If you are familiar with the Crossfit world, then you may know about a WOD called the Filthy 50. Those who took on the 50 mile race in 2014 have a different perspective about completing a Filthy 50 workout. Below is a minimalist training plan for those who want to complete the 50 mile with a very short 2 month build. If you hit the key workouts, you will be capable of finishing. BUT, you probably won't be a top finisher and may be hurting at the end. Hopefully you are already comfortable with running more than 25 miles per week before you take on this challenge. Understanding your walking and nutrition strategies are key pieces to the plan beyond mileage build. Good luck! I'm not jealous ;)
For those of you who are thinking that 10 miles just isn't enough, then the 50K race option may be for you! In fact, if you are ever considering a marathon, especially your first marathon, trails are the way to go. The document below is my recommended build up for the race if you don't already have a plan. It is important to hit the key long workout each week before moving on to the next week (the numbers like 10/6 or 1/2/3 identify the trails). The total weekly mileage also consistently builds, but it is flexible how you decide to take on the additional run workouts. Try to keep those easy and aerobic. Feel free to join the group training runs that are planned on Sundays at noon, especially if you are unfamiliar with the race course. If you have any questions, message Nate.
Ready to take on the challenge of trail running? The DINO series has the perfect event, right in our backyard. The Jackson County 50-50 ultra-marathon trail run is on December 5. Race and registration information is available at http://www.dinoseries.com/ultra-marathon-trail-run/. We are providing some group training opportunities for you to build up mileage and become familiar with the course. The Firebreather Challenge consists of one full loop around the course, which is approximately 10 miles, with a sweet award for the fastest male and female finisher (one for Crossfit Seymour members, and another award set for Seymour Multisport Club members). The planned group runs are listed below. All sessions are planned on Sundays starting at noon. We will meet at the main office of the forestry. Message Nate with any questions.
10/6 loop at noon, 1/2/3 loop at 1:30. (4 mile options for each)
10/6/4 (4-6 miles)
1/2/3 (4 miles)
10/6/4 (6 miles)
10/6/4 plus a little extra fun (7 miles)
Full lap minus pyoca (8-9 miles)
Full race lap (10 miles)