PCTR 50k - 16 wk training sched begins Aug 26

the following training schedule begins Monday, August 26
http://running.competitor.com/files/2012/11/46_nat_r1.pdf
December 14 Rodeo Beach / Headlands race info:
http://www.pctrailruns.com/event.aspx?dtid=9965
I will announce a time and location for Wednesday hill repeats and runs. the Saturdays will be 830am starts on the actual course for whatever distance the schedule calls for (10mi, 12mi, 14mi, etc) *with some awesome exceptions!
it's ez to plant water/nutrition in bear canisters at actual aid stations to mimic race day and avoid carrying weight. by dec 14 you will have a race strategy dialed - when to run, when to walk, what to eat, what NOT to eat, when it hurts, how to overcome, etc.
re pace - I did the 30k version of this course in 2011 and 2012 in 3 1/2 hours. a mid pack time. the course is a giant figure 8 (plus) thru the headlands with short steep sections.
*note after week 12 the distance training basically ends. also, 10 days before thanksgiving we run a marathon. 10 days before xmass we run the 50... a great way to send the year and be WAY dialed for ski season.
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  • A former member
    A former member

    I just ran the Santa Rosa Half Marathon so def couldn't make this. Next time! :)

    August 27, 2013

  • Jill D.

    Dan, fully read the training program! Thanks for talking me on to the trail, really appreciate it! Can't wait to go back.

    August 26, 2013

  • Beverly

    I'm very interested in this! I can't make the Wednesday night ones, but I think I too can join in on Saturdays. I'll try to get off work early on Monday and maybe get to meet some of you! :)

    August 23, 2013

  • Lessley A.

    Dan, I clicked on the PDF for this training and saw that mondays are off days, yet this run appears to b scheduled for a monday. Whats up?

    August 9, 2013

    • Dan N.

      thx. yer right. aug 26 is just the kick off date for the schedule. my hope is to have a handful of people together for the wed work outs every week. if a group forms that has the 50k goal in mind, i think we should encourage each other an then on Saturday over to marin. as always, anyone can join in for any run. whether yer training for the 50 or not.

      1 · August 9, 2013

    • Xinxin

      sorry, a dumb question. Are we still meeting for a run on Monday?

      August 20, 2013

  • kierstan

    wont be able to do the wednesday workouts in marin (no car;() but ill try to make some of the saturdays!

    August 19, 2013

  • Dan N.

    we can cram 6 or more into my explorer for Saturdays and maybe establish a couple "bus stops".

    August 8, 2013

  • Xinxin

    would love to join in! But I don't have a car. Can I please carpool with any of you guys who lives in the city? Would love to pay for gas and toll.

    August 8, 2013

    • kierstan

      Is there a sf group for training or could we work something out? This is exactly what I need to get back into running but Marin might be tricky without a car. I could ferry or bus to Sausalito if someone could pick me up.

      August 8, 2013

  • Joephine y.

    Will try to take off from work, but exactly the right training i needed for the north face race i'll be having on December. Excited!

    August 8, 2013

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