Our expert says:
Yes, absolutely. I mean, it's a relative answer, because it means being quite fit and probably having to build towards that point. Most people can't go from zero to 50km instantly, but if you're a running already, and then you take on the challenge, 50km is perfectly manageable.
The same is true for after the programme. A lot of people are doing much, much more than this, perhaps even double, and a lot of people will find that they get injured at 50km per week. It's entirely individual, but given what you're saying, that it's a combination of walking and jogging, and if you're handling it now, then I'd say you'll be find to continue.
You play it week by week though. If by mid March, for example, you're feeling a little flat and tired, or you have a sore calf or a sore Achilles tendon, then just take a week where you cover 20km, and then see how you go the next week. No problem, you control the decision-making, which is really good.
So I say go for it, but just monitor your body - it's all about physiological management, understanding your limits. Perhaps 50km will feel easy and you can INCREASE it to 70k, who knows?
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