Tips on how to train for your first and best 50K
-Julie Fingar, Ultra Endurance Coach, athlete and race director
Train by time on your feet instead of total miles. Focus on quality workouts versus quantity. Your goal is to arrive at the start line on March 13th, healthy and injury free. This is 50% of the battle in getting to the start line of any endurance race.
Train on the race course if possible and or simulate race terrain.
Cross training activities such as cycling, swimming, elliptical, yoga, strength and core work should be incorporated in to the training. The key is to keep your program balanced.
Practice hydration and fueling on every run even your short, recovery runs during the week. Fill your body with good fuel and eat balanced healthy meals.Train with others, explore the camaraderie, support and motivation with other trail runners.
Schedule bi-weekly or monthly massages. Body care and stretching are essential when preparing for an endurance event.