First Week of 55K Training Complete

Been doing a lot of reading and ended up modifying the hal higdon novice 2 with back-to-back runs on the weekend.

Finished up the first week with 36 miles. Going to be staying at a minimum of 35 mpw with two peaks of 45 mpw. My longest run will be 20 miles (twice).

Elevation gain & trail running are two things I will be concentrating on. I want to ensure I can handle the course elevation ( two loops of ascent 747m / descent 743m)

Fun times!

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GINGER RUNNER LIVE #4 | Training for your first Ultramarathon w/ Sally McRae & Chris Vargo

Streamed live on 3 Mar 2014

Tonight Chris Vargo and I are joined by the talented Sally McRae (Nike Elite) to talk about her recent SoB50/50 second place finish as well as drop some serious knowledge on those who are training for their first half marathon, full marathon or first ultramarathon. This is a must-see episode! Continue reading “GINGER RUNNER LIVE #4 | Training for your first Ultramarathon w/ Sally McRae & Chris Vargo”

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Bigfoot 200 Endurance Run – Hardest Ultra in the USA? Documentary Kerry Ward

Published on 25 Aug 2015

This is an account of the Bigfoot 200 Endurance Run, a 205 mile point to point trail race starting at Mt. St. Helens in Washington state. It could be the toughest point to point foot race in North America. The terrain is unrelenting and brutal. The views are varied and panoramic. There is 50,000+ feet of climbing and about the same of descent.

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Stronglifts and Running

Back in April, I ran the Stronglifts 5×5 program for a couple of months but ended up dropping it so I could focus on running. So many things were going on at that point that I couldn’t sustain the energy demand of both exercises.

Fast-forward six months, after getting a bit of a mileage base (almost 500 miles), I think I’m ready to start back again.

How do I fit it into the schedule?

  • SundayStronglifts
  • MondayRest
  • TuesdayRunning in morning, Stronglifts in evening.
  • WednesdayRunning
  • Thursday Running in morning, Stronglifts in evening.
  • Friday – Rest
  • SaturdayLong ass run.

Pretty simple, eh?

Tues and Thurs are my short run days (4 miles).

I hope this is maintainable as the weight goes up. That seemed to be the sticking point for me last time.

We’ll see how it goes.

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