wannabe ultra runner?

share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........

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26/09/2011 at 20:03
Most definitely. I've done London, nottingham and other big city runs but now I just find them too commercial and congested. With ultra everyone is in it for themselves, a bit like a personal mission over the distance. Everyone has their own background, experience and motives but are joined together by a desire to succeed for themselves. I lose count of the young, old, men, women I've run with. Everyone has a story to tell, experiences to draw on. A cameraderie second to none.

A bit of a mouthful there from me, I guess its just something close to my heart that I feel very passionate about. Here endeth the first lesson!
26/09/2011 at 21:27
Loula - look at LDWA events too. It souns like they will be up your street. Use them as training runs for your ultra.
26/09/2011 at 21:32
Mr F, thats exactly how i feel, a mission and curiousness to how far you can go and what your body and mind can succeed at...i am used to pushing my body to its limits, exercise as well as pain wise as im an ex-ballet dancer and gymnast...def no pain no gain there and a definate requirement for mental determination to succeed! lol blood , sweat and tears is how i grew up
26/09/2011 at 21:54
Well you lot have got me to seriously think about it.    tHANKS
26/09/2011 at 21:58
whaddya mean'think bout it'? ..i thought you were in the crew spen
26/09/2011 at 22:05
I cannot decide what I want to do1!!!!!!  lol
26/09/2011 at 22:08
dyu mean WHICH ultra...or not any ultras lol...aw, c'mon..i cant be a rookie at NHU35 by meself....*sniff*..*sits in corner forlorn*
26/09/2011 at 22:10
Can you do the LDWA events as a run?
26/09/2011 at 22:11
Ok Ok I will do it!  I will need someone to hold my hand though.
26/09/2011 at 22:11
yes i believe you can
26/09/2011 at 22:12
we gather all the rookies together and skip to the end holding hands-hows that?....erm, but i will be needing someone to pll me out of any mud....im a bit small
26/09/2011 at 22:19

I prefer it if we did the okie cokie really.    Might actually pay for this event next week/

26/09/2011 at 22:21
yes me too..next month i think...as my ultra plan can start november
26/09/2011 at 22:24
I have a marathon in January now.  A young lady i know moaned at me to do it with her.  So that would be a good point to be in training.   What plan you going to do?
26/09/2011 at 22:26
its in the 'relentess forward progress ' book..based on 50k..um would that be the mara you entered  thinking it was a HM?
26/09/2011 at 22:28
Ah well never mind.   I do not mind doing it really as it will keep me motivated over the Christmas period (plus she is very good looking lol).   Suppose I better look for a training plan then lol/
26/09/2011 at 22:31
 so spen, you may have more interest then just the run itselflol......i will be dragging my friend out to cover the first 7 miles and after that irs either go it alone or see if i can sneak into the troop of army lads for company when they are out and about.....maybe i can tag along at the back...if they dont yell at me to keep up
26/09/2011 at 22:56
Well I have ordered the book you mentioned lou.
27/09/2011 at 06:19
Spen - yes you can. Lots of runners do them. There's usually around 50 runners at an event. £5 to enter. Checkpoints with snacks and drinks. Lunch at the end if you're lucky. Following directions around beautiful countryside. They happen every weekend all over the UK. Most are 26 miles but they do some longer and shorter stuff too. There are some 50 mile and 100 mile events.
27/09/2011 at 07:12

morning..spoons ive just checked out LDWA..there are quite a few Thames Valley events coming up of about 20miles or so which is great..i skimmed through FAQ but i cant find anything mentioning accomodating runners or being allowed to run....

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