share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
i hve a friend who i run with, we started out together 2 years ago just doing a mile and thinking we were fabby for doing it and not collapsing lol...then i got a bit faster (not a lot mind) but i had the bug and found i just loved to run so went further , and further and further. my friend wont do more than 7 miles so its company sometimes but she doesnt want to run as often as i do. im willing to be up with the lark and go!!....today i ran 13.2 and like you say , speed isnt the main thing for ultras etc its endurance....wish i could find someone to train with KK
OMG - that muck should come with a 'not water/soap soluable' warning! My towel looks like a mechanics rag from using it POST-shower!!!!
Well if you want to come to W Yorks for your long runs you can come with me!!
I always train alone - anything up to 30 miles
I am also negotiating entry to The Oner with her indoors
I prefer running in the dark
I am also just a little bit "odd" according to most of my friends and family
I train alone, and like you I have never used an ipod. I do try to plan my training runs to be as picturesque as possible, but I generally get lost in my own thoughts. Somebody always adopts me at an ultra though!
I have losts of friends who run, but they don't want to do anything longer than a half marathon. I assumed that when I did an ultra it might inspire them to try one. In fact they just shrugged their shoulders and said "well we knew Ben was a bit odd anyway".
A couple of them even want to beat me in a 10k or a half marathon, so that they can brag that they beat an ultra runner, as if beating me over that distance would be a significant accomplishment. I have got a bit of a fan following though. A couple of them have read Born to Run, and then want to know everything about my races!
Ben Davies 15 wrote (see)
. A couple of them even want to beat me in a 10k or a half marathon, so that they can brag that they beat an ultra runner, as if beating me over that distance would be a significant accomplishment. I have got a bit of a fan following though. A couple of them have read Born to Run, and then want to know everything about my races!
Got you now - see you did Fleet HM last year - that was my first every HM about 25 years ago - do the Gurkha's still run it in full kit?
Hi, folks, well, my "ultra trainig" is going backwards- I've got all the gear, -nice little rucksack, percy pigs to eat, new shoes,
Unfortunately, all motivation has flown, it seems like weeks since I did a couple of decent length runs (max 3 1/2 hours), I had a bad GSR half, as I can't run at any spped now, and I'm doing a marathon in 2 weeks for which I don't fell ready. If/ when I finish that, I have 5 weeks to get ready for the 33 miler in Nov.
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