Is it too soon?

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23/09/2009 at 14:20

I ran the London to Brighton at the weekend but i'm feeling the need to start training again. I read somewhere that i should have a day off for each mile raced but having 56 days without running just sounds silly to me.  My body doesn't feel tired and my muscles have stopped aching so why shouldn't i train?

23/09/2009 at 14:27
if you feel up to it go for a run - you'll quickly find out how you feel!

I doubt that you'll be in great shape so early after the L2B but you know your body better than anyone else.

I think if many of us followed the advice of the so called gurus then we'd get little training done!
Edited: 23/09/2009 at 14:27
23/09/2009 at 14:37

The gurus bite ass. Read that it takes years of running marathons before you can run an ultra, that turned out to be a load of old rubbish, 6 months training on less than 50miles a week, job done! To be fair i was cycling 50-60 miles a week as well. Training programs also bite, they only ever seem to result in injury for me. I'm feeling the itch for an IM now

AndrewSmith    pirate
23/09/2009 at 14:48
If you are not sore then go for a gentle run or cross train, just listen to your body it will let you know when you are ready to up the intensity/volume of training.
23/09/2009 at 15:01
" I'm feeling the itch for an IM now"

most European ones for 2010 have sold out although IMUK has yet to open and there are probably still places at Lanza, France and Regensburg (the new 2nd Germany one)

why not consider Outlaw next August in Nottingham - non IM brand but full distance - quite a few of us likely to be there
AndrewSmith    pirate
23/09/2009 at 15:04
fat buddha wrote (see)
 why not consider Outlaw next August in Nottingham - non IM brand but full distance - quite a few of us likely to be there

Yep, it should be a good one
23/09/2009 at 15:31
I will  'shortly receive our first communication regarding this event'
23/09/2009 at 15:33

Any idea how much it i likely to cost?

23/09/2009 at 15:48
from their last e-mail

"Secondly the cost, this will be £179."

23/09/2009 at 16:08

Hmmmm looks like i'll be heading to Nottingham next year if i get in  Yet more money to be spent on gear! The gf isn't going to be too happy, chocolate and flowers for her me thinks

24/09/2009 at 21:20
179 is bit of a bargain for such a big race
24/09/2009 at 21:37
I'm planning on being at Outlaw.... though having done Roth a couple of weeks before I shall be supporting/ drinking/ hopefully enjoying the sun

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