#511: “How to train for an ultra” Episode 3 of “The rise of ultra” series

This is a 4 episode series with Marcus Smith and Tom Walker where the shows are 15 minutes each and they will play out over the next 4 Sundays. There is a global increase in ultra running and we are seeing an increased demand for it here in Dubai. With that comes a lot of questions which we will cover off in this series. Enjoy it. So you are “in for an ultra” but where on earth do you start to prepare for what may be the biggest physical challenge of your life? This show answers your questions and maps out how to get going.
  • How to train for an ultra?
  • Types of runs
  • Ultra legs
  • Run Strong
  • What’s the goal of the race?
If you are thinking to register for an ultra just do it. Click buy online and get ready to feel emotions you may not have felt before, it is epic. The next step is sorting out how you are going to prepare for the race. Let's be honest from now you are going to need a set of legs and they are going to need to be strong. Many ultras have large amounts of climbing and descending and you need to be ready. There are not many “urban ultras” where you are pounding the relatively flat pavements so take that into consideration. If you can make it work then get hold of a coach who has done a few of these as their help and guidance will be a massive value add. And finally no matter if it’s with a coach or just a friend make sure you understand what your goal of this ultra is, that is going to be super important for you and your sanity. If you missed episode 1 click here  Episode 2 click here Marcus has over 15 Ultra Marathons to his name as well as having run 30 marathons in 30 days in 2018, Tom also has over a dozen ultras under his belt. They not only know how to run these races but right now in the InnerFight Endurance “Ultra Stable” they have over 25 ultra runners preparing for various ultra races around the world. Bottom line is they seem to know what they are up to. Buy Run Strong right here How to tune in: You can also watch it below. If you have a question for the coaches mail us right now and let’s get it answered for you. Thanks for tuning in we hope you enjoy the show! Smith St Paleo is our show sponsor, check out loads of delicious recipes here!