<< Am I the only one that is amazed that the conditioning required for a 50
that required for a 100 or a multi-day are virtually the same?
I mean, it would make perfect sense to me that you have to do XYZ for a 50
and then maybe 2xXYZ for a 100 and so on....But apparently if your horse can
go 50 he can likely go 100 or do a 2 or 3 day ride even....which just
doesn't make any sense to me :-))
Is that a function of distance conditioning in general or a function of a
horse's system I wonder?
Tina - >>
There probably should be a significantly different conditioning program for a
2-day 100 mile event than a 1-day 50--but one based primarily on making
muscle fuel and electrolyte recoveries maximal between two individual 50 mile
events (which the multi-day 100 is). If I ran 100 meters today, and 100
meters tomorrow, I would not be a 200 meter runner.