Thinking of running your first 50k trail race? Curious about trail ultramarathons and how they differ from road marathons? Looking to connect with a great group of trail runners? Or just wondering how in the heck can people run for so long?? Then come hop on this winter and spring with our 4th Annual 50k Training Program!
This training program is free and starts with the intro session on Wednesday January 9th at Crozet Running at 7pm. This is a 16-week program that will finish with our chosen “goal” race, the Promise Land 50k, which takes place on Saturday April 27th in the beautiful mountains just west of Lynchburg, Virginia.
The Jan 9th meeting will be a relaxed, encouraging, informative session. Crozet Running owner and CATs board member John Andersen will discuss an intro on trail running, training for and racing trail ultras, and also some perspective on what it takes to run these long distances. We will close with an open Q&A time to answer any questions you may have.
The goal of this program, mostly, is to “unlock the mysteries” of trail running. For those of us who are veterans of the sport, it’s “just running, but in the woods”. However we realize for those who have never run on trails, it can be intimidating to consider just a short trail run, let alone attempting a longer race.
This program is overall geared towards runners who have never run a trail ultramarathon, but there will likely be plenty of great information for experienced runners of any level.
**There is no requirement to have ever run a road marathon before. However, for the Promise Land race on April 28th, you should be running fairly consistently right now and be able to run 12-13 miles on a long run. We are happy to discuss further your specific running mileage and training and make sure all goals are realistic.**
We hope to see you there!