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Ultra Training for Numpties

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Mar 2012
6:03pm, 7 Mar 2012
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I am thinking about doing my first Ultra in teh Autumn, the NoTTS 50k and was wondering how does the training plan alter/differ from that of a marathon? Any basic advice will be appreciated!
Mar 2012
6:18pm, 7 Mar 2012
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here you go Sir. ultramarathonrunning.com To you it is just a longer than marathon distance run at a slower pace and you eat on the way around :)
Mar 2012
7:38pm, 7 Mar 2012
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I am planning my first Ultra in August too Barky and Ted what you said above is what I had summarised from all that I have read, particularly the slow bit and the eating bit!!!!!! :)
Mar 2012
2:22pm, 10 Mar 2012
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I must have a look at that as well, before my first Ultra in July, and then the JW in September. I've sort-of been assuming that I just need to do some double long runs at the weekend, and can forget about anything speedy for a while as it will all be nice and slow. Sounds good to me - and the bit about eating as well :-)
Mar 2012
4:09pm, 10 Mar 2012
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The bit about eating is what appeals to me to. Thanks for the link, very helpful. Mine is in June. :)
Mar 2012
4:15pm, 10 Mar 2012
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Did my first ultra (London) 3 weeks ago and the only thing I'd add to the above is that I tried to do a long run one day and a 10 miler or similar the next to get my body used to the longer distance.
Mar 2012
9:19pm, 11 Mar 2012
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Hi Barky. I think you should do a race that is as close to your name as possible :)

Anyhoo, there is loads of advice on teh ultra thread but if you want a great book to read I recommend Bryon Powells "Relentless Forward Progress" as a good start.
Mar 2012
6:57pm, 19 Mar 2012
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Yes, that is a good book..I bought as I'll hopefully be doing my first ultra at the JW Ultra in Sept.

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