So you want to run an Ultramarathon. It all looks a very long way, doesn't it? It can't be good for you, it can't be fun and surely you have to be some kind of super-athlete to be able to run that far. This book shows that it is a very long way, that it can be good for you, and that you most certainly don't have to be super-human to finish one. It also goes further by inspiring you to get started and by guiding you each step of the way. So, whether you're just curious to know more about this fast-growing global sport or searching for the right answers to your own ultra-running breakthrough, this book will prove as valuable as your favourite running shoes. Includes essential advice on making the transition from marathon or triathlon; strategies for winning the mental battle; keeping your feet intact; maintaining the right fuel intake; how to build strength and endurance and, finally, how to deal with running in the dark.
In 1983 a 17 year-old Andy Mouncey started his first training diary in order to record the results of his first race: A 90 minute outing over the half marathon distance in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. He's been writing and racing ever since. He set the fastest stage times for the Enduroman Arch to Arc Challenge in 2003: A 300 mile sole triathlon linking London and Paris via an English Channel swim. He is an accredited athletics coach, personal trainer and conditioning coach who has been coaching, training and mentoring clients from sport, business and education since 2000.