Well, if you’re planning to join this March, you should be training by now. Or have a game plan in mind at least.

When I signed up for my first full marathon in May of this year, never did I imagine that I would be entertaining the thought of joining an ultramarathon.  And then I chanced upon an ultra runner’s blog and was “cautioned:”  Don’t let the ultra bug bite you.

Fast forward to December 2009 and then I actually did it.  Signed up as hopeful number 122 on the BDM 102km site.  Well, just in case I do make it to the final list, I’ve started the following training plan I came across on an ultra running site:

100km Training Programme

Week Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 Rest 15km, including 4 x 1.5km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 15km, middle 5km at marathon pace Rest 90-minute run 3-hour run (or about 30km)
2 Rest 15km, including 4 x 1.5km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 15km, middle 5km at marathon pace Rest 90-minute run 3 hour run
3 Rest 15km, including 2 x 3km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 15km, middle 5km at marathon pace Rest 90-minute run 3 hour run
4 Rest 12km, including 3 x 1.5km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 10km, middle 3km at marathon pace Rest 90-minute run 2 hour run
5 Rest 15km, including 6 x 1.5km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 15km, middle 5km at marathon pace Rest 4 hour run(or about 35km) 3 hour run
6 Rest 15km, including 6 x 1.5km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 15km, middle 5km at marathon pace Rest 4 hour run(or about 35km) 3 hour run
7 Rest 15km, including 6 x 1.5km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 15km, middle 5km at marathon pace Rest 4 hour run(or about 35km) 3 hour run, last hour at marathon pace
8 Rest 15km, including 3 x 3km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 15km, middle 5km at marathon pace Rest 2 hour run 2.5 hour run
9 Rest 15km, including 6 x 1.5km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 15km, middle 5km at marathon pace Rest 4 hour run(or about 35km) 3 hour run, last hour at marathon pace
10 Rest 15km, including 6 x 1.5km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 15km, middle 5km at marathon pace Rest 4 hour run(or about 35km) 3.5 hour run, last hour at marathon pace
11 Rest 15km, including 3 x 3km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 15km, middle 5km at marathon pace Rest 2.5 hour run 3 hour run
12 Rest 15km, including 6 x 1.5km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 15km, middle 5km at marathon pace Rest 4 hour run 5 hour run (or about 45km)
13 Rest 15km, including 6 x 1.5km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 15km, middle 5km at marathon pace Rest 4 hour run 5 hour run
14 Rest 15km, including 4 x 1.5km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 15km, middle 5km at marathon pace Rest 2 hour run 2 hour run
15 Rest 12km, including 3 x 1.5km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog 12km, middle 5km at marathon pace Rest 1.5 hour run Easy 1 hour jog
16 Rest 10km, including 5km at half-marathon pace Easy 8km jog Easy 5km jog Rest   RACE  

 

One more exciting event to look forward to is the test run simulating the final 52 km of the race.  It would be interesting to see how traffic, fatigue and all the elements of the actual race at about the same time would affect the last half of the run.

Doug Rennie writes in Runner’s World:  You don’t have to be crazy to run an ultramarathon.  You just have to be ready.

Hope to see you in Bataan!  🙂

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