Anyone else attempting their first 100 mile race in 2013?
mr f wrote (see)
Or goretex lined furry wellies??
I think it will look like I'm running (erm shuffling? ) in wellies by the end!
Mr F - thanks for some really good advice on cut-offs. So sorry that the elements conspired against you this year when you were so close to the finish...
Jeremy - I suppose the trick with the drop bags might be to have a support crew handy to collect your disposed goods?...
SD - would be nice but it will be a solo effort. Have 3 pairs of road shoes on the go so might use and discard the oldest. Rest of drop bags will be cans of coke, cake and chocolate!
Lol... oh dear Mr F, the 'peeing in a bottle' brought a few tears to me eyes with laughter! I can totally sympathise too; after my last ultra (only 70 compared to your gigantic 96), I couldn't move after having rested for a few hours. I had to literally throw myself off the bed & kind of caterpillar myself to the bathroom, it then took me the best part of 10mins to make it onto the toilet - ouch!Also signed up for my first 100 miler next year & had intended to do the SDW100 but stories of getting lost towards the end really put me off so I decided to go for a fool proof 'loopy' one instead :-/ ...
I dont remember much about the end of TP100 last year, other than not being able to get warm for ages and my friend piling me still shivering into the car in Oxford. Bizarrely my brain seemed totally alert and I just chatted none stop, but I think my body had shut down and gone off somewhere else on its holidays!
My lovely landlady had seen the awful weather on the Sunday morning and when I finally got back to the accommodation in Didcot, there was a hot water bottle hanging from the door handle . She told me she had been out walking her dogs a few years ago on the Thames Path and had had a stroke, lay unconscious in the mud in similar weather to what we experienced, by the time she was rescued she also had hypothermia despite wearing a massive jacket and loads of clothes. So she was thoughtfully making sure I was okay with the hot water bottle .
I've got new merino gloves for next years race , to match with the merino top I was already wearing !
LOL - yep
I have got to do a 100, just because they exist! Am planning some long (4 day, 125 mile) walks next year with a plan to do a 100 in 2014. But. How do you train for a 100?
Gulp! What have I let myself in for?...
Oooo Merino stuff
wrote a whole lotta other stuff but seems to have vanished....
Was just wondering whether the Merino stuff is as good as 'it says on the tin'? I have been fantasising about Merino underwear (as I always suffer from a cold bum - shhhh) but its just soooo expensive.
Instead, I recently read about some 'magic heat cream' that cyclists supposedly use to keep their backs warm... might give that a try ... Merino on a budget ?
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