How to Get Into Ultra Running: Things to Consider Before Starting Out

Whether you’re an avid exerciser or you spend most of your days as a couch potato, you might’ve heard of ultrarunning at one point or another. That said, even if you’ve heard of it, you might not really know what Ultra Running is.

So what is ultrarunning? In essence, it’s the competitive running of long distances, sometimes also called ultramarathoning.

You might be wondering, just how far are these long distances? Generally, anything that goes beyond the standard 26.2 miles of a marathon is considered an ultrarunning event. However, any ultrarunner could tell you that the shortest distance they run competitively is 50 kilometers or 31.07 miles.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, keep reading below! We’ll go over exactly how you can get into ultrarunning with relative ease.

How to Get Into Ultra Running

Unfortunately, unless you’re an athletic marvel, ultrarunning isn’t something someone can just start doing. Running a minimum distance of 31.07 miles is not easy, and some serious training has to be done in order to ensure you’ll be able to complete the race without injury.

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