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

 

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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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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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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16-Oct-18

Low Back Pain in Runners

By Karina Teahan

Low Back Pain (LBP) is one of the most common conditions presenting to a GP or physiotherapist. 84% of people worldwide get one or more episodes of LBP at some stage in their lives.

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20-Sep-18

My First Ultra: How to train for ultras in the city

By Andy Mouncey

A Training Plan Framework for… Newbie Baby: age 27, time-poor, city-bound working 50-55 hours/week plus 45 minute commute each end, single or in a relationship, history of regular physical activity but running limited to 5-10km events and strength work limited to class-based workouts.

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04-Jul-18

Calf Injuries and how to rehab them

By Karina Teahan

Calf injuries are very common in sport, accounting for 13% of football muscle injuries and more again in runners. It may be felt as a sudden sharp pain at the back of the lower leg causing you to immediately pull up or something more insidious that just builds up during your run.

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02-Jul-18

How to keep ultra fit on a family holiday

By James Eacott

Summer is upon us, which means plenty of trail action for us ultra runners. The sun is shining, training building and races fast approaching. It’s a great time to be alive!

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22-Mar-18

A Hard-Complex training session plan

By Andy Mouncey

An appetite and ability to embrace something challenging and do it well over and over again while continually balancing your input against the output needed for the task, is a fundamental requirement of success at this silly long distance stuff.

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14-Mar-18

Runner’s Knee

By Karina Teahan

Runner’s knee! Anterior Knee Pain! Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) or Chondromalacia Patella*! Take your pick as all refer to an injury behind or around our kneecap (patella) that can linger for quite a while.

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06-Feb-18

Strength and conditioning for ultra runners

By James Eacott

Strength and conditioning (S&C) is the use of exercise prescription specifically to improve performance in athletic competition. S&C forms the foundation of nearly every single sport, and yet it’s a vastly underestimated aspect of ultra run training.

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