am a clinical psychologist and an ultra runner, so this should be right up my street. However, I found myself stopping and starting and changing my mind over the best angle to take.

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29-Nov-17

7 articles on acclimatising, Everest, cramps, perfecting form and losing weight

In our last instalment of recommended reads for the month of November, we have a video of Kilian Jornet acclimatising in the Himalayas and also a great post by Elisabet Barnes about the 2017 Everest Trail Race with fantastic images from Ian Corless.

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03-Oct-17

7 articles on generous strangers, hips, heartbeats, stretching and first steps in ultra running

Has it been two weeks already? Fear not, we have plenty more reading suggestions from the web for you. This time we start with some inspirational images. Even if you live surrounded by flat grey concrete, they will make your feet twitch.

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29-Aug-17

7 articles on running lies, gadgets, bags-to-go, discipline, atherosclerosis and prehistory

Sometimes it’s hard to train. Discipline, purpose, (lies) and dreams are all you need to get you out there: Alice Morrison, Andy Jones-Wilkins and Nathan Dewall share their methods. This week we also bring you articles on (un)necessary gadgets, a check list for your running bag, some medical research results and the pros and cons of adopting a “prehistoric” diet. Read on.

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08-Aug-17

Managing heat stress

Adrian Benn is a serving army officer and a keen ultra runner and endurance athlete. He contacted RunUltra to share his experience of both working and running under extreme heat stress. He has some suggestions on how to manage the potentially lethal trio that is humidity, air temperature and solar (sun) light.

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02-Aug-17

Plantar Fasciitis and how to deal with it

The tell-tale sign of plantar fasciitis is that first-step pain in the morning, described by some as a “stabbing pain” at the base of the heel, or as similar to walking on broken glass.

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18-Jul-17

Running and Social Media: are you working the net or caught in the web

Sport and fitness are traditionally social activities – played in teams and/or against other people in front of a crowd. As runners, we may ‘compete’, but most of us race to meet our personal goals with no hope of a podium finish and our training may well be solitary.

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