share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
With regard to the speed issue.
Yes speed is less important in longer races. Anybody who has done a marathon and a 10k will understand that. Ultras are run at a slower and more relaxed pace than a marathon, but they are certainly not easier.
I can run a city marathon in 3.45 and a 10 k in 45 minutes.
A flat 50 mile race will take me about 9 hours, which is essentially a 4.30 marathon pace.
A hilly 50 miler will take me more like 10.30 to 11.30.
In a 100 miler, I will limp across the finish line just inside the 32 hour time limit.
In all of these races, my objective will have been to finish in the quickest time possible, and these will have been the results.
Having said that, there is a whole ocean of people who could have considerable success in ultras, but don't try one because they are intimidated by them.
Well I have joined the LDWA and took the family membership even though my kids are little. Got a dull ache in my knee at the moment so not ran, luckily on my taper for my first marathon,
Almost defo going to Northnts.
spen71 wrote (see)
Lou not sure if going to East Yorks is a bit too far.
did i mention east yorks?dont remember that.....
...yay spen!! NHU35 is on then!!
how much was it to join LDWA?
niceirondad,yes , ive noticed that as my training runs have got longer, that i start earlier so i can fit it into my day and end when the sun is getting hot-lol...i used to start my runs at 8am or 8:30am , now im up at 6am and out by 7am latest
and yes, more sleep, more food,also you know your are an ultra runner in training when you go out with more food in your pockets than oliver twist
You said Rudolph which is out by Driffield, East Yorks. Unless their is another one.
Think it was £20 quid for a family membership.
what has been your normal mileage Niceirondad?..im going onto my ultra plan from end of this month. i have an issue with my knee at the mo so have had to rest this week..had gait analysis on saturday and i was told i over pronate badly on my right ankle thus stressing my knee. should be ok in a few more days and i have new supportive trainers.
i want to be on 18miles by start of december..how much food/gels etc did you take on board during 18miles? obviously i dnt knw your size etc...just wondered roughly, i dnt seem to eat much during 14miles and wondered if that was normal!
On A 18 mile run I would have 3 gels with no food at all.
Knees, im just hoping mine is a niggle and nothing like runners knee. My book as come so I need to look into my training plan now.
I doubt my BMI is not fat off yours. I take it you are what is called Petite?? lol
I have a very energetic job and can easily forget to eat all day.
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