BEST FOR: Beginner to intermediate runners who have their sights set on a 50K run, likely on trails.
PREREQS: Have run at least one marathon (road or trail) in the last year; been running consistently for at least one year; have a current mileage base of 20-25 miles/week for at least 8-10 weeks (plus your weekly long run should be in the 8-10 mile range); no injuries, or are on your way to being injury-free—and willing to do the PT work you need to do to stay that way; a nearby trail you can train on at least 1x/week (more is better); time to commit to the running program AND the strength circuits and weekly yoga.
NUMBER OF WEEKS: 20
Each week, there are five runs (one is an optional walk); two strength circuits; one yoga session; and one rest day. Together, the combination builds a strong, capable body + mind so you can go the distance, feeling solid and happy, on race day.