Training Plan
Ultra - 50 Mile Race (18 Weeks)

This is an ultra-marathon (50 mile) specific training schedule that is based on a standard amount of volume for an experienced runner looking to race the ultra-distance (50 mile). This schedule is for beginner to intermediate ultra-runners who are coming into the plan with consistent running already, and may have completed an ultra-marathon (50 mile) previously, or are looking to debut at the distance. This schedule starts at 44 miles per week and peaks at 76 miles, by running up to six days a week. Written by ultra-marathon champion and experienced coach Duncan Callahan (2 x winner of the Leadville 100), this plan is sure to get you to the start line ready to reach your goal.

Included in plan is a PDF of plan. You also have access to our training community at


Only $39.95

Sample Week of Training

Rest Day - Day Off From Training

Day off from training. Mild activity such as walking okay. Extra sleep. Clean eating.

Run - Run Club: WU 2 miles

warm up 2 miles


Planned: 2.0 mi

Run - 4 miles @ goal MP

4 miles at your goal marathon pace

Planned: 4.0 mi

Run - CD 2 miles

Cool down 2 miles

Planned: 2.0 mi

Run - Easy 6 miles

Easy 6 miles at your easy pace

Planned: 6.0 mi

Run - 8x1 minute

Warm up 20 minutes

8x1:00 at a hard effort (just effort, not concerned with pace) with 2:00 jog recovery between each.

Cool down 15 minutes

Planned: 56:00

Run - Easy 6 miles

Easy 6 miles at your easy pace

Planned: 6.0 mi

Run - Long 12 miles

12 miles at easy to long run pace

Planned: 12.0 mi

Run - Easy 8 miles

8 miles at your easy pace

Planned: 8.0 mi

How It Works

When you purchase this training plan, your plan will automatically get loaded into the Final Surge training calendar for you to use as many times as you want. Final Surge allows you to view and track your training, record distance and duration, upload data from Garmin and other fitness devices, and much more. Use the Final Surge mobile app to view your training plan on the go and record your workouts. Each night your workout for the upcoming day will be emailed to you so that it is sitting in your inbox the next morning.

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