wannabe ultra runner?

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

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29/09/2012 at 21:00
WiB wrote (see)

Run far... run trails... love hills. Simple.


I'd like to second the remarks of the above speaker - that's my way of looking at life - I don't "train" - I just run.... sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes short, sometimes long....

Mind you, I am crap so i'm probably not the best person to listen to

29/09/2012 at 21:08
Daisy if you trained and did one in feb you be in great shape to race a marathon in April.
Running trails at night with a head torch is such good fun!
29/09/2012 at 21:09

MK is the flattest run I've ever done, but I live in north hampshire between the north downs and the south downs. Just one large lap (no out and back).

29/09/2012 at 21:11

I need a new headtorch.  Hmmmm, will a slow cooked beef casserole do the trick?

29/09/2012 at 21:21

ok,,,,,think I'm convinced. February it is! Pilgrims challenge....or maybe the Punchbowl 30. i've done the 20 and loved that. But my navigation skills are notorious.

I did the South Downs marathon.....not so flat. Gorgeous round there. 

I haven't got a head torch........is this something for Father Christmas to help me with?  I best get cooking then

29/09/2012 at 21:27

daisyDD, is the punchbowl near Hindhead?

29/09/2012 at 21:34

that's the one. 

 

29/09/2012 at 21:36

ooo punchbowl looks nice....could do it as a recovery  bimble after thames trot 50

29/09/2012 at 21:40
Calm down dear! You'll have us running every week if you want to do every race you hear of
29/09/2012 at 21:41

ooo yes and the cyril bean..or was it Brown ...40mile challenge next april

29/09/2012 at 21:43

it's a LDWA one, so no marshalls. But it's a great run. Did the 20 m in the snow one year, had beans and chips at the end, all for £6.50 or something. 

oh my...for 30 miles to be a bimble!

29/09/2012 at 21:45

sounds a nice one Ddd

29/09/2012 at 22:04

Rocker, it is absolutely beautiful around there tho...

29/09/2012 at 22:24

Karen: also good schedules if you look for Ultraladies 50K training schedule and Ultraladies 50M training schedule. And Run for the Toad 50K - to show you how different schedules can vary from one another and still work.

For me the key has been back-to-back long runs - not every weekend, but staring every other weekend then maybe two out of three.

Daisy: Alpkit Gamma is a great head torch and not too expensive - £15 at the moment I think.

WiB
29/09/2012 at 22:47
Rocker- sorry mate, settled for a tempo run on the road. Trail and headtorch very tempting but was short on tim. Will bank some trail miles tomorrow

XC went ok. Ran first relay leg for one team and then 3rd leg for another as they were short. Buried myself on the first effort so my 2nd one hurt!
WiB
29/09/2012 at 22:52
I'm not gonna knock you, you're training twice a day... I'm training once every two days lol!!
Talk about giving your all, 2 legs for 2 teams !!
WiB
29/09/2012 at 22:56
Just trying to get myself set up for Caesars Camp!

Did you run out to the coast today?
WiB
29/09/2012 at 23:08
Yes, found a different route that was a lot nicer, replaced 2m of ankle deep soft sand with about a mile of lovely trail on a chalk down! Did 16m in 2:23, so nowhere near your level, but hard work... Really enjoyed it but my Achilles is really sore/stiff again tonight... Never mind, it'll learn eventually
WiB
30/09/2012 at 09:32

Sounds like some good running mate Keep up the good work... everything learns eventually!

WiB
30/09/2012 at 10:01
Lol, it's actually not too sore today, debating a bit of a run... Mmmmm
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