The Idle Banter non specific race ultra thread
Corn flour -you gonna run on 'em or eat 'em?
would think it would turn to some sort of glue.........
going to be nice not to do a long run this weekend
3hrs 20mins finish then - a star is born! I know you mean 14mm - No worries the ground will be unfamiliar underfoot in running shoes for sure, and you're right Finishing is my No1 goal - but it's nice to have 'something in the back of your mind' I'll run it as I do by how I feel on the day, with no rush for glory at any point. I was probably in good shape to get a sub 6 standing at the last checkpoint a Osmo in 4hr 35min. But there was no way I was going to blow it by being too greedy.
I'm alternating between excited and petrified.............
I have trained for this one to a certain degree for 2 months.............my last ultra I entered a s a spur of the moment thing 3 days before when someone else dropped out..............so I should finish this one.............but I'm sure I will want to just go to sleep in the middle of the night..........Is having a 10 min catnap at a checkpoint an option????
Fellrunner wrote (see)
For my part I simply check in Grab some food and away, unless there are some pressing issues to address then in and out in a minute or two and in my case on the 100 with 14 CPs even taking a minute at each is going to cost me 14 mins on my race time, ( note to self must waste less time @ CPs).Having said that I know folk that do stop and even catnap, so as always you need to find what works for you.
For my part I simply check in Grab some food and away, unless there are some pressing issues to address then in and out in a minute or two and in my case on the 100 with 14 CPs even taking a minute at each is going to cost me 14 mins on my race time, ( note to self must waste less time @ CPs).
Having said that I know folk that do stop and even catnap, so as always you need to find what works for you.
must say i enjoy my time at checkpoints on longer runs. time to enjoy the grub they've laid on and make the people manning it feel like its worthwhile.
the best one is at the ldwa kipling kaper..me and sp sat down at the huge hall table with the walkers and tucked into the biggest feast ever..yum
like you today fr..i was out in my first proper summer thunderstorm and downpour for ages..the road was 2.5ft flooded in one place..great for splogding through..and overtaking cars that were scared of getting their wheels wet!
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