Trail running training log for the UTMB circuit and other random thoughts
I’m training to run the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) route (~170km) within 6 days at the end of July 2016.
Phase One (January – April): Maintain cardiovascular fitness and have a little fun
I’ve just come off an training period that cumulated with the Tarawera Trail 50km in November. Therefore the goal for the first phase in training is to maintain cardiovascular fitness and have a little fun.
Phase Two (April – June): Get comfortable with my old friend, fatigue
I have not had good luck finding a training plan for a multi-day run schedule. The only training plan I’ve come across is this one, an old plan created for the Trans-Rockies Race. I have modified it slightly for my needs, but it’ll be my general training program. Generally, the program consists of back-to-back long runs and mileage that reaches 115km per week.
Phase Three (July): Taper time