I'm going for it. An actual Training Schedule...it's time to get serious. Since all the other training logs I could find are 36 week schedules and I'm 17 weeks out I'm starting at Week 14 of this and finishing it out. Hopefully jumping into a week of 65 miles isn't going to start me off on the wrong foot...one way or another I'm going to kick this race's ass.
OR I'll fall back into something like this training schedule:
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 1995 13:44:41 +0500
From: email@example.com (Matt Mahoney)
Subject: Re: 100 Mile Training
100 Mile Training Schedule
Several runners have asked me how NOT to train for a 100 mile run.
Having 3 DNF's at this distance, I feel I am qualified to answer.
January to December (Build Base Mileage)
1. Run 15 miles per week.
2. Train exclusively on flat surfaces.
3. One speedwork session and one race per week, one long run per month.
4. No other running.
5. Make up for low mileage with biking, swimming, weights.
6. Compete in a triathlon every weekend.
December (Race) -- Enter Key to Shining Keys 100. DNF at 62.
Redeem self by running 1/2 marathon PR next week, running
beach 50K barefoot 2 weeks later, entering Leadville 100 (not
enough hills at the Keys).
January to June -- After blood blisters heal, resume base training
of 15/week on flat roads. Run 57 miles in a 24 hour at 90 F to
learn about hyponatremia.
July -- Run Grandfather Mountain Marathon to get in some hills.
Increase training to 18 miles/week.
August (one week to Leadville) -- Fly from sea level, run 10K race
at 10,000 ft., then climb highest peak in Colorado same day and
run down trail from 14,400 to 11,000 in 4 miles at full speed.
August (6-2 days to big race) -- Legs trashed, ride mountain bike.
August (1 day to big race) -- Legs seem OK, walk around downtown
Leadville nervously, get 3 hours sleep.
August (the big race) -- Wimp out on return climb over Hope Pass at 52
miles. Redeem self by entering the Arkansas Traveller 100 in 6 weeks.
September (taper) -- Cut back to 10-12/week. Run one 50K.
October (the big race) -- Wear spiked cross-country racing flats
with no cushioning. Drop at 70 with swollen ankles. Redeem self
by entering a 24 hour in 6 weeks. Do an Ironman for recovery.
November (the big race) -- 84 miles. Redeem self by running a
marathon the next week, barefoot 50K next month, entering Barkley,
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