Record-holder & ultra running coach Marcus Scotney explains what it takes to train for and complete the 250 mile (400km) 8-day Cape Wrath Ultra in Scotland, UK. (Scroll down for links to other useful films and gear we mentioned)
In this episode you’ll find out how Marcus recommends training for this epic wilderness ultra, why he doesn’t recommend doing back to back days or long strength training sessions in the gym. We also talk about what he considers essential kit, the importance of what he calls “Bagmin”, what did he ate as a vegetarian at that time, how hard the navigation is, and how best to manage yourself at camp each night to avoid fatigue, injury and blisters.
Finally he compares Cape Wrath Ultra to the 5-day Dragon’s Back Race across Wales, and other multi-day ultras he has completed like The Coastal Challenge, the Spine Race, the UTMB and almost the Marathon des Sables.
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LINKS TO ALL RESOURCES
Marcus explains fully why he doesn’t do back to back runs in training for multi-day ultra races while mid-way through the Dragon’s Back Race 2017
Marcus’ YouTube channel where he will upload his body strength circuit in the future
Shane Benzie’s technique coaching film
Gurney Goo anti-blister foot cream
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