wannabe ultra runner?

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

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28/09/2012 at 13:28

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

WiB
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

WiB
28/09/2012 at 18:07

I find her very inspiring too, her and Mimi ... in fact Mimi especially as she's older than me and look what she's doing ... I kind of hope I can just keep going on and on and on like she is!!

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.
WiB
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.

WiB
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

WiB
28/09/2012 at 21:45

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

WiB
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....

29/09/2012 at 10:53

yeah...works every time..chuck in a pair of ear-rings and you will be set for at least 4 months escape guilt free

29/09/2012 at 11:12
What if you are the woman and it means leaving oh with children? Mine likes bsb so has a trip away the week before abo but I'm not sure if we can afford a motorbike weekend for every week I want to race...
29/09/2012 at 11:17

Thanks for your posts. I have never done a marathon before, but the idea of an ultra run really appeals. I dont want to get hung up on times and pace, the distance is more important and realised that this may be the way forward. The longest run i have done is half marathon a while ago. I run 3/4 times a week from 5k to 10k 

But from today I decide to do 12k but felt i could have gone on it was hilly ( live in Saddleworth) but really enjoyed not having the pressure of times and stuff 

 

Thanks for reading DD

29/09/2012 at 12:27
By eck it is tricky but I think us chaps are easily persuaded. Catch us just before we nod off after some "physical persuasion"
29/09/2012 at 13:21
Physical persuasion??
29/09/2012 at 13:48
Sex - we are easily persuaded....
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