Leadville 100 | Mountain 100 Miler

Author

Lifelong Endurance

Length

16 Weeks

Typical Week

5 Run, 2 Day Off

Longest Workout

30 miles

Plan Specs

running ultra intermediate advanced hr based pace based

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Leadville 100 | Mountain 100 Miler


"It's not what you get from your training, it's what you become from your training"

Who is this plan for?
Every step you're closer to the summit of Hope Pass, only to turn around and tackle it from the backside. However this time it's different - you're headed home. You've picked up your pacer and you're moving well focused on the finish line. You're digging deep, lungs taking in all they can at 10,000ft. The finish line in the distance calls to you - come home!

If this is your year to tackle the Race Across the Sky then look no further. This plan is built for you! It's designed to build confidence and build you into a very specific beast! We built this plan to give your legs plenty of climbing so when Power Line comes - you'll be prepared. This plan has been tested, built and rebuilt over the course of 5 years and 13 successful finishes. This plan is perfect for a first time finisher, if you're looking for a sub-24 hour Leadville Plan reach out to us directly - coaches@lifelongendurance.com

If you've got a few miles under your belt and a few ultras under you'll find this plan has plenty of room to add in strength and cross training. Lifelong Endurance has a 12 week runners strength training program that complements the first 12 weeks of this plan which allows you to peak and taper in the final 4 weeks. Those final 4 weeks are a great time to do maintenance band work and focus on recovery during your biggest training weeks.

This plan builds you from 5 days a week of training to 6 days of training with a peak week of 71 miles (118km) closing the peak with a 50K race or long training day.


This plan delivers a 16 week training schedule
In 16 weeks you'll grow to understand what you're capable of. Just remember that this plan is not about getting it done as fast as possible - you're running a 100 mile race! Steady running and walking are part of ultra running. This plan is great for a moderately hilly or flat 100 mile race. If you're looking to build up for a mountain ultra, consider one of our other 100 mile ultra plans, you'll want to do more specific hill training for a mountain race no doubt!

Make it easy
Still learning about running and how to read this plan. Let the plan tell you how far, how fast, and how often. This plan has integrated workouts with the TrainingPeaks Workout builder which means that once your zones are set your workouts are designed for your paces and ability. You can download every single workout to your watch and let your watch take you through the intervals, tempos, and even your easy days

Before you jump into this plan you should be able to:
Confidently Complete a Mountain 50 Miler or moderate 100K
Have experience with Ultra Marathon nutrition and hydration strategies
Have an appropriate amount of time to train for an event of this duration (10-15 hours/week)

Questions about this plan? You can find us on the web at lifelongendurance.com or email our coaches directly at: coaches@lifelongendurance.com

Stats

Training Load By Week
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours: 00:37

Back to Plan Details

Sample Day 1

0:35:00
42.9TSS
Aerobic Recovery

35 Minute Easy Run

Recovery is paramount as we build up mileage and start working towards our bigger goals. Keep this low and slow and a very controlled in HR Zone 2.

Sample Day 5

0:35:00
42.9TSS
Aerobic Recovery

35 Minute Easy Run

Recovery is paramount as we build up mileage and start working towards our bigger goals. Keep this low and slow and a very controlled in HR Zone 2.

Sample Day 7

7.12mi
Set your Zones

2 Miles Easy
5km Fit Test
2 Miles Easy

Sample Day 8

0:45:00
55.5TSS
Aerobic Recovery

45 Minute Easy Run

Recovery is paramount as we build up mileage and start working towards our bigger goals. Keep this low and slow and a very controlled in HR Zone 2.

Sample Day 13

6mi
Speed: Flying 200s

Speed Work: Flying 200s
total: 6mi/ 9.66k
Even as an ultra runner, it is important to keep speed in your routine.

Warm-up
2 mi/3k at an easy, conversational pace

Workout
200m at 5k effort followed immediately by 200m jogging recovery. Repeat 4 times
60-90
200m at 5k effort followed immediate by 200m jogging recovery. Repeat 4 times

Sample Day 14

5mi
Easy Aerobic Run

5mi/8kA recovery run from the day before. Keep your pace easy, conversational, and controlled. This run will help loosen up your legs and build up your endurance.

Sample Day 15

5mi
Easy Aerobic Effort

5mi/8k
Easy aerobic run to start building up your mileage

Leadville 100 | Mountain 100 Miler

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