Trail & ultra running Q&A – training worries & adaptions during coronavirus (COVID-19 SPECIAL)

by Apr 8, 2020Advice, Covid-19k Challenge, Home workouts, Poles, Q&A, Training, Ultra1 comment

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS TRAINING TALK TONIGHT – This is the LIVE Q&A show where I answer your trail & ultra running questions. Scroll down for links to useful things I talked about in the show.

Tonight I answered 6 questions from my Patreons who are so generous to continue supporting me during this world health crisis.

All my race and event work and sponsorships have been cancelled or postponed, if you have a secure income please consider supporting me at Thankyou!

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Elliptical trainer, any ultra running benefit?
Race postponed to 2 weeks before another!
Any pole technique virtual classes?
Does anyone else use jeffing for ultra running?
Does running burn or build muscles?
Is the Maffetone method worth adopting?
How am I doing?

Ian Sharman’s excellent ultra training advice
Does running burn or build muscle?
Jeff Galloway Run-Walk-Run method

Recommended running poles Black Diamond Distance Z

How to use running poles tutorial

Running poles review (but a new one is coming with the top 6 soon, stay tuned!)

Need motivation?

Join the Covid-19k Challenge Facebook group or Strava Club to keep active and get support from fellow runners. We are running, walking or cycling at least 19k a week, sticking strictly to the current government and medical guidelines at all times (indoors/gardens if necessary).


Climb 100m up your own stairs

Run or walk 5k at home

20 min leg strength and cardio workout for trail runners (and walkers!)

15 min HIIT home workout for trail runners

Home workout for hilly running

More home workouts for strength, stretch and stability

For a longer warm up 

Remember to cool down and stretch 

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Book a place on my 24-26 April beginner – intermediate trail running training camp here

WGR training camp 2020

Run the 100-mile UTMB course over 6-days from Chamonix with me here!

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1 Comment

  1. OmniRunner

    I’m managing to get out about three times a week. the runs are usually around 5K, but I’m still getting out and getting to know the neighborhood!
    And I’ve started doing a plank or two each evening.