The 50-Mile Ultra Training Plan

An ultramarathon isn't just a race: It's a windy, rocky, leg-trashing trail to self-enlightenment. Get ready to run your first 50-miler with tips from our ultra experts, plus nutrition advice and a complete 20-week training plan.

   

If you can run a marathon, you can finish a 50-miler. “You just need a different strategy," Freeman says. Follow his five-month plan, an abbreviated version of which is presented here, to toe the starting line in peak physical and mental shape.

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