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

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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One Comment

  • I just listened to this episode a few days ago and was a little surprised that ice bags or baths were not mentioned as a recovery for marathons. Most big marathons (down in Florida) over bags of ice for knees, thighs, feet at the finish. And my wife has done the ice bath after long training runs in prep for her 50k last year and 50 miler in March – big help for back-to-back weekends.

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