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

 

02-Nov-15

How to train for a 50km race - free training guide

By Justin Bateman

Finding the right training plan is a little like finding the Holy Grail... difficult and sometimes bloody. We commissioned ultra runner and coach, Justin Bateman, to give us his ideal plan for a 50km ultra.

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19-Oct-15

Cor’s Core: Top 7 exercises for your Abs and Obliques

By Alice Morrison

A strong core will add miles and minutes to your legs. The work you put in to strengthening your abdominals and obliques will pay you back in full. Strength in this part of your body will hold your posture up and take some of the strain off your legs. Your body will be tighter and more co-ordinated. Cor De Jonge, a former track star, takes us through the basics.

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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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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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20-Aug-15

Yoga for runners: Hips and hamstrings

By Alice Morrison

Show me the runner who doesn’t have tight hips and hamstrings...Yoga can help with strengthening, stretching and recovery.

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10-Aug-15

The biomechanics of running. An afternoon with Shane Benzie.

By Kerry Sutton

While I believe running form will improve naturally as you continue to run, a little self-awareness, research and practice in the skill of running can overcome mechanical deficiency and make you a better ultra runner. This is where Shane Benzie of Running Reborn comes in. He is a technique coach who believes it’s not about how much you run but how well you run.

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08-Jul-15

Cor’s Core! Simple exercises to build leg and core strength

By Alice Morrison

A strong core and strong legs will pay dividends when you are slogging out those miles up and down a wind-blasted or sandblasted fell. Here is a quick but very effective exercise routine that will hit your core and your legs. You can do it at home or in the gym. If you don’t have weights, use full water bottles.
The routine has been designed and is demonstrated by coach Cor de Jonge, a former track star.

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27-May-15

To stretch or not to stretch, plus some top tips from Alice Morrison

By Alice Morrison

That is the question. Stretching is one of those things that quickly divides any group of runners. You rarely meet a runner who enjoys it, or who is as bendy as a piece of plasticine on a hot window ledge, but most advanced runners will incorporate some kind of flexibility work into their training plan.

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30-Mar-15

Welcome to ultramarathon running: ten quick tips to help you go the distance

By Andy Mouncey

In his final series of articles to help runners ease into ultra marathon running, Andy Mouncey shares ten practical suggestions to improve long-distance running performance and results.

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25-Mar-15

Harness Your Emotions

By Andy Mouncey

This week, Andy Mouncey starts to lift the lid on why the ability to manage your emotions is important, gives you tips on how you can start to practice this skill for yourself, and hints at the ultimate emotional performance state: Flow...

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