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How To Run An Ultra: Module 2

Welcome to the Harrier How To… Run An Ultra Guide. Do you have an ultra marathon in your sights? Whether you’re upping your distance, or training for a more technical mountain challenge, we’ve put together all the tips, tricks, strategies and tools you need in one handy pack.

Welcome to Module 2

In this section we’ll be covering Hydration and Fuelling, Compulsory Kit, Mental Prep and Decision Making.

Hydration Tips for Ultra Runners

Hydration can be confusing for runners at the best of times, let alone during summer or training ultras! We’ve tried to help simplify it with this handy guide. Print it off and keep it on the fridge.

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Grab Your Compulsory Kit

Nothing new on race day! Make sure the kit you take to your race has been tried, tested and most of all - comfortable

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Hydration Options

Safety Items

Mountain Fuel

Making Decisions

You may not realise it but in any race you make hundreds, if not thousands, of decisions. Whilst each decision may seem small, cumulatively they’ll make or break your race.

Read Dan’s blog about how thinking about these in advance can work to your advantage come race day.

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If / Then Strategies

Ronnie explains “If/Then” strategies for ultra running with examples to help you avoid the dreaded DNF!

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Peak & Taper Phase Fitness Goals

If you're asking yourself questions like: 'How long should my longest run be?' or 'How many miles should I run during my taper?', then be sure to check out Ronnie's blog about Peak and Taper phase fitness goals.

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Go To Module 3: How to write your race plan, drop bag tutorial, rules of failure, recovery tips and race reflection!

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