Friday, May 28, 2010


Oboy.  I just laid out my training schedule for Boggs Mt. and it's . . . extensive.  I've got some serious milage planned.  I'm a little overwhelmed with some of these numbers.

I start out next week with a 22 mile week.  Some 20-odd weeks later this milage peaks with a 54 mile week.  My monthly milage will leap from a 100 mile month (this is a milestone I just reached) up to a 170 mile month. This just boggles my mind!  I don't want to think about it too much.

Traditionally I run about 80% of the miles I schedule myself for.  80% of 170 is still a completely ridiculous  number for me to comprehend at the moment.  Running 5 days a week, back-to-back long runs, serious weekly milage, I've got to figure out nutrition, motivation, time management (seriously, will I have to get up before 9am to make some of this work?), gear choices, food choices . . . ahhhh!  My mind just wants to split open.

My body just wants to do this (maybe without the hail):

UltraRunning from Matt Hart on Vimeo.

I start on Sunday.


Pam said...

A 50K is 31 miles, right? Appx 5 miles miles than a marathon...Why is there such a big difference in the training when there's only a 5-mile difference in the two events?

Bootchez said...

An excellent question! I've totally drunk the ultrarunner Kool-Aid, and thus I am adopting the ultrarunner training method, which seems to be all about 2 long, back-to-back runs a week. This all might be a little overkill for the 50k, but I want to increase my milage and change my training around enough so that a 50 miler might not be such a scary concept by, oh, next year sometime. Also, I want to keep my scheduled milage high because I am such a slacker that having that built-in cushion can only help.

Lisa said...

OMG, I cannnot even imagine running that much mileage in a month. Major props to you!!!!

Stuart said...

Awesome stuff and thanks for posting the link to the plan!

Looking forward to following the training!

funderson said...

ooooo ADVENTURE! I can't wait to hear all about it.