Most people like “free.” If you are one of those and want to either get into running ultramarathons or get better at running them, this is for you. It’s a free webinar, an Introduction to Ultrarunning. The webinar is sponsored by the Ultrarunning Academy, founded by professional ultrarunners and coaches Johnny Hällneby and Ellen Westfelt in 2013. The latest addition to the team is Jënni Jalonen, ultrarunner, adventurer and coach.
On Feb 22 and 26 they will offer a free webinar with useful tips for anyone who is interested in getting started with ultrarunning. It’s an Introduction to Ultrarunning. All the information is there on how to sign up for the webinars. You can choose from either day. In the webinar, they’ll share their best advice to overcome some of the most common obstacles beginners often run into. Contrary to popular belief, becoming an ultrarunner is not all about training hard. During the webinar, we also introduce our coaching program 10 months to ultra and how this program can help you navigate your way into the exciting world of ultra! 10 months to ultra is suitable for aspiring ultrarunners training for a specific goal, or the athlete who wants to use the following 10 months to maximize his or her potential. The program is tailored for distances from 50 miles to 100k.
Together they have several years of experience coaching other athletes towards setting new National Records, as well as new Personal Bests, in a diverse range of ultra-running and endurance departments. They are certified running coaches and, when it comes to their merits, worth mentioning are Johnny’s National Record in 6-day running (880 km) and Ellen’s finishes at UTMB, Diagonale des Fous and Ehunmilak – all 100 mile (160 km) trail races.
I met Jonny and Ellen at the Six Days in the Dome last August in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jonny was running the six-day race. He’s a highly likable guy with a big smile and a fantastic red beard. Ellen was charming and very attentive to Jonny’s needs during the race.
Once again, here’s the link to the webinar for the Introduction to Ultrarunning.