50-mile to 100k Advanced Plan* (70-85 mpw): $12.99
*Can also be used as a 100-mile training plan with adaptations to some long run/weekend workouts (these suggestions are included in the plan).
This plan is for more experienced ultra runners who normally place in the top half of the results in ultras. This is our most advanced ultra plan and it tops out at 70-85 miles per week. This will include challenging workouts to give you the best possible chance to reach your goals.
For this plan we suggest that you have already been running 40-50 miles per week for a couple of weeks and have previously peaked at at least 65-75 miles per week or more while training for past races. If you haven’t run a single week over 65 miles per week in your running career yet, we highly recommend that you take several months (or even a year) to build up your mileage base so you are consistently averaging at least 55 to 65 miles per week on a regular basis without any serious injury before starting this training program.
What you get:
- A 16-week calendar grid chart with everyday specifically detailed with a training workout. The plan progresses with periodized phases to build your fitness, speed and strength so that you peak for your goal race in 16 weeks time.
- All training plans come with a page of guidelines to help you understand each type of run and give you advice for your upcoming training. Also included is a training zone intensity chart that visually defines key workout efforts.
Why our plan is different:
This plan is derived from the theories and practices of the most legendary distance running coaches and exercise scientists from around the world: Arthur Lydiard, Jack Daniels, Renato Canova, and Peter Pfitzinger to name a few. Unlike other “cookie-cutter” training plans that just list mileage and a general pace, this Sage Running plan gives you essential specifics on how to do workouts at the right intensity for the most beneficial training stimuli. Furthermore, it does not follow a strict 7-day cycle (like most competitor’s plans), because at Sage Running we believe some workouts take longer to recover from and adapt to. Therefore sometimes recovery running days are extended and shortened appropriately to give you an ideal boost in fitness. Most other plans do not take this kind of periodization into consideration.
We realize that great coaching is both a science and an art – and we’ve used this philosophy (as well as knowledge gained from our own careers as runners) along with experience from coaching many others, to create a plan that emphasizes consistent, smart progression: A true Sage Running™ experience!