100 mile point to point run from Richmond to Oxford
Really glad I spotted this thread. I entered a couple of weeks ago and it will be my 1st 100 too. I did my first 50k and first 2 day event this year so thought I'd give this a go. I'm glad that not everyone will be preparing by running 100+ mile weeks as I know I wouldn't be able to sustain that kind of distance. I'm planning to do the Brecon 40 in December and then maybe find a 50 in January as part of the build up. Looking forward to the journey!
I am doing 30 on Saturday and my first 50+ in 2 weeks
The 50 will be a proper slow job, just time on feet.
I have just started abiotics for an infected big toe nail bed. I am rather hoping they start to work quick!
MR F sorry to hear about your foot problem. hope it sorts out asap.
Well.....plans for a decent back-to-back and 1st taster of night running didn't go quite to plan........
Set off from work last night with the cunning plan of running halfway-ish home (about 14 miles), then catching a train the rest of the way back home to Lincoln. Then the idea was to get up early and leave at about 4 to run all the way to work along the River Brayford 23+miles. Original plan had been to run all the way home tonight and then train/run tomorrow but now have to work at weekend and public transport not available early enough in the morning for work.
Anyway.....trundling along quite nicely yesterday afternoon when it all started going horribly wrong. Brushed a bush that had a very sharp twig hidden in it, stabbing my forearm. Having stemmed the haemorrhage, and with extensive abrasions to arm I moved cautiously on. About 1 mile from the train station my entire (L)quad, which had been a bit niggly all week suddenly went into spasm. "Oh dear" thinks I. Hobbled/limped the last mile.
So I get rescued from Lincoln train station but I can't run, car is at work and I have no means of getting to work in the morning. No public transport and wife has to take children and get to work herself etc. No choice but a £32 pound taxi.
Sore leg, just muscular, I think, and needing some rest, battered ego and p*ssed off looking at the very sunny morning.
Not such a cunning plan. I'm sure there's a lesson in there somewhere! At least I have enforced 3 day rest due to work
Well done Vixx76. nice one.
also i know people said to wait till early next year to do the night run but i cant wait any more. i want to do a night session that much. so i`m going for a 12 hour walk tonight. to see how i cope with it. rather than attempt a night run an have to call for help at 2am or something. okay i`ll let you all know how i get on
Rich1 - ouch that sounds a bit of a blow - was it cramp or pulled muscle?
AJH - sorry to hear of your race. Better playing safe.
Can I join the list of injured? First run after WHW went up a local hill at a very gentle pace. Knee locked near the top and 6 miles from car. Hobbled down and got a lift back to car. Should have taken more than 11 days off methinks. Currently trying to get away to Bangkok for 2 weeks work (although flight is 1560 minutes late!). Will try some massages (non-dodgy kind!) to ease it back to proper movement. I've a 40 miler in August and a 45 miler is September.
You have heard the story of the runner who twisted his ankle in the dark on mile five of a 95 mile run and carried on. Hobbled to the finish in 30+ hrs and then went for xray. Ankle was broken. I can post a link to the full story if anyone interested?
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