My own ultra bimble - how to do it?
So, I'm planning an ultra bimble later this year. The timing kind of depends on how the next couple of months go, given that I spent December with pneumonia and I'm only back out running since christmas eve. It'll either be at the end of May or end of October.
The run is 3 days, day 1= 47.2km, day 2= 47.9km, day 3= 20.1km (but has to be completed by 10am) I'm intending it to be a walk/run and its about completing the distances as a personal challenge, not about times at all. I'm carrying all my own kit.
I've been running 5 years, pre-pneumonia was running 15-20m per week, up to 10m in longest run, can get back up to HM distance reasonably painlessly.
So, how do I go about planning my training? Where do I aim for in my longest runs? What about putting them back to back? Should I be doing my long runs as a walk/run, given that I'll be doing the bimble that way?
Are there any good books about? I like a good book... Otherwise, if you have any experience, please point me in the right direction!
A good book that i have read is Relentless Forward Progress by Bryon Powell, a whole host of information with training plans, nutrition etc. I am planning on doing my first Ultra this year and will be basing my training on this
Thank you! That looks great.
I've done a number of marathons, and one ultra on the back of standard marathon training, but I'm a bit lost at how to train aiming for a ultra.
Good question Wotsit,
I've looked at a couple of planes for my first ultra this year (69miles) and having selected a plan I think one of the major challenges is going to be where I can find the time?!
I work full time like I'm sure most of us do and I have my kids at weekends.
Anyone have any tips?
Do people have tread mills at home?
Oooh, I got spammed. How... odd.
There's some good stuff on the web, I think I googled 100 mile training plan once and what I got led to a whole host of good stuff about ultras of varying distances.
Thank you - that is brilliant I bought the Ultrarunning book that Ging3r Ninja recommended, which I will get around to reading...
Races? <shudders> I'm not racing if I can avoid it this year. Pootling and enjoying myself.
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