Training Plan For 30-50k Trail Race

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  • #25111


    I have been bouldering for the last 2 years and am ready to get back in to the mountains next season. I did some easyish mountain objectives this year but they weren’t anything that required dedicated training beyond my general fitness. I have some harder objectives in mind for next year and I want to spend the fall / winter building my aerobic capacity so I am ready for dedicated mountain training next year.

    With that in mind I am looking at training for a 35 or 50k trail race with the goal to just complete it and not bonk or feel dead at the end. The two races I am looking at are in April and have between 1000 and 1500m of elevation gain.

    Which Uphill Athlete Training Plans would you recommend with these goals in mind?

    Thanks so much

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    p_hilip on #25114

    Looks like Luke Nelson’s 50K is for you.

    20 Week Luke Nelson’s Intro to Ultra Running Training Plan

    Anonymous on #25209


    I agree that Luke’s Intro to Ultras plan is well suited for the goals you have. Good luck.


    robert.e.s.pearlman on #25312

    Thanks for the feedback. It looks like that is the plan. My race is April 11th so that means I need to start the plan in early to mid November. That gives me a solid 14-15 weeks lay on a good base.


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