Nick Muxlow is an Australian based ultramarathon and triathlon coach. Journey to 100, Nick’s first book, will teach you how to prepare and train for an ultramarathon, be it your first or your best!
The book explains ultra “basics” such as mental fitness (which, believe me, is a huge part of success in an ultra), technical running terms, and how to fuel for an ultra. The latter is vital information to avoid an unhappy DNF. Nick outlines some running sets (e.g. tempo sessions) and explains why they are an important part of building your overall fitness.
In the section about preparation, Nick talks about all the things, other than training, that you need to do to get to the start line of an ultra and, for me, the practical advice in this section is what sets this book part from others about endurance running. I am pretty sure Nick has anticipated just about every question you might ask – he explains how to negotiate aid stations, what to put in your drop bags and more.
The book concludes with three different training programs so you can pick the one that best aligns with your circumstances. Nick does not delude you into thinking running 100km will be easy but he does give you confidence that if you follow the Journey to 100 program, you’ll cross the finish line and achieve the impossible!
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Journey to 100: How to run your first 100km ultramarathon – and love it
Have you ever wanted to run a 100km ultra marathon? And not just run it, but enjoy it and make it to the finish?But what will it take to improve your ultra running and achieve the results you want?The biggest challenge ultra runners face is not their lack of motivation or determination. The biggest challenge ultra runners face is their lack of preparation and training.Journey to 100 will teach you how to prepare and train for your next ultra marathon, including:How to successfully train as an ultra runner.How to implement specific ultra running principles.How the different elements of ultra running – training, pacing, nutrition, tapering, and more – apply to you.How to invest your training time well and get the best training results.How to have more fun on the trails.By the end of Journey to 100, you will have unlocked an unwavering belief in yourself, and will know at the start line that you will cross the finish line.