# of Days Per Week: Mostly, I ran 4-5 days a week with a 3 day and 6 day week, too.
The closer I got to race day, the more I noticed little niggles (slight pain). The day before the race, my 95 pound dog stepped on my feet and ran into my knee! None of this bothered me on race day, though. What a relief!
If I had more time, I'd do more back-to-back runs where I would do a long run followed by a 10 or 12 mile run the next day. This 50 mile training plan helped me to make up my own.
DOMS? One thing I wondered about was the pain after the race (DOMS: delayed onset muscle soreness) because I had never run longer than a 50K (31 miles) before. Good news: I recovered a day or two sooner than I have after my road marathons. Three days after my 50 mile race, my sore legs and back weren't stiff or sore!
What would you change about your training? Have you run back-to-backs?