Want to run an ultramathon, but don’t know where to start?

In this multi-part (4-part? Maybe 5 or 6-part?) Trail Talk series, we’ll explore the ins and outs of training for your first ultramathon, including:

  • Choosing your first race.
  • Ultramarathon training: What to expect.
  • The mental side of running an ultramarathon.
  • Dialing in your nutrition for a 50K or 50M race.
  • The mindset shift from marathon to ultra.
  • Race day, broken down.

And more…

So throw on those earbuds, hit the trail, and get ready for an adventure.

Part 1: Choosing Your Race

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Part 2: Ultramarathon Training: What it Really Looks Like

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Part 3: Training the Mind: The Mental Side of Training for and Running an Ultramarathon

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Check back as the series continues, or subscribe and download on:

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Support for this Series

This series of Trail Talk was brought to you by Discover Your Ultramarathon, the eBook system with training plans, audio interviews, and a 129-page guide to get you through your first 50K or 50 mile ultra.

Pick yours up now at rockcreekrunner.com/ultramarathon.



Author Doug Hay is the founder of Rock Creek Runner, host of the Trail Talk podcast, and fanatical about everything trail running -- beards, plaid shirts, bruised toenails, and all. He and his wife live and run in beautiful Black Mountain, NC.

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2 thoughts on “How to Run an Ultramarathon (A Trail Talk Series)

  1. Thanks! Looking forward to listening! I bought the “Discover” book when it was first offered. Any additions? Did my 50 mi. (skipped over 50k) in Nov. and plan some timed races coming up. Everyone asking about 100. Not sure!l Thanks. B.J. (60 in March)

    1. Hey BJ! Thanks for listening. DYU has several new training plans a few new features, but nothing for the 100 yet.

      Good luck with the 60! That’s awesome!

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