Part 2: Preparing for your first ultra

Advice from Top Ultramarathon Bloggers


If you’ve ever thought “maybe I could run more than 26.2 miles…” or “How do people even manage to run more than a marathon?” or “Wait… people run 100 miles?!” then welcome to our educational series on making the leap to an ultramarathon. This is a popular, albeit intimidating topic, so we rounded up the top ultrarunning bloggers to answer common questions and share their knowledge about ultra races. 

In part one of this series our expert ultra runners addressed the most intense part of their first ultra marathon – what was most challenging, difficult, or unexpected. In this piece, we asked these ultra runners to tackle some of the most common myths and stigmas surrounding ultra running.