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Bangalore Ultra 2008 » Training » Training for 50K and more » 

Bangalore Ultra will be on 14 November 2010.

Training - 50K and more

A marathon is 26 miles 385 yards long. Any race that’s longer than this distance is called an ultra marathon. There are also timed events: 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, and even multi day-races. Some are run on roads, some on trails, and some (mainly timed events) on a track. The most generally accepted Standard events are 50 Kilometers, 50 Miles, 100 Kilometers, 150 Kilometers, 100 Miles, 24 Hours, 200 Kilometers, 48 Hours, 200 Miles, Six Days, 1000 Kilometers and 1,000 Miles. See http://www.ultrunr.com/what_is.html to know more about what is a ultra marathon. 

 

The Bangalore ultra marathon consists of 25k, 50K and 100K runs or any distance you can run in 12 hours. Anyone who has been running consistently for a couple of years and has done at least one full marathon should be able to run the 50K race. Even if you have not run a full marathon before but have run a long run of at least 20K (or half marathon distance) then you should be able to train for your first 50K race in the next 3 months.

The 2 key differences in training programs for an ultra as compared to training for a full marathon are:

  • ‘longer’ long runs  - say a 30 miles/48Km long run
  •  multiple ‘back-to-back’ long runs – say a 30Km on a Saturday followed by a 20Km the next day

Here are links to a few tips and training programs: 

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