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

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08-Feb-19

Marathon des Sables - Avoid the social media pitfalls

By James Eacott

So, rather than training, this article is about an often-unaddressed aspect of the final approach to the “toughest race on earth” for the unaware competitor: the social media noise -  with some top tips on how to manage it and harness its power.

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11-Jan-19

Completing A Mountain Multi-Stage Ultra: Coach & Competitor Compare

By Andy Mouncey and Alice Morrison

Alice Morrison is Editor here at RunUltra. She completed the Everest Trail Race back in November. RunUltra Coaching Contributor Andy Mouncey was on hand to help her

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03-Jan-19

Training for a Jungle Ultra

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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12-Dec-18

The need for speed - how to run faster

By Simon Mesner

There are many ways to increase your running speed from physical training to diet and adequate rest. This article will focus on selected physical training drills for down-hill speed; speed on the flat and finishing speed.

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11-Dec-18

Mojo Masterclass: Keep training this winter

By James Eacott

Let’s face it, training for an ultra marathon through winter is tough. Whatever way you cut it, however committed you are, I defy anyone who says their motivation doesn’t wane even momentarily through the dark, cold months.

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28-Nov-18

What is Metatarsalgia and how to treat it

By Karina Teahan

Metatarsalgia is a common overuse injury in runners. It is a general name describing pain under the heads of your metatarsal bones. This is an area on the sole of your foot, often referred to as the “ball” of your foot.

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20-Nov-18

MdS SOS, how to chew the elephant

By Andy Mouncey

It’s around this time of year that one particular group of emails start arriving: ‘Hello. I’m entered for the Marathon Des Sables next year and I’m a bit worried ‘cos it’s now 5-4-3 months to go and I haven’t really started training / I keep getting injured / looks like everyone else is doing way more than me…

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06-Nov-18

Race nerves and how to cope with them

By Sarah Cooke

Before writing this article, I asked some of my running friends and coaching clients about their experiences of race-related anxiety. None of these runners identified themselves as having an anxiety disorder or as suffering with debilitating nerves on race day.

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05-Nov-18

Heart Rate Training Part 3: How to analyse your training and use heart rate for racing

By James Eacott

In the first of this three part series, I detailed how to set your zones and continued with Part 2 on how to use those zones to improve your training. Now that you’ve started using a heart rate monitor in some sessions each week, we look at how you will use it both during and, importantly, after your session.

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30-Oct-18

How to lose weight and train for an ultra

By Alice Morrison

If you are a Slim Jim/Jane, look away now, this article is not for you. If, however, like me, you have phases where you ditch the exercise for the pleasures of the flesh and the pounds settle around your middle, read on.

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