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1  - 7 July 2011 14:50

I'm thinking of signing up for this years Kielder 100. The question I need answering is what sort of training regime do I need between now and then to get me ready. All I want is to get round within the time limits and not suffer too much. This year I've done the Buith Wells CRC, Dyfi enduro and Marshbrook CRC last sunday in 4:01. I know this is a big step up in distance and nothing like what I've done so far this year so I'd be grateful for any advice.

PS. I could probably, being realistic, manage 8hours training a week between now and then.

2  - 7 July 2011 21:15

does that include working away for a while and a week in the sun???
good luck if you do, shame i cant make it

Mark Price
Hope XC 2010 4th O/A Wk-end warrior
Dyfi Enduro 2010 53rd O/A
Mids XC Rd3 2010 12th open
3  - 8 July 2011 08:56

If you did the 75km at Marshbrook in 4:01, you probably don't have too much to worry about in terms of finishing!

Probably stating the obvious here(!), but I'd say training over the next 6 weeks should focus on high end aerobic work (ideally over some long distances) with lots of climbing along the way.  Some anaerobic intervals (eg climbing intervals) would be a good idea too, as would a decent programme of core strength work.

Suggest having a couple of phases, with a bit of a rest in the middle; build to a peak about two weeks before and then taper.  Hope that helps! smile

4  - 8 July 2011 12:55

plus a good dose of SBM and CES it certainly gets me by

Sheer bloody mindedness

Competitive edge syndrome

and always enjoy it dont labour it

5  - 24 July 2011 15:05

Hey Joe, you mention Taper training for the last two weeks, can you elaborate please ? This is my first year racing and always hear the term knocked about,

6  - 25 July 2011 09:00

I'm no expert on this(!), but I think the basic principle is to reduce the duration and intensity of your workouts in the run-up, to allow your body to "supercompensate" and recover fully in time for the big event.  Each individual is different though, and will need a different taper depending on the amount of training done and the event you're leading up to.  I recall reading that 2 weeks is a good taper for a marathon event, and it seems to work for me, but I guess shorter is possible if you're young, superfit etc!

7  - 24 January 2015 07:28

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8  - 26 January 2015 09:18

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