Taper Time – What the science says.

If you’re a runner gearing up for a big race, chances are you’ve heard of tapering. Tapering is the process of reducing your training volume and intensity in the days and weeks leading up to a race to help your body recover, reduce fatigue, and perform at its best on race day. But how exactly Read more about Taper Time – What the science says.[…]

Top 5 tips for first timers at UTA

UTA2021 saw more ‘first timers’ join us than ever before and with interest in trail running only growing we’ll certainly be sharing the trails with fresh faces and clean trail shoes this coming May. So what should those new trail runners know about UTA ahead of time? 1) Train, train like you have never trained Read more about Top 5 tips for first timers at UTA[…]

Ultra-trail Australia – Specific Preparation Phase

With a little under two months many Ultra-trail Athletes are glancing at the hourglass watching a passage of sand accumulating at the bottom of the ampoule. It wouldn’t be unusual to respond to the pressure of your looming challenge by hitting the trails harder than ever – but is that really the right thing to Read more about Ultra-trail Australia – Specific Preparation Phase[…]

Dear UTA Runner…

Dear UTA Runner, First of all congratulations, you’ve entered yourself into a beautiful, fun, well-organised and challenging race. Each of the Ultra-trail Australia races having something unique to offer: -The long sustained downhill of Kedumba for the 22 (and 50 and 100) with views up to the 3 Sisters. -The half-marathon of stairs for the Read more about Dear UTA Runner…[…]

Sharpen, Taper and the road to race day

Our 6 tips for where to focus your training and time when there’s less than 2 months to race day, 1) DROP THE BASE The periodised macrocycle approach to training has had us endurance athletes dropping the base long before Skrillex was a thing. Welcome to the Sharpening phase! With 6-8 weeks remaining to race Read more about Sharpen, Taper and the road to race day[…]

Coach or no?

Should you get a coach or will that free programme suffice? This conversation crops up a bit here and it’d be great to say there was one answer that best suited everyone. But there isn’t. We’re all different and there’s loads of solutions out there to choose from.  If you’re making the commitment to run Read more about Coach or no?[…]