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

 

16-Apr-19

How to eat your way to the finish of your next ultra

By Robbie Britton

One of the greatest ultra runners of all time, Ann Trason, once said that “ultra running is just an eating and drinking competition, with a little bit of running thrown in”. If you want to improve your ultra running then listen to Ann, she knows.

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30-Oct-18

How to lose weight and train for an ultra

By Alice Morrison

If you are a Slim Jim/Jane, look away now, this article is not for you. If, however, like me, you have phases where you ditch the exercise for the pleasures of the flesh and the pounds settle around your middle, read on.

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23-Jan-18

Get your diet on track for 2018

By Renee McGregor

It’s 2018 and like every New Year, this means that no matter which way we turn, to the internet, television, social media, or even just while we are waiting in the supermarket queue, we are bombarded with a plethora of celebrity nutrition and fitness trends.

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09-Jan-18

5 healthy breakfasts in under 5 minutes

By James Eacott

We’re all in a rush: whether it’s getting the kids to school, dashing for the tube to work, or getting an early training session in before the family wakes up.

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17-Oct-17

Lose weight while running long

By Renee McGregor

Nutrition for ultra runners is about delivering enough energy to working muscles, enabling you to complete those tough sessions, which will allow for progression and improvement; it is also about recovery and developing strength.

But what if your motivation to increase your distance is related to an actual requirement to dropping a few pounds.

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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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20-Sep-16

Plant-based carbohydrate recipes for fat-burning strategies

By Diana Green

Balancing carbohydrate intake either on a weekly or daily basis can be an effective fat-burning strategy. However, to preserve muscular strength, endurance and a high metabolic rate it is important to eat adequate carbohydrates within your eating plan. Plant-based recipes can offer excellent nutrition for the runner.

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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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22-Sep-15

7 Top cross training sessions for ultra runners

By James Eacott

Historically, ultra runners only revert to cross training when an injury deems it necessary. However, the benefits of cross training are becoming more widely recognised in the ultra-community. James Eacott tells us why he is a massive proponent of incorporating cross training into every ultra runner’s schedule – injured or not and maps out seven top sessions.

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