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
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.