50km - 20 Week Program
As you venture into the realm of ultra marathon running, the significance of small details cannot be underestimated. We recognise the effort you'll be investing in your training, and our mission is to ensure you prioritise those critical details that can make a world of difference to your well-being and performance.
- Our program begins with a 4-week priming phase designed to prepare your body for the upcoming training load. This phase is followed by a 16-week progressive training block that gradually builds your endurance and strength, setting you up for success.
- But our program extends beyond running. We take a comprehensive approach to your training and development. In addition to the running sessions, we provide dedicated strength, mobility, and yoga sessions. Our mindset training helps you cultivate mental strength and resilience, empowering you to overcome challenges and push your limits. We also offer guidance on nutrition and physical therapy to optimise your performance and prevent injuries.
- One of the key strengths of our program is the expertise of our diverse coaching team. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to guide and support you throughout your journey. Additionally, you'll be part of a community of like-minded individuals who share the same 50km goal. This supportive network fosters camaraderie, accountability, and mentorship, providing you with inspiration and encouragement from others on the same path.
The training volume gradually increases from week to week, ranging from x to x hours per week. Within this time frame, you can expect to complete 3-5 run sessions, tailored to your progress and goals.
Your Program Building Blocks
Experience a gradual and safe progression in your training with our proven system designed to prevent injuries and optimise your performance. Our program combines a variety of training sessions, including base mile, speed, hill, threshold, active recovery sessions, and long runs workouts.
Weekly Trail Time
Elevate your experience with our weekly episodes covering essential topics. From technique and gear to support systems, recovery, and safety, we provide valuable insights to enrich your trail journey and apply its wisdom in your everyday routine.
Run Specific Strength
Build strength, resilience, and longevity with our weekly 30-60 minute at-home strength videos. Activate, stabilise, and train your body through targeted exercises that enhance your running performance and help prevent injuries.
Enhance your body's mobility and unlock its full range of motion with our weekly 15-50 minute mobility sessions. Address imbalances, combat physical stress, and alleviate fatigue as you give your body the freedom to move and perform at its best.
Our weekly coaching sessions provide a dedicated space to address your progress, challenges, and modifications. We believe in the power of personalised support, and our coaches are here to guide you through your journey, offering valuable insights and motivation. Whether you need advice on adjusting your training plan, overcoming obstacles, or getting back on track, we're committed to helping you reach your goals.
A place where you'll find unwavering support, guidance, and inspiration from coaches and fellow Her Trail Members. Join a network of incredible women who are balancing daily responsibilities while pursuing their goals, building resilience, self-reliance, and inner strength. Together, we'll uplift and empower each other on this transformative trail running journey.
Life Hub & Expert Team
Empower yourself on your trail running journey with the Her Trails Life Hub. Our expert team is here to provide comprehensive support across multiple areas, including physical therapy, nutrition guidance, and women's health resources. This spans from during our coaching class and via the Life Hub, which is a growing repository of resources.
Stay informed and inspired on your ultra training journey with our weekly newsletter, designed to support and uplift you every step of the way. Each edition is packed with valuable insights, including detailed explanations of the upcoming training sessions, key focus areas for the week, and targeted advice to help you optimise your performance and training journey.
This program is for you if these words resonate
For the adventurous souls, multitasking mothers, journey starters, and dedicated runners, Her Trails is here to support and empower you on your trailblazing path.
Our expertise lies in merging your passion with a proven process. We focus on establishing intelligent and sustainable habits that foster consistency and facilitate long-term growth.
"Hello awesome Coaches 🙌🏼 I can't believe it's Week 18 and UTA50 is around the corner!!!! I don't recognise this runner I've become! I've gained so many skills through the program and pushed through the fears of hills and anything to do with speed training lol... When I started running last September I never imagined I'd be running these volumes - I'm completely hooked on trail running! THANK YOU for all the guidance, support, and community!"
'Over the past year or so I’ve discovered the joy of trail running through Her Trails, and at this point I think I’ve completed all the programs you have created! Thanks again for all the great advice, support and encouragement - I wouldn’t be running wild without you!'
""What an epic 20 weeks I've just been on. I didn't know if it would be possible. I am a busy mom of three, and finding balance in life has always been a challenge. The Her Trails 50km program has been a game-changer for me. It has taught me how to manage my time and energy effectively while pursuing my passion for running. The support from the coaching team and the uplifting community at Her Trails has been invaluable. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking for guidance and a supportive community in their running journey."
"I just want to express my gratitude to the amazing Her trails team. I am so so happy to have discovered Her trails and have loved every aspect of the last 20weeks.
The race yesterday exceeded all my expectations and was the perfect race for me. Throughout the whole race I had this unwavering belief that I could cope with anything and finish and it was because of the training program and all the mindset, breathing and nutrition advice I soaked up along the way.
Thanks to you guys I had strategies to combat the nerves at the start, discipline to keep my pace early and strong intention to remain calm throughout.
Your expertise, your infectious positivity and down to earth nature is just so engaging and welcoming."
Words from Kristen
'The 50km ultra trail marathon was a goal that I set at a tumultuous time in my life…it was a chance for me to prove to myself that I can do, and succeed at, hard things.
Of course a run of that length takes preparation. The Her Trails training guide took the mental load away when preparing for the event, which was what I needed while combining full time work, study and being a mum. All I had to do was commit to myself that time, and show up for each session. The mix of strength, speed work and base miles allowed me to stay consistent and injury free, and kept it interesting.
Achieving big goals takes focus and consistency, and I went into the event feeling like I had done the work. Despite the obvious physical challenge of running 50km, I enjoyed myself so much and even managed to come in around my goal time. Looking forward to the next event, and would 100% use the program again.'