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

 

02-May-17

How to Push Yourself to Run Faster and Further

By Cassie Phillips

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

By Andy Mouncey

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

By Andy Mouncey

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

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

By Andy Mouncey

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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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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10-May-16

Mountain ultra running training programme

By Andy Mouncey

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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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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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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