50K vs. Marathon Training - 3 Differences
|Bluebonnets Seen On My Run|
- More back-to-back runs that are longer than usual: for example, I ran 18 miles and the next day I ran 15 miles.
- I'm doing long runs more often.
- I'm training on more trails.
My back-to-backs and long runs so far:
This Week's 50K Race Training
4/7- Core exercises, 10 mile run w/middle miles faster
4/8- Exercise TV Target Tone (1st half: arms, balance), 15 mile bike ride, 3 mile run
4/10- 18 mile run: hills, last 10 miles on trails, 3 servings lemon Tailwind
4/11- Exercise TV Target Tone (2nd half: arms, abs), 15 mile run: last 8 miles on trails, tangerine Powerbar gel
4/12- Push-ups, Planks, Wall-sits, Single leg stance squat and reach (video), 6 mile run w/strides
4/13- Myrtl Video (hips), 8 mile run: (1 mi., .75. mi., .50 mi.) x 2
Totals This Week
Run- 60 miles (highest this year!)
Bike- 15 miles
Strength Train/Core- 5 short sessions
Nature- armadillo, turtles, rabbits (no snakes this week!)
How It's Going
I'm happy with how training is going - no major problems and niggles go away quickly so I feel good about the upcoming race, In fact, I'm looking forward to running two races: a 25K trail race in about 2 weeks and then the 50K trail race in about 4 weeks. Fun stuff!