One for wall, and wall for one...
It's really difficult to make an estimate, I aimed for 17 hours last year and did 20, I had previously done a 37 miler in 6:42 as part of my build up, I went on to do another 38 miler the month before the Wall so felt OK at that distance. I would say finishing has to be the main aim. Doing 38 miles (even twice) was not adequate preparation for 70, what happened over the last 20 was just sheer hard work for me. Others seemed to find it much easier than I did though so until you're there at mile 45 you'll not really know, just be ready to dig deep.
RaRa - people pay Rat Race good money to do runs like that! You should set up an adventure race company, could make a fortune. Deer spotting too, sounds pretty awesome. Rabbits is about all I startle. Altho once while on a run I stumbled across a couple doing things to each other that are best just left to the imagination.
Hehe, they were going at threshold pace I'd say.
Blakester - I'd say pacing's crucial. From a cursory glance, it looked like he'd set off too quickly. He'll have struggled in the latter stages I'd imagine.
Weedy the race report and pics were really good.
Blakester your pics were also great thanks, ohh that hill , i don't mind going up the hills its the getting down .
Weedy great idea on getting a list together to recci the second section, count myself and Mr Amster in.
I'm free Saturday, January 26, for Lanercost to Vindolanda section if that's any use
Weedy thats sounds good, same again with cars if thats alright,
So jealous.... but a bit far for me too
Sounds good Amster. Meet at Vindolanda at 11am?
Be great if anyone else was free to join us.
Blakester - training's a bit stop-start at the minute. Been having bother with ITB. Got 40 minutes of exercises and stretches to do four times a day. Running's been curtailed to 30 mins easy every couple of days. It's slowly getting better tho, so I can't grumble too much.
How's everyone else doing with training?
Blakester thanks looking forward to this section.
Weedy 11 am at Vindolanda sounds good thanks .
Glad everyones training is going ok
blakester good luck with the marathon. I ran 12 miles today and it poured down all the way but , got drenched but i had a good run and really enjoyed it.
Just starting to build mine up a bit - really enjoying the slowness of aerobic training - much more civilised I find - bring on the fat burning enzymes so that I may enjoy a rucksac full of cakes in June
Does anyone else do any biking as training? I find it hard to keep my pulse down sometimes when running so I'm biking once or twice a week to take bearing my weight out of the equation...
blakester I agree , there is nothing better than being outdoor running, I always stop at look when i see deer and other wildlife, and getting full of mud while running through fields etc, its much better than going on a treadmill.
Sleepy Bear rucksack full of cakes yummy, when i did Connemara Ultra I had jaffa cakes think I will be doing the same in June.
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