If you've ever listened to our podcast, No Meat Athlete Radio, you probably already know that Doug Hay and I are both ultrarunners, with several 100-milers, lots of 50-milers and 100K's, and a bunch more 50K's between us...
...but that neither of us was very good at running when we started out.
When I was a kid, I always DREADED the mile run in gym class. I quit several sports teams simply because I hated the running. And when I finally did get motivated to become a runner, my first marathon took me close to 5 hours.
Doug's background isn't so different from mine. Although he's far surpassed me as an ultrarunner — finishing some of the toughest 100-mile courses out there and even winning a 24-hour race — there was a time when I had to convince him he could finish an ultra.
Doug is now a USATF-certified running coach who specializes in helping his clients tackle the ultra distances from 50K on up to 100 miles. He's vegan, just like me, and because of all this, he was the perfect fit to continue our No Meat Athlete tradition of creating easy-to-follow "Roadmap" guides... and that's how the Ultramarathon Roadmap was born.
Simply put, the Ultramarathon Roadmap is everything you need to get your ultra finished, and nothing you don't. It's years of ultrarunning experience, distilled down to the very most important concepts, and made into a step-by-step training plan to get you across the 50K or 50-mile finish line, injury-free and with a smile on your face.
Here's a sampling of what's included: