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Ultra Marathon Training Guides to help you be a better Ultra Runner

 

17-Oct-17

Lose weight while running long

Nutrition for ultra runners is about delivering enough energy to working muscles, enabling you to complete those tough sessions, which will allow for progression and improvement; it is also about recovery and developing strength.

But what if your motivation to increase your distance is related to an actual requirement to dropping a few pounds.

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04-Oct-17

Treadmill or Dreadmill - 3 sessions to keep you fresh

Love it or loathe it, the treadmill should have a place in every ultra runner’s armoury. It shouldn’t solely be saved for the grimmest of grim days, either. There are, of course, days when the weather is somewhat Biblical and a treadmill comes in handy, but the main reason for using one for certain sessions is down to the resulting higher quality session.

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26-Sep-17

The psychological profile of ultra success

There is an increasingly large body of research exploring personality traits associated with sporting success and with endurance performance. This research can help us to understand what makes the successful athlete tick, but it may be frustrating for an aspiring ultra runner who may, or may not, possess these seemingly desirable traits.

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20-Sep-17

Salt -The Missing Link to Performance Success?

Most runners are keen to enhance their performance, regardless of what distance they run or level they are at. They will research kit, training, nutrition and hydration and with so much information now available, it can be a bit of a minefield.

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13-Sep-17

How to burn fat without running – 5 simple ways

There are various ways in which you can incorporate fat burning into your ultra running training, by both manipulating your physical training (HIIT, fasted etc) and your nutrition (timing, nutrient content).

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23-May-17

A psychological approach to a training plan

Following on from Alice Morrison’s article on New Year’s resolutions and my article on motivation and running goals, I wanted to look more specifically at how I could apply my experience as a psychologist to formulating a training plan.

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17-May-17

Ironman To Ultramarathon, 20 Things You Need To Know

Here’s the good news: You’ll be used to running on tired legs. Here’s some more good news: No-one’s going to swim over you like you’re just not there. It’s all far more forgiving on your undercarriage. And the race entry fees are damn sight cheaper…

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09-May-17

Hill Repeats

No matter what you are training for, hill repeats will help strengthen your legs and improve your stamina. As you churn through the miles, fresh-feeling legs will be your best friends.

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02-May-17

How to Push Yourself to Run Faster and Further

Most people think of running as purely a physical sport. However, any runner will tell you this isn’t true; there are several mental barriers you have to overcome as a runner to get the most from your efforts and to hit your running goals. The first hurdle is getting ready and out the door for a running session.

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13-Apr-17

Training to win: how to take on your first ultra with high ambitions

Much like Christian Servini said in his recent post, I needed a new challenge. After eight successful (and one less successful) marathons it was time to move on.

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