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

 

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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06-Dec-17

Train as One

By Dan Stinton

Plans are available everywhere; on all the running websites, published regularly in magazines, personal trainers will offer them, friends at work will recommend them and you can even do something incredible and make one up yourself.

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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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21-Nov-17

You Gotta Have A Plan – Dontcha?

By Andy Mouncey

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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31-Oct-17

Make your training plan stick

By Andy Mouncey

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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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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26-Sep-17

The psychological profile of ultra success

By Sarah Cooke

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?

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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