pedro - I've only run one ultra as I'm too busy trying to fit everything else in most of the time but I agree totally with Paulie, it's all about attitude once you have the miles in your legs and you don't need many more for a 'short' ultra (mine was 35 miles) than for a marathon. I loved running the ultra and once I've finished playing with long distance triathlon I hope to go back and do more.
Little Miss Happy. - It's funny how we refer to 35 miles as "short"
You've certainly got the right attitude.
Pedro - you already have what it takes
I'll be going to this, staying at a family friends house the day before, we've found a pub at half way point incase of need to pull out and go for a pint haha! Swapping shorter runs for longer runs is hard in this weather but with 6 weeks to go I know it needs to be done. 5:30 am is crap when it's dark
19 miles today, furthest I have ever run!
Got gosport half next weekend so counting that as a training run
Yeah, that's more for my dad for some reason with dodgy knees and a fractured rib he's still INTENT on running at least half way because we did forest of dea together in the summer. The getting to the half way point within the timescale will be a good motivational kick. I've found doing evening runs better at the moment, somehow did 8 miles in 65 minutes on Wednesday, going to do half distance early Sat morning when the sun finally ups and tackle a LONG run next weekend. That's the plan anyway.
As Paulie has already said pedro - you have the right attitude!
Enjoy your Spartan Beast pedro. Whatever it is it sounds like fun.
Another vote for running an ultra from me. And can only echo whats already been said. Races longer than a marathon are only a number and anybody can complete one once they set their mind to it. 90% mental, 10% physical!! Plus of course running longer means more time to chat, eat and walk!!!
Thank Little M.iss Happy and Pedro upton for the welcome and encouragement.
I realise long distance running is all about attitude, as one minute I'm confident and the next not so.
I've a local half marathon in two weeks, assuming that goes reasonably I know I'll be fine in Portsmouth.
I'm in! I was meant to be running a hilly off road marathon tomorrow but am laid up with a chesty cold. I couldn't waste all my training so I've just entered this one. Should be a lovely way to get in the Christmas spirit!
I've done lots of hilly training and this looks very flat so hopefully it won't be too painful, the brandy will help..
Did 16 miles of the course this morning, get your fingers crossed that the weather is the same on the 22nd Dec, beautiful day for a run. Pompey is looking good.
Shame about missing your target marathon Suzie but great that you can put the training to good use for this one instead.
Lovely day here too Tel, I was thinking or running round Langstone Harbour and on to the Billy Trail during my LSR.
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