First 100 mile race in 2013

Anyone else attempting their first 100 mile race in 2013?

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11/12/2012 at 21:35

I'd like to get up to the 100 this year. Have only covered 50 miles to date and considering the Grim Reaper 70 as a next step up or perhaps a 100k. Nothing entered yet, other than Country to Capital in January but really hoping to step up this year.

Was interested in the stuff about charging a garmin on the go and hoped that I would be able to do it but tried it with my 210 the other day and it seems to just end and save the current activity as soon as you attach the charging clip.

12/12/2012 at 10:00

Uggghh. Seem to be having a complete lapse of confidence this week and starting to wonder whether I'm going to bite off more than I can chew!  Training's  gone somewhat doollalah with Xmas coming up and I need a serious kick up the bum!

WackyRacer - sorry your Garmin didn't seem to work with the charger, that's very odd. I've got a 305 and it really worked brilliantly. 

12/12/2012 at 15:11

Okapi - Must be a Garmin improvement!!!

Get yourself out for a good long confidence booster, I can see you already have a 70 under your belt so am sure you are very capable of going the full 100. As for staying motivated over the Xmas period... the Country to Capital is good for that. Knowing I have a decent run coming up just a couple of weeks after all the parties helps me dodge the odd bit of pudding or glass of wine. Still enjoy it but without being the glutton that I otherwise would be

13/12/2012 at 10:56

Thanks Wacky, that's' very kind! You're right, I've got get myself out for a long run at the weekend and also need to put an earlier goal in my diary. Hopefully, come Sunday eve, I'll be back to my non-jittery self after having gotten rid of my very guilty conscience! 

15/12/2012 at 22:21

Lots of people doing a 100 in 2013.  I'm doing to do the SDW100.  Can't quite believe it.  I have hardly told anyone as it sounds way too ridiculous when I do.

15/12/2012 at 23:59

TCP know what you mean, used to think saying I was running a marathon was bad but now even other runners shake their heads. Usual is not in one day? really? cue stunned silence. Thing is I'm just as scared but the hell with it, I'm not fast but I know I can keep going

16/12/2012 at 11:05

Exactly JeremyG.  Most don't even know people do this kind of madness.  "All in one go?" is the usual response.  I'm not quick either (I was stunned and delighted to get under 1:40 for a half marathon for the first time this year) but it seems a have a bit of mental strength to keep going.

16/12/2012 at 23:27

Ran 10 miles in the North Downs today covering Leith Hill, Holmbury Hill & Pitch Hill - the thought of doing it ten times in a row seems insane.  I suppose the object of training is to get the level of perceived insanity down a little by August...

18/12/2012 at 22:42
Ahemm..... i havent told my better half about my 100 yet and its her birthday weekend. Need to pick the right moment. And find a very nice hotel for a few days....

There is a 45 mile trail run in Essex Feb 24th if anyone thinks that fits their training plan - St Peters Way. Bound to be fairly flat. Entry link via RW event search but limit of 50 places so don't wait too long. Local for me so feels compulsory.
20/12/2012 at 13:27

 I'm doing the SDW 100 too..first 100 for me and like TCP, I find if I don't tell anyone it isn't really happening!

I have 'worked' the check points for SDW 100 and NDW 100 so know how inclusive they are and what a great experience..but hell I am scared!  The worst bit for me is going to be the night.

20/12/2012 at 21:08
Slow suck, my advice is not to think of the bigger picture! Break it down into small chunks and just concentrate on getti.g through those small races. Looking at the whole thing, ie 5 down 95 to go is just too daunting to me! However, breaking it into 10 mile races or races to the next checkpoint allows the numbers to seemingly pass more quickly. It's a bloody long way whatever way you look at it, but that's hist something that works for me!
21/12/2012 at 19:12

I've also entered the SDW 100 without telling anyone (including the wife)

Previous best is Brecon Beacons 40, so a bit of a step up, gulp.

10/01/2013 at 12:55

I bit the bullet and told the other half about the TP, seeing as I didn't get in to WS100. All went very well, as she wants to pace me as part of her London training. She later looked at the website and said it was a shame but it was full - entries closed. Ahemmm. I acted surprised and told her not to worry. Lets hope that works, or I will have to explain how I'm one of the first few on the list, and it can't be because my name is Albert Aardvark....

10/01/2013 at 22:07

13/01/2013 at 04:35

Just entered Enduroman! The 100 mile option. June 1. My first 100. Done three 70 milers...

16/01/2013 at 13:56
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Im tempted. Im not making it my specific goal, because the Wall Ultra in June is my main goal, but I might add the Cotswold 100 in September depending on the state of my knee.

Signed up for the Cotswold 100. Its just too lovely a round number not to aim for!

18/01/2013 at 21:06

Well, definitely the NDW100 for me as I didn't get picked in the UTMB ballot...

18/01/2013 at 22:26

Ok, so Country to Capital done. I've entered the UTPD 60 which is 13th July and now thinking that I can maybe use that as a training run for NDW100 a month later.

To date I've never been further than 50 and most of my running has been on the flat so need some serious hill training for the UTPD and even more so for NDW100 otherwise I'm thinking I will be in serious strife!

My battle plan is to use 3 or 4 recce runs across the NDW, hopefully covering the whole course as training for the UTPD and then the UTPD as final training run for NDW100. When I hear that inside my own head.... it doesn't sound like madness 

24/01/2013 at 02:19

Right then... it's on First 100 miler. Entry is in for NDW100, now I just need to find a hill to train on lol. 

Will be looking at a full course recce over the next few months split into maybe 3 or 4  sections with at least one as a night run, so if anyone is interested in getting together for a training run.... give me a shout.

24/01/2013 at 13:23

I've got the White Cliffs 50 mile in a few weeks followed by The Wall (69 miles) in June and then I'm thinking of The Thames Gateway 100 in August ... that would be my first 100 miler and also my first three ultras.

Is it insanity to try and earn the qualifying points for the UTMB in my first year of ultra running?

I've also added the Snowdonia Marathon at the end of it all just for a rest, my girlfriend does actually think I might be having a mid-life crisis at 35 ...

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