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

 

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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09-Oct-18

Training Tips For The Time-Poor Part 1

By Andy Mouncey

That’s most of us then – because most of us don’t get paid to do this ultra running lark. Most of us have jobs, a Significant Other and/or Small People, travel we have to do, deadlines we have to meet, bills we have to pay and a DIY list we have to get through.

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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

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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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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16-May-18

The Goldilocks Protocol

By Andy Mouncey

If the title has you scratching your head, then you either need to rummage through your grandparents’ book collection – old things with quaint paper pages, remember? – or worship at the altar of the search engine under ‘Nineteenth century fairy tales / Goldilocks and the Three Bears.’

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09-Apr-18

Energy Depletion: At The Heart Of Every DNF?

By Andy Mouncey

All roads from a state of energy depletion can ultimately lead to a DNF, and even if this is not the primary cause, I put it to you that it is likely to be up there as a major contributing factor.

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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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30-Jan-18

Lean in 15 for runners

By Andy Mouncey

Yes, this indeed one of those ‘blank sheet – new you – get your s*** together for real this time’ pieces. Except I wanted something – what’s the word? Ah yes…leaner – than the traditional This Is How You Plan Your Training For The Year (yawn) articles.

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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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