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This article is part of Endurance Planet’s ultrarunning article series. If you have questions, comments or feedback about “Finding the Time to Train”, please leave it below in the comments section… Browsing through the web, you will find no lack of suggested training schedules and programs for practically every type of marathon from the half… read more

This article is part of Endurance Planet’s ultrarunning article series. If you have questions, comments or feedback about “Preventing Quadriceps Injury”, please leave it below in the comments section… You’re going downhill and you’re feeling a little relief despite the fatigue because it’s the last hill of the course. Then the pain in your legs… read more

This article is part of Endurance Planet’s ultrarunning article series. If you have questions, comments or feedback about “The Immune System of Ultrarunners”, please leave it below in the comments section… It has been studied and proven that an average person can boost his immune system with adequate amounts of moderate exercise. So why is… read more

This article is part of Endurance Planet’s ultrarunning article series. If you have questions, comments or feedback about “Tracking Your Training via Points”, please leave it below in the comments section… Documentation is an important part of any training program. The benefits of training, especially endurance oriented workouts, don’t usually become noticeable until after some… read more

This article is part of Endurance Planet’s ultrarunning article series. If you have questions, comments or feedback about “Training on Treadmills”, please leave it below in the comments section… Runners don’t always have the time or opportunity to practice their craft on the roads, trails and other outdoor courses. The weather is not something that’s… read more

This article is part of Endurance Planet’s ultrarunning article series. If you have questions, comments or feedback about “Tapering for Optimal Performance”, please leave it below in the comments section… The taper is more than just a much needed rest after all that hard training. It is a critical period where the ultrarunner must find… read more

This article is part of Endurance Planet’s ultrarunning article series. If you have questions, comments or feedback about “Intervals in Ultramarathon Training”, please leave it below in the comments section… More often than not intervals are narrowly associated with development of leg speed. Perhaps this is due to the fact that it’s short and middle… read more

This article is part of Endurance Planet’s ultrarunning article series. If you have questions, comments or feedback about “Basic Principles of the Lydiard Method”, please leave it below in the comments section… If you’ve been doing a fair amount of reading on marathon training then you must have come across this name Arthur Lydiard. Among… read more

A lot of people visit Maine for the lobster.  On Saturday, July 16, my wife Ruth and I, joined by more than 70 other runners and their friends, traveled in search of lobster all the way to tiny Great Cranberry Island.   We found the lobster, but only after we ran the 5th Annual Great Cranberry… read more

This article is part of Endurance Planet’s ultrarunning article series. If you have questions, comments or feedback about “Why You Need the Long Run”, please leave it below in the comments section… Ask any runner if the long run is the most important session of marathon training and they’ll all likely answer in the affirmative.… read more


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