A must watch interview for anyone who works with Ultra-runners or is looking to do an Ultra themselves! Geoff is a PhD from the University of Michigan who studies running biomechanics and physiology, and he is also an elite Ultra runner who just placed 5th at the JFK 50 miler.
We unpack lots of great stuff in the interview including benchmarks for Ultra training, nutrition, recovery, and much more. Check out the show notes below and learn more about how to get in touch with Geoff:
2:11 JFK 50 Mile Race Report
13:38 What are benchmarks and key workouts to prepare for an Ultramarathon
16:23 Geoff’s primary workout that he does Saturdays during a training plan
19:00 How Geoff uses lactate testing to tailor his training paces
24:34 The breakdown of Geoff’s typical training week
29:44 What baseline fitness is needed to start an ultra plan and how long should an ultra plan last
31:30 The fundamentals that Geoff focused on to make him less injury prone during his training plan
40:30 A Fast and Furious Reference about our reserve tank that we can only tap so often
41:13 The psychological aspect of race recovery
43:10 What Geoff eats after an Ultra
43:59 Don’t forget the protein after an Ultra!
45:55 Bread and butter, a classic but so delicious!
47:17 **Day after the race, and what you should do to boost recovery** (a must listen!)
52:43 Listen to what your body tells you, and then wait another two days before running
54:33 How to learn more about Geoff and his work
Twitter and Instagram: @geoffreyburns
Strava: www.strava.com/athletes/geoffreyburns (or search "Geoff Burns")