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To successfully finish an ultra, you need to learn how to fuel for the event. Yes, I know that the low-carb runner Michael McKnight has shown that one can run 100 miles without calories. However, I don’t recommend trying to crush your first ultra on zero calories. Instead, you should focus on fueling early and …

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“I feel tearful” was the last message I sent to my girlfriend before I made my way to the starting area of the 24-hour German Championships. I was emotional. It was my first 24h race. Plus, my period also set in just one day before. On top of that, I experienced severe tummy pains just …

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Us runners love our carbs. And for a good reason. Carbohydrates are the preferred fuel for endurance exercise that is anything above leisurely pace. Many of us runners are also familiar with the dreaded bonk – also known as hitting the wall. Bonking describes the point when your body runs out of available muscle glycogen …

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I have always been an early morning runner. When it’s still dark outside, and only the sounds of a lonely blackbird and the whistling of tree branches disrupt the eerie silence, I lace up my running shoes. Coffee has been my fuel of choice for the longest time. What’s been missing? Calories. I ran fasted …

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Every runner has their favorite type of workout. For me, it’s fartlek runs. For others, it may be interval sessions or the weekly long run. However, very few runners will cite recovery runs as their favorite workout types. In fact, recovery runs may be one of the most underrated workouts in a recreational runner’s arsenal. …

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I fell in love with running in my 20’s. At that time, I was an exchange student in South Africa and wanted to lose weight. It wasn’t long before I discovered running’s powerful positive effects on my mental health. My relationship with my body changed from self-criticism and fault finding to one of thankfulness and …

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When I got interested in ultrarunning, I started to think about how to fuel myself during a run. Before stepping up to ultradistances, I hardly considered eating during my runs a necessity. I also raced half-marathons and marathons on nothing more than water. Foolish, I know. Today, I know better and include a source of …

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