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

 

21-Mar-19

Top advice on how to plan your first ultra

By Robbie Britton

Everyone is running ultra marathons now, it’s the cool thing to do. Lots are even skipping the initial marathon and jumping straight to the long stuff, but what should you think about before tackling your first ultra?

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17-Feb-19

Planning the Training Peak for your Big Race

By Andy Mouncey

How to plan a workout that gets you to the start line feeling confident about your abilities and proud of your work

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08-Feb-19

Marathon des Sables - Avoid the social media pitfalls

By James Eacott

So, rather than training, this article is about an often-unaddressed aspect of the final approach to the “toughest race on earth” for the unaware competitor: the social media noise -  with some top tips on how to manage it and harness its power.

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03-Jan-19

Training for a Jungle Ultra

By James Eacott

Read some top tips from first hand experience of running jungle ultras and why you need them to avoid a DNF

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12-Dec-18

The need for speed - how to run faster

By Simon Mesner

There are many ways to increase your running speed from physical training to diet and adequate rest. This article will focus on selected physical training drills for down-hill speed; speed on the flat and finishing speed.

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11-Dec-18

Mojo Masterclass: Keep training this winter

By James Eacott

Let’s face it, training for an ultra marathon through winter is tough. Whatever way you cut it, however committed you are, I defy anyone who says their motivation doesn’t wane even momentarily through the dark, cold months.

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20-Nov-18

MdS SOS, how to chew the elephant

By Andy Mouncey

It’s around this time of year that one particular group of emails start arriving: ‘Hello. I’m entered for the Marathon Des Sables next year and I’m a bit worried ‘cos it’s now 5-4-3 months to go and I haven’t really started training / I keep getting injured / looks like everyone else is doing way more than me…

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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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05-Nov-18

Heart Rate Training Part 3: How to analyse your training and use heart rate for racing

By James Eacott

In the first of this three part series, I detailed how to set your zones and continued with Part 2 on how to use those zones to improve your training. Now that you’ve started using a heart rate monitor in some sessions each week, we look at how you will use it both during and, importantly, after your session.

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30-Oct-18

How to lose weight and train for an ultra

By Alice Morrison

If you are a Slim Jim/Jane, look away now, this article is not for you. If, however, like me, you have phases where you ditch the exercise for the pleasures of the flesh and the pounds settle around your middle, read on.

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