This book is the answer for the growing number of runners interested in going beyond the standard marathon and taking their running to the next level. Using the tactics that have made her one of the top female ultramarthon runners - with more than 100 races and 46 female wins - author Krissy Moehl will help new ultramarathon runners get across the finish line of their first 50-kilometer, 50-mile or 100-mile race.
This detailed, yet flexible training plan offers everything a runner needs to successfully complete their first ultra. It is built in phases - including a base phase to bulk up mileage, a hills and strength-training phase, a speed phase, an endurance phase and a fine-tuning phase. Along the way readers will cross train, have built-in recovery time and track everything from calories burned to sleep and heart rate. In addition to training, Moehl will help readers pick their first races, assemble their support teams, buy gear and get adequate nutrition.
In her 13-year career, Moehl has run more than 100 races. She has 46 female wins and 2 outright wins. When Moehl isn't racing, she serves as a coach for people who want to run ultramarathons. Her positive, encouraging attitude, deep knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport will make sure that readers train right and have fun doing it.
About the Author
Krissy Moehl is an ultramarathon runner and coach. In her 13-year career, she has run more than 100 races. She has 46 female wins and 2 outright wins. Moehl was the first female to finish the Patagonia International Marathon (2013), Squamish 50-Mile (2013), Ultra Trail du Mont Fuji (2013), Mt. Masochist 50-mile (2012), Otter African Trail Race (2012) and several others. Moehl blogs about her running at KrissyMoehl.com. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
"Krissy is the ideal person to guide and encourage you towards your first ultra. Her book will give you the support you need so that you can enjoy each step of your journey." --Lizzy Hawker, five-time Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc champion and author of RUNNER
"Krissy brings a level-headed approach to a bombast sport. If I could trust one person to guide me toward my goals, it would be Krissy, no question." --Jenn Shelton, previous 100-mile trail record holder
"There is no one I'd trust more to advise me about running than Krissy Moehl. Personally, professionally and athletically, no one is more accomplished and revered." --Christopher McDougall, author of bestsellers BORN TO RUN and NATURAL BORN HEROES
"I've known Krissy since she first hit the trails and she has been attacking them with grit and grace for over a decade. Follow in her footsteps!" --Scott Jurek, ultramarathon champion, bestselling author of EAT AND RUN
"Krissy Moehl is one of the most successful ultra runners on the planet, male or female; so it is fitting that she has written a book to help the rest of us gain insight into her training methods and philosophy. A recommended read for anyone looking to get into the sport." --Ewen North, Director and Head Coach of Revolution Running
"Krissy Moehl knows what it means to take the road less traveled, and the difference this had made in her life. Stepping into these pages opens an invitation to join the ultra running community, and to look more deeply into yourself - what you are made of and what you can do." --Kristin Armstrong, Contributing Editor for RUNNER'S WORLD magazine, author of MILE MARKERS and a mother of three