Run an Ultra
The fall season of PPTC’s Ultra Marathon Training Group has been finalized. We have multiple options depending on if you’re looking to run a road ultra, a trail ultra, or both. The races we will be targeting are the NYRR 60k on November 18th and TARC Winter Fells on December 1st (outside Boston) which offers 32 & 40 mile options on some rugged terrain.
We picked our races with the idea that many club members are targeting a fall marathon and these options allow for people to recover in time and still run an ultra with the team (marathon fitness is some of the best stuff there is)! We are hoping to field big men’s and women’s teams for the 60k, but for those of you interested in trail racing, our target trail races are put on by a great New England running team and are challenging but doable. If you’re doing a different ultra this fall or want to run something 50 miles or longer, get in touch and we can make it work (last season we had folks running a variety of races besides the official season race). If you’re curious or on the fence, reach out to me or any teammates who participated last season, and I’m sure you’ll be quickly drinking the Kool-Aid!
UltraMTG group will be similar to the Marathon Training Group format. Participants will get weekly, online training schedules via TrainingPeaks. We will also have clinics throughout the season to address a variety of helpful topics, such as: nutrition, gear selection, trail technique, mental strategies, etc.
No ultra or trail experience is required; however, we strongly suggest that those interested have at least 7-8 hours a week available for training during peak volume (starting roughly 8 weeks before the race) have completed a marathon some time in the last year, and have an incoming base in July of at least 20 miles a week. That being said, if you're determined to toe the line, We’ll do our hardest to get you to the finish!