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

 

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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16-Jan-18

Top 10 Running Tips for 2018

By Karina Teahan

When asked to do this article I decided to reflect on my last couple of years running and pick out all the things that I have done well that have kept me running, and the things I neglected, or didn’t do quite so well, that may have contributed to injuries along the way.

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09-Dec-17

Twelve Days Of Christmas Training Plans

By Andy Mouncey

And thus dear reader, my gift to you at this most seasonal time of year is not one, not two but THREE Twelve Days Of Christmas Training Plans. Merry Christmas!

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08-Dec-17

Four ways to hack the long run in winter

By James Eacott

As we all know, the long run is a crucial part of ultra running training. It forms the foundation of ultra run training and is key to improved performance. However, it’s with hushed tones that I suggest that not all of us enjoy the long run, particularly in winter. I hear gasps from the purists, but it’s true.

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04-Oct-17

Treadmill or Dreadmill - 3 sessions to keep you fresh

By James Eacott

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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