Tag Archives: ultramarathon

Training for an ultra: Training on the road and Zion trail 1/2 marathon race report

Trying to fit in a workout while traveling can be difficult, especially if you are traveling by car, across the country with 2 young children in tow.   I’ve been training for my first ultra for about 14 weeks now and I am still struggling to get my base mileage up to where it should be by now. If you’ve ...

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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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RAGNAR RELAY: Our first event partner. (learn more)

Imagine running in some of the most epic places in Colorado with 7 of your closest friends.  As a matter of fact, click HERE and enter your email address for a chance for a free team entry for the trail relay in June!   The Ragnar relay series takes runners over 200 miles through the heart of the Rocky Mountains.  We ...

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Training for an ultra Weeks #9-11: Learning how to recover the hard way

Rest.  Recovery.  Two little words that are hard for so many athletes to follow. Over the last 6 weeks I’ve experienced the gamut of ailments:  Turf toe, ankle sprains, a cold that lasted 4 weeks and a bad autoimmune flare up.   If I had only taken those 2 little words to heart, I may have prevented some of these incidents that ...

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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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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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Run, baby, RUN!

Entrepreneurship has often been compared to a roller coaster ride.  Now throw into the mix staying at home with 2 kids full time and you are in for one wild ride!

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6 things to do when training for your first ultra marathon

I am training for my first ultra marathon distance run.  The Rim to Rim to Rim, from one side of the Grand Canyon to the other and then back again.   Depending on which route we take between 42-46 miles and over 11,000 feet of elevation gain. The furthest I have ran to date is the Leadville marathon back in ...

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Ultra mama training: Week #3

If this is the first Ultra Mama post you are reading, I am chronically my training for the Rim to Rim to Rim run, 46 miles from one side of the Grand Canyon to the other and then back.  My first ultra marathon distance.  This is week #3 of training, you can find my previous posts HERE. I felt pretty ...

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