Just entered the Lakes 50
but goit to take my son to london for the eventing.....so would not have enough time to hobble back from the lakedistrict to south wales and then pack the car up again and travel to the big city for the event............
I did look carefully at it but it was cutting things too fine and taking into account the exhaustion afterwards......i felt it wouldn't be fair on my son to mess up his one trip
Fair enough, the hobble from Lake District to Wales sounds particularly painful!... I have tickets for Athletics on Aug 4th so will be recovered enough to walk around by then!
It's just a sub-thread of the Snowdonia marathon thread (affectionately known as SNOD for some reason - I don't know why) of people who run or have run in Snowdonia and want to talk about ultras but don't want to overwhelm people training for a marathon.
Going to have to make up my mind quickly about this one ...
Im gonna throw my hat in the ring too - I entered the 50 (?against my better judgement)
Ive done 3 marathons but nothing above that distance yet. Im aiming for Northants 35 in May so the 50 wont be such a shock!!
I did the Dublin marathon at the weekend. I had a great day but at the end I found myself thinking 'right, you've signed yourself up to do double this distance in the mountains..... crap!'
This is gonna be interesting.....
Thanks for the advice Mandy.
I've tried to choose plenty of trail races between now and then but as of now I've very little proper trail experience so when I think about it I start to feel very out of my depth!!
Has anyone done any of the official recce days? Are they good? My biggest concern with them is that I'll be too slow to keep up. Realistically I imagine I'll have to walk a fair amount of the race especially past the half way mark.
KarenK - I did 3 of the recces for this years 100. They are good. basically you all meet at the finish point, there is a coach that picks everyone up and drops off at the start point of the recce. You all set off and there are checkpoints set up where they will be in the race. Generally people end up in groups with others that are at the same pace. You wont be left behind thats for sure and the checkpoints are set up until the last people are through, with people waiting at the finish of the recce too.
Saturday night they normally have a guest speaker discussing various perts of training from previous race winners experiences to nutrition experts etc.
That sounds great, I'll definitely try to make a few of them.
Mandy Id be up for a forumites reccie too!
Recovering nicely from the dublin marathon. Im doing the Rosedale Rumble (13 mile) in a few weeks. That will really be my 1st taste of a trail run with some significant elevation. Really looking forward to it! Will be starting my Ultra training plan in early January - bascially just adding on another long run so I have 2 each weekend and tryig to find some hills!!
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