You’re going to spend a lot of time ascending during any mountain run (especially Skyrunning events). See my latest article on TheLongRun for tips on how to improve your climbing for your next race (link here).
Do you like to race? For many, races are the highlights of their running calendar. While pushing too hard, too frequently can lead to burn out, strategically timed shorter races can assist your build up towards an ultramarathon. See my latest article on the Mile 27 blog to learn more (link here).
While previously I have always sat back for the first kilometre (or so), this year I found myself in the lead as soon as we crossed the bridge and began the road ascent. It was going to be boom or bust!… Read More Kawerau King of the Mountain
Unfortunately my 2016 run at the Surf Coast Century didn’t go nearly as well as it did in 2013. Tom Brazier had a similar experience and we wrote about what went wrong for Ultra168 (link here).
I recently wrote an article to assist with training for the Hounslow Classic for Skyrunning ANZ (link here) and an article on how to execute the race for Ultra168 (link here).
For the first 25km I was feeling great and was right where I wanted to be. But then the wheels fell off and my race deteriorated as I became dizzy and began to stagger.… Read More Buff Epic Trail – Skyrunning World Championships
This was exactly the sort of moment that I’d been mentally preparing myself for; 65km down, 35km to go, Yun and I both hurting, both pushing, neither wanting to be the first to slow.… Read More Ultra Trail Australia