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Jungle Ultra

Training for a Jungle Ultra


Last updated: 17-Jan-19

By James Eacott

Read some top tips from first hand experience of running jungle ultras and why you need them to avoid a DNF

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05:56 14-01-19

Hi Dorunrun-59. If you're after a trail shoe for a specific use, it's best to go into a specialist running shop, as different models may or may not suit your feet. Most non Gore-tex trail shoes generally drain very well. Check out our 'reviews' section of the site for ideas. Thanks

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11:44 13-01-19

Amazon ultra in June..yikes!!, my biggest concern is looking after prolonged periods of wet feet which inevitably makes for soft skin. How best to prepare for that I am still unsure..., toughen them up with vinegar beforehand...socks or no socks, what best I wonder? I am looking at trail shoes that will drain well, while also affording protection on rocky river beds. Preparation for this one is certainly more challenging than the other mountain , desert ones thus far. Fail to plan , then plan to fail and all that stuff plays on the mind..........

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06:24 09-01-19

Great overview of some proper training protocols. Good luck in 2020...I have the Coastal Challenge on my radar for 2021.