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Ep 9: Endurance Training for Ultra Marathons

Building aerobic endurance, moving up from marathon to ultra-marathon distances, and training approach to ultra running

Aditi Pandya

2 minutes read

In this episode we talk about the various aspects of endurance training. Endurance running in general refers to ultra marathons. The most common ultramarathon distances are 50K, 50 miles, 100K, 100 miles, or a multiday run. We dwell on various aspects of - improving aerobic capacity, if there is any role of nature in conquering the distance, and how to prepare for an ultra marathon.

Guest for this episode is Anjali Saraogi. Anjali is a known runner in the marathon and ultra marathon circuit, she has participated in 12 marathons and 7 ultramarathons.

Anjali has represented India in the - 100k world and Asia Oceania Championships, and is awarded the ultra runner of year award by Athletics Federation of India for the year 2018 and 2019. Anjali holds the fastest time for an Indian female at the Comrades Marathon.

Here are some of the articles and podcast episodes related to the topics discussed in this podcast.

Recover to Perform - One of the important parts to avoid overtraining is getting better at recovery. Recovery is a science by itself and this article summarizes all the recovery strategies.

Importance of Running Form - covers the importance of running form, how to improve your running form performance, efficiency and injury prevention.

VO2Max - Infographic on VO2Max

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