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

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02-May-17

How to Push Yourself to Run Faster and Further

By Cassie Phillips

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

By Cees van der Land

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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11-Apr-17

20 Things You Need To Know to transition from marathon to ultra

By Andy Mouncey

In 2017 it would appear that in many quarters having weekend bragging rights at the water cooler on a Monday morning ‘cos you did a marathon just doesn’t have the shine it once did. 26.2 miles? Pah! People do that dressed in all sorts of silly costumes these days – so clearly it ain’t hard enough anymore.

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27-Mar-17

The Vegan Runner

By Diana Green

For decades veganism was portrayed negatively, its effects on health and evolutionary legitimacy questioned. It wasn’t until the 2010’s that veganism became not only glamorous as celebrities, politicians and athletes adopted the diet, but also something to be taken seriously.

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07-Mar-17

How to achieve your running goals

By Sarah Cooke

We all approach our goals differently and we all respond to setbacks in different ways. Add in the fact that running itself serves different functions for different people and how do you offer useful advice on achieving running goals that will meet the needs of such a varied readership?

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01-Mar-17

My first 100 mile ultra and how to plan for one

By Andy Mouncey

Ready to enter your first 100 miler? We will help you prepare with Andy Mouncey's training guide. It includes solid, practical advice and training programmes to get you there.

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04-Nov-16

Marathon des Sables 12 Week Plan by Andy Mouncey

By Andy Mouncey

Marathon des Sables is one of the biggest ultra events in the world. For many, it is a dream to take on and complete the challenge. At RunUltra, we have commissioned top coach Andy Mouncey to come up with a training plan for the Marathon des Sables.

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20-Sep-16

Plant-based carbohydrate recipes for fat-burning strategies

By Diana Green

Balancing carbohydrate intake either on a weekly or daily basis can be an effective fat-burning strategy. However, to preserve muscular strength, endurance and a high metabolic rate it is important to eat adequate carbohydrates within your eating plan. Plant-based recipes can offer excellent nutrition for the runner.

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08-Aug-16

Top tips on Navigation and how best to address those hills!

By Kerry Sutton

The Dragons Back Race, running the length of Wales, has been tantalizing me for a while. With the entire 300km route unmarked, I thought it best to brush up on my navigation skills with Dave Taylor, a Fell running guide and current English Fell Running Champion (V50 category).

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02-Aug-16

Free training programme: Transitioning from ultra finisher to ultra competitor

By Andy Mouncey

We know that one of the things our RunUltra community values very highly is practical and expert advice on how to improve your running. We have already brought you two great free training plans – how to complete your first 50km and how to train for a mountain ultra. Here, coach Andy Mouncey guides you through how to progress from a finisher to a competitor.

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