ATU: Tips for Long Drives Home Post Race, How Much Should You Squat (Safely), Train For Ultras But Still Maintain Short-Distance Speed, Avoid a Nutrition Blow Up During an Ultra, When To Cut Back on Hill Work During Taper, and More

April 11, 2014
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Lucho and Tawnee team up for “Ask the Ultrarunner” and Lucho’s wisdom, with answers to your questions and more:

-Advice on driving home after a marathon/ultra to mitigate DOMS, swelling, and still promote recovery. And also managing fatigue on that long post-race drive.
-Doing 50-mile races as training for a mountain 100M, and/or concentrate on doing higher mileage training at home
-How much should you be able to squat, should you be able to squat your bodyweight, safe squatting advice for max gains, using the 1RM approach, etc
-Best ways to stop boredom in an ultra, especially if MP3 players are not allowed
-Taper mileage/volume and intensity in weeks before an “A” race half marathon
-Running without a beard
-How to train for ultras but still maintain short-distance speed (for 2-mile time trials)
-Feeling sick by mile 75 of an ultra due to nutrition/gut problems – what went wrong and how to do it better next time
-When to cut hill training when tapering for a 100-miler
-and more!

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