Tag Archives: marathon

Season 4:14 In that head of yours. What runner’s think on runs.

Knowing what you think on a long or tough run is one thing.  Diving into other people’s heads, now that’s interesting. Like… Have you ever thought of quitting? What kind of food do you think about the most? What is one great idea you have put into practice you had on a run? What one person do you think about ...

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Season 4:13 Guidance on recovery for his first marathon.

Grady has completed his first marathon! Now for the recovery and the next three months to get ready for his 50 miler! On the show Why was his first marathon anticlimactic? We find out what percentage of his run was running verse walking. How much he had left in the tank What his recovery has been like so far. Ian ...

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Season 4:12 Pacing for a first marathon

Pacing for your first marathon is a topic we could talk about on every other show so it’s always great to have someone specific to relay the information to. In this case, Rebecca! Here first marathon, like Grady’s, is a training run. We go through the options for pacing and answer her questions on the topic. Enjoy the show!   ...

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6 Of The Top Benefits of Strength Training for the Runner

  There are countless reasons why a large number of runners do not strength train: don’t like it, worried about it slowing them down, no time, don’t want to bulk up, hate the gym etc.  Regardless the reason, strength training needs to be a part of your weekly training regimen. I love what Jason Fitzgerald has said, “There are two ...

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Fitz Ultra:10 Post marathon, pre 50 miler. Music, and the mental game.

Matt Fitzgerald has been sharing his journey to run the 50 miler in Folsom, California this April 2, 2016. He just got done with his last real training run and it’s all about trusting the taper from here. This means, lots of mental prep.  Listen to what that looks like for this seasoned veteran.  Also, music on race day?  What’s ...

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Don’t Get Sick: How to use nutrition to boost your immune system

It seems as though everyone is getting sick right now.  Did you know those long runs we’re doing week in and week out actually suppress out immune systems?  It’s true, endurance athletes are chronically taxing their immune systems with the training routines they keep. Did you know that 70-80% of your immune system is located in your gut?  It is ...

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Training for an ultra: Weeks 7 + 8

– By Ultra Mama If you’ve been following along on these posts, I’ve been documenting my experiences training for my first ultra.   Last week I was experiencing some major pain in my big toe and it didn’t let up this week.   So as hard as it was, I set out to take the week off running and just ...

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How to deal when you can’t train: Injuries, infections and cross training

– By Dr. Kelly Shockley, our resident sports medicine contributor and Lauren Jones, Ultra Mama Well, lots to share on the training front from the last couple of weeks.   If you have been following us on social media, then you’ve heard about Dr. Kelly’s hospitalization due to an infection that started from a small scrape after a fall on the ...

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Going long? Fat is where it’s at.

Going long? Fat is where it’s at… When we dive into the wild world of ultras, fueling for the distance is always a major friction point. What to eat, when to eat it, and even – at times – how best to eat it, all become matters of vital importance when we’re going long. We start researching the issue more ...

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Fitz Ultra: Now I Get it

I’ve always liked the title of Scott Jones’s online program for aspiring ultrarunners: “Becoming Ultra.” It’s punchy. But I like it even more now that I actually understand what it means. Before I started the process of training for my own first ultramarathon, the concept of becoming ultra meant nothing more to me than completing a debut ultramarathon. When you ...

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