During our Holiday #SweatFest, Fit Approach co-founder, yogi, and 9-year ultra running veteran Jamie King shared her best advice for going the distance. What is ultra running? It’s any distance over a marathon, which is 26.2 miles. Most ultra runs are 50K, but some runners go as far as 200 miles. If you’re up for the challenge, watch the full video or continue reading for the highlights.
Shoes: Don’t just buy the pretty shoes! You need different shoes for different terrain. Watch the video for Jamie’s picks.
Watch: Track your progress with a GPS running watch. Jamie likes the Suunto. Read more about her #WatchDreams here.
Headphones: If you enjoy running with music, you need safe, effective headphones. Jamie and the entire Fit Approach team love AfterShokz Trekz Titanium wireless headphones. You can #sweatpink all you want and they won’t slip off. Go to http://sweatpink.aftershokz.com/ and use the code SWEATIES at checkout for 15% off (valid until 12/27).
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There is a difference between everyday nutrition and race nutrition. It’s more than getting your greens. They key is to figure out what works for works for you. Hydrate throughout the day and refuel during your runs with food gels and electrolytes. Learn more about what Jamie eats and drinks in the video!
Training for an ultra run is more than running. You need a strong core and upper body to be successful in your racing, which is why it’s extremely important to cross train. Some of Jamie’s favorite cross-training include strength training and stability workouts with her MostFit Core Hammer and BOSU Balance Trainer. Other advice? You must do two back-to-back long runs during your training.
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You earned your post-race recovery! Celebrate with some of Jamie’s favorite post-race rituals. She loves smoothies, hardboiled eggs, foam-rolling, and YOGA (of course!). What are your favorite ways to recover?
Thanks for tuning in! You can find more highlights from Jamie’s ultra running segment here.