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Ultra training is beating me up. Suggestions?

Joined: 08 Jun 2017
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Colorado, United States
Posted: Thu 08 Jun 2017 03:19 pm GMT   topTop
I am training for my first 50-miler, and I have only done one trail marathon previously. I am about two months into training, the race is Sept. 9th, and my body feels like it can't keep up with the building weekly mileage. My basic schedule is: long runs on Saturdays; shorter runs on Sundays; mid-distance runs Tuesday through Thursday; rest days on Mondays and Fridays. I hydrate and eat during my long runs, and drink a protein shake after. I do little more than maybe walk the dogs on rest days (sometimes climb). And yet I feel like I'm just getting broken down. My legs are constantly tired, and I haven't felt fully recovered in time for the next run in weeks. Is this normal? Should there be a turning point here soon?