My primary races are ultras and I use marathons basically for speed work. I just hit a new PR for
50 miles, almost 3 hours faster than I did the same race 3 years ago.
By the way, are you doing
all of your training on trails? If so, I'd recommend you squeeze in some road time, as that should
be at a faster pace.
I ran my last 100 miler without any training run longer than 20 miles. In fact,
I never take training runs longer than 20 miles. However, I do run quite a few marathons and
ultras and the core of my training involves back-to-back 20 milers on sequential days.
Life is short, play hard!
You're training sounds perfect to me....and that should get you through a 60K comfortably. Sometimes i don't run much more than that for 100's!
Walk when you have to and run everything else. Certainly walk all the hills
Good luck with the training!
PS: I did 25 trail miles with my wife and dog today in 5:10...pace? about 12 1/2 mpm...
Hello. Not sure about how long it is taking you to warm up, but as far as the monitor goes, I have alot of trouble with mine if I am not sweating.
Tougher than most, dumber than the rest. "You can not count the miles until you feel them" TVZ