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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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20-Nov-18

MdS SOS, how to chew the elephant

By Andy Mouncey

It’s around this time of year that one particular group of emails start arriving: ‘Hello. I’m entered for the Marathon Des Sables next year and I’m a bit worried ‘cos it’s now 5-4-3 months to go and I haven’t really started training / I keep getting injured / looks like everyone else is doing way more than me…

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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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02-Oct-18

Heart rate training. Part 2: How to use your zones and optimise your training

By James Eacott

Last month, I suggested many of us could improve our ultra performance by utilising heart rate zones to optimise your training. I explained how to set your zones but, once you’ve done this, how do you use them to improve your training?

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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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12-Sep-18

Heart rate training. Part 1: How to set your zones

By James Eacott

In the first of a three-part series, James Eacott looks at setting heart rate zones. This will be followed by how to use your heart rate zones and then how to evaluate your zones and use them in training…

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12-Sep-18

Training for the Everest Trail Race

By Alice Morrison

“When you start from such a low base, anything you do is going to help,” said Andy Mouncey as we had our first skype training session in July. “I’m not put off by the fact that you are totally out of shape and say you don’t like running. This is about covering the ground as efficiently as possible.”

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16-Aug-18

Running in the heat

By James Eacott

Whether you lace up your kicks in Japan or California, France or the UK, chances are you’re preparing to hit the trails under a fairly intense sun. The world over trails are parched and runners are struggling to cope with training and racing in the heat.

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17-Jul-18

Are you ready to tackle your first ultra?

By Andy Mouncey

Welcome to ultra running where the normal rules don’t seem to apply and it’s absolutely OK to jump right in.

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10-Jul-18

Race to your potential and execute your best ultra

By James Eacott

The best predictor of how well you might perform at your next ultra is your training. We believe – rightly so, to an extent – that the better we train the better we’ll perform. Indeed, the amount of work you put in generally equals what you get on race day.

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