100 mile point to point run from Richmond to Oxford
Thanks PP, lets hope it doesn't take me until Christmas to recover. I fully anticipate being in a lot of discomfort by the end as it has 10500ft of ascent in it (as well as 10500ft of descent, which by the end will probably hurt even more)
At least after today I will be tapering and so can give my body a bit of a chance to recover after giving it a bit of a bashing
In last 15 days I've done just over 200 miles of which 50 have been in the last 2 days. All wearing race gear and carrying a backpack heavier than it should be on race day
I've also given up caffeine until as late as possible in the race
I thought about giving up beer and wine for a month but decided that really would be extreme
Sooner than I thought.
I will see you there then. Even though I wont know who you are
when's your holiday Mr F?
Perhaps you can get some running in along Bournemouth prom, whilst the family are on the beach!
Ok, so I think Ive narrowed down my trail shoe search (after HOURS of internet searching!!) to 3 pairs. Just finding out now if any local shops stock them so I can try them on.
They are Salamon Speedcross 2, Roclite 268, Inov8 Mudclaw 333
Think posssibly Veggieboy mentioned he's used the roclites. Anyone else got anything to add or views on these shoes?
Wimborne! I knew what you meant lol
We do a 10 mile race there in November.
Finally plucked up the courage and asked my long standing partner of 20+ years the burning question. And she said yes! Had been working on DIY projects all day so judged the timing was right.
Also back into the training again properly and niggles and tiredness finally seem to be over after the WHW ultra 6 weeks ago. Another 5 weeks till next ultra so hoping to get back to 50 + miles/week after gradually getting the miles and the speed back. Also back from Thailand which helps as it was too hot there for long runs. No chance of getting to 100 mile / week which is what I should be on but never mind - not going to push it.
Hoping that everyones racing and training going well? Look forward to seeing you all in March if not before.
Morning all. I'm good thanks Vixx.
OMG your training schedule sounds gruelling! Obviously well seasoned ultra runner.
My club run last night was ghastly! I've just gone up a group, and spend the whole session chasing the group round. It's like a hard race! I need to stick with it though because I'm sure it's helping me improve. The group below was great, but found myself chit chatting with the girls instead of working hard.
Congratulations HH: I got married this year and it's brilliant fun - try and be more involved than the 'average' man, it's your day too!
Well, I got an excellent trail run in at the weekend by accident - meant to go out for an hour or so, which I duly did; however, I was running straight out and then obviously needed to go back. Ended up with a 2hour run through the fields and bridlepaths of rural oxfordshire (was staying with a mate's folks), it was brilliant. Did this in my VFFs, and my calves were a bit sore for a couple of days, but as I've not done more than about an hour in them this was to be expected. Managed a couple of miles yesterday, but have been horrendously busy at work all week so nothing else.
I've bitten the bullet and gone for a pair of Roclite 319s. I figure that over 100 miles, even with weekly runs in the VFFs my form will probably get worse and i'll require a bit more support. Also, I have a sneaking suspicion that those paths could be quite sticky at that time of year (they are) so a decent sole will be useful.
Might head down to Staines on saturday afternoon and run up to marlow to see the in-laws, then try and head up from there for a bit, as I have no idea about the trail after hurley (just before henley) and it would eb nice to know where it goes before the actual day!
Married? - I'm already married. The question was can I run in the TP100? She relented after I said that no support was needed. I think she's a bit scarred by the emotional trauma associated with previous long races!
Got an old school friend who lives in Henley to support me from about half way. Should be good.
I've got race number 123. Easy to remember. Race is filling up fast.
Good luck to anyone racing this weekend. Someone must have a long or interesting race on?
Thought I might try 10 miles tomorrow, as I am getting bored of not really running. Have had a bit of PF so need to go careful.
I shall be doing registration at my tri clubs OW session. But that's not all that exciting
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