First 100 mile race in 2013

Anyone else attempting their first 100 mile race in 2013?

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24/01/2013 at 14:04
paulkrunner wrote (see)

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 ...

If it is then Im insane too because Im planning the exact same thing! Albeit the Cov 40, Wall 69, Cotswold 100. 

24/01/2013 at 14:09

Mr. X ... isn't insanity good fun?

24/01/2013 at 14:10

Hopefully...as long as I dont get injured anyway!

24/01/2013 at 15:34

Insanity is relative....

C2C - 1pt in the bag

UTPD60 - 2pts

NDW100 - 4pts

26/01/2013 at 22:24

Entered NDW100 - first one!

28/01/2013 at 16:07

I also entered NDW100 in the end  Cotswold seemed too far away

29/01/2013 at 14:11

Wacky..I'm no expert so can only go by what I have read but think carefully about a 60 mile training run..it's quite close to NDW100 for a good recovery. I've played around with a few training plans and the most they go up to is around 30 miles a time, favouring long back to back weekends.

I did a 100k event off the back of not much more than a decent marathon training season so I am approaching the 100miler  with the same mentality...with more miles obviously.

29/01/2013 at 20:30

Hi Dips. I know it's not ideal but had already entered the UTPD before deciding on adding the NDW100  

If I'm honest, I would prefer a couple more weeks between the events so will certainly be taking it as easy as possible in the UTPD with plenty of walking practice, it wasn't a planned training run lol... it just turmed out that way.

There are experienced ultra runners that advocate long training runs in the 30-50 mile range rather than back to backs due to the added adaption benfits for the body. Training is such an individual thing and I'm certainly no expert either but personally I favour longer training runs (30+) to back to backs although I use both. Either way, a tough 100K is pushing it but I'm hoping that by being sensible with my effort, I will recover quicly enough to give a good account of myself in my first 100.

01/02/2013 at 20:11

different waccy i see.

01/02/2013 at 20:33

wonder if this will help.


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