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Subject: RE: Ultramarathon training
like marathon training, but with longer long runs every other week or so. still have to do quality work: 10-12mi marathon pace runs, shorter lactate threshold work, strides, 5k-10k pace training on the track, etc.- so you don't just have that one gear. long runs tend to be more race specific- if the course has a lot of climbing, spend a lot of time running up and down mountains.
i love training for ultras for a part of the year, if for no other reason than it gives me an excuse to go on epic runs on trails i neer otherwise get to run, and in part just because of where i live-in the mountains. if i was just training for road marathons i would have no reason to go for 4-5 hour trail runs every couple weeks. and if i lived somewhere flat with few interesting trails, i would probably have very little interest in just running the same neighborhood roads.
but no matter what the distance, running more, as long as that's not all you're doing (i.e.-keep the quality work) will only make you better. usually.
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