Ultra

17 messages
03/01/2003 at 14:11
This is a request for some genuine advice - I have been running for 3 years and for the past year and a half i have been running hard hilly long runs on Exmoor. I manage three 3-3 and a 1/2 hour long runs a month with the fourth Sunday off. I have run for longer and I would like to go further i am slow but I really enjoy being out for a long time. Any advice how do I need to change my training in order to go further.
03/01/2003 at 14:20
Hi Uzi,

There's a ultra runners' email list. It's very active, and if you subscribe then you'll be able to get loads of useful info there. To subscribe send an email to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.DARTMOUTH.EDU. The subject line doesn't matter, but the body must read:

SUBSCRIBE ULTRA firstname lastname (e.g. SUBSCRIBE ULTRA Cliff Young).

Also, see here for loads of links to ultra running stuff. It's an Aussie site, but there are lots of links to other places.

Good luck and have fun :)

(Wish I could run 3.5 hours x 3 per month!!)
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
03/01/2003 at 15:07
Hey thanks Wee Piglet, I've just signed up on that hoping to get some good training info.
03/01/2003 at 16:34
Hi Ironwolf :)

Your first contribution has just arrived in my inbox - I recognised your nickname and thought it must be you!

It's a good, and active, email list. I don't read it regularly, but it arrives every day and from time to time I read it through.

I'm glad it was helpful. They're a very knowledgeable bunch :)
03/01/2003 at 20:33
Thanks wee piglet for the link to the other sites. Most appreciated!! By the way don't be impressed by the runs I do I am after all outrageously SLOW. thanks again
03/01/2003 at 21:49
You're welcome, Uzi :)

03/01/2003 at 21:56
Wee piglet are you a wee girl piglet?
03/01/2003 at 22:13
Yes, I am :) How about you? (You're not a machine gun really, are you?? :-)
03/01/2003 at 22:30
Wee Piglet

No it's not Uzi that's a typing error its actually Suzi!! But i got fed up of being thought of as a weapon of mass or minor distruction so have changed to the above!
03/01/2003 at 23:15
LOL! I see :-)
04/01/2003 at 14:23
I am considering a 50K in 2004 (I plan very early, I am boring like that) there is one in Northern France that RW reviewed last year that seems attractive.
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
04/01/2003 at 15:12
Hi Eddy - where is it?
05/01/2003 at 06:48
I am off to work now I will find the name later (after 6pm) and tell you where it is
05/01/2003 at 17:49
Right, I am back now. It is the Cote des Legendes 50K
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
05/01/2003 at 18:37
Thanks Eddy, I'll check it out. I'm planning on running the Karlsruhe 80km in June, understand that it's 4 x 20km and contains a couple of hills - those who've done it told me to fast-walk the hills and run the rest. As a beginner in Ultra does that sound a good strategy to you?
05/01/2003 at 20:49
Hi Ironwolf

I have now tracked down where it is.

It is at a small village near Brest called Ploudalmezeau. There is an e mail for details which is:

oct.ploudalmezeau@wanadoo.fr

It is in May each year.

We have decided to combine it with our biannual holiday in 2004 after which we will go to Provence. There I will run up Mont Ventoux (1912 metres over 10k). I failed to beat the mountain in 2002.
05/01/2003 at 20:52
Oh and to answer your question I have no idea. I have not gone beyond a Marathon before.

There used to be a local Ultra in Notts that followed a canal bank (Cotgrave 40m) and the advice was fast walking where necessary so as not to burn yourself out.

I am tempted by the Grand Union 145, Birmongham to London. 2005 perhaps.

We'd love you to add a comment! Please login or take half a minute to register as a free member
17 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

RW Forums