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

 

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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07-Nov-17

How to treat a stress fracture and get back to running

By Karina Teahan

If you have read my article, How to diagnose a stress fracture, and have digested the bad news that you have, indeed, got a Bone Stress Injury (BSI), do not get too depressed. I have lots of advice for how to get you back to running.

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31-Oct-17

Have you got a stress fracture?

By Karina Teahan

In the first of this two- part series, Karina Teahan, who is a Chartered Physiotherapist and a runner and triathlete, sets out all you need to know about that most niggling of injuries, the stress fracture. In part one she concentrates on diagnosis and in part two she looks at treatment. Read this to help avoid a small injury becoming a big one.

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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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13-Sep-17

How to burn fat without running – 5 simple ways

By James Eacott

There are various ways in which you can incorporate fat burning into your ultra running training, by both manipulating your physical training (HIIT, fasted etc) and your nutrition (timing, nutrient content).

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09-May-17

Hill Repeats

By Matt Buck

No matter what you are training for, hill repeats will help strengthen your legs and improve your stamina. As you churn through the miles, fresh-feeling legs will be your best friends.

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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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