Base Training

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Ratbag    pirate
17/11/2006 at 16:59
Wow! I just popped back on the website and I find this gem is still running...

Good luck to all basers! It worked for me and for a lot of others, in fact I still do base training most of the time and I'm just starting to build my mileage again in preparation for FLM.

Sadly it didn't seem to work for a certain hippo but that's another story...

Hipps...did you really do 11 maras in 11 weeks???

OK, I'm off again...byeeeeee!!!
17/11/2006 at 17:00

it did work for me
I pbd twice in thos 11 maras in 11 weeks
and i havent had a day off running since April 1st
Ratbag    pirate
17/11/2006 at 17:09
...Hipps...I apologise as that was the last thing I remember from when I was on here before....

Brilliant work to do those maras and 2 PBs as well!

I wish my running was as consistent as yours but sadly, I'm too easily sidetracked...

You doing FLM?
17/11/2006 at 17:11
oh yes!

shows how long you have been away ratbag

last ghear my mileage was seriously down
and it showwd in my race times
also had a lot of crap at work
Ratbag    pirate
17/11/2006 at 17:14
I'll try to come back more often....but I kinda got addicted to the forums and needed to wean myself off....I haven't been on much since last years Iron Man so I'm just surfing around the site to see what's new...

Hope to see you at FLM tho'. Would be good to catch up...I need to see about booking the Traffy Thistle again...
17/11/2006 at 17:15
laughs manically
dont we all get addicted!

the thistle is stupido price, but i shall be staying there
kind of a tradition now

you doin reading?
17/11/2006 at 18:08
Hippo - I think 55 -60 mpw is a very achievable target for you and will reap rewards. After all you will need something to do during the marathon close season!
17/11/2006 at 21:51
Hi DundeeRunner - well my goal race for 2007 is a 24hr track, hence the higher mileage. I'll be at Lochaber too.

Hi Ratbag - addicted to forums, whatever next. If only I spent as much time running as I do on the forum....
20/11/2006 at 09:36
Wow Shades, 24 hour race, serious respect to you. Have you done this before? How do you cope with the lack of sleep?
20/11/2006 at 10:22
DR - I've only done one 24 hour (last May), had a problem with blisters so pulled up at 20 hours (80 miles), would like next year to get as near the 100 as possible. I didn't have any real probs re lack of sleep except being tired and I hurt!!

re BT, week one completed, 41 miles, all OK although 12 mile run with a couple of friends on Sat was too fast for me (and was too fast for BT pace) made my injury a bit sore but is OK now.
20/11/2006 at 10:45
Last week I only managed 21 miles, with being away and an early start on Saturday to take junior DR off to a competition, so I could only fit in a longest run of 7 miles this week. Managed 7 miles this morning, but wind was geting up and in the face for the majority of the run, so very hard work.

My plan is to start increasing the mileage now, and build a strong endurance base for the next eight weeks. In the new year I will start some speed sessions once I have the endurance.

Shades, do you know what caused the blisters? Can you take any steps to stop them appearing this time? Was that the only thing that stopped you?
20/11/2006 at 11:03
Wrong socks with my shoes. They were Ok when I was running but I had to walk for nearly 40 mins waiting for an antacid tablet to work (forgot to schedule the antacid for every 12 hours, my error) and the walking caused the blisters. 12 hours of rain didn't help either. I didn't feel brilliant after 20 hours but I think if my feet hadn't been so sore I could have carried on and it was more painful to walk than run but I was struggling to have any energy to run. But I was happy with the distance I did and that didn't count as a DNF, so still finished 17th out of 41 which was OK for first attempt. I loved the event.
Ratbag    pirate
20/11/2006 at 11:10
Hipps....will prob do Reading...must get my @rse in gear and start booking some races... again now...byeee
20/11/2006 at 16:27
Shades, in training for a 24 hour event is most of your work base stuff, or are you doing any speed work as well, I guess speed will be less of a concern, right? In your 100m weeks will you be doing some runs longer than a marathon?

I can understand the problem with wet feet and blisters, many years ago did a long distance walk and it rained everyday, so we were walking with wet socks and boots day-in day-out. It is not good for the feet. Is there any chance to change shoes and socks at regular intervals if it is wet during an event like this?
20/11/2006 at 16:28
dundee runner
you can have a sleep at a 24 hour race if you so wish

changing shoes ought not to be a problem
20/11/2006 at 17:19

What is the most you have run? I know you have done marathons and ultras, so have you done a 24hr race yet? I was toying with a 50 miler earlier in the year, but got a bad virus and could not properly train for it. If I could do a couple of them I might then think about moving up to a 24hr sometime in the future.
20/11/2006 at 17:21
52.4 miles
i have done a 12 hour track race
during which i had a few sit downs(and a gin)
20/11/2006 at 17:56
DR - all my training will be at BT pace until I drop back down to 80mpw in Jan (see my post at top of page 575). Longest single run for training will be 24 miles on a hilly course.

At the 24 hour I had 4 pairs of shoes, I changed my shoes and socks when my feet were sore, went back on the track and discovered that my feet hurt more so after one lap back in the tent and put the first pair of shoes back on! At about 18 hours I changed into my biggest shoes (about 1.5 to 2 sizes too big) and stuck with those until 20 hours. I had no plasters big enough for the blisters and couldn't tape my heels as the rain had made my feet somewhat tripe like and the tape wouldn't stick!! One blister burst and then bled, brings tears to my eyes just remembering it.

Have since found some socks that suit my shoes so hope I won't have the same problem again!
21/11/2006 at 08:24
PH - only the one gin?
21/11/2006 at 08:26
just one tinnie
at marathon point
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