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WanderingEng  ·  1486 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Race Report: A Foray into Ultrarunning

What does a 60 mile running week look like? Did you do other cross training? A mix of road and trails?

ButterflyEffect  ·  1486 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It feels like you don't have much of a life outside of running and working out. I do three days at the gym and another two or three climbing in a normal week. Plus stretching. Plus dealing with my running and workout clothes. That time adds up quick.

Sixty mile weeks are, for me, usually a split between roads and trails. They favor roads through the winters, and trails during the summer when there's enough daylight to do after or before work trail runs in some amount of light.

WanderingEng  ·  1485 days ago  ·  link  ·  

How does 60 miles break down over seven days? The longest week I've done is 40 miles. That was:

Monday: hill intervals that added up to 3.5 miles including warm up and cool down.

Tuesday: 4.7 mile fast, flat run

Thursday: 10 mile race pace

Saturday: 22 mile race pace (or a little slower)

I look at that and don't know where I'd add an extra 20 miles. Even if I replaced Monday and Tuesday with 10 mile runs it's still only 52 miles.

Do you run twice per day? How many days a week do you run in a week like that?

ButterflyEffect  ·  1485 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh, got it. So yeah, it could look this this:

Monday: 6 miles, all easy

Tuesday: 9 miles, mixture of half marathon pace and easy

Wednesday: 10 miles, all easy

Thursday: 8 miles, mixture of threshold and half marathon pace with easy warmup and cool down. This usually ends up being two or three separate runs strung together

Saturday: 10-13 miles, mostly easy

Sunday: 16-20 miles, long run

WanderingEng  ·  1484 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Awesome, thanks! I may bug you about what I think I'd like to do for training as a sort of sanity check. I'm already signed up for one full marathon next year (Milwaukee Lakefront that I was able to defer from this year). The Madison Marathon is tomorrow, and holy shit I wish I was running it. I'm giddy just running the half and knowing I can stay and cheer for the full. I know two people running their first fulls tomorrow. I'm toying with signing up for it next year. My body broke training for one this year, but I'm hopeful I can manage that next year after PT.

ButterflyEffect  ·  1483 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Always! Love talking about this stuff with you and waso. Let us know how the half went!!!

WanderingEng  ·  1483 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Stealthily posted!