I am currently following your Marathon Training plan and looking forward to my race next month. I recently had a rush of blood to the head and entered the Marathon Des Sables 2013. Do you have a multi-stage training plan or any training advice for a multi-stage event like this?
My plan is to run a 35mile trail run in May, a 2 day 38mile/30mile trail race in June/July and a 50miler in August next year to gain some ultra and multi-stage experience. I was planning on using your 50mile programme as preparation for these events. Any advice on what sort of training I ought to follow in between the events as I don't want to have to restart the programme at the beginning each time?
The plan is to then start a programme towards running the MDS in April/May 2013. Unfortunately my training is going to be through the UK winter so heat acclimatisation is going to be a challenge. Any advice greatly appreciated.
thanks for the quick response and covering my training needs for next year. As regards the Marathon Des Sables in 2013 would the 50mile training plan be sufficient with a little more emphasis on back to back runs or do you plan on making a specific multi-stage programme available? Given the increasing popularity in these events I would expect there to be quite a bit of interest in this type of training plan.
Very much looking forward to my marathon and finally feel like I am getting the knee drive and high cadence working well. I have found your drills/videos and programme invaluable in changing from a heelstriker to forefoot runner. I'll keep you posted.