Thames Trot 50 mile training plan (aka many weeks of pain and fun)

Week

Hard/Easy

M*

Tu

W*

Th

F

Sa

Su

Total

16/9

H

6

10

6

25

10

57

23/9

H

6

10

6

28

10

60

30/9

E

6

6

6

13

6

37

7/10

H

6

10

6

32

13

67

14/10

H

6

10

10

32

16

74

21/10

E

6

6

6

16

10

44

28/10

H

6

10

10

35

16

77

4/11

H

6

13

10

35

16

80

11/11

E

6

6

10

16

10

48

18/11

H

6

13

10

42

16

87

25/11

H

6

13

10

42

16

87

2/12

E

6

10

10

16

13

55

9/12

H

6

16

10

42

16

90

16/12

H

6

16

10

42

16

90

23/12

E

6

13

10

16

13

58

30/12

H

6

20

10

45

20

101

6/1

H

6

20

10

45

20

101

13/1

Taper

6

13

10

16

13

58

20/1

Taper

6

10

16

32

27/1

Race

5

3

R

14+Race

NB: All values are in kilometers.

*These are club run nights

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6 thoughts on “Thames Trot 50 mile training plan (aka many weeks of pain and fun)

  1. Damien Clarkson says:

    When you’re doing your long training runs marathon length and plus what will you do for food/water etc? Carry a rucksack with you? It looks like a great plan which will get you well prepared.

    • Neon Anonymous says:

      I’ll carry a pack with me. I have a 3L hydration pack that has a pretty large pocket, but I will probably also get a smaller race vest to use as well.
      Some of those long runs are pretty daunting at the moment!

  2. Damien Clarkson says:

    I have a 15l running rucksack but I am still adjusting to it. I have aspirations to doing ultras but it is a long way off atm. I am still learning about what kind of equipment you need to get through them and the crewing that goes into the races is pretty serious.

    • Neon Anonymous says:

      I am planning on volunteering at one of the close-to-doLondon 100 milers next year to do a bit of gear recce too. I don’t run with a backpack, but a hydration pack (just a bladder and a pocket really). The one I use is a mountain-biking pack actually.
      I’d love to do some crewing before I take on anything higher that a 50m. Luckily, some of the guys in my running club do some big runs. I’ve been told it’s one of the best ways to prepare for your own.

    • Neon Anonymous says:

      You’ll notice that the start of the plan is actually well before now. That fills me with dread.

      You’ll be fine, coming off marathon training (at least, that’s what I am telling myself re: coming off 50km training!)

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