Trail Ultra Marathon - 50 mile to 100km 18 Week Training Plan with Strength and Conditioning
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A dedicated 18 week plan tailored for the unique demands of trail ultramarathons - from 50 miles up to 100km distance, written by an experienced trail running Coach and Mountain Runner, and ultra runner who has completed many of the hardest mountain races including Trofeo Kima, Tromso Skyrace, Glen Coe Skyline and UTMB.
It is 18 weeks long and features 3 build weeks followed by a recovery week and a three week taper.
Designed for trail races for events up to c.100km distance.
It includes a progressive Strength and Conditioning plan that starts with Stability, before moving through Strength and Power phases. There are 2 sessions on build weeks and 1 on recovery weeks.
Requires access to hills or a treadmill for certain workouts and a HR monitor.
Time based rather than distance.
Suitable for those looking to finish or those looking for a fast time as optional for harder or easier workouts.
Race day advice provided throughout the plan.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|9:12 hrs||5:30 hrs|
|1:29 hrs||1:00 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||9:12 hrs||5:30 hrs|
||1:29 hrs||1:00 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor