Ultramarathon Training Resources

Welcome to my library of ultramarathon training resources!

Ultrarunning is where distance running gets weird – it’s less about intensity and results, and more about becoming a crazy endurance monster that can run for hours – nay, days – on end.

Once you step into the world of ultramarathons (an ultramarathon is any run longer than 26.2 miles), the rules change.

You’re running for mind-bending, hallucination-inducing distances. Races become more about simply getting to the end rather than worrying about speed or performance.

More and more, ultras are less about one continuous run – but involve crazy challenges like the 4x4x48 challenge.

And it’s addictive. Running ultras is where I found my passion – the feeling of going out and covering epic distances on foot, pushing your personal boundaries is something simply unforgettable.

Whether you’re looking for a suitable ultramarathon training plan, gear recommendations, or guidance on the best ways to train – we’ve got free resources and guidelines for every ability level.

A great place to start is our free Ultramarathon Training Bootcamp – where I’ll send you essential information about how to train for a marathon over the next few days.

And if you want to really get the most out of your ultramarathon training, check out my Ultra Runner’s Playbook – my extensive online course with hours of exclusive, expert-led video tutorials and downloadables on getting marathon-ready!

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Our Top Ultramarathon Training Resources:

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Ultramarathon Training Guide

If you’re looking for a guide to the essentials of ultramarathon training, check out this article I’ve compiled. It covers all the fundamentals that you need to know about!

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FREE 5-Day Ultra Bootcamp

Sign up for our free 5-day Ultramarathon Bootcamp and I’ll send you exclusive, in-depth training tips and guidance for the next 5 days, straight to your inbox!

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Ultramarathon Training Plans Library

Looking for an ultramarathon training plan? You’re in the right place! We’ve got a large selection of free, downloadable ultramarathon training plans to suit every ability level! Each plan has been road-tested by hundreds of runners, and was designed by me – a UESCA-certified running coach.

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The Ultra Runner’s Playbook

For those looking to get deep into their marathon training, I’ve developed the Ultra Runner’s Playbook online course.

When you enroll, you’ll get access to hours of exclusive video contentdownloadable guides, cheat sheets – and direct access to me to ask questions and discuss any issues !

Useful Gear Guides and Recommended Reading:

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The Best GPS Watches For Ultramarathon Training (updated regularly)

I believe that a GPS device is an essential part of proper distance running training – regardless of your budget or experience, here are my recommendations.

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Ultramarathon Training Runs – Explained

Forget junk miles – here I detail the importance of each different type of training run, and how to make them count in your ultra training journey.

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How To Become An Endurance Monster

My guiding principles for becoming an Endurance Monster – i.e. a successful, happy ultra runner

And Here’s All Our Ultrarunning Resources And Articles: