The Long Day

THE LONG DAY One week today, Ultra X Jordan 2019 com­pet­it­ors will be tack­ling the long day, a mid-week 70km battle with the sand, the heat, and them­selves. For an insight into how they’ll be feel­ing before set­ting off, check out the fol­low­ing mem­oir from one...

Fuel­ling A Multi-Stage Ultra for Vegan Run­ners

FUELLING A MULTI-STAGE ULTRA FOR VEGAN RUNNERS Run­ning multi-stage ultra mara­thons often means being self-suf­fi­cient for days at a time. Freeze-dried or dehyd­rated food is there­fore a neces­sary com­pon­ent of the multi-stage adven­ture. Light­weight, easy to...

How to train for run­ning hills on the flat

How to train for run­ning hills on the flat Wheth­er you are pre­par­ing for a race in the moun­tains or not, one of the easi­est and fast­est ways to improve run­ning form is to include reg­u­lar hill work in your train­ing. Run­ning against an incline forces muscles...

Intro­du­cing: The Ultra X 125 Series

Intro­du­cing: THE ULTRA X 125 Series Standby for some very excit­ing news. Ultra X was foun­ded with the aim of mak­ing multi-day racing access­ible to all. Today, we extend that concept with the launch of the Ultra X 125 Series. We want to offer the unfor­get­table...

Tem­plate Nutri­tion Plan for a Multi-Stage Ultra

TEMPLATE NUTRITION PLAN FOR A MULTI-STAGE ULTRA With two of our biggest races of the year just around the corner — Ultra X Jordan and Ultra X Mex­ico — many of those com­pet­ing will be start­ing to think about their race week nutri­tion plan. Wheth­er your goal is to...

Which recov­ery meth­od is for you?

which recov­ery meth­od is for you? A com­mon short­com­ing we find among the ultra mara­thon pop­u­la­tion is the lack of focus on appro­pri­ate recov­ery and rest. To suc­ceed dur­ing a multi-stage race, being able to go again is one of the most import­ant factors...

How to Pre­pare for Racing at Alti­tude

Ultra X Mex­ico takes place in the beau­ti­ful Cop­per Canyons, home of the legendary Rara­muri people made fam­ous in Chris­toph­er McDougall’s book Born to Run, for our com­pet­it­ors this Novem­ber a ser­i­ous chal­lenge will be the alti­tude. The race starts at...

Run­ning with the Rara­muri

run­ning with the Rarámuri The stage is set for Ultra X Mex­ico to be one hell of a race. Tow­ing the start line are a host of world beat­ers from across the globe- Jason Sch­larb, Meredith Edwards and Gedi­m­i­nas Grini­us, to name a few. How­ever, defend­ing...

Pre­par­ing for Ultra X Jordan

Pre­par­ing for ultra x jordan You may remem­ber back in May Ultra X partnered up with the Nation­al Run­ning Show, Inner­Fight, Tobi­as Mews and MyRaceKit to offer two lucky people the prize of a life­time — Ultra X entry to Jordan, train­ing and much more! Last...