7 articles on sprinting, injuries, mental stamina and multi-stage running

Last updated: 19-Jul-18

By Elsa Trujillo

Running has been high on the news agenda in the last few weeks. The Marathon des Sables, and then the start of road marathon season with London, Madrid, Boston, Rome and Vienna, have been making headlines. To keep you up to speed, we’ve trawled through the web to bring you our regular selection of articles on trail and ultra running.

Injuries suck
Now that is an understatement. Runners do their best to avoid them but when they happen there are ways you can make the most of your time off the trail and concentrate on refocusing your mind and your efforts to become a better runner. Read the article here.

What athletes can teach us about productivity and perseverance
What do you know? You’re not just good at running very, very long distances, read this article to find out how you also excel at productivity and perseverance. It’s not in the legs, it’s in the mind.

Uphill sprinting gives edge to long distance runners
At RunUltra we love bringing you studies and research on our favourite subject. Here’s an article on how sprinting uphill and interval training can improve your ultra running chances. Read the article here. Run long and prosper.

How things have changed in running
Simon O’Hagan from The Independent reflects on how the landscape of running has changed in the last 30 years from a time when a marathon was the final distance goal to the ever-growing myriad of ultra running events around the planet. Read it.

Craziest marathons in the world
April generally marks the opening of the season for world class marathons around the world. If you know any runner who’s done any of these crazy marathons you can tell them, it’s time to move on up into ultra distance running. And RunUltra is the place to do that!

Top tips for better multi day running
Following the latest edition of the Marathon des Sables, RunUltra regular, Ian Corless, has put together his top tips on how to best survive a multi-day running event.

No more sand in your shoes?
Did you run the MdS 2016? If you did or you didn’t because you couldn’t but you wanted to, we bring you a list of our favourite desert runs in case you’re missing the heat, the sand, the wind and the thirst. Read our list of favourite desert races around the globe.

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