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

 

17-May-17

Ironman To Ultramarathon, 20 Things You Need To Know

Here’s the good news: You’ll be used to running on tired legs. Here’s some more good news: No-one’s going to swim over you like you’re just not there. It’s all far more forgiving on your undercarriage. And the race entry fees are damn sight cheaper…

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09-May-17

Hill Repeats

No matter what you are training for, hill repeats will help strengthen your legs and improve your stamina. As you churn through the miles, fresh-feeling legs will be your best friends.

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02-May-17

How to Push Yourself to Run Faster and Further

Most people think of running as purely a physical sport. However, any runner will tell you this isn’t true; there are several mental barriers you have to overcome as a runner to get the most from your efforts and to hit your running goals. The first hurdle is getting ready and out the door for a running session.

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11-Apr-17

20 Things You Need To Know to transition from marathon to ultra

In 2017 it would appear that in many quarters having weekend bragging rights at the water cooler on a Monday morning ‘cos you did a marathon just doesn’t have the shine it once did. 26.2 miles? Pah! People do that dressed in all sorts of silly costumes these days – so clearly it ain’t hard enough anymore.

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01-Mar-17

My first 100 mile ultra and how to plan for one

Ready to enter your first 100 miler? We will help you prepare with Andy Mouncey's training guide. It includes solid, practical advice and training programmes to get you there.

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04-Nov-16

Marathon des Sables 12 Week Plan by Andy Mouncey

Marathon des Sables is one of the biggest ultra events in the world. For many, it is a dream to take on and complete the challenge. At RunUltra, we have commissioned top coach Andy Mouncey to come up with a training plan for the Marathon des Sables.

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02-Aug-16

Free training programme: Transitioning from ultra finisher to ultra competitor

We know that one of the things our RunUltra community values very highly is practical and expert advice on how to improve your running. We have already brought you two great free training plans – how to complete your first 50km and how to train for a mountain ultra. Here, coach Andy Mouncey guides you through how to progress from a finisher to a competitor.

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10-May-16

Mountain ultra running training programme

You Can’t Fire A Cannon From A Canoe. All of which basically means you can’t expect to blast up and down mountains if you are a jelly on legs. Ultras – especially mountain ultras - are a full body undertaking which means if all you do is run you’re in for a shock.

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19-Oct-15

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

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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08-Jul-15

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

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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