How to Train For an Ultramarathon Without Losing Your Life Balance
If you're looking for ways to go beyond a marathon and achieve your ultramarathon goal...And if you search for solutions to combine dedicated training with work and family without losing your life balance and wasting time on clocking 200 miles per week...Then I guarantee you that this will be the most important letter you'll read this year.
The truth is...
You DON'T have to be someone with special skills or abilities to run an ultramarathon and cross the finish line...
...All You Need to Know Is Which Running Workouts Really Benefit You - Enabling You to Train Stress-free and Ultimately Reach Your Goal!
That's exactly how I tap on my full potential and succeed with top finishes in every ultra race---I've got the results to prove it...and now I'm going to show YOU how to follow a dedicated training routine that goes in-line with your job.
- Marathon des Sables (Sahara Desert): 245K - 39hrs 52mins. - 22nd female
- Baerenfels - Ultratrail (Germany): 65.5K / 41 mi. - 7hrs 09mins. - 2nd female
- Brugg 12-hour run (Switzerland): 103.780K / 65 mi. - 1st female / 3rd overall
- Maennlichen mountain half-marathon (Switzerland): 2hrs 31mins. - 4th female - 3rd age group
- Swiss Jura Marathon (Switzerland): 350K – 44hrs 36mins. - 2nd female
- Jungfrau mountain marathon (Switzerland): 4hrs:12mins. - 26th female
- Belchen mountain run (Black Forest, Germany):11.4 K / 7.1 miles – 1hr 06mins - 4th female - 1st age group
- European Cup ultramarathon (Swabian Alb, Southern Germany): 50K - 4th female - 2nd age group
- Chiemgauer 100 (Ruhpolding, Germany): 100K - 2nd female
Dear Ultrarunner Extraordinaire,
I've been a long distance runner for 18 years. I've made some grand slams and I've failed. Throughout it all I've probably remained the biggest ANTI-case study for running training methods and programmes. I don't do most of the things that other ultra marathon running running experts claim you should do to be successful.
- I DON'T think much of the use of heart rate monitors in ultrarunning
- I DON'T involve myself in running clubs and become dependent on other runners peering up in groups to run together
- I DON'T create fancy and colorful training plans with workouts and descriptions written all over (I always simplify)
- I DON'T refer to a conventional diet as being beneficial in ultrarunning
- I DON'T sign up for races just to tick them off the list and try to become a member of the 'Club-Of-100-Ultras-In-One-Year' (I'm very selective and picky about my races)
Sometimes my training principles look almost too easy to be truly working for ultramarathoners. (The flexible run is one of them). Sometimes there are only four training runs per week. And if at all possible, I try to keep my workouts as simple and easy to follow as possible.
Why some ''general ultramarathon training guidelines'' work great for most runners – and yet never fulfil my needs.
The reason why most runners show lack of commitment when, in reality, they are desperate to run an ultra marathon is that they are always looking to justify their goal, have a ton of commitments and in many cases a partner that lacks understanding. Or because they simply can't imagine fitting all the training into their already busy working schedule and family life.
In other words, they're a little insecure and helpless.When you're trying to tell your partner about your ultramarathon plans and adventures, you often have to jump through a bunch of fiery hoops in order to justify your training and get their 'ok'And there is a distinct reason why this is the case...
1. The average person doesn't lean that far out of the window and is too lazy to follow a dedicated training routine.
2. Your spouse isn't patiently sitting on the couch waiting for the other half to come back after hours of running.
Fact is that your partner wants to spend quality time and feel needed.
How I Suddenly Found an Easy Way to Incorporate Quality Ultramarathon Training With Work and a Family Without Losing My Balance
When I signed up for my first ultramarathon, the Marathon des Sables, four years ago I only had one question in mind: How in the world could I fit in all the training?
I was running a household, taking full care of my two young children and working part-time on my first website. My aim was to keep the balance and find ways to come up with a clever time management and a training plan that would allow me to improve my endurance, speed and overall strength without compromising on the needs and demands I had in the other areas of my life.
Then I asked myself another question: ''What's generally the right preparation for an ultramarathon?'' Are there guidelines that fit distance runners of all ages and abilities?
Desperate distance runners – runners with problems to organise their training around their daily working routine and the demand to meet everyone else's needs – want a structured training plan. Desperate distance runners want a structured training plan because they're caught between a rock and a hard place and they want to get out of it.
Honestly, I wasn't sure at first how I needed to change my previous training efforts and consistency to make sure I could make it to the finish line.
I was experienced with long distance training up to the marathon, but would it be sufficient to run the extra miles beyond a marathon?
I figured that ultrarunning training must differ a lot from marathon training. (Otherwise people wouldn't feel so challenged trying to combine training and job). I read books and magazines and couldn't find answers that made sense to me.
My impression was that most other runners, just like myself, seemed confused about the right ultrarunning training formula. I had enough of reading the same old tips from experts over and over again that I thought were trying to reinvent the wheel the tenth time over.
By setting up a rather conservative plan at first and making significant changes to the most common training methods I quickly figured out what good time management meant for me as an ultrarunning novice.
I entirely focused on quality training which allowed me to free up enough time to spare on other hobbies and my family and keeping a balance in my 'normal' life.
The Great Big Ultrarunning Secret for Making Training a Guilt-free Part of Your Life That's Not Really a Great Big Secret
A few months ago I sat down searching the Internet for ultramarathon races. I was feeling fit, I had been able to train very consistently building up to a good level of endurance and stamina.
The idea of taking on a new ultrarunning adventure thrilled me and within minutes, I had found exactly the race I had been dreaming of: Running 100 kilometres on trails in the German Alps covering thousands of metres of altitude re-awakened my absolute passion for the mountains.
So you can probably guess that I signed up immediately without thinking twice or weighing up the Pros and Cons first! I felt very energized and told my partner about my newly-set goal. He didn't take it as an offense when I went out for long runs and even sat down to map out new and interesting running routes. Often, he surprised me with delicious post-training recovery foods.
The moral of the story...goals generate focus, force you to set up a routine and lead to atttraction.
And that brings me to the really big ultrarunning secret for making training a guilt-free part of your life and that will not cause your spouse to run the other way.
Passionate long distance runners – runners with a goal, motivation and an insane drive – want to accomplish a goal. Passionate runners want to accomplish a goal because they're emotionally charged up by the idea and they want to do well.
So when you want to fit the training around jour job and family, you change the dynamics from being the person who's making excuses to becoming the person who's constantly being admired and thriving on a routine.
That's basically why I can incorporate ultrarunning as part of my lifestyle on a daily basis without a bad conscience. Training is part of my life, my being just like eating, drinking and sleeping is.
And if that logic sounds easy to follow, that's because IT IS.Would you like to learn how to improve and sustain basic endurance and establish a training routine that works around your job and family to keep the overall balance?
Then check out...
How to Train For an Ultramarathon Without Losing Your Life Balance
Before you start thinking that this is a repeat of other "How to best train for an ultramarathon" articles, let me clear the air.
When I originally planned my training for the first ultra marathon many years ago, it was really just a trial-and-error experiment.
You see, I knew that I wanted to create the perfect training plan that would suit not just me but any ultramarathon runner.I also knew that in order to do this and be successful, I would have to figure out how to filter out the essence of the training methods and principles I had tried up until that point.
Even though most experts were suggesting to go for long, slow runs, wear a heart rate monitor, drink cold chocolate(!) for recovery, I knew it wouldn't be possible for me to adapt their ideas.
That's when I sat down and began creating my own ultramarathon training plan with guidelines based on how much time I was willing to invest.
Over the years I've tested my theories in practice. What I have today is basically my final training schedule. After literally years of tweaking the formula, I've found the essence that works pretty consistently AND matches the way I want to live a balanced life as an ultrarunner.
Many runners from all over the world have approached me requesting a detailed training plan. Others were interested in having all the information written in a book.
My ultrarunning coaching services have developed over time and became a fixed staple in my work. And I repeatedly received questions when I would launch a book that contains every important bit of advice and tips for easy access.
The best thing is, since I originally wrote down the essences of successful ultramarathon training for myself, it's NOT some thick book with tons of ideas and 'may-be's' and 150 different ways to train.
Everything contained within my book has worked for me, each and every time I set out to chase another ultramarathon dream. You won't learn how many minutes per mile you should run each time, or on which days to schedule a particular running session.
But you will discover how to understand the right ultramarathon training methods...how to set up a routine incorporating the running sessions...avoiding overwhelm...and still have enough free time to spare.
The hardest part is to define your goal and to make a final commitment when you're engaged in so many other things.
And therein lies the power of How to Train For an Ultramarathon Without Losing Your Life Balance.
This 50-page manual is destined to become your daily reference book and personal guide. But...I don't waste your time with "you can do this" or "you can try that".
This isn't about hard-to-do, bone-breaking training. This is what works. What leads me to reach any ultramarathon goal.
- How to commit to a race NOW and make the first step towards your goal. I'll show how to keep up your focus (Gone are the days of finding excuses for not turning your goals into reality.)
- 5 Ways to switch from couch potato to training animal. These tips help you to bridge the critical half-hour in the evenings when all you want to do is put up your feet and relax (Training is about having fun – LOTS of it!)
- The no-wasting time 'cheaters' technique to manage your running training the easy, creative way. You'll see exactly how to manage your time better and plan your training
- Are you really scared of going beyond a marathon? Discover the methods to overcome those fears and insecurities. (You are only trying to hold yourself back from finding out!)
- What you need to know to keep the life balance as a novice to the sport. I'll guide you through the basics and ways to avoid overwhelm and stress
- The reason why core strength exercises are an absolute must-do. (Promise you won't have to spend hours in the gym!)
- How much training is necessary? This step-by-step guide uncovers the most common training myths AND shows you that less is more
- Incorporating long runs is often problematic. These strategies enable you to train care-free.(You WON'T face complaints from your loved ones anymore!)
- The 11 essential pieces/items of running gear you can't live without. Why high-tech materials are actually inexpensive
- How to increase speed endurance. Learn about the short-and sharp speed workouts that make you faster
- These foods make a significant difference to your training, recovery and race performances. I'll show you which superfoods do benefit you and why minimal changes can have MAXIMAL effects
- 3 Tips for better recovery
- Injuries always come at the wrong time and break you down in the wrong places. These quick-fixes and long-term therapies are foolproof and really work
- What's the right preparation for an ultramarathon? Learn why you divide your training into chunks and which running workouts make up your training plan
- Most long distance runners don't know about the key principles in ultramarathon training. I'll show you the 5 methods that work for beginners (rookies) and advanced ultramarathoners
That's REAL freedom.
This guide isn't about finishing an ultramarathon as the winner...it's about living the ultrarunning lifestyle daily.
In the past four years I can count on two hands the number of days I had to cancel a training run.
Every single day that I wake up , I know I can fit the training around my family and work commitments. I'm even talking birthdays, Christmas, New Years and every holiday in between. Some days I do exactly the session I had planned. Most days I make minor changes.
In reality, I'm like anybody with an ambitious heart and soul. Using my training techniques you can reach your desired ultramarathon goal, even with no prior experience in long distance running.
The training methods and tips work if you are prepared to put your shoes on to take (massive) action.
How to Train For an Ultramarathon Without Losing Your Balance costs $34.95.
The time you waste following the ''traditional'' how-to training methods that only focus on running, will cost you hundreds of hours more time.
I run and coach out of total passion with the deep desire to explore my own limitations.
So I know all about the time and effort it takes to get from A ( the vision) to B (crossing the finish line in awe). It can be a long, rocky path. Brutal.
Now let me ask you a question...How many times have you ended up well past A, still waiting to make that ultramarathon dream come true?
Isn't THAT even more frustrating?
Only to line up at the start line a few months later and realise you've not done enough training, possibly causing you to suffer from bad cramps again. Talk about reality check.
I know not all your training is designed to be a winner. But there are ways you can significantly increase your chances at success. Carefully selecting your races and following a structured training routine is definitely one of those ways.
So before you start thinking that $34.95 is too much to spend on my time-tested advice, I want you to carefully consider the far greater costs and time investments it takes to trust the opinion of a bunch of experts that often aren't even actively engaged in the sport , let alone convince with peak performances and tons of experience.
Maybe you're happy with your existing arrangement.
But if you want to train with real purpose and are willing to thrive on routine out their , then stick with me. I'll show you everything you need to know.
You'll find that you can get started with your training immediately, today. Each page is food for thought. This is a non-sense free zone.
How to Train For an Ultramarathon Without Losing Your Life Balance receives kudos from ultrarunners...
"Hi Anna! Perfect. It is the kind of schedule I most appreciate but never get: great advice and flexibility, allowing me to make educated decisions heading in the right direction. Thank you so much." Mary from New York
"Hello Anna! You did such a fabulous job on this book! It blew me away with all the information included on ultramarathon training. This is a must read for anyone wanting to learn more about ultrarunning training. Thanks again." Jeremy from Cape Town,South Africa
Of course your purchase comes with a full 100% 30-day risk-free, money back guarantee - no questions asked.
After reading How to Train For an Ultramarathon Without Losing Your Life Balance, if you feel that you aren't satisfied with the information, I will gladly refund 100% of the money you paid.
Get a copy 'How to train for an ultramarathon without losing your life balance'. Read it. Put my tips and principles to work.If you don't think it's going to work for you, return it within 30 days and you'll receive a full refund.
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I'm a fair business person who simply wants you to be as amazed with these ultrarunning training methods as I am. If you're not, then it's your full right to request and receive a refund.That's my promise to you.
How to Train For an Ultramarathon Without Losing Your Life Balance is the 'missing link' for working ultramarathon runners.
"Hi Anna. Thanks for putting together such a valuable book. I finally came to understand the essence of quality ultrarunning training. I was able to put all the theory into practice and have started with my training.I finally know why it takes more than pure running training to achieve my goal. With your methods, I believe, my next ultramarathon becomes achieveable as I take your book as my perfect reference guide that I can rely on." Scott from Pennsylvania
Are you ready to finally apply these ultramarathon training principles to train the smart way?
How to Train For an Ultramarathon Without Losing Your Life Balance is a PDF document, so you'll be able to download and read it instantly after your order.Now read the entire manual.
You can begin putting theory into practice immediately. It's a very straightforward process. And it's explained step-by-step.Learn the How to Train For an Ultramarathon Without Losing Your Life Balance methods and create your routine that suits your needs, for the time YOU invest.
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Chapeaux to your success filled days!
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The best feedback always comes completely unsolicited.
"Dear Anna. I was thrilled to read through your book. It contains the best information on ultrarunning that's out on the market. It's precise, easy-to-understand and has helped me so much to create my own training plan following your principles and methods. I have read many books and magazines but none have told me what to consider when I'm planning an ultramarathon in the way that you present everything in your book. It's definitely a winner as you're also someone I can identify with so much. Keep on writing more books!" Monica from Spain
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