Ok…so I’ve spent a bit of time thinking about how I’m going to tackle this 40 mile ultramarathon, the Clyde Stride. It takes place in 9 weeks time, and I think I’ve got a good wee training plan together. It will be a version of a marathon training plan and will hopefully include training on hills, trail running and parts of the actual route.
In a typical training week, there will be:
- 1 long run (15-23 miles)
- 1 short recovery run
- 1 hard run (hills, speed, tempo or easy recovery)
- 1 long easy run (8-14 miles)
In the training, I’ll have an easy week on the 4th week and taper in the 7th and 8th week. I’ll do some 10k time trials in those weeks.
I’ll try and run most of the route, running some of my long runs on it. (I’m waiting on an email from the organisers of the run for a route map). The last bit looks a bit daunting and I think I should really try and attempt it before the big day!
Any feedback on this plan is more than welcome.