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Knowing how to prepare for an Ultra Trail is important, but it is even more important to know how to evaluate your level of preparation and if you are really ready to face a race that lasts many hours or days!

There are at least three good reasons:

  • you will be more confident of being able to succeed in cutting the finish line
  • there is still time to finalize the last things
  • in the event of a very negative outcome, because perhaps there are reasons that have slowed down your preparation, there is time to postpone the challenge.

But let’s get to the key training, for which you are so curious to read up to here. It is a test training and as such you need to put yourself in the best possible conditions before setting off.

It is advisable to performe this training 4 weeks before your Ultra Trail to have time to recover well. We also recommend that you take 2 days off from running before starting.

The training takes place in mountainous areas on 3 full days, Friday-Sunday, or another three consecutive days that you choose based on your commitments:

  • Friday – lunch time: 7k / 700m+ walking fast using poles
  • Friday – evening: 30k / 1600m+
  • Saturday: 55k / 3800m+
  • Sunday morning: 40-42k / 2000m+ race pace with faster2nd half

On days 2 and 3, you can take the opportunity to do the final test of your nutritional scheme and your equipment, but also to fine-tune the most efficient race pace according to the distance

At the end of the training, in the following 2-3 days, we recommend that you resume gradually, dedicating yourself first to rest, swimming and cycling.

Would you like more tips? Contact us here:

Or, take part in the Trail Camp Mont Blanc 27-30 July  with an organized group 

4 days 27-30 July: Read here

2 days 29-30 July: Read here

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Cristina Tasselli

Digital Strategic Marketing Director - certified Innovation Manager - in multinational companies, she is still today the only Italian female athlete to have ran 900 km and 55,000m D+ in the mountains in a single stage race (Transpyrenea 2016, 3rd women overall). She counts numerous Podiums and international Victories on races over 100k. She holds a SNaQ CONI certification as a Trail Running Coach, Athletic Trainer and in Nutrition and Sports Supplementation. Since 2014 she is President and sports executive of innovative technology startups and companies, including Trail Running Movement and Digital Sport 360. She trains elite trail running athletes and she teaches in trail running coach certification courses. She is an author of sports articles on training, nutrition and supplementation in trail running and running, both in Italian and in English and Spanish. She manages relationships and collaborations with Federations and Race Organizers.