16 Weeks to Get Ready For Your Epic 50km Ultra Trail Race
Whether this is your first time completing a 50km race, or you are a veteran, you need to take a proactive approach to your training, nutrition and body management in order to make it an enjoyable and successful event.
The aim of this 16 week plan is to teach you what to do every week to get your body in the best possible shape for race day.
Runners often enter an ultra, get over-excited, train too hard, get injured or peak too early.
To avoid over doing it ... or under doing it, the best way to approach your training is with a specific training plan that will help you to develop endurance and strength, and gradually increase volume, elevation and intensity, so you peak at the right time for your 50km event.
In 16 weeks from now, the goel of the program is to help you feel strong and prepared. Ready to really enjoy your 50km trail event.
To give you an idea of where to start, the beginner plan kicks off with a weekly volume of approx 35km (longest run week 1 is 15km), the advanced plan starts with a total weekly volume of 63km (longest trail run week 1 is 19km).
If these volumes sound too high for your current level of fitness, you may be better off starting with the 21km trail plan. Don't over do it and end up injured!
What To Expect in your 50km training Plan
- A 16 week program designed to get you race ready. When you arrive at the start line you will feel confident knowing you have trained smart all the way till race day
- A daily training plan that will keep you on track, without breaking your body or allowing you to over-train
- We teach you Trail Running Techniques so you can power up the hills and flow down them with ease
- Nutrition advice on how to fuel your body during training and on race day
- Two strength workouts a week, designed to support your training load, build endurance, and prevent injuries
- A weekly plan you can print out and stick on the fridge to ensure you stay on track
- Training options for beginner, intermediate and advanced runners
- Access to our online running community, with hundreds of other trail runners, to keep you motivated.
- Weekly emails and support to help you stay motivated and on track
The sense of achievement when you cross the finish line is pure joy...
Train with us all the way until you cross your 100km finish line
16 weeks of training for less than $5* per week
50km Trail Training Plan
|Your 50km Journey Starts Now — $79.00|
Owner of Physiotherapy Clinic The Body Mechanic and Founder of The Locker Room
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Created by physiotherapist and endurance runner, Mark Green. The 50km Training Plan, has been designed after years of helping runners achieve their personal best..
Owner of Physiotherapy clinic, The Body Mechanic, and founder of The Locker Room, an online training portal for runners, Mark, has helped thousands of athletes improve their running and achieve their race goals.
His holistic approach to training, including strength, mobility, nutrition and running technique should have you moving better almost immediately.
Thanks Mark for the training program; I’ve done a bit of trail running around my Cairns home, but nothing remotely like this kind of distance. Although I thought I would feel daunted by the ‘unchartered waters’ as a result of the program I just felt so well prepared (physically and mentally) that I felt confident, ready for anything. I finished in 7 hrs 20 - about an hour under what I thought I might manage. Thanks Mark and all of you lovely group members.
Rowan Wilson 50km
Shane Smedley, 50km & 100km
Hi Mark, I started your base program in September last year and then followed the beginner UTA 50 program.
I was really concerned about tackling hills and steps with my Achilles tendinitis ( from previous run). Your strength program and 3 min daily stretches were just what I needed. I was successful in completing the 50 kms without any injuries. I’m signing up for a year so I can decide which run I’m tackling next. Thank you!!
Jenny Armit 50km