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A Day in the Life With Ultrarunner Ben Evans

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Ben Evans is back again, sharing his morning routine. It takes dedication and hard work to keep his body ready for all his mileage! We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the life of an ultrarunner.

 

 

I start my days early. Usually around 4:00 am. When I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is hydrate. I typically drink 4 big glasses of water, including one with Oriya Greens and one with lemon and sea salt.

I try to be out the door by 5:00 am and head to the gym for a brief warmup. I warm up with some pull ups and then hang from the bar for a few minutes to help stretch out my back and hips. Then I hop on the elliptical for an easy 10 minutes to get my blood flowing. At this point, I head outdoors to finish off my warmup with some jumping jacks, high knees, and other dynamic movements.

Then I’m ready to run! My mileage varies depending on how much I’ve already run for the week, how my body is feeling, and how much time I have. My short runs are around 4 miles and my longest are anywhere from 20 to 30 miles.

When I get back home, I start rehydrating. I mix a little bit of Oriya Plant Protein with maca and cordyceps.

I typically do some foam rolling to help with muscle recovery, planks to keep my core strong, and then a yoga session to stretch everything out.

After this, it’s time for my post workout smoothie and vitamins.

Then I’m off to a full day at work!

Thanks Ben! This is such an amazing example of dedication and commitment! Here are a few of our key takeaways that anyone can follow to improve their health:

1. Hydrate
It's so important to ensure you drink enough water. We love that Ben prioritizes not just water, but micronutrients and minerals too so that his cells can properly absorb and utilize the water. 
2. Strength Train

Everyone from runner, to yogi, to cycler can benefit from some added strength training. This is critical to helping prevent injuries so you can stay in the game for years to come!

3. Prioritize Recovery

Notice that Ben's mornings aren't just about running. He dedicates a ton of time to proper recovery. Include a high quality protein to aid in muscle recovery and take a few minutes to stretch or foam roll to ensure you are in top condition!

     


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