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

 

06-Jun-18

How to run - Part 1

By Alice Morrison

What is this article doing on www.runultra.co.uk 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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16-May-18

The Goldilocks Protocol

By Andy Mouncey

If the title has you scratching your head, then you either need to rummage through your grandparents’ book collection – old things with quaint paper pages, remember? – or worship at the altar of the search engine under ‘Nineteenth century fairy tales / Goldilocks and the Three Bears.’

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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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22-Mar-18

A Hard-Complex training session plan

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

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

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

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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16-Jan-18

Top 10 Running Tips for 2018

When asked to do this article I decided to reflect on my last couple of years running and pick out all the things that I have done well that have kept me running, and the things I neglected, or didn’t do quite so well, that may have contributed to injuries along the way.

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