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How To Run Your First Ultra-Marathon: From 10K to 50 Miles in Six-Months.

How To Run Your First Ultra-Marathon: From 10K to 50 Miles in Six-Months.

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How To Run Your First Ultra-Marathon: From 10K to 50 Miles in Six-Months.

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Nov 24, 2014


How To Run Your First Ultra-Marathon is based on one man's experience of training for a 50 mile mountain race in the Rocky Mountains. Read a full personal account of a first-time ultra marathoner's race, and learn how he changed from a 10K runner to an endurance athlete in just six-months - perhaps the ultimate fitness challenge.
Nov 24, 2014

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How To Run Your First Ultra-Marathon - Craig Palmer

From 10k to 50 Miles


How To Run Your

First Ultra-Marathon

Copyright © 2014 by Craig Palmer

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the author, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, write to the author, addressed Permissions Requests, at the address below.

From The High Country

PO Box 568

Lake City, CO 81235

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For ordering enquiries, please contact the author at the address above.

Printed and bound in the United States of America.

Book design and layout by Craig Palmer.

First Edition

This book is based on the knowledge and experience I’ve gained during my six-month journey from hiker to ultra-runner, and all information is provided in good faith, but I am not an expert of any kind.

The information in this book is meant to supplement, not replace, proper exercise training. It is not a substitute for qualified medical advice. All forms of exercise pose some inherent risks. The author and publisher advise readers to take full responsibility for their safety and know their limits. Before practicing the activities described in this book, be sure that your equipment is well maintained and do not take risks beyond your level of experience, aptitude, training, and fitness. The exercise and dietary suggestions in this book are not intended as a substitute for any exercise routine or dietary regimen that may have been prescribed by your doctor. As with all exercises and dietary programs, you should first get your doctor’s approval before beginning. Reliance on any information provided by the author is solely at your own risk.

Table of Contents


What is an Ultra-Marathon?

Can You Run 50 Miles?

Before You Begin

Friends and Family

Getting Started

Training Schedule




Running Fuel



Race Preparation

Race Day


My Race Experience

Final Thoughts


About the Author


In December 2013, I was snowshoeing along a quiet mountain trail with friends when someone suggested I should enter the local ultra-marathon in the summer. My first thought was that I had never run a regular marathon – not even a half marathon! This had to be a joke. Still, the more I thought about the race, the more

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    Plain and simple - a man's experience about his prep and race. Liked the narration. I wish there were more tips and tricks but I think it is the actual training and participation that teaches us more than any book. Well done Craig!