Training for debut 100 mile race

Ricky Marino has experience of both Iron Man and 100K races, however he has yet to compete in a 100-mile race and approached me to help him to achieve this goal. Ricky has also set himself a tough target, sub 16 hours for his debut at the distance! The key elements of Ricky’s training plan have been to introduce double days and back to back long runs on weekends. Hill training, strength work and trigger point release are also a critical element of his training plan.

The 100-mile ultramarathon race is on April 26th in Sweden (details in the link here), consisting of 5 x 20-mile laps. This is a tough ask mentally, with multiple laps around Richmond Park being used in training to replicate the challenge. Over the next 3 months, the bespoke plan I have created for Ricky will continue to build strength and stamina along with a consistency of mileage, a key factor in improving performance.

Melbourne Ultra client Ricky took the race win at the Phoenix Running 6-hour timed event, clocking 42.6 miles along the Way Towpath in Essex. Ricky used the race as a perfect training run, focusing on a steady pace, allowing him to run a further 9 miles the following day – all part of the bespoke plan I created for Ricky.

Melbourne Ultra client Ricky took the race win at the Phoenix Running 6-hour timed event.


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