Posted: 11/08/2016 at 13:34
Booktrunk: how did the local 24-hour race go? Hope you had a good time.
LNandB: Correct; I didn't get to run Comrades. However, I did go to South Africa and I finally posted my non-run report (https://runningape.wordpress.com/)
I'm also back running again now, finally, including a great nine-mile woodland trail run last Sunday (another blog post!).
Considering whether to enter Beachy Head Marathon and jog round it for fun, or whether that's too short a time to sensibly return to that length of run.
Will: everyone is different and no training plan is set in stone. However, I find it's worth looking at some plans to see the kind of volumes of running that would be appropriate. For example if you look at http://www.trailrunevents.com/ul/schedule-50k.asp for a 50K (31 mile) race they suggest reaching 56 miles a week including a couple of weekends of a 26-mile run followed by a 10-mile run. For their 50-mile schedule, it's 26/12 and 62 miles for the week. I sort-of followed these for my first ultras and found them helpful. But I also made use of some other 50K plans that looked quite a bit different e.g. http://www.runforthetoad.com/trainingprogram.html (sorry, it's in km not miles).