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

 

20-Dec-17

How to eat healthily over Christmas and the New Year

By Renee McGregor

Many of us that take our running seriously, regardless of what level, tend to be fairly structured and disciplined. By now you will most likely have your race calendar for the new year planned and your thoughts will be turning towards embarking on the next training block.

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28-Nov-17

Optimizing Immunity for Performance

By Renee McGregor

For any individual who is physically active and trains over four times a week, let alone whether they are striving for performance, immune health is something that should not be overlooked. There is a lot of evidence that demonstrates how strenuous exercise, if not managed well through rest, recovery and nutrition can depress the immune system, hindering performance outcomes.

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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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20-Sep-17

Salt -The Missing Link to Performance Success?

By Renee McGregor

Most runners are keen to enhance their performance, regardless of what distance they run or level they are at. They will research kit, training, nutrition and hydration and with so much information now available, it can be a bit of a minefield.

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13-Apr-17

Training to win: how to take on your first ultra with high ambitions

By Cees van der Land

Much like Christian Servini said in his recent post, I needed a new challenge. After eight successful (and one less successful) marathons it was time to move on.

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27-Mar-17

The Vegan Runner

By Diana Green

For decades veganism was portrayed negatively, its effects on health and evolutionary legitimacy questioned. It wasn’t until the 2010’s that veganism became not only glamorous as celebrities, politicians and athletes adopted the diet, but also something to be taken seriously.

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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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29-Mar-16

Nutrition for mountain trail and ultra running

By Rin Cobb

Mountain running can be an integral part of an ultra runners training regime whether you’re going to be racing up hills or not. Some will use the advantages of running at altitude during their training where possible or may even be training for a race up in the clouds so how do you fuel yourself when taking on those hills?

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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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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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