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

 

16-Aug-18

Running in the heat

By James Eacott

Whether you lace up your kicks in Japan or California, France or the UK, chances are you’re preparing to hit the trails under a fairly intense sun. The world over trails are parched and runners are struggling to cope with training and racing in the heat.

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10-Jul-18

Race to your potential and execute your best ultra

By James Eacott

The best predictor of how well you might perform at your next ultra is your training. We believe – rightly so, to an extent – that the better we train the better we’ll perform. Indeed, the amount of work you put in generally equals what you get on race day.

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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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09-Apr-18

Energy Depletion: At The Heart Of Every DNF?

By Andy Mouncey

All roads from a state of energy depletion can ultimately lead to a DNF, and even if this is not the primary cause, I put it to you that it is likely to be up there as a major contributing factor.

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03-Apr-18

7 schoolboy mistakes to avoid at your first ultra

By James Eacott

Us hardy ultra runners don’t really have an “off-season” but for all intents and purposes, the ultra racing season is about to kick off in the Northern Hemisphere. The first timers amongst us, particularly, will be counting and nervously recounting the number of weeks left until D-Day.

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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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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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12-Jul-16

The ultimate guide on how to run a mountain ultra

By Alice Morrison

A really tough mountain race is often top of the list of desired achievements for the ultra runner. Not content with running very long distances, the lure of thousands of metres of ascent calls strongly to the trail running community. Here we bring together a complete guide to what you need to successfully run a great mountain race: training programme, nutrition, climbing tips, race planning and much more. All you have to do now, is act on it!

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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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