Recovering from multi-day running
One of the best things about a solo, multi-day run over hundreds of miles is that there are no rules or handbooks. There isn’t an Idiot’s Guide to a multi-day ultra. You do your training; you decide if you are ready or not and you live with the outcome. It is an adventure in every sense. But the corollarly of this is that there are no guides to the best path to recovery. If there is...
Coping mentally with a multi-day ultra
This post started as some thoughts on winter training but I realised that running in grim winter weather is not only an extra physical work out, it also helps with focus and a bit of resilience. So I started to think about what else helped me cope mentally with the task of running hundreds of miles on a multi-day hill run. I didn’t set out with a plan for mental training. There aren’t...