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

 

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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19-Jan-16

The long run

By Ian Corless

Every weekend, runners all over the world lace up their shoes and head out for a long run. But what is a long run and how long should the long run be? Ian Corless explains.

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12-Jan-16

Base Training for Ultra Runners

By Ian Corless

One season has come to an end, you have relaxed over the Christmas break and a new year arrives with a whole host of possibilities and opportunities. It's time to start training again. All over the world, runners who participate in endurance events will start base training. More from Ian Corless.

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16-Dec-15

Diet for the ultra runner

By Diana Green

The key to success for an ultra runner is the ability to maintain a constant and high rate of energy output over a prolonged period. In order to do this, both training and nutrition play a vital role. Diana Green, is an experienced nutritionist and chef who is also a keen runner and mountain biker. Here she looks at an in-depth strategy for eating as you train and run.

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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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09-Nov-15

Yoga for runners: Hip openers and stretchers

By Alice Morrison

Continuing our series of yoga for runners with the beautiful Alex Stein, in this piece we practice a sequence that focuses on opening those hips and also gives a great stretch out to your ITB, hamstrings and glutes.

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02-Nov-15

How to train for a 50km race - free training guide

By Justin Bateman

Finding the right training plan is a little like finding the Holy Grail... difficult and sometimes bloody. We commissioned ultra runner and coach, Justin Bateman, to give us his ideal plan for a 50km ultra.

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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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29-Sep-15

What the pros eat

By Rin Cobb

Rin Cobb has been working with one of our top British Ultra runners, Danny Kendall, who finished 8th at the Marathon Des Sables on his nutrition plan. Here she shares his daily food intake and the advice she gave him to reach his goals.

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