All is uneasily quiet, on a road flat and straight, surrounded by wide farming areas. My mind is calculating, how to maintain a pace which is quick enough but one which won’t see me out of energy down the road.
Scrolling across the massive number of articles on strength training for endurance athletes in front of my computer, my head got more and more confused. How many “Top 10 exercises for runners” articles have you seen? Do you recall?
You’ve done a 100km ultra marathon before, how hard could a 70km be? Said the voice in my head, as if stoking coals of Lucifer’s fire. Well, the September 2017 Hakusan Shirakawago Ultra 70km certainly sounded like a fun
Soon after crossing the finishing line at Nobeyama 100k (classic runner’s thing), I was already thinking about Shirakawago that holds a dear spot in my heart, a redemption race sort to speak. This year was my 3rd participation but this
Variables. A race, is a race, is a race. It couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s like saying marathons are all the same. Or that coffee is all the same. Or wine for that matter. Even year on year,
Back in October 2016, Nick C. a veteran Marathoner decided to train for Comrades Ultramarathon. It was going to be his second attempt to finish an ultra distance. Below is his story during the 31 weeks of training leading to