Tuesday, October 20, 2015

50K Ultramarathon Training Update

My training block for the upcoming Rosaryville Veteran's Day 50K has been pretty solid. I've had a few tough runs and weeks, but overall, I feel I'm on point and ready for a solid race. In fact, with the exception of a couple of longer runs, it seems my training is ahead of where I was for The North Face 50 Miler back in April. I'm hoping that's a good sign -- I'm really looking forward to a solid 50K PR!

September and October have been fairly consistent, with a slight increase in October. I'm pretty happy with this since I've traveled to three different states for three different weddings! This is where a coach really comes in handy - very helpful with the training plan and approach.

September
Mostly in the low 40s each week, but lots of cross-training (in gray). I was traveling a lot for work, so I was able to take advantage of the gym at the hotel.

October
Started to get in the 50s, with a few hikes thrown in when I was in California. I didn't record my cross-training on the Garmin site, but I was able to accomplish some of it here and there. I'm planning to hit 40-45 this week (hard to get back to 50 with another wedding!), inclusive of speed sessions, long runs, and core workouts.


November
Obviously, I'll start a bit of a taper in November, which will be nice to get some rest, especially because I will be traveling more for work. Once the race is over, I imagine a slower week, followed by a gradual ramp-up with a focus on the Thomas Jefferson 100K in March. That said, still TBD - just have to wait and see what the coach dishes out!

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