7 articles on healthy food, strong minds, heat and pregnant running

Last updated: 19-Jul-18

By Elsa Trujillo

Well, here it is, our latest selection of running related articles from the web. This week we have articles on healthy fridges, mental habits for successful runners and an encouraging piece to make the most of the heat and incorporate it to your training. We also have tips for ultra newbies and tips for finding running grounds in unfamiliar territory. Finally, a personal account about running while expecting and what to do if you are suffering from Plantar Fasciitis. Enjoy.

Runner, what’s in your fridge?
Ultra runners need a lot of food. Run through this food checklist by nutritionist Kyla Jones to see if you have all your energy needs stored in your fridge. Read the article.

Strong mind, strong runner
Gearing up to your next ultra marathon experience? Adventurer Jamie Maddison has 7 mental habits to help you in your next ultra run. Find them here.

Train in the heat
If it’s hot where you live or you’re going somewhere where it will be, read these recommendations to take advantage of the heat and improve your ultra training.

You too can run an ultra
Will ya or won’t ya? If you’re thinking about signing up to your first ultra read these five tips to help you on your way.

Running on holiday
Finding a place to run in unknown territory is not always easy or safe. Read these five tips to get the most out of your trip away.

Running when pregnant
Ultra runner Alyson Allen shares her approach to running once she found out she was pregnant. Read the article here.

Funny feet?
This week our RunUltra article selection is about Plantar Fasciitis and how to deal with it. Read the recommendations here.

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