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First 50 miler

Joined: 04 Sep 2010
Posts: 1
Kansas, United States
Posted: Sat 04 Sep 2010 08:34 pm GMT   topTop
How do I go about training for a 50 miler? I have limited time, and I want to see what would be the best type of schedule for getting ready for this race. suggestions?
Joined: 11 Sep 2010
Posts: 3
Tennessee, United States
Posted: Sat 11 Sep 2010 05:12 pm GMT   topTop
A lot is going to depend on where you are at currently. How much of a running base do you have? The goal with limited time is going to be to really balance training volume and recovery time.
Joined: 02 Apr 2010
Posts: 16
Maine, United States
Posted: Sun 12 Sep 2010 09:44 pm GMT   topTop
There are many diferent plans. Hal Higdon has a few on line. I have recently used Tom Holland's MARATHON METHOD book to gain some insights.

I ran my first 50 miler 2 weeks after a regular marathon. That seemed to be the perfect work up and taper for me. You will have to find what is going to work for you.

Good Luck
Joined: 11 Feb 2011
Posts: 8
Georgia, United States
Posted: Fri 18 Feb 2011 10:15 pm GMT   topTop
whatever is good for you man. It took me months of training to get up to a 50 miler.