UTA 50 - 20 Week Program
Our UTA programs are the most comprehensive and all-inclusive of all our Her Trails programs!
Our 20-week UTA50 program is specifically designed to prepare you for the challenges of this iconic race and offers more inclusions and value than ever before to ensure you have an incredible experience in the Blue Mountains next May!
Here's what makes this program the best choice to prepare you for the UTA 50:
- Customised Training Plans: Expertly crafted by our coaches, these plans cater to the specific demands of the Ultra Trail Australia course in the Blue Mountains. Prepare for race-specific runs, combined strength, mobility, and yoga sessions that gradually build your endurance and get you ready for the race's technical terrain.
- Event Specific Training: Ultra Trail Australia includes significant elevation gain and technical sections. We ensure you develop the strength, power, and endurance to conquer these terrains.
- On-Course Guided Training Runs: Join one of our guided runs on the Ultra Trail Australia course, building confidence, refining strategy, and mentally gearing up for race day.
- Nutrition and Hydration Strategies for the Race: Monthly nutrition workshops with Her Trails sports dietician Amanda Watts provide insights on fuelling, hydration, and recovery techniques tailored to the Ultra Trail Australia.
- Mental Resilience and Race Strategy: Beyond physical strength, UTA requires a strong mindset. With our expert coaching and weekly live sessions, spanning topics from meditation to mindset, develop strategies that align with UTA's unique demands.
- Integrated Coaching and Weekly Touchpoints: Our weekly videos are on pertinent topics that will prepare you for all aspects of UTA and our special Tuesday live coaching sessions will address any questions you might have. You will also benefit from a physical therapy workshop with Alex Bell, as your body adapts to load and training volume.
- Community Support and Exclusive Access: Connect into our participant Facebook group. This is a place for you to exchange tips, share experiences, and inspire each other.
- Gear Session and Exclusive Race Kit: Gain exclusive access trail running expert gear sessions with Kathmandu designers and get excited to flaunt your Her Trails/Kathmandu race top. You will also have great discounts for other Her Trails / UTA race kit.
We're here to guide, empower, and support as you gear up for this extraordinary event.
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.'