So how's everyone's training going? I've finally been feeling in decent shape this week, but am lacking a bit on the long runs - hopefully I'll get a few in over the next few months.
What's with this 60+ miles per week, CD? Have you caught a bit of the loondoditis?
Hey -those who have not already done so, we could do with some flingers up in the Highlands you know We still need some gutsy tough runners for that part of the coastal relay
when i am fit enough i would love to go up there and fling myself
Where is Loon Dod? Want to hear how his WHW went.
I've entered this now. Looking at the entry list it looks like it's going to be a bit busy this year.
hi alibj..good to hear you're on form. how's the wee bairn doing? dont be conned by my mileage..none of it 'quality'!
be less busy than VLM i reckon still ..and a good excuse for me to start at the back..and maybe finish there!
all gone a bit wrong for me since punchbowl. Still laid up with some wierd virus thing. Have decided to pull out of the south devon coastal marathon next week and hopefully get to the Stinger the week after instead.
Not best pleased but I'm so tired and achey with this thing that a trip to the corner shop is an ultra at the moment.
Well...they have very kindly given me some credit back. I think about half the cash - so now I have to decide whether to go for the Dartmoor Mountain Marathon in the summer. Hmmm....
Anyway I'm feeling marginally better now so hoping to go out for a little run tonight to see if the legs still work!
wwwoooowwww...bit tumbleweedy on here? How is everyone?
Not smarting too much from the rugby on Saturday?
I think everyone must be out training.
Rugby did hurt a bit, but I'm not a great fan of it.
I suppose I ought to be booking train tickets, etc for this but haven't even started thinking about the logistics yet. I will be camping as usual. I will also be stopping at Tyndrum this year.
Yep we are all booked up now. Heading up to Glasgow on the Friday morning and staying at the local travel lodgy place. I cannot think about this yet though. Just focussing on the jurassic at the end of the month.
Still at least the evenings are getting lighter now - makes the training a little bit easier!
Well done on your achievements in Dorset, Birdypie. That event is not easy at the best of times, and it sounds like you and others had something approaching the worst of times. I would like to run JCC again - I have some unresolved issues with it - but not I don't think if it's going to be in March. August is a far more civilised time to be doing it.
Can't quite get this one on the radar yet - but at least I've entered it, which is a start ...
and i'm probably un-entering it now to be replaced by 3 days of back to backs in the lakes instead
if i end up in the lakes..good luck and have fun..its a cracking race
so was i t rex..been a while since we chatted properly. its just a 50+ mile race isnt the right training right now..it would scupper a couple of weeks of long back to backs..im not good enough to do it all like some on here!
my mileage is good though..hitting my highest weeks ever..into the 80's!! get me eh!
nice work CD - I'm averaging about 20 miles a week so not sure how the HF will go... too much work and not enough sleep - the wee boy is teething badly. I figure I'll just take it easy and not worry about how long it takes. I'm off to Switzerland for two weeks in a couple of days so maybe a few runs high up will make all the difference.
Are you still planning on doing the Cateran Trail race? Did you have a place on the bus for the HF? My travel return plans have fallen through so I need to work out an alternative.
T-rex - are you camping in Tyndrum or heading back to Milngavie? Or carrying on to Fort William?
Birdypie - the JCC sounds good. There is something very pleasing about running long distances along the coast.
have a great time alibj
i do have a bus place and if im not there you're welcome to it..i'll let you know this week
have to decide on cateran also, though i have entered (ages ago)
the cateran trail should be really good - it's a lovely part of the country. I think there may well still be some snow around on the route by May though. I'm hoping to survive the Fling so it sets me up well for the Cateran Trail.
CD don't forget you have to rest sometime - I've been doing very light mileage but more intervals and hills, and am now running better than I was after regularly doing 50 miles a week. I'll find out what effect it has had on my stamina in three weeks time... last time I did a sustained period of back-to-backs I ended up with a chest infection for two months. A 50 miler with a couple of easy weeks either side might be just the thing to break it up a bit.
AliBJ - camping in Tyndrum. Getting the train home Sunday lunchtime. I would find getting on a bus and being dumped back at Milngavie the same night somehow anti-climactical. Might as well have a bit longer break, considering the distance and expense getting there (from S Wales).
If doing it fits in next year may run on to Fort William then.
Don't worry about milages - my average is always very low.
Quite understand, CD. Perhaps another time and place in your neck of the woods.
Starting to look forward to this. Got the small matter of Connemara ultra, Co. Galway next weekend first. Hoping for a PB there. One of my favourite road races.
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