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Ultimate Ultramarathon Training Plan - Preparation Phase (3-4 days/wk) *Run Power*

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Ultimate Ultramarathon Training Plan - Preparation Phase (3-4 days/wk) *Run Power*

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Author

Dr Will O'Connor

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Length

4 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


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Plan Description

The money maker (preparation phase). 4 - 8 weeks out from your target event is where you can make the most impact on your performance.
Weekly Training Time; Min = 4:45hrs, Max = 9 hrs

The training you’ve done in the past few weeks should have led up to a point where you can handle your maximum training load.

The Three Points of Note

Preparation races. Within this big training block, you’ll want to schedule a race that is approx. half the distance/duration of your target event. Due to the large amount of training you’ll be undertaking you won’t be at your peak but it’ll provide you with an idea of what the second half of your event will feel like. You can practice all of your pacing, nutrition, equipment before the big day.

Tiredness, fatigue, and injury. You’ll want to start this training block in a good physical state. If you’re carrying an injury, sickness or you’re a bit run down, take the first week easy and target weeks 2 & 3 as your focus weeks.

Plan ahead. Due to the value of this training block, it’s important you’re able to complete as much of it as possible. Especially the “key” training sessions. If you have any special upcoming events over the next four week, make sure you enter them into your calendar and shift your key workout days to ensure you can complete the most crucial training sessions.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x4
04:27:00 03:30:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
04:27:00 03:30:00

Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Dr Will O'Connor

Dr Will O'Connor

I have been racing, studying and coaching endurance sports for my entire adult life. For me, endurance training isn't an afterthought or a chore, it's a way of life.

Early mornings, blisters, afternoon naps, getting excited about the latest Garmin release, that's who I am.


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