I am using a training plan that I received from a friend and modified a bit to fit my upcoming race schedules and life.
Breakdown of the weeks: (planned/actual)
Week 1 Ending 6/9: Planned Miles = 24 Actual Total Miles = 34
(Runs of 2 miles, 6 miles, 6 miles, 14 miles (trails), and 6 miles)
Week2 Ending 6/16: Planned Miles = 25 Actual Total Miles = 37
(Runs of 8.13 miles, 3.2 miles, 6.25 miles, 7 miles and 12.15 miles (trails))
*This week was toughest by the time I set out for my long run I was on day 5 of running hard. I learned after this week rest days properly distributed and easy runs are essential.
Week 3 Ending 6/23: Planned Miles = 28 Actual Total Miles = 31
(Runs of 4.65 miles, 9.1 miles, 14 miles (road) and 3 miles)
*After a hot and humid long run in the sun I remembered why I like the shades of the trail. I struggled with this weeks long run.
Week 4 Ending 6/30: Planned Miles = 28 Actual Total Miles = 24
(Runs of 3 miles, 4.5 miles and 16 miles (road))
*With a traveling husband and an out of town family trip, topped with thunderstorms it made for a difficult week to get my runs in. The long run was not easy, another hot and humid in the sun run but once it was over I was able to smile since that is 1/2 of the 50K distance!
Along with running, I have been reading as much as I can on Ultra Running, following the Ultra Runners on Twitter, listening to podcasts and just trying to gain as much knowledge as I can. I do not doubt that I will finish because finishing is the only option (short of injury I will cross that finish line!) The biggest obstacle I have in my way at the moment I believe is my nutrient, I have been eating like garbage and it's making the runs tougher then they already are. I have the good food in the house, I am just choosing not to eat it. Same goes for hydration as well, I believe on several of these runs I was not properly hydrated at the beginning so I started off the run behind. My goal for the next few weeks is to get my hydration and nutrient back on track to where it needs to be so that I can run well.
Do you have any Ultra Marathon training tips? Favorite blogs or podcasts about Ultra Running you would like to share?