Ultramarathon training

Have you ever considered going beyond the marathon distance?   Or maybe you’ve completed or attempted an ultra in the past but would like the support and camaraderie of training in a group setting?

Join the Life’s 2 Short Women’s Ultra Training Team (WUTT) to train for a fall 50k!

“WUTT” it entails:

  • A week night conditioning run.  These are just 60 minutes and will include hill work and track workouts.  These are professionally coached sessions.
  • Group long runs (mostly on Sunday, some Saturdays).  Led by a seasoned ultrarunner and/or coaches.

*For both runs we will meet at different trails and parks each week so you can explore the front range and discover new places to run!   Every run will have 2 coaches/leaders and accommodate all levels and paces!

  • Special private facebook group where you can communicate, sharing training tips, recipes and encourage other team members
  • A 23 week training program to follow on your own with mileage, cross training and trail recommendations.
  • Monthly clinics with special expert speakers (below)
  • All course participants save 15% on all gear at Runners Roost and will receive a swag pack!!

——->  We will train for and complete the Mountain Rats 50k race together as a group (or another ultra of your choice)!

About the Mountain Rats 50K:
Come celebrate fall in the mountains with a trail running challenge! An exciting day of festival fun and adventure on the trails near Eagle, Colorado. With the start/finish line right in the heart of Eagle’s new fall festival, Septemberfest, friends and family can enjoy themselves with a craft brew while you push yourself in the rugged mountain race.  After testing yourself on the trails relax with a beer, hot meal, or just sit and listen to live music.   Learn more/register now HERE. 

Not quite up to the ultra distance?
Check out our women’s trail running training group!!   We meet twice weekly for runs at different trails that range from 3-12 miles.   Learn more here.  

When??

60 minute conditioning run/workout once a week that may entail hill work, track workouts, and specific training objectives:
Tuesday nights at 6pm 
OR
Wednesday nights at 5:30pm

AND

A weekend long run, mostly on Sunday mornings (starting at 7:30am and will get earlier as we get into summer heat).  These runs are on the trail and are self supported.  You coach will carry a first aid kit and bring extra water and snacks.  We will add 1-2 miles a week as we work our way up to our 50k distance on race day!

———->   View the schedule through May now HERE!

Pre-requisites: 
 Our first long run will start at 10 miles and we will be adding 1-2 miles a week so you need to be able to run 10 miles on the trail without stopping to be ready to start this program (power hiking up the steep hills is okay).  Pace doesn’t matter, that is the beauty of trail and ultra running!

Training starts on April 19th!!
A schedule with complete run dates/locations and times will be emailed to you in mid April with your training plan and access to the online community!   We intend to keep this small group training so spaces will be limited, sign up early to reserve your spot in the special program!

——->  Can’t make it to the week night runs?

 We are also now offering an option for those that want to complete the weekday shorter run/conditioning on their own but want to join in on the weekend long runs.   See below…..

Tentative clinic schedule: 

May:  Gear talk at Runners Roost  
Joined seasoned ultrarunners and gear experts from Runners Roost to talk all about footwear, socks, apparel, packs and more.  What you need for training sessions and for the big day.

June:  Strength training, cross training and self care
We will meet with exercise physiologists and physical therapists to talk about what runners need most to stay strong and injury free throughout their training journey.

Staunton State park: One of our beautiful long training run locations!

July:  Flexibility, mobility and mental strategies
Join licensed therapists and yoga instructors for a hands on therapeutic session that will incorporate yoga, breathing practices and meditation.   We will also discuss mental strategies for ultra runners, probably one of the most important aspect for getting through those tough workouts, long runs and on race day!

August:  Sports nutrition for training and race day
What, when and how to eat during training and on race day!  Expert guest speakers will include a registered sports dietician and sports chiropractor. 

Early September: Pre race strategies, showing up ready and trusting your training

Tips on how to plan for race day, what to pack, pacing, mental strategies and more!  This will be a  panel style clinic with seasoned ultra runners with opportunity for Q & A.

*If you cannot make it to the live clinic, a copy of the presentation will be available on our special members page.

——->  Drop-in clinic fees are $10, all WUTT members can invite a friend for just $5!

 

Your coaches: 
Christy Burns, WUTT head coach, is a seasoned ultra runner and a licensed therapist.  She practically lives on the trails!   Learn more about Christy and her ultra running resume here.

Lauren Jones will be leading the Tuesday night conditioning workouts and will provide a supportive role for some long runs and the special clinics.  She is a degreed exercise and sports performance specialist and seasoned trail runner!

Not quite up to the ultra distance?
Check out our women’s trail running training group!!   We meet twice weekly for runs at different trails that range from 3-12 miles.   Learn more here.  

Program Cost: 

Full program:  $389

23 weeks of training 2 days a week + 23 week training plan for you to follow on your own + 5 special clinics + online group support!

Half program:  $250
Weekend long runs only + 23 week training plan for you to follow on your own + 5 special clinics + online group support!

Looking for a more flexible option?  Check out the drop-in punch card options that can be used for any run or clinic.  

*L2S members save 15% on this program!  Learn more here.

———->   View the schedule through May now HERE!


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