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

 

21-Nov-17

You Gotta Have A Plan – Dontcha?

At least, that’s what all the lead characters in the great movies/TV thrillers have. In fact, they go further than that because they give at least one entire wall of their house/office over to The Plan which is then peppered with pictures, photos, lines, notes and pins.

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07-Nov-17

How to treat a stress fracture and get back to running

If you have read my article, How to diagnose a stress fracture, and have digested the bad news that you have, indeed, got a Bone Stress Injury (BSI), do not get too depressed. I have lots of advice for how to get you back to running.

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31-Oct-17

Make your training plan stick

Those nice people at RunUltra recently asked me if I had any ultra running case studies I might be prepared to share. Hmm. ‘Been coaching and training for 17 years now so average ‘x’ number of clients a year plus workshops makes… About one thousand and change?? All of which means that I had to come clean and admit that yes, I did have a few I could dig out.

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31-Oct-17

Have you got a stress fracture?

In the first of this two- part series, Karina Teahan, who is a Chartered Physiotherapist and a runner and triathlete, sets out all you need to know about that most niggling of injuries, the stress fracture. In part one she concentrates on diagnosis and in part two she looks at treatment. Read this to help avoid a small injury becoming a big one.

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17-Oct-17

Lose weight while running long

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

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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26-Sep-17

The psychological profile of ultra success

There is an increasingly large body of research exploring personality traits associated with sporting success and with endurance performance. This research can help us to understand what makes the successful athlete tick, but it may be frustrating for an aspiring ultra runner who may, or may not, possess these seemingly desirable traits.

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20-Sep-17

Salt -The Missing Link to Performance Success?

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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23-May-17

A psychological approach to a training plan

Following on from Alice Morrison’s article on New Year’s resolutions and my article on motivation and running goals, I wanted to look more specifically at how I could apply my experience as a psychologist to formulating a training plan.

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17-May-17

Ironman To Ultramarathon, 20 Things You Need To Know

Here’s the good news: You’ll be used to running on tired legs. Here’s some more good news: No-one’s going to swim over you like you’re just not there. It’s all far more forgiving on your undercarriage. And the race entry fees are damn sight cheaper…

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