There are many different variations for a training plan based on your goals and the race you are training for.
I have set a goal to get in 35 miles per week that includes trail and road time.
I’ll list out the details of the plan so you have a basic idea of one plan you could use.
Training Plan for A Trail Race
total miles per week: 35
Monday: Long Run (8-11 miles): Start slow and build up speed
Tuesday: Easy 3-4 mile run (these could be done on the road in the evening) 3 miles or 30 minutes
Wednesday: Short run or rest day. 3 miles or less or cross train
Thursday: Base building miles: 5 miles
Friday: Trail with hills to get wiped out (8 miles)
Saturday: Easy to moderate base building (5 miles)
Sunday: OFF day: rest is key: or walk for 66 day challenge
Because of my schedule this will change quite a bit. I may to the long run on Tuesday then switch it up.
I’ll check back and let you know how it’s going.