ACP 100k – Race Build-up Plan

Racing plan is if nothing goes pear shaped

I have put together a full training plan targeting ACP 100k. This plan includes a number of build up races, the targets for each event are flexible but aimed at building my speed over endurance distance whilst working on running back to back longer runs.  This is only my race schedule, the full training schedule also includes other longer distance slower paced runs including a number of long runs with parkrun sandwiched in between slower efforts.

Date Event Target Notes
19-Mar Fleet Half Marathon 1h30 – 6:50/m Official 1h30 Pacer
09-Apr Marnhull 12k 42 mins
23-Apr London Marathon 2h40
24-Apr Lisbon Marathon  SLOW with Pete Thompson 44in44in44
30-Apr North Dorset Village Marathon 2h55 – 6:40/m
06-May WSR OX Frolic (12 Hour) 30 miles
07-May WSR OX Half Marathon Steady

Training – February 2017 Summary

Monthly Summary February 2017

Device: Garmin Forerunner 630

Monthly Totals:
Total Miles: 381.25 Miles Weight: – Avg Pace: 7:08 m/m Time: 45:18:05

Short month big training miles, including first and second of the 100+ mile weeks. Main aim to run double runs Monday – Friday with Tuesdays and Thursday being easy days. Main endurance intervals sessions on Wednesday evening with group at Poole Park.

Endurance Interval Sessions

Week Mileage
Week 8 20th Feb to 26th Feb 112.9
Week 7 13th Feb to 19th Feb 106.86
Week 6 6th Feb to 12th Feb 78.67
Week 5 30th Jan to 5th Feb 72.07

Biggest run was on Saturday 25th with 26.23 miles – Trail / Road Marathon (easy – Moors Valley parkrun – easy) No b’fast No fuel


Only 1 run this month, with a blast on the Sunday 26th at the Sika 10k (Trail) – Sika 10k – 1st place (34:25)


Diet & Weight

Build up month two, no weight recording. planning to start recording weight in March.

Balanced training diet, no alcohol and minimal treats. With normal weekday looking like;

  • Run
  • Breakfast (Porridge)
  • Lunch (Salad with Mackerel)
  • Snack (Energy Bar or \ Wholewheat toast with jam and peanut butter)
  • Run
  • Dinner
  • Snack (Low fat yogurt with protein power and dried fruit)

Other snacks, nuts, fruit and dark chocolate

Talking representing England at the Anglo Celtic 100km race on BBC Radio Solent

So today I was on the Radio Box !!! Check out the interview on the BBC Radio Solent Steve Harris Breakfast in Dorset show talking representing England in this year’s Anglo Celtic 100km race and XMiles – Wimborne

Here is the link to the clip > or the full show Anthony is about 1.21 in.