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WanderingEng  ·  1603 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Race Report: A Foray into Ultrarunning

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  ·  1603 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  ·  1602 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  ·  1600 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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

WanderingEng  ·  1600 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Stealthily posted!