50 Mile Training Program

Training for a 50-mile race is certainly not a walk in the park. More like a looong run in the park. {wink} The training schedule below is the 50-mile training schedule that I am following after reviewing ultramarathon training programs from various endurance runners, authors and coaches around the country. This hybrid training program is designed for individuals that have already run a marathon, and perhaps even a 50K.

I am not an expert. This is a schedule that I created based on my known abilities and my current training goals. This can change frequently, and many times, based on how I am feeling, I will train completely separately from this guide. It’s just that – a guide.

It’s important to note that many of my long runs will take place on the Kennesaw Mountain trails and Sweetwater State Park trails where I can log some serious mileage on terrain that is more indicative of the difficulty of the Mountain Masochist race in those gnarly Blue Ridge Mountains.

50-mile Mountain Masochist Training Schedule

WEEK MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN MILES
1 rest 7 3x 6 rest 7 pace 14 ~41
2 rest 7 3x 6 rest 7 pace 15 ~42
3 rest 7 4x 6 rest 7 pace 16 ~44
4 rest 7 4x 6 rest 7 pace 18 ~46
5 rest 8 5x 6 rest 7 pace 20 ~50
6 rest 8 - - - - - -
7 - - 4x 6 rest 3 hour 4 hour ~60
8 rest 8 4x 6 rest 3 hour 4 hour ~60
9 rest 8 4x 6 rest 2 hour 1 hour ~40
10 rest 8 4x 6 rest 3 hour 4 hour ~60
11 rest 8 4x 6 rest 3 hour 4 hour ~60
12 rest 8 4x 6 rest 5 hour 4 hour ~75
13 rest 8 4x 6 rest 5 hour 4 hour ~75
14 rest 8 4x 6 rest 10K 1:30 ~35
15 rest 8 3x 6 rest 2 hour 2 hour ~50
16 rest 8 3x 6 rest 1 hour 2 hour ~30
17 rest 3 6 3 3 3 1 hour ~24
Race week rest rest rest rest rest RACE rest 54+

Training Schedule Legend

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July 2, 2007 - I begin documenting my training with periodic blog posting updates. Please consider following along as it’s more fun to give when you’re an active part of the process. Plus, I can use all the support I can get.

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