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ULTRA MARATHON TRAINING

Training is essential for anyone who wishes to take on such a challenge. Ultra marathon events require exceptional endurance, strength, and mental fortitude, and we are here to show you how to achieve this.

From training plans to nutrition to building mental strength and recovering properly. Below will guide you on how to get the most out of yourself and your precious time.

This page is here to help you achieve success whether this is your first Race to the Stone or your fifth Race to the King. More Is In You. 

FIRST THINGS FIRST…

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Do I have what it takes to run an Ultra?

Ultramarathons, also known as ultra-distance or endurance races, are any foot race longer than the traditional marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Despite the challenging nature of ultramarathons, they are becoming increasingly popular and are no longer the exclusive domain of elite athletes. So, what does it take to take on an ultramarathon and can you do it?

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Becoming an ultra runner

So, you’re looking to sign up for your first ultra-marathon in 2023. Those having completed their first ultra-race will say it was one of the most memorable and exhilarating challenges they have faced. Whether you are signing up for a 50km ultra or a 100km ultra we’re here to support you.

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Biggest misconceptions of Ultra Running

Ultra running is not just running, but it’s an experience of a lifetime. With the increasing popularity of ultra marathons, there are still many misconceptions of Ultra Marathons. Some believe that you need to be an elite runner or only for the young, while others think it requires expensive gear and nutrition products to compete, we believe ULTSAS ARE FOR ALL.

A HELPING HAND FROM RUNNA

We believe Ultras Are For All and thanks to Runna, our Official Training Partner, we have a plan for everyone taking on the trails in 2023! From beginner training guides to advanced runs, we’re with you every step of the way on your ultra-marathon.

Have a scroll and find a plan that suits you, or download the Runna app to personalise your own ultra-marathon training plan with exciting working outs and specific pace targets.

We have tips for all the seasons to support you in building your base level of fitness, finding a healthy balance with your training and lifestyle and how to taper effectively.

ULTRA MARATHON TRAINING THROUGH THE SEASONS

FINDING BALANCE WITHIN YOUR TRAINING

How to spend your weekends when training for an ultra marathon…

Training for an Ultramarathon event is an exciting yet demanding process that requires a significant amount of time management and dedication. Once you commit to a race it can be easy to get caught up focusing on training but it’s important to find balance and make time for other activities and interests, especially on rest days and weekends.

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Our top tips for balancing life and running

It can be difficult to balance your training with the other demands of life. Between work, family, and other commitments, it can be challenging to find the time and energy to fit in your runs. But with a little bit of planning and commitment, it is possible to maintain a consistent running routine and still have a healthy work-life balance.

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