wannabe ultra runner?

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

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29/09/2011 at 20:42
I've just got my VLM place so ultras are now off the menu until next summer. I will be doing a couple next summer after VLM. Not sure which yet.....

I will squeeze in a couple of LDWA style off road marathons as trainng runs in the spring if my coach will let me
29/09/2011 at 21:23
miss knees-Brockenhurst!!!  i love the newforest and we went for a holidqy in that very place,it was beautiful. we rented a cottage and my daughter adored it, there was a pony one morning in next doors garden eating apples off the tree , she thought it was the best part of her hols-lol....she was only 4 at the time and thought the amount of horse poo everywhere was fascinating!! lol...
Edited: 29/09/2011 at 21:24
29/09/2011 at 21:25
maybe we  should all bite the bullet and meet up and do an LDWA event
29/09/2011 at 21:47

I think I am getting a bit out of hand now.  This is how next year could be looking.

22 Jan Gloucester Marathon    Entered with a lady friend

15 Apr  The Coventry 40 ?????

27 May  Northants

  Sept  JW Ultra.

Am I pushing myself too hard now?

Edited: 29/09/2011 at 21:55
29/09/2011 at 21:52

spen!! coventry 40 as well?!! ....erm...maybe the 40 and NHU35 are a tad close?

29/09/2011 at 21:54

Thats what im thinking.  Should have put a question mark in,.  Will edit it now

29/09/2011 at 21:56

for me its been..

march 11' ox5run

april 11' brillhilly 10k

may 11'thornborough 10mile

july 11' 3spires challenge XCHM

sept 11' oxford HM

oct 11' candleford 10k

decmeber  11' AR10K

feb 12' gloucester 50k...MAYBE!!

may 12' NHU35

sept 12' JW ULTRA

29/09/2011 at 21:56
Doesn't look too bad Spen. This year so far I've done 8 marathons, 1 ultra, 2 halfs, 1 10miler, 1x10km and 4x5kms. Still got a few months to go......
29/09/2011 at 21:57
Oh, and a 7 mile race. Sorry forgot that one
29/09/2011 at 21:59
Ive just roughly totalled all the races ive done this year..it equates  to roughly 2 ultras!! lol
29/09/2011 at 22:00
spoons..now you are jst showing me up
29/09/2011 at 22:03
I might do both the Ultras,  Does not mean I have to run them lol
29/09/2011 at 22:05
I get bored easily
29/09/2011 at 22:20
Hey Loula how you doing are you still planning the Northants Ultra ? when is it again ? after the Birmingham Half need to start planning towards an Ultra
29/09/2011 at 22:30
27 may JB74
29/09/2011 at 22:35
Cheers  Spen, will possibly look into doing that
29/09/2011 at 23:00
Sorry meant minimalist shoes earlier on
30/09/2011 at 07:17
YES JB!! the ultras are on...pleeease join the NH crew....and how about coming on a LDWA challenge event for training?
30/09/2011 at 07:19
thats it for HM for me too JB..i have a 10k which id already said id do in oct as its very local(by local runclub) and ladies only..its always fab and on Halloween so i like doing tht one. but after that it purely focus on ultras and my head just aiming for those...am off to up&running on Sat to get new trainers and hopefully see the lady that works there as she is an ultra runner
30/09/2011 at 07:37
ive looked up some LDWA challenge events near me...and been having a giggle at some of the titles...lol
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