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What mileage is a 50k?

What mileage is a 50k?

The 50K (roughly 31 miles) is the “shortest” standard distance you’ll find when you push beyond the limits of the marathon. This guide is aimed at training you to go the distance and, perhaps, give you a taste of, one day, going even farther and training for a 50- or 100-mile race.

What does 50k mean in running?

Sure, a 50K is approximately 31 miles, just a mere five miles longer than 26.2 miles, but most ultras are run on trails and include challenging features such as hills, rocky terrain and long sections between aid stations.

Is a 50k the same as a marathon?

The 50k is an odd distance. At 31.25 miles, it technically qualifies as an “ultra marathon”, but it’s really just a few miles longer than the 26.2 miles (and change) that us marathoners do.

How long should a 50k take?

Every runner is different in how long it will take to run a 50K, but a safe bet would be to run 10 to 30 seconds slower per mile than your marathon pace. For example, if your best marathon time is 4 hours (9:09/mile), then your predicted 50K would be around 4:50 to 5 hours (9:20/mile – 9:39/mile).

How many miles is a 50 5K?

Let me put this distance into perspective. A 5K is 3.1 miles, so to run 50 kilometers, all you have to do is run 10 5K races in a row. So yes, that’s 31 miles in total.

Is a 50K run hard?

A 50k race (31 miles) is a great challenge, and is the perfect place to start your ultra-running journey. It’s a big accomplishment, but it’s also attainable. Yes, it’s hard–but also yes, it’s important–to train and prepare your body with consistency and dedication when training for your first 50k.

How hard is it to run 50k?

Is a 50k that much harder than a marathon?

In terms of sheer endurance, a 50k race doesn’t require much more effort, relatively speaking, but it is its own monster in a different way. For a road marathon, long slow runs probably make up the majority of your training.

Is running 50 miles a week alot?

Anyone running 50 miles a week could finish a marathon fairly comfortably if they do a couple of real long runs and pace themselves well. Given a reasonable background of training, most people could run this much. (It is a lot easier if you are faster, as we’ll see.)

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