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

 

21-Nov-17

You Gotta Have A Plan – Dontcha?

At least, that’s what all the lead characters in the great movies/TV thrillers have. In fact, they go further than that because they give at least one entire wall of their house/office over to The Plan which is then peppered with pictures, photos, lines, notes and pins.

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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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31-Oct-17

Have you got a stress fracture?

In the first of this two- part series, Karina Teahan, who is a Chartered Physiotherapist and a runner and triathlete, sets out all you need to know about that most niggling of injuries, the stress fracture. In part one she concentrates on diagnosis and in part two she looks at treatment. Read this to help avoid a small injury becoming a big one.

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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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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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13-Apr-17

Training to win: how to take on your first ultra with high ambitions

Much like Christian Servini said in his recent post, I needed a new challenge. After eight successful (and one less successful) marathons it was time to move on.

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27-Mar-17

The Vegan Runner

For decades veganism was portrayed negatively, its effects on health and evolutionary legitimacy questioned. It wasn’t until the 2010’s that veganism became not only glamorous as celebrities, politicians and athletes adopted the diet, but also something to be taken seriously.

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07-Mar-17

How to achieve your running goals

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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