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

 

06-Feb-18

Strength and conditioning for ultra runners

Strength and conditioning (S&C) is the use of exercise prescription specifically to improve performance in athletic competition. S&C forms the foundation of nearly every single sport, and yet it’s a vastly underestimated aspect of ultra run training.

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30-Jan-18

Lean in 15 for runners

Yes, this indeed one of those ‘blank sheet – new you – get your s*** together for real this time’ pieces. Except I wanted something – what’s the word? Ah yes…leaner – than the traditional This Is How You Plan Your Training For The Year (yawn) articles.

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23-Jan-18

Get your diet on track for 2018

It’s 2018 and like every New Year, this means that no matter which way we turn, to the internet, television, social media, or even just while we are waiting in the supermarket queue, we are bombarded with a plethora of celebrity nutrition and fitness trends.

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16-Jan-18

Top 10 Running Tips for 2018

When asked to do this article I decided to reflect on my last couple of years running and pick out all the things that I have done well that have kept me running, and the things I neglected, or didn’t do quite so well, that may have contributed to injuries along the way.

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09-Jan-18

5 healthy breakfasts in under 5 minutes

We’re all in a rush: whether it’s getting the kids to school, dashing for the tube to work, or getting an early training session in before the family wakes up.

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20-Dec-17

How to eat healthily over Christmas and the New Year

Many of us that take our running seriously, regardless of what level, tend to be fairly structured and disciplined. By now you will most likely have your race calendar for the new year planned and your thoughts will be turning towards embarking on the next training block.

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09-Dec-17

Twelve Days Of Christmas Training Plans

And thus dear reader, my gift to you at this most seasonal time of year is not one, not two but THREE Twelve Days Of Christmas Training Plans. Merry Christmas!

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08-Dec-17

Four ways to hack the long run in winter

As we all know, the long run is a crucial part of ultra running training. It forms the foundation of ultra run training and is key to improved performance. However, it’s with hushed tones that I suggest that not all of us enjoy the long run, particularly in winter. I hear gasps from the purists, but it’s true.

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06-Dec-17

Train as One

Plans are available everywhere; on all the running websites, published regularly in magazines, personal trainers will offer them, friends at work will recommend them and you can even do something incredible and make one up yourself.

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28-Nov-17

Optimizing Immunity for Performance

For any individual who is physically active and trains over four times a week, let alone whether they are striving for performance, immune health is something that should not be overlooked. There is a lot of evidence that demonstrates how strenuous exercise, if not managed well through rest, recovery and nutrition can depress the immune system, hindering performance outcomes.

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