50 K - 18 WEEK TRAINING PLAN
A BALANCED TRAINING IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS
Weekly Workout Routine
ENDURANCE 1 DAY/WEEK
The "long day" is why you are here and what our routes are about. This should also be the "fun day" to discover the wilderness areas near your doorstep. They are also the most important days to train your body and learn how far you can push it.
STRENGTH 1-2 DAYS/WEEK
This is extremely important to incorporate to help the stress the body takes on running trails. The downhills can be punishing to the weak. Core Exercises, Cross-Fit, local gyms, and yoga can make a impact and contribute to your success.
SKILLS 1 DAY/WEEK
Hill Repeats, intervals, tempo runs, to let your body know what inner speedster is in your mind. Running long trails all the time makes "Jack/Jill" a slow boy/girl. Adding this element to your training will help break you into the next level.
RECOVERY 2 DAYS/WEEK
Easy runs or any activity that offers a low stress cross training styled exercise to give your body (and mind) a needed break. Consider a total day off too! The importance of recovery is to allow your body to perform its best on the other training days.