The Idle Banter non specific race ultra thread
SZ I reckon an average 4 min miling pace should be within your capabities and FWIW rest on the ascents with a bit of welly on the descents and flat, that way you should avoid Burning yourself out,
It is of course dependent on the amount of appropiate training you have done, and how familiar you find the terrain underfoot, also remeber you will be running some of it in the dark, and that will slow you down (again don`t burn yourself out by running outside yourself to cram in the miles before dark,nothing worse for morale than feeling shattered and needing to navigate in the dark).
Set yourself a few goals that you will be happy with, Starting with the 12hrs as being your first maybe ambtious goal,(then work out a few more that will give you options on the day ) with a finish in whatever time being a satisfactory end to a great day out being the final goal.
IF and when one goal starts looking out of reach quickly aim for the next goal and so on, that way you should not become despondent if things start going belly up.
Because as you know an extremly large % of sucess or failure in ultra running is governed by your mental approach i.e. stay positive and you will finish.
I really don`t think you need me to tell you any of this but as ever it works for me and if it helps others I am happy to pass it on
Oh yes HP 40 is a thin comparasion
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 don`t think so she will be long gone before I even get from the School to the co-op.
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????
SN FWIW I reckon spending to long at CP is a no go because as the distance progreses and the body becomes more fatigued the it just get`s harder to regain your rhythm and get going again, besides the less time you waste at CP then the sooner you finish and can sleep for as long as you wish.
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.
SZ bring your Fishing rod up the recent rain has woken the Salmon/Sea trout up in the river Kent.
TBH Navigating through the night should go a long way towards you staying awake
Also if it is your thing you could team up with others and rabbit your way through the night, but don`t lose sight of your own goals i.e. if your new found friends are slowing down and you feel good and confident, just thank them for the company and press on.
There you go 15 quid a day I think cheap as chips
That`s me finished work until Monday, so given the Forecast for tommorow :-
Forecast for the lakes
II figure a training run round here :-
To test my wet weather gear for the Lakeland 100 would be in order hopefully start running about 0700 should see me back home around 1030 for a shower and breakfast.
that gives me time to plan another decent run over the weekend.
Have a good day all
Damn that was good to warm for wet weather gear, but hey the rain never gets through the skin so no worries.
Right shower, Lunch, and then ???????????
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.
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!
steve-zodiac wrote (see)
My you're lively this morningFR! - I'm out tonight for a date with some Owls,bats,etc
collie dave wrote (see)
Yep that`s wot summers should be, there was a damned good stom yesterday evening as well, superb bolts of Lightning with only a couple of secs between the clap of thunder, loved it,.
Spent a couple of hours this after foraging the hedgerows for Raspberries with Sally (my collie for those that don`t Know who ran out of patience and insisted that we went the opposite way to what I had planned) fantastic crop this year, so it` a Raspberrie and Rhubarb (Rhubarb out of the garden) crumble with custard for pudding, don`t you just love Carbo Loading.
Reckon I might fit this in over the Weekend Fairfield
Hope the owners of the photo`s/Blog don`t mind me sharing them with you, but they are good and should be seen.
Well just a week to the off for the 100 I have to say I am really looking forward to it., are you guy`s ready for the 50/100 if not no worries plenty of time yet
Enjoy the Owls an Bat`s SZ
Have a nice weekend all
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