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

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.
Dean

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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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