The Idle Banter non specific race ultra thread
Sound`s like a good outing SZ I reckon one of the joy`s of running is the distraction that the niggles give us much better than the mundane everyday things we should be focusing on.
Are you still planing a Paddy Buckley next year?
FR - I keep a bit quiet about that, because of the massive challenge I know it will be - not so much doing it on the day, but the training needed to get in shape for it. With the beginning of this year being hampered with those 'niggles' we're talking about. I must confess to having second thoughts as to whether I can manage said niggles and prevent them becoming more serious - particularly knee and achilles. They would both need to be in good shape to step up the effort needed to do a Paddy Buckley. There is also home life management! Two of my kids are 'difficult' and I need to be around to help the missus manage them! - Bla bla - I know.
I'll take each event as it comes, and to be honest until I've completed the L50 and may be the Fellsman or something similar, I won't know if it's possible. I haven't written it off though, not just yet.
Mums the word SZ.
Low key is the best approach IMO let us know when you have completed it though, or better still just pat yourself on the back for a job well done happy in the knowledge that you have nothing to prove to anybody other than yourself.
Trying to get my head round whether or not I want to do a 24hr circuit race on Tarmac, never done one before and I can`t help thinking as a one off it might be fun, although maybe not on tarmac, but maybe on a proper track
Thanks SZ this is the 24 hr race that is taking my fancy at the moment:-
Perth 24 hour
I figure it might be fun to know how far I can go in 24 hours in a controled situation.
It will be New Balance 875s for me on the Lakeland 100 just perfect for the conditions. and I know that the cushioning is ideal for the distance, and the lockk down liner I find ensures the shoe stays where you planted it on the ground, and there is no rolling of the shoe on the foot and the rock plate is perfect on bit`s Like Scarth Gap pass, which should mimimise bruising to the feet, the shoes will be teamed up with a pair of £2-50 ALDI running socks, and the feeet themselves will be give a liberal dusting of CornFlour, so that`t the traction sorted.
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
Yep i reckon I could demolish that after the 100 SZ
No I have never had a problem with using Cornflour on my feet..
The theory as I understand it is that most foot powders are mineral based i.e. ground up rocks and therefore conductors of heat which means that after a while they are abrasive.
Whereas Cornflour is vegetable based and as such removes heat and does not become abrasive.
Well it works for me and quite a lot of other Utra runners.
Enjoy the break from a long run SN, for my part i will stick in one more reasonable effort before the off
Ah self perambulation at night is by far and away my favorite aspect of ultrarunning.
Don`t forget when racing to keep the use of the torch to a minimum and cover all reflective strips on clothing etc (especially if you know where you are going) otherwise you will find half the field of competitors using you for navigation purposes then as dawn breaks off they go.
Yes it makes you chuckle, tis even better when there are a couple of strong contenders in an event , with opposing team mates deliberatly taking longer lines thus allowing the teams best hopes to take the quicker one`s.
Did someone mention Gamesmanship
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