Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons

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Breakaway Books, Oct 4, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 232 pages
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Ready to Run an Ultramarathon?

When you consider marathons, do you think, "been there, done that"? Like so many others, do you believe that humans were born to run?

Do you seek a new challenge that tests your mental and physical limits? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to read "Relentless Forward Progress" and give ultramarathons a try!

Veteran ultramarathoner and coach Bryon Powell shares insider know-ledge about training, racing, fueling, hydration, and much more. In this guide, you’ll find:

--Daily training plans for races from 50k to 100 miles
--A crash course in how to trail run
--Advice from some of the world’s top ultrarunners
--Proven strategies for race day success
--Useful approaches for running uphill and downhill
--What to look for in ultramarathon gear
--Practical wisdom on speed work
--Cross training ideas for running fitness and recovery
--Tips on running barefoot
--Inspiration to go farther than you’ve ever gone before


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So You Want to Run an Ultramarathon
BacktoBack Long Runs 35
Tapering 51
Using the Training Plans 75
Training for a 50k Race 88
6Trainingfor a 100Mile Race 99
Lifes Crooked Paths 103
WaterElectrolyte Balance by Karl King 127
Dealing with Injuries and Other Setbacks 141
TheAgony of DeFeet143 Blister Prevention by John Vonhof 145
Performance andAcclimation187 Heat Performance and Acclimation
Conclusion 212

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Bryon Powell created and publishes the trail running and ultramarathon site He's a contributing editor for "Trail Runner"and an advisory board members of the American Trail Running Association. He has written for "Outside," "Running Times," "Trail Runner," "Competitor," and "UltraRunning." He has twice placed in the ten at the Leadville 100 and twice won the under-30 age group at the Western States 100.

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