First 50k – Training Plan

Posted by on February 1, 2012

If you have not been following along on Daily Mile the goal this year is to run multiple 50k races and maybe a 50 mile race. But I have only registered so far for one 50k race. I have some fear to be honest of the 50k but that is a good thing I thik. I won’t even talk about a possible 50 mile race this year but it is in the back of my head for a possible fall challenge.

I thought I’d take a minute to post my 13 week 50k plan that I am doing. I am currently into my 7th week. I have missed a few runs mainly over Christmas weekend and then this last weekend due to injury. For the most part nothing has really pushed me too hard. I think know that will all change over the next few weeks.

So here is the plan.

This is entirely new territory for me so I am pretty much flying blind. My initial thought is that the plan started out really easy. I think that was a good thing since it has been pretty steady-going. I don’t feel stressed about the mileage yet and I am feeling pretty good.

By the time I complete this first plan I hope to have a good idea of what works and what doesn’t for me.

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2 Responses to First 50k – Training Plan

  1. Sarah

    Gotta say, looking at those numbers, it doesn’t seem too intimidating to train for an ultra. I think I gotta find one for the fall and see what I can do over the summer…or maybe next spring and see what I can do over the winter. Gah. I want to do this but I am really afraid of not doing right (going to fast, not respecting the process, getting injured, failure). I really look forward to seeing what choices you make about upcoming races and especially to hear how your first 50k goes!

  2. Ed

    The weekly runs are not a problem really. Or have not been so far I should say. It is the weekend runs that will get pretty hard. Prior to this I have never done a 20 mile Saturday run followed by a 10 mile run on Sunday. Also, it woudl be a lot easier as a spring or summer routine. Over the winter it is difficult to juggle everything and still make it out at night to run. With a Monday and a Friday off each week it really is plenty of recovery time. So far the plans really seems to be helping endurance and leg strength. So far so good.