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 per week for the past few weeks, but have previously run up to at least 4-5 hours per week in the past. Ideally, you have run a marathon in the past or at the very least a half marathon.

By downloading the following this Training Plan and our suggestions you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions (sorry just liability waiver stuff!).

Why this plan goes by time: We want any woman who wants to run her first 50k to feel like she has enough time to properly train and competently finish a 50k. We’ve successfully coached runners of different abilities who have run around or less than the weekly total times suggested in the plan. With that said, if you feel good and have the time, by all means, go by miles (or kilometers) when training for your 50k. Just keep in mind that a 3 hour long run at a “fun” moderate effort can be more beneficial than a 4 hour long run at an easy effort.

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:

Coach Ray:

(Please do us a favor and put “1st 50k” in the subject line of the email. Thanks!)
To feel and perform at your best while using this training plan, check out Using the Research on Female Athletes to Perform at Your Best.
Women’s First 50km Plan (Free)
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