Road to 100: Race week blog

Training for 100 miles: Road to 100: Race Week

This is part of a series of posts regarding how I am preparing, planning, and train to complete the 100 miles Ultramarathon Umstead 100: Road to 100. For all the ultrarunning series here is Road to 100 last week’s post and for additional ideas follow the link. Training for a 100.


Final days until your event. It is time to rest and go over your plans. By now all should be in place, all the training miles done, fuel strategy, hydration strategy, pacers (If you are taking or allowed to take advantage of them), clothing, running shoes, and your mental game and strategy.

Here is a summary of what we went over during the past 16 weeks,

Assessment and Planning

Effort and Pace Assessment

Fueling Plan and Strategy

Dealing with Chafing

Adjusting your Fuel Strategy

Planning the Course Approach

Adjusting as Necessary & Plan Accordingly

Strength Training

Recovery Weeks

Non Fuel or Training Elements

Taper Time

Final Touches and Pacers

Not everything is going to go according to plan. If they do, you are super lucky. But when they do not, just adjust, re-access, and move forward.

Good luck with your event, you are going to do great!

How is the plan going:

This week was another solid week. The workweek mileage was decent, here are some highlights,

Monday: Stretches

Tuesday run: Easy Run

Wednesday run: Easy run

Thursday run: Stretches and Rest

Friday: Rest

The long runs were good too, Saturday & Sunday: 100 Miles: Umstead 100

This week’s actual numbers:

WeekMonTueWedThurFriSatSunTotalPlan
Race WeekStretches
& Rolling
35RestStretches
& Rolling
1000108106