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

 

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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08-Aug-16

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

By Kerry Sutton

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

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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13-May-16

How to lose fat ultra running

By James Eacott

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

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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18-Feb-16

Everything you need to know to run a 50km ultra

By Alice Morrison

As part of our ongoing work to bring you the best training, kit, nutrition and motivation help that we can, we at RunUltra have commissioned a complete “pack” to help you run a 50km ultra. It is a distance that a lot of people start with, so it can also be used as a guide to how to run your first ultra. Alice Morrison puts it together.

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19-Jan-16

The long run

By Ian Corless

Every weekend, runners all over the world lace up their shoes and head out for a long run. But what is a long run and how long should the long run be? Ian Corless explains.

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12-Jan-16

Base Training for Ultra Runners

By Ian Corless

One season has come to an end, you have relaxed over the Christmas break and a new year arrives with a whole host of possibilities and opportunities. It's time to start training again. All over the world, runners who participate in endurance events will start base training. More from Ian Corless.

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09-Nov-15

Yoga for runners: Hip openers and stretchers

By Alice Morrison

Continuing our series of yoga for runners with the beautiful Alex Stein, in this piece we practice a sequence that focuses on opening those hips and also gives a great stretch out to your ITB, hamstrings and glutes.

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