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

 

16-Apr-19

How to eat your way to the finish of your next ultra

By Robbie Britton

One of the greatest ultra runners of all time, Ann Trason, once said that “ultra running is just an eating and drinking competition, with a little bit of running thrown in”. If you want to improve your ultra running then listen to Ann, she knows.

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06-Nov-18

Race nerves and how to cope with them

By Sarah Cooke

Before writing this article, I asked some of my running friends and coaching clients about their experiences of race-related anxiety. None of these runners identified themselves as having an anxiety disorder or as suffering with debilitating nerves on race 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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31-Oct-17

Have you got a stress fracture?

By Karina Teahan

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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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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23-May-17

A psychological approach to a training plan

By Sarah Cooke

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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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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