Hadrian's Wall 2013

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28/01/2013 at 16:24
gramck24 wrote (see)

Hi guys, haven't been in for a couple of weeks but thought i'd pop in and see how everyone's training is coming on.

I've just been ticking over throughout January and will start base training this week with main training schedule to start in March.

So where is everyone up to? Anyone in full swing training for this yet?

Basically just started, had some niggling injuries through Jan which has meant since maybe 10th Dec my running has been limited - mostly just doing weights and a bit of light running where possible. Did 26miles Saturday, very slowly, but just want to start getting the miles in (I was also incredibly hungover and sleep deprived which didn't aid my speed). Going to try and do another 26.2 and then maybe 15 on the Sunday this weekend - Not intending on doing many long runs during the week at all, just do a lot at weekends.

29/01/2013 at 17:26

Been ticking over for a good while now ... 31 mile ultra just before New Year, my first 'track' marathon on March 9th, Pars Marathon April 7, Shakespeare Marathon 29th April... trying to hit around 45 miles a week at the moment but I'm now starting to build in some back-to-back runs after the weekly LSR to build up Ultra resilience.

Thank god the snow's gone!

30/01/2013 at 20:48
Hi all hope training going ok if not go to you tube and watch a father doing a ironman with his son .its hardcore ...
02/02/2013 at 19:13

You got a link to it Blakester?

Amster - did you get across to do the recce today?

02/02/2013 at 20:35
Hi weedy . Hope ok . Just go to you tube and search Dick & Rick hoyt.
04/02/2013 at 17:42

Hi, does anyone know what the total elevation is for the full 69miles?


04/02/2013 at 21:28
Ok I was quite happy with my progress till I looked at you lot! Oh well this is my 1st step up from my one marathon so guess I'm in a different league...lol.

89 miles run in Jan despite a week off ill. Longest =14.5 cross country.

Know this is going over old ground but which running pack should I buy???
05/02/2013 at 07:15

Right think I'm abandoning the idea of staying in the dorm - still says to phone customer services, and they said they weren't the people to talk to (the correct link was supposed to be in by the end of that week). Reckon I'll be signing up to a night at the Travel Lodge.

05/02/2013 at 08:48

Get in while you can, travelodge take bookings at around £25 until they realise there is an event on, and then they cane you, recently I booked York for the marathon at £48 for the 2 days by the following night other runners were paying double this for one night. Its particularly bad at the Newcastle end 

05/02/2013 at 08:59

Bit of a pain Bees. Hope the rest of it's more organised.

Blakester - that video's amazing. Didn't show how they managed the swim sections tho. Any idea?

Ian - there's an elevation profile here http://www.mapmyrun.com/workout/120746581
Can't see anywhere that gives a total number in feet or metres tho.

RaRa - I've got a CamelbakUltra Reckon it's going to be a squeeze fitting everything in, but doable. I'm fairly tight and i'm trying to avoid forking out for another pack. The only downside I found is there's a few straps to tighten it around your body, but they kept slipping loose as I ran along. I've had to stitch all but one of them in place.  I'd say packs are probably as personal as shoes. What works and is comfortable for one person might not be for someone else. Might be worth going to a decent running shop and asking to test a few on their treadmill.

05/02/2013 at 19:28

Pack-wise, just managed to get my OMM Last Drop to fit perfectly so I barely notice I'm wearing it. Going to have to go through the same process with my Classic 25 so I've got some choice, but currently thinking Last Drop and a front chest pouch.

Good call on the booking EKGO - will try and sort it soon. 

05/02/2013 at 20:48
Hi weedy it looks like he towed him behind in a boat and he still overtook people.like me when I swim in slow lane people still overtake me.
05/02/2013 at 21:08

Right, that's another two joining the party at the Travel Lodge - "The Dashing Accountants" are hitting Carlisle Central.

05/02/2013 at 21:55
Thanks...was hoping to avoid a trip to the running store as I spend waaaay too much. Think you are right Weedy and I need to play with some. Bye bye this months wage...lol.
06/02/2013 at 12:20

Hey everyone - late entries here as I only stumbled on this forum yesterday!

There are 4 of us travelling up to do the 'expert' run; two from Colchester and a couple from Nottingham - mother and son combo included!

The Colchester duo have 8 marathon's in the bag, and have reached 34 miles over the LSR weekend, with 30+ miles during the week, including back to back sessions (am and pm) and a 10k before breakfast 4 days a week.

Any chance we're peaking too soon!!!

06/02/2013 at 15:22

Add another one to the Carlisle Central party! 

06/02/2013 at 15:43
Hi the foon sounds like you running well . I got up to 69 last week and now tapering down for the born to run ultra in a few weeks . Now I got to run 69 in one day in June looking forward to it.is anyone else doing the Cardiff ultra in may ? Keep running .....
06/02/2013 at 16:00

Nice one Blakester; sounds like you have been looking ahead and getting recognition for all your hard work.

I had toyed with the London Ultra (30) in a couple of weeks, but it's x-country instead for me at Wellingborough.

We have booked Richmond and MK marathons back to back in May - nice to receive a medal for the effort as opposed to just a smug feeling!

06/02/2013 at 16:17
Yes mate its hard running over 26 without a cheer and a t shirt .. I'm doing the grizzly after the born to run and the reading half . Will try to get a few more in before Cardiff that will be my longest before the wall.
06/02/2013 at 16:20
Doing London marathon as well ..
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