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Old 08-06-2010, 02:16 PM   #1
sean richard
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I was wondering what kind of training program would be best for ultra marathon training. I have did 5 mile runs before but have a goal to do at least one 100mile ultra event in the future. Not shore if next summer is to early to sign up for a race but will take any advise from those on here that run.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:50 PM   #2
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I already responded to your post on the CrossFit forum, but I guess here I'm more free to go against the CF methodology without reprisal.

Anyway, is that your only goal? Just to be a runner? There's nothing wrong with that, but if that's what you really want, then the key is basically to do as much running as possible without hurting yourself or your recovery.

Here's a pretty good 100 mile training program:
http://www.hillcountrytrailrunners.c...Plan_mike.html
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:32 AM   #3
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Back is high school I had a goal to finish a marathon. I started running a few days a week but was always getting hit with shin splints and sore calves so gave up running and started biking. Fast forward 10 years and I find out about barefoot or minimalist shoe running. I also Found out about Pose and chi running from Crossfit and the book "Born to run". I finally started to run again the least year or so with no injuries with a new fire on my goal to finish a marathon. That goal changed this past year when I found out about Ultra Marathons from the born to run book and said to my self why stop at the marathon when people are running 100+ miles without getting hurt. My main goal overall is to be strong and be able to move freely as I age but finishing a ultra marathon would be the icing on the cake for me.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:49 AM   #4
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Shnae this is set up as a 26 week program peaking at race week. would a person use this template year round or only as a lead up to a event?
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:15 PM   #5
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Shnae this is set up as a 26 week program peaking at race week. would a person use this template year round or only as a lead up to a event?

Probably not, only as a lead up to an event.

If not training for an event I think you should focus on shorter distance endurance (5-10k), hiking ability, and some basic lifting for injury prevention and strength. It can't be good for you to do that much volume all year round.
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:59 AM   #6
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I'd say find some other ultra runners and have them help you out. Crossfit Endurance WODs seem to be unable to produce results for the main proponents with a string of smack talking coupled with humiliating DNFs followed by extensive excuse making.
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