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5 Keys to ULTRA running

June 20, 2015

 

Tims advice

on ultra marathon training.

 

You may know Tim irish from the local rugby club or crewkerne running club. he has competed in serveral triathlons and has recently turned his attention to ultra running.

 

a standard marathon is 26 miles...the last marathon Tim ran was 60 miles. This type of training requires alot of preperation and smart training, Tim pairs outdoor speed and endurance runs with gym conditioning work and swims at the crewkerne aqua centre.  Here are a few tips on how he does it.

 

find Tims stats on   runbritainrankings.com

 

1:  ENJOYMENT

 

"The greatest Ironman athlete of all time in my opinion is Chrissy Wellington, when you see her in an event she almost always has a smile on her face.

Train for yourself, train for fun, train for the sheer pleasure of being able to train and smile -or at least grimace!"

 

2: ENDURANCE

 

"Get out in the fresh air and go for a long run or run/walk 2hrs or more, use the gym and for variance spend 15/20 minutes at steady ’conversational pace’ on each Rower, Bike, Ergo, Treadmill –

then repeat once or twice if you have the time, or go for a 30 minute swim after."

 

3:  STRENGTH

 

"The problem with endurance events is that you tend to neglect the upper body, but a strong upper body & strong core help in endurance events. When you are tired a strong core helps keep your posture upright & keeps a good running form. A strong fit upper body means you feel balanced & can ‘drive’ with your arms when your legs are tired. Use a 2 or 3 x week total body workout & work your arms, shoulders and core."