Leadville 100 mile run training plan for beginners

Average Weekly Training Hours 01:52
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 01:52
Training Load By Week

This training plan will prepare you for the rigors of the Leadville 100 trail running race. Developed by Bob Seebohar, a two-time Leadville 100 finisher (and 2009 Leadman finisher), this plan emphasizes the right amount of running combined with smart cross training and recovery to get you to the start line fresh. This plan is meant for the true beginner attempting the Leadville 100 for the first time. The athlete should be able to run a minimum of 8 miles as a long run.

Sample Day 1
3mi
Aerobic

This is the transition week into Leadville training.


Low to mid aerobic effort run.

Sample Day 2
5mi
Aerobic

Mid to high aerobic effort.

Sample Day 3
0:45:00
Crosstraining

Crosstraining. Good choices would be swimming, cycling, elliptical or rowing.

This can also include functional strength training, yoga and/or pilates.

Sample Day 4
6mi
Aerobic

2 miles low to mid aerobic

4 miles high aerobic

Sample Day 5
0:30:00
Yoga/Dynamic stretching

Up to 30 minutes of yoga poses/stretches or prehab exercises using a foam roller, grid or other myofascial release equipment.

Sample Day 6
1:00:00
Crosstraining

Crosstraining. Good choices would be swimming, cycling, elliptical or rowing.

This can also include functional strength training, yoga and/or pilates.

Sample Day 7
8mi
Hills

Rolling hills, mid to high aerobic effort. Focus on steady cadence on uphills and downhills.

Bob Seebohar
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