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

 

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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13-May-16

How to lose fat ultra running

By James Eacott

I should start by stating that I’m not a nutritionist. My advice comes from eight years of ultra running and three years in triathlon, and time coaching both sports. So although this knowledge doesn’t come from a text book or degree, I’ve tried and tested most methods on myself and my athletes. So, I thought I’d share the things that I’ve seen work.

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10-May-16

Mountain ultra running training programme

By Andy Mouncey

You Can’t Fire A Cannon From A Canoe. All of which basically means you can’t expect to blast up and down mountains if you are a jelly on legs. Ultras – especially mountain ultras - are a full body undertaking which means if all you do is run you’re in for a shock.

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18-Feb-16

Everything you need to know to run a 50km ultra

By Alice Morrison

As part of our ongoing work to bring you the best training, kit, nutrition and motivation help that we can, we at RunUltra have commissioned a complete “pack” to help you run a 50km ultra. It is a distance that a lot of people start with, so it can also be used as a guide to how to run your first ultra. Alice Morrison puts it together.

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15-Dec-15

Yoga for runners: Restoration and relaxation

By Alice Morrison

You have beasted your body all week. Now is the time to give it a treat with Alex Stein’s restoration sequences.

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19-Oct-15

Cor’s Core: Top 7 exercises for your Abs and Obliques

By Alice Morrison

A strong core will add miles and minutes to your legs. The work you put in to strengthening your abdominals and obliques will pay you back in full. Strength in this part of your body will hold your posture up and take some of the strain off your legs. Your body will be tighter and more co-ordinated. Cor De Jonge, a former track star, takes us through the basics.

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08-Jul-15

Cor’s Core! Simple exercises to build leg and core strength

By Alice Morrison

A strong core and strong legs will pay dividends when you are slogging out those miles up and down a wind-blasted or sandblasted fell. Here is a quick but very effective exercise routine that will hit your core and your legs. You can do it at home or in the gym. If you don’t have weights, use full water bottles.
The routine has been designed and is demonstrated by coach Cor de Jonge, a former track star.

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27-May-15

To stretch or not to stretch, plus some top tips from Alice Morrison

By Alice Morrison

That is the question. Stretching is one of those things that quickly divides any group of runners. You rarely meet a runner who enjoys it, or who is as bendy as a piece of plasticine on a hot window ledge, but most advanced runners will incorporate some kind of flexibility work into their training plan.

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