Ultramarathon – Your First 50-miler Plan (Garmin-compatible, access to coach)


This Ultramarathon Plan is aimed at helping you to prepare for your first 50-mile Ultramarathon race


Who is this Plan for?

If you have finished the marathon and you’re looking for a new challenge, chances are you are thinking of an Ultramarathon. Ultrarunning event duration in many cases exceeds Ironman® events, so they are challenging and require dedication and time to prepare.

This plan aims to help you to get your body ready for a challenging event – a 50-mile Ultramarathon in 24 weeks. It is recommended that you were exercising regularly before starting this plan, even if the plan includes 1 week intro period and starts with almost 4 hours of training the first week.

Plan Highlights

The plan includes a variety of workouts (ladders, tempo, steady-state, endurance, to name a few) arranged in four-week cycles, which will allow your body to adapt and prepare for a challenging race.

The plan is based on a percentage of your calculated Threshold Pace, however, workout descriptions also refer to RPE 1-10 (Rating of Perceived Exertion) scale. RPE will help you evaluate your ‘pace by feel’, so the actual distance covered may be different from one set in the workout. Target distances in some workouts are just for reference and only race day will show how your training was.

The plan does have Strength & Conditioning workouts, however for the best results they should be followed with the supervision of the gym coach.

The plan is compatible with Garmin devices so you will have structured workouts delivered straight to your watch when using the AutoSync feature after connecting your TrainingPeaks and Garmin Connect accounts. However, please check your device compatibility in the Garmin/TrainingPeaks website.

Access to Coach

If you will have any questions for this plan, before or after purchasing it, please contact me by e-mail marius@trainbydata.com and I’ll be happy to help you. And read the Welcome message before starting. It contains important information about your plan.