Running 4 marathons in a row? easy !

 Running 4 marathons in a row? easy !


How about going for a Sunday morning jog in Sherbrooke and finishing the run in Montreal after 25 or 30 hours? This is a good idea of ​​what an Ultra Marathon is. With distances of 50 km, 80 km, 100 km and ultimately 160 km, this discipline includes all races longer than the traditional marathon of 42.2 km.



Don't improvise the super-marathon who wants to. Good physical preparation is essential in addition to having the equipment, nutrition, and support staff for the Thunder. With all these elements and good rigorous training, you can possibly become a super athlete.


Most marathons take place over trails and in the mountains and forests, although some take place on the road. One of the attractive aspects of the Ultra is that each course will be very different in terms of terrain, altitude gain, and difficulty. All these aspects should be considered when choosing your event in order to prepare adequately in terms of training.


About training, it requires a good deal of hours per week over a minimum of six to twelve months. Setup starts with a moderate amount of mileage, based on experience and fitness level at the time you start setting up. Training volume will be increased by 5-10% per week. Then, the following weeks will consist mainly of outings aimed at developing aerobic abilities. These weeks aim to have the runner run "comfortably" for about 3 to 4 hours. Approximately four months prior to the event, high intensity training will be added to the approximately 15-20 hour training week at this stage in preparation. for all exercises,


While training is very important, other aspects of a marathon are likely to be even more important. This includes feeding, equipment used and the composition of its "crew" or support team. Nutrition is very important. Even professionals who move internationally are not always able to succeed at this level. Failure to develop or follow your nutritional strategy during the event can lead to serious digestive issues and possibly DNF (unfinished) appearing next to your name in the results. No, no one wants


 DNF. During training, it is important to test your nutrition and gradually accustom the body to performance and digestion at the same time. It is clear that it is possible to extract energy from one's own fat reserves, but this option will not be optimal in the long run. After that, the materials used should not be neglected. A super runner will run for 4 to 35 hours depending on the race. It is therefore essential that you remain comfortable with appropriate clothing and light equipment that has been


 previously tested in training. The equipment the runner will carry varies according to the distance and race chosen. This typically includes a water jacket with pockets that can accommodate a runner's feed, an evening headlight, warmer clothing and other items one would not want to use such as a survival blanket, whistle, or bear bell. The various events have a list of mandatory equipment that must be respected if you cannot start the race. Finally, for longer events, the runner may be entitled to form a



 team that he can support during the race with a dedicated fueling station containing his favorite food, dry clothes and, above all, moral support. Now you can see that the Ultra world is a very special world and requires a great preparation. A runner can have the right to have his own team that can support him during the race with a dedicated fueling station containing his favorite food, dry clothes and above all, moral support. Now you can see that the Ultra world is a very special world and requires a great


 preparation. A runner can have the right to have his own team that can support him during the race with a dedicated fueling station containing his favorite food, dry clothes and above all, moral support. Now you can see that the Ultra world is a very special world and requires a great preparation.


For my part, I discovered this sport in recent years with my growing passion for endurance sports. 4 years ago I started running and quickly made my way to longer distances than road running. I did a lot of half marathons and marathons in my first two years in the sport. Then I ran a triathlon and ran the Ironman de Mont-Tremblant in 2018. However, even though I was proud of my accomplishments, I


 knew my body could go above and beyond. I wanted to see where I could go with just my legs and head. That's when I discovered the superworld. It was a way for me to set goals that fit what I wanted to achieve in this major. Plus, it was a golden opportunity to combine three of my passions: running, endurance sports and nature. I have always been fascinated by the power of the mind and have always wanted to put myself to the test and see where the real limit is, if there is one.



Running for several hours can seem almost impossible and that's what I like about the ultras. Rest assured, walking or hiking is common at these events to conserve energy, especially in climbing. However, I assure you, the strength of the mind is greatly tested many times during such an effort. If the sport piques your curiosity and you feel capable of such a challenge, the world of movement can help your progress toward that finish line. It is very important not to increase the running volume too


 much, because injuries will be at the time of the interview. There is a healthy twist in running, with the marathon starting, then shorter distances from the ultras. For my part, I started in 2019 with 55 km and ran in 2020 for 80 km. I am currently preparing for the legendary 160km run at Bromont Ultra on October 10-11. One thing is for sure, this sport requires a significant investment of time and willpower. On the other hand, the adventures continued, the friendships formed in the Ultra micro world and the


 amazing landscapes are as fun as crossing the finish line. It is a sport in which progress is more important than the end goal, a progression in which we become not just a better runner, but a better version of ourselves. You have to learn patience and listen to your body as well as respect the nature that surrounds you, because the mountain is unforgiving. I am currently preparing for the legendary 160km run at Bromont Ultra on October 10-11. One thing is for sure, this sport requires a significant


 investment of time and willpower. On the other hand, the adventures continued, the friendships formed in the Ultra micro world and the amazing landscapes are as fun as crossing the finish line. It is a sport in which progress is more important than the end goal, a progression in which we become not just a better runner, but a better version of ourselves. You have to learn patience and listen to your body as well as respect the nature that surrounds you, because the mountain is unforgiving. I am currently



 preparing for the legendary 160km run at Bromont Ultra on October 10-11. One thing is for sure, this sport requires a significant investment of time and willpower. On the other hand, the adventures continued, the friendships formed in the Ultra micro world and the amazing landscapes are as fun as crossing the finish line. It is a sport in which progress is more important than the end goal, a progression in which we become not just a better runner, but a better version of ourselves. You have to learn patience and listen to your body as well as respect the nature that surrounds you, because the


 mountain is unforgiving. The adventures, friendships that have grown up in the tiny world of Ultras and the wonderful landscapes are as fun as crossing the finish line. It is a sport in which progress is more important than the end goal, a progression in which we become not just a better runner, but a better version of ourselves. You have to learn patience and listen to your body as well as respect the nature that surrounds you, because the mountain is unforgiving. The adventures, friendships that have


 grown up in the tiny world of Ultras and the wonderful landscapes are as fun as crossing the finish line. It is a sport in which progress is more important than the end goal, a progression in which we become not just a better runner, but a better version of ourselves. You have to learn patience and listen to your body as well as respect the nature that surrounds you, because the mountain is unforgiving. But


 a better version of ourselves. You have to learn patience and listen to your body as well as respect the nature that surrounds you, because the mountain is unforgiving. But a better version of ourselves. You have to learn patience and listen to your body as well as respect the nature that surrounds you, because the mountain is unforgiving.

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