Ultra running seems cool – Part 1 – How do I start?

By info@plantpusherlifestyle.com | Exercise

Apr 10

Then of course, as you dive into the ultra/endurance world you will read of feats that just sound insane.

Well, it’s not just cool it’s fucking awesome. Imagine coming to the coffee break on Monday morning telling your job friends that you only ran 3h on Saturday, because you did a back to back and ran another 2h on Sunday. Just by the look at their faces,

all the agony will be worth it.

Every week!

Then of course, as you dive into the ultra/endurance world you will read of feats that just sound insane. But the inspiration of the insanity will propel you forward to explore the deep dark corners of your own soul and look into what you actually are made of. The easy way is always to quit, but no one ever won anything by quitting, so whatever little niggle you have you will continue. Just to be able to tell the tale at the coffee break.

As I said, it’s awesome. And now you’re looking into what this all is about and how to start?

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So what is it all about? Going long means slowing down. Using different energy systems and different muscle fiber all of which I will explain in the coming 2 parts of this little series.

So if I want to try it out, what should I do first?

First things first, you need to go longer than you ever done before. Real ultrarunning starts where the marathon ends and moves from there. If you haven’t run a marathon yet, a good place to start is to run one. Find a running club near you and find some training partners and go out on long slow runs.

Next part I will discuss the different muscle fibers and what that means for your ultra career.