Ultra marathon race day morning can take several turns so be prepared and focused. I’ve taken the starting line with ease and I’ve taken the starting line with a shirt on backwards and a grumbling stomach. But with preparation, it can be smooth and even leveraged to your advantage. The morning brings endless possibilities where … Continue reading Quick Guide: Ultra Marathon Race Day Morning
Signing up for your first ultra marathon? Or maybe your first race didn’t go so well? Whether you are brand new to ultra running or you are an experienced endurance athlete, here you will find a helpful guide with 11 things to consider before signing up for an ultra marathon. There is a whole lot … Continue reading 11 Things To Consider Before Signing Up For An Ultra Marathon
So you’ve decided to run your first ultra marathon? Congratulations! Choosing to take the plunge into the world of ultra marathon running is an achievement all on its own. Now that the hard part is done, it’s time to get down to some planning. One of the most frequently asked questions for first time ultra … Continue reading What To Pack For Your First Ultra Marathon
As you contemplate running your first ultra marathon, you may be struck with an assortment of mixed emotions. It can certainly be a huge commitment. Choosing and attempting to break such an inconceivable barrier both physically and mentally can sure be a whole lot to swallow. But what if you took your training one run … Continue reading 7 Reasons To Make Running An Ultra Marathon Your Resolution For The New Year
The dreaded 3 letters in Ultra Running: D-N-F or Did Not Finish. The 3 letters that no ultra runner at any level wants to hear on race day. Ultra marathons are different from any other endurance event in that you can only expect this: expect the unexpected. Things will go wrong and things will go … Continue reading Avoid These 7 Common Mistakes That Lead to a DNF
While running over 60 ultra distances in the past three years, I've accumulated a great deal of hands-on endurance training experience. Not only in regards to achieving rapid growth but also focusing on longevity and long term health. Recently I read a quote that said, "If a coach can't do it, they cannot 'teach' it, only … Continue reading The 3 Ingredients To A Successful Ultra Runner
After receiving such a highly positive response from my last post, Running Your First Trail Ultra Marathon?, I thought it would only be suitable to write a follow up. In this post I provide 10 tips to help complete your first ultra marathon. Many times you'll find writers focusing solely on the mechanics: anywhere from race … Continue reading 10 Tips for Running Your First Ultra Marathon
My First Ever TRAIL Ultra Marathon Thinking about running your first trail ultra marathon? Or maybe your first trail race in general? I truly believe the best way to learn about racing on trails is to sign up and go experience it. Unlike many other runners, I seldom read course descriptions or look at race pictures because … Continue reading Running Your First Trail Ultra Marathon?