100 mile point to point run from Richmond to Oxford
Actually there is a lot of evidence that use of ibuprofen while engaging in long distance running can cause renal failure. Big campaign to stop people from using it at Comrades this year.
I urge you to desist from using it, at the very least until more comprehensive published data becomes available.
I would add that I used it as lavishly as anybody before the recent data emerged.
Cut off is 30 hrs, not 27
On TP you will run past a lot of riverside pubs and several public toilets
They will both tempt you in, but in very different ways
Marc - congrats on finishing, don't tell her, I haven't
I've not had chance to read this thread yet, but I stumbled across this event today at work and now I'm in two minds whether to enter or not.
I've only done a couple of marathons before and not ran recently. I found a 24 week beginners training plan that works up to a total of 75 miles in a week with the 3 longest runs at 30 mile.
Would this be adequate? I fancy this, but with the training over winter I don't know if I'll get enough long back to back runs in.
Well done to all who have completed races this past week. Having done the brecon 50 in may i am under no illusions on how tough this will be. Are you all planning on having a crew and pacers as i won't be having either? I guess i am relying on all of the C.P's and the camaraderie of all of you guys to get me to the finish!!! Perhaps i may see you all and travel some of the distance with you.
Have to say that scrolling down past threads my heart skipped a beat or two when i read that the cut off time was 27 hrs. Very relieved to hear that it it is indeed 30 hrs.
Once i get the Wye Valley marathon out of the way, i plan to do some more serious back-to-back long runs. Presently, my second run is of no more than 6 or 7 miles. I too took a look at the race organisers training plan. Will aim to give it my best shot.
There weren't any toilets on the Brecon 50 either. It was a case of crawling into undergrowth and praying that no one comes along to give them a thrill.
Have a good week ahead guys, take care x
Tony, I think the amount of training people do for these events seems to vary greatly. I had only done one marathon when I did the Kent 24hr challenge in May, in which I ran 75 miles. I am also worried about being able to complete this as I know it'll be a much tougher ask than my last ulra, which had no pressure time-wise and i was able to sleep for a few hours at night.
However, I think if it's something you're really keen to do...you should def sign up and do your best to make it happen!!!
30 miles as a maximum long run distance seems to be quite recommended. Anything longer is greatly increasing your chances of injury I personally think. Some people decide to enter a 50 miler before the event, as a training run..which might not be a bad idea, but again, you don't want to risk injuring yourself. Also, how much training could you potentially miss out on whilst recovering form a run that distance? Swings and roundabouts I guess!
Anyway, I think I'm rambling a bit now...but go for it, I say!!
Oh Mr F..it's def 30 hr cut off..thank goodness!
OK.....87% full and rising!
Got my 1st ultra on Sunday - 40mile UltraRace Peaks. Will see how that goes and then enter this - but knowing me, I'll enter anyway
Haven't mentioned this to Mrs R - may just present it as a "race in March" and leave the finer details to later
Rich, since my OH is going to support me I have made him very much a part of it, and used Saturday as a practice for both me running a long distance and him supporting me point to point.
He knows exactly how tired he is going to be!
Anyway good luck on Sunday.
Mrs R is a little fed up with the running lark at the moment so I will adopt a softly softly approach. It's such a fine line between family/wife commitments and wanting to spend every hour training for mad events
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