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Ultrarunning Mistakes: A Running List Of Running Failures

Ultrarunning Mistakes: A Running List Of Running Failures

Ultrarunning
When you first start out running it seems like you have such a clear path ahead. It's hard to discern any obstacles in your way because you've never traveled the path before It's only when you start traveling down it, do the challenges begin to reveal themselves. They can be unique to the individual or universal to the act itself. Either way, they can be valuable lessons for those looking to travel the same direction. The old adage "You don't know, what you don't know" can come into play when looking to become an ultrarunner. The following list will be an ongoing look at the ultrarunning mistakes I've made so that others can avoid them. Don't Run In Barefoot Shoes Unless You're Used To It Mistake: Running in zero-drop shoes…
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Z2U Training Month 1: Challenge

Z2U Training Month 1: Challenge

Training Log
It Starts With a Story... In the beginning of August I found myself trying to complete another lackluster "workout" in my basement. I was overcoming some nagging injuries in both my back, calf and shoulder. I was feeling unmotivated and uninspired in both my training and my life. I felt restless. In my headphones the audiobook "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins played. He'd been describing his experiences running long distance races, these "Ultra marathons". What stood out to me was the amount of physical and mental effort he needed to summon to complete these events. He described testing himself against these insurmountable distances, learning more about himself and what he was capable of with every mile. I was hooked. I began researching Ultra Running, Ultra Marathons, Ultra Runners, anything…
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What is an Ultramarathon?

What is an Ultramarathon?

Start Here, Ultrarunning
Whenever I tell someone I'm attempting to run an ultramarathon naturally a couple of questions come up. As I'm a novice and a student of the sport itself I thought I would compile the answers to the questions I've been asking as well as the one's friends and family have been asking as well. What is an Ultrarunner? An ultrarunner is someone who runs ultramarathons. An ultramarathon is any footrace longer than a traditional marathon (26.2miles / 42.19kilometres) Within the sport of ultrarunning, there are some subjective definitions of what truly defines an ultramarathon. Some agreeing with the above definition, others only recognizing distances over 50 miles qualifying as an ultramarathon. In the end, they both are correct. How Long Does It Take To Run an Ultramarathon? Because fitness levels…
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