I am planning to run the Bimblers Bluff 50K in October. I have been running for six years. Unofficially ran a marathon stopped at mile 24. I have also run 27-28 miles on a training run before. I have started back into running after a four month hiatus. My current mileage is 40 and want to peak at 60. My goal is to run Bear Mountain in May next year. Two questions: I have a 24, 26, and a 34-mile run planned out up to September. These are going to be self-sustained do it yourself runs. Any tips? Second question following along with the first if all goes well through until March of next year want to tack out an 8-hour run. Any tips on that? The run would likely be March 31. One week after that I sign up for a half-marathon and then two weeks following that, I would sign up for a 50K race. They both will be training runs. Then three weeks from that would be Bear Mountain. Should that be okay? One final question on cross training: I weight lift and use the stationary bike and elliptical. I am also looking to incorporate yoga into that regime. Would I need any tweaking on cross training? Any other Cross training exercises to incorporate. Appreciate the response. My schedule up to the race in May looks like this May 19: Bethel 5k Tribute Run May 20: 18 Mile Run May 26: Hamden Hills Half Marathon End of May - 50 Miles per week June 17: 20 Mile Training Run July 1: 23 Mile Training Run July 4: Bethel 8k Firecracker Run July 15: Shaneanigans 5K/ 25.1 Mile Training Run July 28: New Milford 8 mile Road Race 40 Miles Per Week Aug. 4: People's Forest Trail, 7 mi, Barkhamsted CT, Aug. 11: 25 Mile Run (Turning 25 y.o.) + 1 Mile of good luck! Aug. 25: 7.25 miles Race series/28.25 Mile Training Run 60 Miles Per week Sept. 1: The Roxbury Mile II Sep. 9: Training run 32-34 miles Sep 16: Southbury 10K Sep 22: Hogsback Half Marathon/26.2 Mile Training Run 50 Miles Per week Oct. 7: Southington Apple Harvest 10K Run Oct. 13: 11 miles Race Series/22 Mile Training Run Oct. 21: Bimblers Bluff 50K - Race 40 Miles Per week Nov. 4: Weston Reservoir Half Marathon/ 20 Mile Training Run Nov. 10: 13.1 miles Race Series Nov. 17: 24 Mile Training Run Nov. 22: 3 miles Run For a Cure 50 miles per week Dec. 2/3: 20/20 Mile Training Run Dec. 9: Gail's Trail Run 2011 13.1 Dec. 15: 50K Training Run 40 miles per week 2013 (Tentative) Jan. 13: People's Forest 17.13-Mile Road Race Jan. 20: 15k Boston Build Up Series/ 60K Training Run Jan. 27: Tradition Run 60 miles per week Feb 10: Fight for Air Climb - Scale 360 State Street, New Haven Or Feb 10: Cupid’s Chase 5k Feb. 16/17: 24/26 Mile Training Run 50 Miles Per Week March 17: 5 Hour Training Run March 23: Savin Rock Half Marathon & 5K March 31: Five Mountain Challenge: Bear Mountain/Brace Mountain/Mounnt Frisel/Mount Riga/Alander Mountain 8am to 5pm March 30-31: 8 hour run 60 Miles Per Week April 7: Danbury Half Marathon April 13: Traprock 50k 40 Miles Per Week Race: May 4: Northface Bear Mountain 50 Mile Race
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