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

 

31-Oct-17

Make your training plan stick

Those nice people at RunUltra recently asked me if I had any ultra running case studies I might be prepared to share. Hmm. ‘Been coaching and training for 17 years now so average ‘x’ number of clients a year plus workshops makes… About one thousand and change?? All of which means that I had to come clean and admit that yes, I did have a few I could dig out.

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04-Oct-17

Treadmill or Dreadmill - 3 sessions to keep you fresh

Love it or loathe it, the treadmill should have a place in every ultra runner’s armoury. It shouldn’t solely be saved for the grimmest of grim days, either. There are, of course, days when the weather is somewhat Biblical and a treadmill comes in handy, but the main reason for using one for certain sessions is down to the resulting higher quality session.

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26-Sep-17

The psychological profile of ultra success

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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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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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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08-Aug-16

Top tips on Navigation and how best to address those hills!

The Dragons Back Race, running the length of Wales, has been tantalizing me for a while. With the entire 300km route unmarked, I thought it best to brush up on my navigation skills with Dave Taylor, a Fell running guide and current English Fell Running Champion (V50 category).

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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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12-Jul-16

The ultimate guide on how to run a mountain ultra

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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13-May-16

How to lose fat ultra running

I should start by stating that I’m not a nutritionist. My advice comes from eight years of ultra running and three years in triathlon, and time coaching both sports. So although this knowledge doesn’t come from a text book or degree, I’ve tried and tested most methods on myself and my athletes. So, I thought I’d share the things that I’ve seen work.

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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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