Ultra runners will face a rollercoaster run with nutrition because of the length of the event, distance between aid stations, changes in the environmental conditions, fatigue leading to poor decision making, and food or flavour fatigue. There are certainly a number of different factors to take into account while training for an ultra run, but one of the most common ones that stop runners from crossing that finish line would be undereating.
Whether your goals are running a 5km to marathons, build muscle, fat loss, or just coming a healthier version of yourself being successful in achieving your goal all comes down to one thing.............consistency!
As some of you know I'm going to be running the 10in10 No Cure Always Hope Ultra Challenge. A challenge that will undertake 39 miles and 17'000ft of some of the most amazing Lake District Fells. So my training so far! The last 6 weeks, my training seen me out on the fells, starting off with The Kong Running Bob Graham Relay. Dan and myself (Boy Band Leg) ran Leg 4. Before that, I had a 6-week block of mile training, so you could imagine the shock my legs felt when told we wer
One of my favorite sessions purely because it's such a simple one to do. You can leave the pressure of your GPS watch at home and just slip your trainers on and go. Out & Backs can be done anywhere, they are a progression type of run as they are generally used to run the second half faster than the first half - a navigate split I always include an out and back run at least once a month with my run club and it's always enjoyed. It's a great way to learn about pacing and also h
his little and easy to make balls of energy are perfect if you need a quick top-up before stepping out the door. I remember some of my runners turned up to a club session straight from work and felt a little lack in energy, so for the next session I had made then a couple of different flavored energy balls.