HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN ULTRA TRAIL
Knowing how to prepare for an Ultra Trail is important, but it is even more important to know how to evaluate your level of preparation and if you are really ready to face a race that lasts many hours or days!
There are at least three good reasons:
- you will be more confident of being able to succeed in cutting the finish line
- there is still time to finalize the last things
- in the event of a very negative outcome, because perhaps there are reasons that have slowed down your preparation, there is time to postpone the challenge.
But let’s get to the key training, for which you are so curious to read up to here. It is a test training and as such you need to put yourself in the best possible conditions before setting off.
It is advisable to performe this training 4 weeks before your Ultra Trail to have time to recover well. We also recommend that you take 2 days off from running before starting.
The training takes place in mountainous areas on 3 full days, Friday-Sunday, or another three consecutive days that you choose based on your commitments:
- Friday – lunch time: 7k / 700m+ walking fast using poles
- Friday – evening: 30k / 1600m+
- Saturday: 55k / 3800m+
- Sunday morning: 40-42k / 2000m+ race pace with faster2nd half
On days 2 and 3, you can take the opportunity to do the final test of your nutritional scheme and your equipment, but also to fine-tune the most efficient race pace according to the distance
At the end of the training, in the following 2-3 days, we recommend that you resume gradually, dedicating yourself first to rest, swimming and cycling.
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