Training

Some favorite workouts, ultra marathon training tips, and other topics focused on the physical side of ultra running.

Remember: Comfort Is A Lie.

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  • 3 Reasons To Practice Fasted Running

    Fasted Running: Welcome to the Wicked Trail For thirteen miles, I felt invincible. During the final three miles, I wasn’t sure I’d finish. I felt like I did near the end of my first 100 mile race, of course with much less lower body-body pain. Ultra marathon replication. I smiled during those long, arduous final Keep Reading…


  • Zero-Drop Shoe Transition

    I ran my first marathon in Brooks Glycerin 15s. I ran my first ultra marathon in Brooks Glycerin 15s. I ran my first 100 mile race in Brooks Glycerin 15s. Each of these three races were within 5 months of each other. Moral of the story: I really do love Brooks running shoes. But what Keep Reading…


  • 5 Ultra Marathon Workouts You’re Not Doing

    5 Ultra Marathon Workouts to challenge your mind The following 5 ultra marathon workouts are not for the faint of heart. They’re not for people who are new to fitness (although, scale accordingly and give them a try). These workouts are designed for those who live unrealistic and have an uncommon desire to pursue challenge. Keep Reading…


  • How NOT To Train: My First 100 Mile Run

    I can do this, I thought. Four months is plenty of time to train adequately for my first 100 mile ultra marathon… When Planning Fails I signed up for my first 100 mile ultra marathon riding the high of having just finished my first 50 mile race. Sixteen weeks was plenty of time to train for Keep Reading…


  • Tapering Before My First 100 Mile Ultra Marathon

    I’m tapering for my first 100-mile ultra marathon. Not only in the traditional sense… Tapering for an endurance race is expected. Moreover, tapering for an ultra marathon is encouraged. A taper is a reduction in training volume or intensity, or both, before a race. It is widely practiced in endurance sports to allow the body to Keep Reading…


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