7 articles on Robbie Britton, newbies, women, electrolytes, effort and a training plan

Last updated: 24-Aug-18

By Elsa Trujillo

Our latest selection of articles and videos from the web cover a range of themes. First, we have a short film starring Robbie Britton, one of the top names in ultra running. A Londoner, he now lives in Chamonix to train in the mountains all year long.

We also have a short list of compiled newbie runner mistakes and some great recommendations for female runners thinking of venturing onto the trails for the first time.

We’ve found a great guide on electrolytes and what they actually do, a training coach’s recommendation to keep runs easy and a popular blogger’s reflection on the joy of being able to run.

Finally, from our own archive we’ve selected a great piece where coach Andy Mouncey creates some huge sessions for both the gym and the great outdoors. Enjoy.

Ultra Man
Watch this short video on Robbie Britton’s view on life and running from his home in Chamonix.

Newbie mistakes
Check out if you’ve made these 7 newbie mistakes as complied by Competitor Running. Read them here.

Women in nature
Trail running is an egalitarian sport, but there are certain things that are different for women. Read this Trail Runner magazine article recommendations on iron deficiency, urination, menstruation, menopause, pregnancy, etc.

Electro..what?
If you take electrolytes but you’re not 100% sure what they are and what they actually do. Read this article for a comprehensive guide.

To have or to get
Read this short reflection by one of RunUltra’s favourite bloggers, Dane Rauschenberg on the difference between thinking you have to run a certain distance or acknowledging that you can.

Uphills, heat and altitude
David Roche explores why hard training that includes uphills, heat and altitude is not necessary a positive thing. Read the article.

A great Andy Mouncey training plan
The great Andy Mouncey is back with examples of his hard-complex training sessions both indoors and outdoors. Read them here.

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