The UltraMarathon Need-to-Know Guide

Running your first ultramarathon is a terribly great commitment to make to yourself.
It’ll hurt you in ways that you didn’t know running could hurt you and it will force mental fortitude that you didn’t know you possessed. Overall, regardless of how prepared you are physically or logistically, it is likely to be one of the most difficult things that you ever embark upon. The constant metronome of your feet hitting the ground will cause more unravelings in your body than most people are comfortable dealing with. Now is a good time to stop thinking of yourself as “most people.”

What’s inside

Host and endurance athlete Rick Alexander shares his secrets for a successful ultramathon.

  • Everything you Need-To-Know
  • Training Tips
  • Game Day Checklist

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Recommended Ultrarunning Gear

Shoes

Altra Men’s Lone Peak 3.5 Running-Shoes

Altra Men’s Olympus 2 Trail Running Shoe

Altra Men’s Torin 2 Running Shoe

Shorts

The North Face Men’s Better Than Naked Short 5″

Lululemon – Pack ‘N Dash Short 

Hydration Packs

Ultimate Direction PB 2.0 Adventure Vest

Ultimate Direction AK 2.0 Race Vest

Poles

Black Diamond Distance Z Z-Poles

Dry Bags for Aid Station

ZBRO Waterproof Dry Bag with 2 Pockets, Padded Straps and Reflective Stripe

Supplements

Lionheart Refuel

Creatine Coffee

NOW Beta-Alanine 750mg

Sportlegs SportLegs Supplement

SaltStick Caps, Electrolyte Replacement Capsules

TUMS Extra Strength Assorted Fruit Antacid Chewable Tablets

HumanN Beetelite – Beet Root Powder – Nitric Oxide Booster