Other than 'Why?' the other question I most often get is 'how?' here is a quick guide to how I prep for my longer distance races

Training for an ultramarathon race can be a challenging and rewarding experience. An ultramarathon is a distance race that is longer than a traditional marathon, typically over 50 miles. Preparing for a 200-mile race requires a solid training plan, dedication, and a commitment to your physical and mental health. In this blog, we will outline some essential tips for training for a 200-mile ultramarathon race.

Set realistic goals: The first step in preparing for an ultramarathon is to set realistic goals for yourself. Consider factors such as your current fitness level, past experience, and the time you have available to train. Setting achievable goals will help you stay motivated and on track throughout your training.

Build up your mileage gradually: It is important to gradually build up your mileage to avoid injury and burnout. Start with shorter distances and gradually increase your mileage over time. Aim to gradually increase your longest weekly run by no more than 10% each week.

Focus on strength training: In addition to running, strength training is crucial to improving your performance and reducing the risk of injury. Incorporate exercises that target your legs, hips, and core, such as squats, lunges, and planks.Incorporate cross-training: Running is the primary form of exercise for an ultramarathon, but it is essential to incorporate cross-training activities such as cycling, swimming, or Pilates. These activities can help to improve your overall fitness, reduce the risk of injury, and provide a mental break from the demands of running.

Fuel your body: Proper nutrition is essential for success in an ultramarathon. Eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats will help to provide the energy and nutrients you need for training and racing. It is also important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and electrolyte-rich beverages.Get enough rest: Getting enough rest and recovery is critical to avoiding injury and burnout. 

Make sure to get plenty of sleep and take rest days when needed. You can also incorporate active recovery activities such as yoga or foam rolling to help your muscles recover.Mentally prepare: An ultramarathon is as much a mental challenge as it is a physical one. To mentally prepare, try to focus on the process rather than the outcome. Visualize yourself successfully completing the race and set small goals along the way. Remember to stay positive and remind yourself of why you started training in the first place.

In conclusion, training for a 200-mile ultramarathon requires discipline, dedication, and a strong commitment to your health and well-being. By following these tips, you will be well on your way to achieving your goals and successfully completing your ultramarathon race. Good luck!

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Jessica Ståhl-Norris

skolkök i Båstad Kommun från Västra Karup

Åldersgrupp: 40År

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Yoga / Pilates Ultramaraton Traillöpning

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