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Runners need to run. Ultra-marathon runner need to run a lot. But could you be more effective spending some of that time cross-training?

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Here’s a cracking ditty from Andy DuBois around why being less flexible can have its benefits for runners. Studies have shown that less flexible runners have greater running economy. With so much focus on the importance of stretching you may Read More ...

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Champions don’t do extraordinary things. They do ordinary things… They follow the habits they’ve learned. —Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit As a trail runner, you can do little things  every … Continue reading "Power of Habit"

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Today we welcome an article from Brisbane student, Daniel Broadbridge. Working his way through a sports science degree, Daniel is an aspiring ultra runner and here he puts forward some of the reasons as to why he coaches himself, rather Read More ...

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We’ve all set goals for the year, be they new distances, PRs or big peaks. Now comes the hard part: putting in the miles, logging workouts and setting yourself up … Continue reading "Pro Tips for Your 2018 Training"

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This is not an article about avoiding injury. There are methods to reduce injury risk, for sure. But the only way to truly avoid running-related injury is simple: don’t run. … Continue reading "Injuries are Inevitable, So Cut Yourself Some Slack"

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Do you remember the Presidential Physical Fitness Test from grade school? If you’re reading this in the U.S., there’s a good chance it brings back memories of having to do … Continue reading "Is Stretching Good or Bad?"

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Life isn’t easy with two perfect eyes. Wonder doesn’t have two perfect eyes. His left eye has no vision; his right is mostly blind–just enough for a sliver of shadows … Continue reading "4 Lessons from a Blind Superdog"

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Running uphill can be pretty darn horrible. The social-media accounts of professional runners (or even normal people with very short memories) may claim that running up steep grades is “awesome” … Continue reading "Tips for Uphill Running"

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Here you are, as some of you must have wondered what I was preparing for with the high volume training right after my TDS race, announcing my next big goal... Typically, I end the season with a few 10Ks such as

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True or False: Injuries are usually predictable and preventable. Coaches David Roche, Ian Sharman, Krissy Moehl, and Shawn Bearden discuss their answers in our ongoing series, Coaches' Corner.

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After registering for his first trail ultramarathon, a 100K in Northern California, Ron Nowland, a consistent runner with several marathons under his belt, began tacking more miles onto his Saturday … Continue reading "Is Your Training Unproductive?"

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Part 2 (of 2) in this extraordinary interview with Dr. Megan Roche. We talk about everything from research to coaching to dysfunctional eating to experiencing joy in a lifestyle of running. Megan Roche is a medical doctor, coach, scientist, book author, and exceptional trail runner.

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Trail runners have all had days, weeks, months, and even years when life seemed to be playing out in fast forward, with no time left for running and training. Top trail runners tend to be busier than average, and still squeeze in the necessary training and running to take podium finishes. Indeed, an abundance of […]

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Let’s start with a thought exercise. Remember: the brain burns a lot of calories, so make sure you have some chocolate ice cream handy to replenish your glycogen stores afterward. … Continue reading "The Body Doesn’t Know Miles, It Knows Stress"

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Develop Trail-Specific Endurance and Resilience With a solid foundation, you already have most of what you need to reach your trail-running potential. Now, it’s about refining your strengths to endure … Continue reading "Developing Trail-Specific Resiliency"

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Meet the incredible Dr. Megan Roche…physician, extraordinary athlete, coach, scientist, and book author.

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DESK TRAINING Many trail runners have to spend eight to 10 hours at a desk each day for work. If that describes you, don’t despair. With some strategic exercises, you … Continue reading "Daily Tips for the Desk Worker"

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Andy Dubois, elite endurance athlete, rejoins The Nation to help us understand training intensity and periodization is important in your training. Andy is one of Australia’s top endurance coaches.  he is an accomplished elite endurance athlete including a top finish at UTMB an other wins.  He has a pedigree of certifications and is always on […]

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Let's be honest, we all have a case of the "I can't be arsed training today because..." The trick, like anything in life is to learn how to work through it. In this article, running coach, Mark Emr discusses how you can do that.

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Does cross training (like biking) help training? —Josh F., Charlestown, New Hampshire Cross training (like biking or swimming or playing aggressive tug of war with your dog) is surprisingly controversial … Continue reading "Ask the Coach: Cross Training"

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No one denies that being mentally strong is a prerequisite for doing well in trail and ultra races — but how many people actually spend time developing mental toughness? Most people think that physical training itself will improve their mental strength. While to a certain degree this is true, as our bodies learn to cope […]

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I recently recorded a podcast with Ian Sharman, Krissy Moehl and Shawn Bearden called Coaches’ Corner. It was enlightening—partially because they all have encyclopedic knowledge of training theory, and partially … Continue reading "A Fast Trail Race Might Not Require Much Speed At All"

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Don and Scott talk about training for Tour Des Geants.  How Bob Crowley and he have created fun and inspiring training programs & outings that have helped get them in shape for this epic event. Marking courses at Bigfoot – heavy pack and long miles with elevation 24-hours at K2 Colorado 14er altitude test Training […]

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In the book Once A Runner, the protagonist Quenton Cassidy goes to the woods of Florida and trains like a freaking monster. Cassidy undergoes the “Trial of Miles,” the time … Continue reading "6 of the Biggest, Hardest Workouts"

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Pacing oneself is really, really hard. I think that difficulty stems from how different the psychological approach to pacing is from the rest of life. Usually, life rewards joyous enthusiasm, … Continue reading "The Art of Pacing Yourself"

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True or False: There’s a minimum volume of running required before adding any structured workouts (such as intervals or hills) becomes more useful than simply adding more volume. Listen to learn what some of the top trail running coaches have to say.

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While it might be ‘winter’ here in Australia, the Northern Hemisphere is enjoying, or rather suffering in some considerable heat right now. Even as I finished my long run last weekend in the depths of the Yarramalong Valley on the Read More ...

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It is no secret that yoga is a fantastic complement to trail running and ideal for overall physical and emotional well-being. The popular, active forms of yoga—Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Bikram, Flow/Core—are … Continue reading "The Yin of Yoga"

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We’ve all set goals for the year, be they new distances, PRs or big peaks. Now comes the hard part: putting in the miles, logging workouts and setting yourself up … Continue reading "Pro Tips for Your 2018 Training"

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