WHAT DOES RUNNING ULTRAMARATHONS DO TO OUR BODIES?

As reported recently in the NY Times, a recent study concluded that ultramarathoners generally have no more problems than recreational runners, while enjoying the cadiovascular benefits of running.  Older runners seemed to do better with injury-avoidnace than younger runners, which is perhaps due to their comfort with a slower pace.  The bottom line: if you’ve been considering running an ultramarathon, but were concerned about the toll it might take on your body, you might want to consider signing up for a race after all.

To see the complete article, go to:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/what-ultra-marathons-do-to-our-bodies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1

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About horowitzrun

Jeff is a certified running, cycling, and triathlon coach, and is the author of "My First 100 Marathons" (Skyhorse Press 2008) and "Smart Marathon Training" (Velo Press 2011). An obviously addicted runner, Jeff has run at least one marathon in every state and on 6 continents, including marathons in South Africa, China, Bangkok, and Antarctica. Jeff is available for group, one-on-one, and virtual coaching. Options include: 1. Basic Training Plan. This includes a customized training schedule geared towards a goal race, with a detailed running schedule that would include all distances and target times for each workout, including speedwork, tempo, and endurance sessions. 2. Complete Fitness and Race Plan. This includes the plan listed above, plus the non-running workouts and drills that runners need for better overall fitness and performance. You would get strength & core workouts, as well as run-specific training drills and stretches. 3. Virtual Coaching. This includes all of the above, implemented on a week-by-week basis. We review each week's progress at week's end so that adjustments can be made. The program is tailored to suit you right up to race day. It involves more contact, on a weekly or even daily basis. 4. Full Coaching for athletes in the Washington DC area. All of the above, plus a weekly workout together including speedwork, drills, and strength training. 5. Individual track sessions. One-on-one track-based workouts. Contact Jeff for pricing.
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