Marathon Speed Training for Ultramarathoners

January 7, 2014 | By | 9 Replies More

I’ve been doing some informatvie (at least I hope they are informative), “Training Talk” videos on my YouTube channel, Vo2maxProductions.

Here is the latest Training Talk (it’s quite long), where I rant about how marathon speed training can help ultra marathon performance – AND how to move up to an ultra if you’ve already been racing at the half marathon to marathon distances:


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2-time Olympic Trials Qualifier, Mountain runner, Author of "Running For The Hansons," trail runner, videos for Vo2max Productioins, LLC.

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  1. Jason H. says:

    Thanks for the tips.

    BTW – The longer hair is a better look. Looks good.

  2. SageCanaday says:

    Hey thanks! Really appreciate the feedback!

  3. Darryl says:

    Hi Sage, thanks for the great training videos! I now understand the techniques, but I don’t understand how to fit them together into a plan – can you recommend a good reference/book/site to use as a starting point? Alternatively, is something you’d cover as part of your email coaching consultancy? Many thanks.

  4. Luis says:

    Thanks for sharing such a great background.
    Regards from Colombia.

  5. SageCanaday says:

    Hey thanks for the support! Putting all the ingredients together into a plan is the real art of coaching…Daniels Distance Running Formula and Pete Pfitzinger’s Advanced Marathon Training are two of my favorite books for marathon training and shorter events. For ultras it’s realy mixed bag. I can help out a bit with a Coaching Consultations and provide a general framework of a sample plan (but not a full plan) for $25. Good luck!

  6. SageCanaday says:

    Thank you for the support! I wish you the best in running.

  7. Darryl says:

    Many thanks 🙂

  8. Mike and Max says:

    Hi Sage,
    My son (10) and I are fans of yours. Congrats on a great year and the informative blog. Are you going to be returning to Ithaca for the Cayuga? I’m still trying to figure out how to train for the endless steps up the waterfalls.

    Best of luck in 2014,

  9. SageCanaday says:

    Hey Mike,
    That is great to hear! Thanks for the support! I probably won’t be in racing the CT50 this year because there are a couple other races I want to focus on this June. It was a really fun experience last year and I’ll really miss Ithaca.
    Best of luck with your running and everything in 2014.

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