Training for Ultra Running
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In the 1980s and 1990s a series of training booklets on Ultrarunning were produced by the Road Runners Club to try to satisfy the oft-expressed request of would-be and novice ultra runners for advice on training. This is the best of them.
The booklets were edited by Andy Milroy and featured articles from experienced elite performers. The booklets proved popular selling thousands of copies before going out of print.
Since then there have been several books published which deal with some aspects of ultra running, but none that deal with the whole range of the ultra scene.
It was decided by the Road Runners Club to combine many of the articles from the various booklets and add new material in a new combined book. The advice varies enormously. No two runners are alike.
Ultra training is dictated by many factors - temperament, ability, height/weight, resilience, time available, environment and experience. Runners should extract from the articles those elements they think they can use.
About the Author
Andy Milroy is a world authority on Ultra Marathon running. for over forty years. He was a founder of the International Association of Ultrarunners and later Technical Director, overseeing international championships.
In 1987 he saw there was a need for Ultra training information. Using his extensive contacts he persuaded experienced runners to write articles. The success of “Training for Ultras” was followed by a sequel 'International Ultra Training'
The booklets proved very popular and after numerous re-prints eventually sold out.There has been an increasing demand for the booklets to be re-printed and a move to combine the previous articles, updated with new material.
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