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Great! Thank you Matt
As a follow up. A buddy and I are running Kings Peak this weekend. It looks like it will take 6-7 hours. I am three weeks out from my next race and have a scheduled 5 hour long run, 10 total training hours this week.
Would you cut back on the weekly runs or keep those and just go longer.
Thank you Matt.
Thank you for the great answer! That was very helpful!!
Okay, thank you for all your feedback!
Okay great! Thank you for the response. I agree the B races dont seem to be worth it as prior to that the training was great.
Would you restart at week 1?
I got into trail running in November 2019 after completing my first 1/2 ironman. Since then I have raced a Mt Marathon, 50k, 2 30ks and a 25k. I followed the Marathon 1 training plan last year and then extended it for the 50k. I toned down my training by 50% this winter from dec-feb.
My peak weeks last year were around 30-35 miles. All of this was injury free with the exception of some small aches and pains, that were solved through stretching.
This plan was going very well until my 30k B race in Moab(Week 7). I ran it a little harder than planned but the race itself went great. I took that Sunday off and then resumed training Monday. Everything was going great until that next weds when I noticed sharp pain on both my PPTs inside the ankle. I rested Thursday, ran Friday and had the same pain. Rested all weekend, Monday the same.
From my research it seems like this is an injury you don’t want to try and run through, although I did read your great article on your on and off injuries.
When I got hurt I had ran 41 miles over the past 7 days which was a big jump from 35 before that point. My feeling is that I pushed it harder than I should and I am experiencing overuse. I don’t feel this is a major problem but am wondering if you think Marathon 1 -> 50m 1 was to big of a leap.
Please let me know if you need any more info.
haha really appreciate the feedback that is helpful. Im going to stick with the plan and decide if it was smart or not after summer 🙂
I just sent you an email. Have a great weekend!
Thank you for the feedback! Is there a way to join a waitlist for you or David? If not, are there any other coaches that are you could recommend that are taking new athletes who follow your principles?
As far as the races go, I am not looking to achieve my ultimate best times this year. Instead I am looking to increase my race experience and have a great time.
With that said I don’t want to hurt myself. I know you cant give me a definite answer but if I followed the maintenance regime + all those races, what would you estimate my risk of injury at? Are there any in that schedule that I could remove that might substantially reduce that risk?
Thank you for your time.
Thank you very much for the detailed response! It was perfect.
Have a great rest of your weekend!
Thank you for the great detailed reply!!
The race was tough, my hips tightened up like at work and I had to walk the last few miles even though I was not physically tired. I am 30 and felt like I had the legs of a 90 year old.
Luckily I just quit the job and am looking forward to training at 100%
I can’t say thank you enough for all of your help!
Okay, I believe I can implement that feedback! I appreciate you taking the time. This is an awesome forum.
Thank you for the feedback!! The book has been great so far. I am planning to purchase your online plan after this phase, when I start training for a 50m.
For this phase, would you make the week 18 race or 24 your A race? When you say timing is not optimal, would you add more or less? I was thinking it would not be good to go past 24 weeks before taking a good rest.
Thank you for all the help.
Also I am going off the 80/20 Running book vs website. Not sure if the plans are different.