wannabe ultra runner?

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

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28/09/2012 at 08:46

WiB. According to the website you can still enter - £22 now, or £25 on the day if not full. I'll probably enter on the day if I go - decide what to do on Saturday based on how my legs feel (may get to run my parkrun), whether I can be bothered to get up early enough, and what some other club members are doing about extending the club run on Sunday morning.

28/09/2012 at 08:51

I fancy a long ish run this weekend as well - the ankle feels a lot better this morning, so I think i'm going to chance it. Tomorrow looks the nicest weather, so I fancy a run along an old Roman road and the coast again

28/09/2012 at 08:56

ultrarocker: sounds lovely!

28/09/2012 at 10:02

Debra - only worked the route out a couple of weeks ago - it's 7m along the Peddars Way, a horrible 2m of ankle deep sand along the North Norfolk Coast Path, then through a seaside town (stop for a coffee and a doughnut for refuelling ) then along the modern sea defences for a couple of miles, along an old sea wall for a few miles, then back inland through a forest, and then a road section back to the car. It's exactly 20m and I can see me using it a lot, only takes half hour to drive to, there's some slopes (can't call them hills around here!!!), a real mix of terrain...

28/09/2012 at 10:33
I've got 16-18 on the southdowns way planned for Saturday morning, want to test my new kit out too
28/09/2012 at 11:26
28/09/2012 at 12:54

We have lost a couple of runners in Sparta but still got some guys going strong! Lizzy Hawker looks to be flying in 4th place and 10 mins off the lead

Edited: 28/09/2012 at 12:56
28/09/2012 at 13:28

Lizzy is amazing! I find her very inspirational, both her running, and her attitude to life...

28/09/2012 at 13:30

She is a fantastic runner.

Just waiting to see the other brits come through. Data feed only shows top 5 except at certain points. CP 22 being one where they log everyone on the live feed

28/09/2012 at 18:15

Mimi is a granny!! ive had advice from a well known and experienced forumite to follw her lead and become what she is!!

28/09/2012 at 18:15

...........and i dont mean a  granny

28/09/2012 at 20:03
I have seen what Mimi has done and she also ran Pilgrims this year ( beat me both days!) it is people like her that have given me the belief and inspiration that I can run ultras.
On aside, anyone done any of the Coastal trail series? I was thinking of the South Devon one and maybe Dorset too.
28/09/2012 at 20:05

I am in for Dorset and Sussex CTS Jeremy. I was down in Dorset for last years race an the course looks good. I am looking forward to it.

28/09/2012 at 21:39

hi i have just entered my first ultra 23/2/2012, i cant seem to find any specific training plans any help you can give me would be really appreciated....thanks

28/09/2012 at 21:45

Could do with some more info on the race other than just the date!

28/09/2012 at 21:59

Sorry it is a 40miler looks quite flat,i have just done ironman wales but really not sure where to go regarding training for anything over a marathon..

29/09/2012 at 07:59

is it the Born to Run ultra Kelvyn? if it is then yes  it is quite flat, i know 2 people who did it this year (when it was 37miles)..mainly all cycle paths so no bother from traffic. if you have done IM then you know you are fine with 26.2.  when and how often do you do your longest runs in training? try and get to do them on a weekend if you arnt already and start adding in some B2bs? then you will get the practice at running on fatigued possibly achy legs that can often creep in past the 30miles mark. dont know what refuelling and hydrating methods you use, im guessing if having done IM you are probably well rehearsed in that part! practice that though, running 40miles whilst eating and drinking may feel and affect you differently than  refuelling on a bike for long distance. you mat find you need slightly different things. same for kit, practise running with a backpack with things you need, that time of year may require extra clothes to keep warm. i dont knw  what CP there are on the BTR event but you may well be able to leave stuff at some of them

29/09/2012 at 08:58

I'm in for S Devon - still working on permission for Dorset - it does look a good one. Stretched my allowance of weekends away running this year!

29/09/2012 at 09:01

is the Dorset one in December Jeremy?

29/09/2012 at 09:26

Yes, Devon is Feb so a new year new away running allowance

Might try the old flowers and dinner out....

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