100 mile point to point run from Richmond to Oxford
Firstly sorry if i make any spellin mistakes. (very tired)
are that was one awesome night. set off from home at 9.27pm saturday after much faffing about.
all in all did 30.3miles in 8hrs. ave 16:00min/mile pace.
bearing in mind i NEVER EVER go walking i was realy happy to get that far
the first 14miles were just relentless uphill (not steep- very Gradual an long) at midnight i had noticed a slight urge to sleep, but it passed after half an hour or so. after a rolling 8mile ridge walk. i really started to feel soreness creeping in. then about 25miles in the Magic happened, the most amazing sun came in to view
onwards i pushed. by about the seven hour mark. i honestly felt done for. but they do say you can allways do more than you think you can. so i was immensely glad to be done after 8hours.
1) DON`T simply walk when running feels more Natural.
2) any walking that i do could probably be done at a less aggresive pace.
3) when isotonic drink is empty an sandwich is eaten. actually replace it rather than go thirsty for an hour or so. because it was not cold even during the night.
AJH sorry to hear about your trouble. i hope you get sorted soon enough so as to keep doing what you love. Best of look to Everyone attemptin various ultras.
for a more Babbling on version of how it went. take a look at this.
it was a point to point.
my mother had kindly agreed to pick me up at 6 at a junction on the A55. she`s amazin.
i carried 2.5litres of Nuun tablet water. and some peanut butter sandwiches. and some cake bars incase. in an ultra i`d definetly take advantage of the aid staions because i would happily of drunk 2 litres more, but i didn`t want to carry all that weight so left it to carrying 2.5litres. this felt like enough for me. unfortunately due to lack of walking expeirence i was getting sore after about 5 hours. still loved it though.
Well done on the night adventure Andy
I had to go back to the docs today as the abs are not working. We are trying different ones so hopefully toe will be better soon.
Got a liittle sprint tri this weekend, that will help with ultra running ))))
Well.....after last week's saga, quads felt completely normal yesterday so decided to test it over 45 min...........except 45 minutes became an hour, became 2, 2:15 and then it went again. Rang up my wife who's initial reply was "Twat!" Hobbled home (she's away in Liverpool)
Lesson number 1 - if you miss your long run at the weekend due to minor injury don't try and make up for it as soon as poss.
Lesson number 2 - after a minor injury, stick to a shortish run (as I'd planned) to see if it's Ok - or a minor injury might become a major one.
MR F i consisder myself very fortunate to live in Connah`s quay Actually. its just an average town, but if you go one way out the driveway. its miles of cycle track (Pan flat) and if you go right its out of civilization within 100 yards pretty much. really love that.
Thanks everyone for the suppport an well done`s.
good luck AJH with your toe, and the Sprint tri. eeek respect.
Rich 1 : sorry to hear about that. i know what you mean about loosing track oh Hours.
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