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ardvark2345 - 25/11/2016 09:24:24
How many miles is enough?

I have just got back into running after a long break, (18 years long!) I am 45 btw. I am following a marathon programme and doing 20-25miles a week and I am finding its all going very well. My plan was to do the Dorchester marathon in May and then I thought well maybe ill do Gloucester in February and now my thoughts have turned to ultras. I live in Warminster Wiltshire and am a couple of miles away from where the Imber Ultra 33m starts in March and now I am keen to do that. I can up my miles to 4 or 5 a week and maybe 30-35 miles a week but no more due to work and family commitments, so the question is will that be enough?
Any thoughts would be appreciated and tips on training and kit etc.

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Harley69 - 17/03/2017 21:13:05
RE:How many miles is enough?
Hey man I think as a general rule 30 - 50 miles a week for training for an ultra. Work on getting to know your heart rate and getting yourself more efficient. I read a book called Chi Running by Danny Dreyer thats been really helping me progress into ultras.


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