Your Ultra-Training Bag of Tricks: Endurance-Based Workouts
Back-to-Back Long Runs: Piggybacking long runs has proven effective for ultrarunners racing beyond the 50K. It mimics ultra race-day fatigue but allows for a night’s recovery between sessions. Adequate spacing of back-to-backs, approximately four to five weeks, will assist with proper recovery. It is important to slowly progress into these workouts, especially for those inexperienced with high mileage, by starting with relatively short back-to-backs during the pre-season months and building on those as race day approaches.