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

 

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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02-Jul-18

How to keep ultra fit on a family holiday

By James Eacott

Summer is upon us, which means plenty of trail action for us ultra runners. The sun is shining, training building and races fast approaching. It’s a great time to be alive!

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06-Jun-18

How to run - Part 1

By Alice Morrison

What is this article doing on RunUltra as the home of the ultra athlete, compendium of the experienced and dazzling distance runner, community of the genetically blessed, you may ask?

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01-May-18

Ultranoia – how to cope in final lead-up to race day

By James Eacott

The term ‘Maranoia’ has been bandied around for a few years now. Used to describe the feeling of lack of preparation leading into a marathon, it’s a very real condition. Did I do the right training? Have I eaten properly? Did I buy the right kit? Will my feet hold up?

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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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06-Mar-18

Trail Runner to Road Marathon: How to tweak your training to nail a road marathon

By James Eacott

Marathon runners are a strange breed. Coming from us ultra runners, that’s saying something. But they are.

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06-Feb-18

Strength and conditioning for ultra runners

By James Eacott

Strength and conditioning (S&C) is the use of exercise prescription specifically to improve performance in athletic competition. S&C forms the foundation of nearly every single sport, and yet it’s a vastly underestimated aspect of ultra run training.

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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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08-Dec-17

Four ways to hack the long run in winter

By James Eacott

As we all know, the long run is a crucial part of ultra running training. It forms the foundation of ultra run training and is key to improved performance. However, it’s with hushed tones that I suggest that not all of us enjoy the long run, particularly in winter. I hear gasps from the purists, but it’s true.

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