100 mile point to point run from Richmond to Oxford
TBH I havent done that many ultras or that long.....
Done JW Ultra 30 miles x 3
Draycote water 35 miles x 2
Tring to Town 40 x 1
I've got a 30 miler on Saturday in Bletchley.
The ones my OH considers a bit nuts are IM and 10 maras in 10 days. The way I see it, all these things are as much mental challenges as physical, and if you have the right mindset then it will go a long way to ensuring you suceed.
That is not to say of course that things cant go tits up!
78 miles on xc sounds pretty impressive Mr F!
Mr F - surprise gift......nah.....she logged on and got me the place - the financial burden is all mine
Mental challenge - totally. You have to want to do it and you have to think you can do it - and that's half the job done. Most people wouldn't want to and wouldn't think they could. I would say that most endurance athletes have huge self-belief, and can't see a limit or keep on moving it.
I used to have a great Nike sweatshirt which said "There Is No Finish Line"
what sort of weekly mileage mileage will people be doing before this 100 miler. i`m currently on 60per week. with a long run every few weeks of 30miles, whats everyone else doing. cheers.
Yeah I think I will err on the lesser side.
I always think that there is too much risk of injury if I up the miles too much.
One thing I will try and do though is back to backs when tired. If I learnt anything during the 10 in 10 it is that I wish not that I had done more miles in training, but that I wish I had done more tired miles in training.
Cos boy are you going to be tired
I am looking at the Kent 50 in a few weeks just as a plod it round and try out a 25, 5 strategy. Just got to work out if I cab get there and stuff.
Vixx there's absolutely no reason you can't be ready for a 100 between now and next March, as long as you have the mental strength and you put the work in you'll be fine.
Have a look here for a training program and then have a look at the other races worldwide, be prepared to waste a few hours though
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