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

 

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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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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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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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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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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07-Mar-17

How to achieve your running goals

By Sarah Cooke

We all approach our goals differently and we all respond to setbacks in different ways. Add in the fact that running itself serves different functions for different people and how do you offer useful advice on achieving running goals that will meet the needs of such a varied readership?

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25-Mar-15

Harness Your Emotions

By Andy Mouncey

This week, Andy Mouncey starts to lift the lid on why the ability to manage your emotions is important, gives you tips on how you can start to practice this skill for yourself, and hints at the ultimate emotional performance state: Flow...

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