Two Castles 50k Training – Week 15

Week 15: April 3 – April 9, 2017

Week 15 of my 50k Ultra Training is complete, and below is my summary for the week.

Links: 50k Training Plan

  • Monday: 
    • AM: 30 minute easy recovery run (~1.5mi)
    • PM: OFF
  • Tuesday:
    • AM: 6 mi run on River Trail
    • PM: Weights – Deadlifts & Back
  • Wednesday:
    • AM: 30 minute run (~2.5mi) on treadmill + Weights – Legs
    • PM: Easy 8mi bike ride on River Trail
  • Thursday:
    • AM: 3mi run on River Trail + Weights  – Chest and Triceps
    • PM: OFF
  • Friday
    • AM: Weights – Shoulders
    • PM: OFF
  • Saturday
    • AM: 26.72mi/43km long run in Karpaz
    • PM: OFF
  • Sunday:
    • AM: 4.81mi/7.75km run in Karpaz
    • PM: OFF

Total mileage: ~44.5mi/71.6km


This week was supposed to be the peak of my training and not only the highest weekly mileage I’ve ever completed, but I ended up falling a bit short. Saturday and Sunday I joined a trip sponsored by Wild Side Cyprus, a company that leads trail running and sea swimming adventures all over the island. The organizers, whom I know from the Cyprus Trail Runners group, sent a message via Facebook a few weeks ago saying they had one spot remaining in a two-day, 95 kilometer/59mi trail run on April 8/9. I was a bit nervous and not completely sure I could go the distance, but I decided to join anyway.

The run went quite well for the first day, but unfortunately I got deathly ill that evening from something I ate (I think?) and ended up having to sit out for all but about 5 miles of the next day’s run. I’m a bit disappointed, but it was a good weekend of training nevertheless. I plan to write a “lessons learned” article exploring where I went wrong and how to avoid it next time.

Despite that, the views were absolutely amazing and I loved the route itself.

As always, see my Training Plan for the exact exercises I perform at each workout.

 Until next week!


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