Thanks Trinity.Trinity said:You shouldn't have too much problem moving up from marathon to 50k Steepler... What's the course like...hilly, flat?
I've done the Dartmoor Discovery a couple of times, which is about the same distance, but it's extremely hilly so I needed a lot of good quality hill work.
In training for Dartmoor I only ran more than marathon distance once, and that was 28 miles. Just like when you're training for a marathon you don't need to train the full distance...just get close to it fairly comfortably.
As for nutrition, it's similar to what you'd do in marathon training, plenty of carbs for the distance training, plenty of protein for muscle repair. Lots of water, get the right vits and iron... but i'm sure you know all this.
Also, if you don't already, it might be worth you taking echinacea regularly... it helps keep the immune system topped up for when you're working your body hard.
steepler said:Thanks Trinity.
The loop is just over 3k on a road course so pacing should be ok.
I take multivits and have tried echinecia in the past.
Are you doing London? If so what day are you registering? I could buy you a coffee!