#132 - How to train for ultra, an interview with William Sichel

William Sichel is one of the world’s best multiday runners. Now, at the age of 66 he’s completed several 6-day races over 800 k (500 miles) and he’s also finished the famous 3100 mile race in New York. He has a background as a semi-professional table tennis player and already back then, he used unconventional training methods. When he stopped playing table tennis, simply because it bored him, he went into running and ran his first marathon on 2:43. He then ran a 100 k and was surprised that he won this competition, which was also the Scottish Championships. Johnny met William a couple of years ago at a 24 hour competition in London. Since then, William has been Johnnys running coach. Many of the ideas that Johnny uses — on structure, routine and how to create a great plan for a 6-day race, come from William. This episode is a real goldmine for anyone who loves a good advice from a very experienced ultra runner LINKS

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