Training For Ultra

Training For Ultra - Ultra Running Stories From the Middle of the Pack

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I couldn’t run a single mile.  I was overweight with high blood pressure and cholesterol levels off the charts.  Stress was ravaging my body and my life. Sparked by my father’s brush with death, it was necessary for me to change everything.  First defining my diet I began to shed pounds and tried lacing up my running shoes for the first time in years. I ran a mile, another mile, then more. I decided to take on the goal of running an ultramarathon.  

Through sharing this detailed account of my first three years of running from the middle of the pack, I hope to show you that you can accomplish even greater goals than you may think.  I found that the experiences of training for ultra are as rich and fulfilling as the race event itself. Here is my story of pursuing ultramarathons, how I transformed myself, and how you can become a runner and even an ultramarathoner too.

“Life is better if you’re a runner! We all have the ability to transcend and push our own limits to find out what’s possible. This is what Rob captures in his book.”

~Camille Herron, Comrades Champion and World Record Holder

“It’s been great to have people like Rob and Training For Ultra to allow the community to better connect, tell those stories, and draw inspiration from each other.”

~John Kelly, Barkley Marathon Finisher and World Record Holder

“Rob is the ultra community’s story teller. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Rob through his podcast. His stories are raw, honest and exemplify the ultra running community’s passion and enthusiasm for the developing sport.”

~Anna Mae Flynn, Elite Trail Runner

Running Biography

Rob Steger was born in Columbus, Ohio. He started running in 2015 when his father had a major health scare.  After losing weight, Rob decided to take on the goal of running an ultramarathon, even if he was unable to run a single mile. Taking one photo during each training run, people began to follow the journey, and Training For Ultra was born. Since then, Rob has finished 18 ultramarathons, including the Moab 240. He hosts the podcast Training For Ultra, an iTunes Top 100 rated outdoors podcast. Rob is a self-proclaimed "middle of the pack runner at best" and loves the trail and ultra running community. His goal is simple: to inspire you to run.