Training for a Monster 100

This September, I am running the Mogollon Monster 100 in Pine, AZ. I am in week 9 of 18. July at a glance. I like to use the training block of weeks 7-11 for some really long runs on Saturday. I do not like running back to back long runs. My 45 year of body responds better to a long Saturday run-rest day-long Monday run. The work I do during the week tends to be speed and hills.

I think that my two biggest challenges with the Mogollon Monster 100 will be the altitude and the technical terrain. This 100 miles the racer from elevations of 5,300 feet at the start to upwards of 8,000 feet at the top of the Mogollon Rim. There will be approximately 22,000 feet of climbing. This is almost identical to Pine to Palm. But, I think the trail will be more technical.

What will help me most is the humidity, running hard hill repeats, and running hard tempo runs on the trail. I love running in the heat/humidity. I love running hills. I love running hard. I am looking forward to the weeks to come. 🙂

Week Mon Tues Wed Thurs Friday Sat Sunday Total
June 26-July 2 14.09

2900’

8 + weights 11.2

500’

10.25

1600’

14.28

689’

13

1800’

10.6 81.42

7500’

3-9 10.2

1388’

9.2 1700’ +

5.2 walk, 250’

2 + weights

1584’

11 + 2175’ 7

1056’

30

4800’

rest 75

12,869’

10-16 12.2

2570’

8.5, stairs, gym 12.63

1775’

2 @15%

2 run

gym

1584’

6

1093’

30.3

4366’

Rest 74.2

11,388’

17-23 15 6 10 4 10 26 rest 71
24-30 15 7 13 8 10 27-30 rest 80-83

 

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