I actually put on weight when I started on ultras!! I was having a lot of problems and not eating much, but once I stepped up from marathons to ultras I had to eat. I am now a very chunky walker .
Hopetofinish- good luck with the recce. I do most of my training on the Farnham/Merstham section of the North Downs Way. It was very useful as I now know it like the back of my hand and in places the signage can be ambiguous. I know quite a few participants went astray at various places.
Thanks HTF - how's everyone else's training going? Everyone doing both days?I am - hopefully Father Christmas will be bringing me a sleeping bag and mat!
I'm deliberately ahead - sneaky plan to not feel guilty if I pig out a bit at Christmas!
Did you go for a Brazilian ahapartridge? Thats going to itch when that starts growing again
Try waxing next time
My mileage up until 2 weeks ago was about 30 miles, then had flu and havent been for a long run since. Plus every weekend at the moment is taken up with family commitments..getting a bit worried really, will I be ready in time. My plan is to do parts of the route in December and January, if I dont not sure whether its worth doing it.
Up in leeds over christmas and will try and do the chevin chase on Boxing day.
PS Thanks for all the advise so far....
Saturday - did a slow recovery waddle from Guildford to (almost) start and back. Covered about 16 miles. Still a bit knackered from Druids', but good to be on sandy soil rather than heavy clay.
Hope those currently on injury bench come off soon.
Well done BBH, just the thought of those steps at Box hill makes me shiver.
H2F, I know what you mean about being sectioned, although you won't be alone on the route, there are enough straight jackets to go round, when you get to the school hall on the first night.
Bought a new pair of trainers yesterday, Newton running shoes, totally different to what i've had before. Thought i'd christian them this morning with a 14 miler, must be mad, but hey ho. The thing is i've got to start trying to land on the front part of my foot and spring forward, instead of landing on my heel or mid section. Easier said than done, also I'm trying to train by heart beat, rather than always going out a full pelt. Trying to do both these things at once is quite tricky, I thought us men could multi task
Good going BBH - having never done the box hill steps I am maintaining blissful ignorance! Sadly that won't be the case for day 2. As you say H2F we must all be a little mad!Aha - how did it go with the newtons? I have just got a pair - only did 6 mile test in them. Plan is to use them mainly for road races.Currently offshore at the moment so it's a daily treadmill session. Been trying to do 90min a day - it's fine fitness wise but sooooooo boring! Takes a lot of will power to stay on the flippin thing.
62 days to go!! Doesn't sound so long does it?!!
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