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So you want to be called crazy? (aka 50km beginner)

Postby Size5 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:30 pm

Dwayne I'm hoping with all you powers and pull you can put this as a sticky for the ultra thread.

This is one example os a beginner training program. I'm mixed on it in that it doesn't use back to back long runs. Maybe you don't need that for 50kms but I sure liked how it made me mentally strong. I also believe in a bit more cross training than this program has but I'll post it as a "framework". They list Wed as an optional training day of running or x-train. I'll label it as x-train... Distances in MILES

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      M     T     W     Th     F     S     S
WK1   5     5     XT    4      R    12     R
WK2   5     5     XT    4      R    14     R
WK3   5     5     XT    4      R    10     R
WK4   6     6     XT    5      R    14     R
WK5   6     6     XT    5      R    16     R
WK6   6     6     XT    5      R    12     R
WK7   7     7     XT    6      R    16     R
WK8   7     7     XT    6      R    18     R
WK9   7     7     XT    6      R    14     R
WK10  8     8     XT    6      R    18     R
WK11  8     8     XT    6      R    20     R
WK12  8     8     XT    6      R    16     R
WK13  9     9     XT    7      R    22     R
WK14  7     7     XT    6      R    17     R
WK15  5     5     XT    4      R    12     R
WK16  3     3     XT    4      R         RACE



This is a program designed to "finish" and they recommend you be fit enough to run a trail marathon.

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Postby Size5 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:31 pm

Hmmmm :evil: it looked all pretty when I typed it :evil:

Oh well - live with it people :wink:

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Re: So you want to be called crazy? (aka 50km beginner)

Postby runcherylrun » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:37 pm

Size5 wrote:Dwayne I'm hoping with all you powers and pull you can put this as a sticky for the ultra thread.

This is one example os a beginner training program. I'm mixed on it in that it doesn't use back to back long runs. Maybe you don't need that for 50kms but I sure liked how it made me mentally strong. I also believe in a bit more cross training than this program has but I'll post it as a "framework". They list Wed as an optional training day of running or x-train. I'll label it as x-train... Distances in MILES

M T W Th F S S
WK1 5 5 XT 4 R 12 R
WK2 5 5 XT 4 R 14 R
WK3 5 5 XT 4 R 10 R
WK4 6 6 XT 5 R 14 R
WK5 6 6 XT 5 R 16 R
WK6 6 6 XT 5 R 12 R
WK7 7 7 XT 6 R 16 R
WK8 7 7 XT 6 R 18 R
WK9 7 7 XT 6 R 14 R
WK10 8 8 XT 6 R 18 R
WK11 8 8 XT 6 R 20 R
WK12 8 8 XT 6 R 16 R
WK13 9 9 XT 7 R 22 R
WK14 7 7 XT 6 R 17 R
WK15 5 5 XT 4 R 12 R
WK16 3 3 XT 4 R RACE


This is a program designed to "finish" and they recommend you be fit enough to run a trail marathon.

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Hmmmmmmmmm 50k eh? That's like what, only 7.8 k more than a marathon. Hmmmmmmmmm...... I wonder..........
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Postby ultraslacker » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:39 pm

hey cheryl, you coming out for blackfoot next year?

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Postby runcherylrun » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:40 pm

klewlis wrote:hey cheryl, you coming out for blackfoot next year?

;)


shhhhhhhhh not so loud, my husbands in the other room - I'm not sure what he'd think about this.
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Postby ultraslacker » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:41 pm

runcherylrun wrote:
klewlis wrote:hey cheryl, you coming out for blackfoot next year?

;)


shhhhhhhhh not so loud, my husbands in the other room - I'm not sure what he'd think about this.


it's either that or the banff-jasper relay. they're only a week apart.

mark them on your calendar. ;)
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Postby runcherylrun » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:43 pm

Actually...................... I was talking to Dwayne tonight & he was telling me about this 50k race here in Manitoba in late September......... it's been rolling around in my head all night.
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Postby runcherylrun » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:44 pm

And now this post - I'm thinkin it may be fate........ or it's late & I'm tired & crazy - one of the two :wink:
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Postby ultraslacker » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:44 pm

so, the longest run in this program is 22 miles?

It's not much different from a marathon program then...?
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Postby runcherylrun » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:47 pm

Actually it looks alot like my first marathon training schedule with the longer mid week runs except the long runs start off higher & stay there.
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Postby Size5 » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:19 am

klewlis wrote:so, the longest run in this program is 22 miles?

It's not much different from a marathon program then...?


Its one example of a 50km program. As I mentioned, I think there are some things that are not great about this program.... The first 50km I trained for, I used time instead of distance. So if I had to guess, my longest run was probably somewhere around 22 miles. However, I then ran the next day (and did substantial back to back runs). I was VERY prepared....

This program also doesn't have any hills in it, which I think you might need depending on the course.

The only other thing I'd say is that if you were planning on running blackfoot, I'd spend about 75% of my miles ON TRAILS as opposed to manking much of that road miles....

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Postby Size5 » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:21 am

runcherylrun wrote:Actually...................... I was talking to Dwayne tonight & he was telling me about this 50k race here in Manitoba in late September......... it's been rolling around in my head all night.


Darn and I thought it was posting the 50km program that got you going :wink:

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Postby runcherylrun » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:27 am

Size5 wrote:
runcherylrun wrote:Actually...................... I was talking to Dwayne tonight & he was telling me about this 50k race here in Manitoba in late September......... it's been rolling around in my head all night.


Darn and I thought it was posting the 50km program that got you going :wink:

Oh well, both Dwayne and I are EXCELLENT gardners :D

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Actually you both sewed the seed over the last few months with your inspiring training, preparation & run at Blackfoot.

Yeah your WONDERFUL gardeners................ :D
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Postby dwayne_runs_far » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:19 am

runcherylrun wrote:Actually...................... I was talking to Dwayne tonight & he was telling me about this 50k race here in Manitoba in late September......... it's been rolling around in my head all night.


I loved the way your eyes started to pop out of your head when I told you about it! Seeing the machinery starting to churn was awesome!

The race Cheryl is talking about has a basic site at http://www.roundthemoon.ca/ and $25 to register makes it a bargain!

Krista, I've made this a sticky, and I'll see if I can fix the formatting so it looks like a table.

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Postby mlazenby » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:29 am

All you have to do is make the font Courier New (i.e. a fixed with font) for it to look like a table Dwayne.
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Postby Samantha » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:34 am

dsandall wrote:
runcherylrun wrote:Actually...................... I was talking to Dwayne tonight & he was telling me about this 50k race here in Manitoba in late September......... it's been rolling around in my head all night.


I loved the way your eyes started to pop out of your head when I told you about it! Seeing the machinery starting to churn was awesome!

The race Cheryl is talking about has a basic site at http://www.roundthemoon.ca/ and $25 to register makes it a bargain!



That looks like a great race! (Yes I know what am I doing in this thread? :whistle: ) And they raise money for the Humane Society! Cheryl if you do this race I'll make a pledge!!!! Anything for the poor kitties and puppies!

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Postby Size5 » Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:16 pm

dsandall wrote:The race Cheryl is talking about has a basic site at http://www.roundthemoon.ca/ and $25 to register makes it a bargain!

Krista, I've made this a sticky, and I'll see if I can fix the formatting so it looks like a table.

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Wait a minute - Why are we trying to loose our soul in september when there is a perfectly good race in your backyard?

And.... oh to have the geek power of being able to make a pretty table like that :P

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Postby dwayne_runs_far » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:02 pm

Size5 wrote:Wait a minute - Why are we trying to loose our soul in september when there is a perfectly good race in your backyard?

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Um, well, the rock for one... and 100k vs 50k makes the challenge that much greater... and the 100k is a great way to get to know the course for the 100miler next time :-)

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Postby Samantha » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:00 pm

Oooh that table is niceeeeeee :wink:


Ok leaving now.......

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Postby Size5 » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:47 pm

dsandall wrote:
Size5 wrote:Wait a minute - Why are we trying to loose our soul in september when there is a perfectly good race in your backyard?

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Um, well, the rock for one... and 100k vs 50k makes the challenge that much greater... and the 100k is a great way to get to know the course for the 100miler next time :-)

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Geeze I was kinda hoping just for a 50km rock....... since that STILL allowed me to check out the course for the 100 miler :wink:

I'd of course like a TOP rock but that probably isn't in the cards..... Failing that, I'd like a rock for every distance :wink:

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Postby Kristi » Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:31 pm

Krista!! You're like the little voice in my head! I think to myself, oh good, I can stop thinking about ultras now and then you go and post a perfectly reasonable training schedule!! What's another 7.8k?? I could do that, right??

Kristi heads off to look into what races might be in her neighborhood...

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Postby Doonst » Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:36 pm

Kristi wrote:Krista!! You're like the little voice in my head! I think to myself, oh good, I can stop thinking about ultras now and then you go and post a perfectly reasonable training schedule!! What's another 7.8k?? I could do that, right??

Kristi heads off to look into what races might be in her neighborhood...


http://www.vulturebaitrace.com/

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Postby Kristi » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:56 am

Doonst wrote:
Kristi wrote:Krista!! You're like the little voice in my head! I think to myself, oh good, I can stop thinking about ultras now and then you go and post a perfectly reasonable training schedule!! What's another 7.8k?? I could do that, right??

Kristi heads off to look into what races might be in her neighborhood...


http://www.vulturebaitrace.com/

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You're as bad as Krista!! I would be interested in that, but it's only 1 week after OIM. I might be losing my mind, but I'm not crazy yet!! However, let me know if you see any others...just in case I might be interested. :whistle:

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Postby Jo-Jo » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:59 am

Kristi...uh oh...I knew you would not be able to resist :wink:
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Postby Kristi » Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:29 am

Jo-Jo wrote:Kristi...uh oh...I knew you would not be able to resist :wink:


How could I resist - I already have a support crew!! :wink:


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