wannabe ultra runner?

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

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17/09/2012 at 16:49

I'll buy you it for Xmas then

Then you can buy the hot chocolates at the end...

Edited: 17/09/2012 at 16:49
17/09/2012 at 16:58

ok, deal ....i will provide marshmallows too

17/09/2012 at 19:39
Will someone remind me when winter tanners opens please?
17/09/2012 at 19:42
October 8th! Set a reminder, write it on your calendar yes, I'll remind you
17/09/2012 at 19:46
My calendar only has 5 columns, I'd need a 6 column one for running....
17/09/2012 at 20:37

Looks as though there'll be a good contingent of us at WT

Edited: 17/09/2012 at 20:38
17/09/2012 at 20:43

yayyyyyyyyyyy......thats great , who else is doing WT???

17/09/2012 at 20:55
loulabell wrote (see)

ok, deal ....i will provide marshmallows too

Now that really is an offer a boy can't refuse

17/09/2012 at 21:44

whipped cream?

18/09/2012 at 11:32

Winter Tanners? Me!

Hoping to do lots of XC (well, four) with the club over the winter - was part of a relay team on Saturday.

Other events: London Mara (I've got a GFA place and want to run it once), Lakeland 50 (my "A" race for 2013).

Still looking for suggestions of other races - preferably trail, preferably on a Sunday (because of my parkrun committment on Saturdays) and if possible within a couple of hours from Beckenham, but I'll travel further for a good race, and I can do some Saturdays.

Any recommendations for Feb or March 2013? Could also do with something for mid to late Nov or during December, this year.

18/09/2012 at 14:35
by 'eck, it's hilly wrote (see)

whipped cream?

whipped cream by eck can be arranged ....how much will we need?

18/09/2012 at 14:46
loulabell wrote (see)
by 'eck, it's hilly wrote (see)

whipped cream?

whipped cream by eck can be arranged ....how much will we need?

Now that's a REALLY loaded question

18/09/2012 at 14:48

Country to Capital 45 is early Jan. Can't remember if it is Sat or Sun race.

18/09/2012 at 15:33

Didn't want to start a new topic but this is something leading on from what somebody said in another thread.

Doing an ultra in December. Whilst training I take on carbs but somebody made a valid point. Because I am slow as a week in jail I am probably not burning much carbs. It might be worth thinking about taking on board fat during my distance runs??  This some how makes sense. Can anybody elaborate on this and recommend foot that would do the job?

Many thanks

18/09/2012 at 16:10

TheVicar - I eat a low carb, high fat diet. Just off for a run now but will be back on later. Definitely worth looking at.

18/09/2012 at 16:48

When you got a moment WIB can you elaborate a bit


just read the above article. Its a bit wishy washy as he isn't willing to give away any secrets. How do you become a fat burner instead of a carb burner etc I can understand the science behind it all. I presume even when going slow over say 5-6 hours you will still need the carb intake? So you still need to stock up on carbs throughout the race so surely thats going to be your bodies fuel and not fat??

18/09/2012 at 17:52

TV, i dont know if the same rule applies to all..id say my diet is pretty balanced but i try to eat a fair bit of protein for muscle repair. i do eat carbs though but id say i still burn off most things pretty fast. i can gurantee that over 5-6 hours of running  theres no way id get by with zero carbs.

basically if you lower the carbs in your diet  then your body begins to learn and adapt that it has to get energy from elsewhere, so it. uses the fat from your body or your diet. ketosis is the term used for this switch, and the body can get used to it pretty quickly, i think a lot of people though try it , feel weak, dizzy, tired(normal things to happen in the transition) and give up!! people i know that have stuck to it have said after a while they feel better for it and their energy levels in general are more even throughout the day etc.

18/09/2012 at 17:52

sorry if i repeated anything you have read TV, i didnt read the linky thing you posted above

18/09/2012 at 17:53

how much fat do you have in your diet currently?

Edited: 18/09/2012 at 17:55
18/09/2012 at 18:23

Thanks for all that very much appreciated. To be honest my diet is pretty hugh in carbs as I eat a lot of pasta. Daily I do not eat much fat as such only in the guise of greek yogurt and cheese. I eat mainly fruit and have a brown bread chicken sandwich for lunch and perhaps pasta or meat and veg for dinner. Then in the eveing I might have the occasional cookie etc

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