The Higher Running Ultra Checklist




Distance: Ultra

Goal: Set yourself up for success!

Experience Level: Beginner-Advanced Ultra Running

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As simple as running can be, setting yourself up to run a successful ultra race can require a lot of gear and planning. While we can’t eliminate the gear or the planning, we’ve made this fillable checklist so you can make sure you’ve got everything you need for any race day situation. Additionally, our checklist will give you some training advice so you can start setting yourself up for success well before you even need to taper.

With this checklist, we hope you feel more at ease in the days leading up to the race and confident that you’ve got everything you need to run a successful ultra!

 Special thanks to the Higher Running athletes who helped us make this! 

The Higher Running Ultra Checklist

Why our plans are different

This plan is derived from the theories and practices of the most legendary distance running coaches and exercise scientists from around the world: Arthur Lydiard, Jack Daniels, Renato Canova, and Peter Pfitzinger to name a few. Unlike other “cookie-cutter” training plans that just list mileage and a general pace, this Higher Running plan gives you essential specifics on how to do workouts at the right intensity for the most beneficial training stimuli. Furthermore, it does not follow a strict 7-day cycle (like most competitor’s plans), because at Higher Running we believe some workouts take longer to recover from and adapt to. Therefore sometimes recovery running days are extended and shortened appropriately to give you an ideal boost in fitness. Most other plans do not take this kind of periodization into consideration. Our Higher Running guideline gives you the information you need to make the plan more specific to your needs and the race you’re training for.

We realize that great coaching is both a science and an art – and we’ve used this philosophy (as well as knowledge gained from our own careers as runners) along with experience from coaching many others, to create a plan that emphasizes consistent, smart progression: A true Higher Running™ experience!

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