The Sage Running Women’s First 50km Plan (Free)
by Coaches Sandi Nypaver, Sage Canaday and Ray Nypaver.
The goal of this plan is to get you to the start line of your first 50km race feeling confident that you can complete the distance and then, of course, to actually finish it! It’s not a plan to just get you slogging through your first ultra. There are workouts that will push you to become a stronger, faster runner.
Prerequisites: To start the plan it is suggested that you have run 3.5 to 4 hours in the past few weeks, but have previously run up to at least 5-6 hours per week in the past. Ideally, you have run a marathon in the past or at the very least a half marathon.
What you get:
-A 16-week training plan. 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.
-A 2 part training guide. Part one of the guide will help you understand the different types of workouts within the plan. Part two discusses issues such as how to avoid getting lost, what to do if you see a bear, etc.
A message from the coaches: We know that there are many reasons as to why there is a higher percentage of male ultra-runners than female ultra-runners. While we can’t address all those issues ourselves, we realize that we can at least try to make a small difference in a way that we know how to. That’s why we’re not only offering the free 50k plan and guide. If you have questions or concerns that are holding you back from doing your first 50k race send Coach Sandi or Coach Ray your questions and we’ll do our best to help you.
Coach Sandi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Ray: email@example.com