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There are going to be a few different questions that will somewhat dictate the time needed to train. How much have you run in the past? - If you haven't run much, then getting to the point where you can do 50 miles (roughly 80k) is going to take longer than someone that has a more extensive running background. You also need to progress slower, as your body ...
Most weight gained during longer runs is water weight - fun fact you're more likely to drink too much water during a long-distance run than not enough. (It's Wikipedia, but it's got a lot of good sources.) A quick search shows that Kilian Jornet competes in Ultramarathons of 100+ km where maintaining adequate nutrition is difficult mainly for logistic ...
Danish Extreme Runner Jacob Juul Hastrup trained his girlfriend for Atacama Crossing in Chile in 2006. The trtaining took 6 months according to his book. Worth a read if you want to run yourself - though it is only in Danish :-(
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