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This Site is under construction and will be added to in the next few weeks.
profess to know all the answers in relation to ultramarathoning, but I
have been involved in the sport for 12 years and did tap the brains of
quite a lot of the Westfield Runners whilst researching the first book
that I wrote on the old/now defunct Westfield Run.
site will also contain my thoughts on how to train for Ultras, how to
prepare for an Ultra, competing in Ultras, nutrition, psychology and
crewing in Ultras.
you’re a novice Ultra Marathon runner/walker and you want to compete in
an Ultra Marathon. My
first question is Have you ever completed a Marathon as a runner or
walker? (you can complete an ultra as a Walker or Runner – As a runner
you will end up doing some walking during your first Ultra!). If yes, that
is good. If no, please
consider training for and completing a Marathon before you try your first
information on marathon training try http://www.marathonguide.com/
information on marathons and other races leading up to a Marathon in
Australia go to http://www.coolrunning.com.au/calendar/index.shtml
So you have either completed your first Marathon or you cant wait and you want to go straight to the world of Ultra Marathoning. Before you even consider training for an Ultra please have a medical appointment and consult with your Doctor. Tell him what you want to do and make sure that he gives you a complete medical clearance
now have your medical certificate. It’s
time to pick your first Ultra. An
Ultra is any distance over 42.195km and can be on the road, track or trail
and can go up to 1000 miles. For
your first ultra I would not do an Ultra over 24hrs in length and I would
allow myself to train for the event properly.
information on Ultras in Australia go to:
information on Ultras in the rest of the world go to:
hour – 50km Training Schedule -
To be done
hour – 100km Training Schedule -
To be done
– 200km Training Schedule -
- To be done.
now I have added some information I received from different runners about
the power of the mind in ultra running. Thanks Gents for the information.
body needs to be trained for it is 10% of the victory, the mind makes
the rest". This may not be word for word but it is a good message.
with in a year of it being broken the record was bettered several times.
the minds of the athletes there was no longer a barrier there.
winner. If you don't win 2 things will happen.
you will reset your goals to a lower more sedentary position.
2. you will look into why you didn't win and improve your position in one
more ways before the next test.
you decide on the first choice you are unlikely to win but happier you
be to be a follower with out the pain.
you decide on the second choice you will be eager to test your self again
becoming world champion. I am saying breaking personal bests in physical
and environmental conditions at the time.
play a big part in future successes. It's something we wish to have again.
we can fill our minds with success thoughts rather than failures. We are
more likely to achieve.
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To be done
To be done
for the 100 mile Walk
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