wannabe ultra runner?

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

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14/11/2012 at 08:23
Thanks Debra, London looks perfect for a first ultra - maybe even next year. I'll see how I feel after the pompey marathon on December 23rd !
14/11/2012 at 10:23

Comes to something when I'm using marathons as a training run, though to the rest of the world its an excuse to do some Xmas shopping in Portsmouth

14/11/2012 at 12:26

Richard, you're welcome. Let me know if you want a couple of tips on the bits where the route marking could be better (it's mostly very good but there are a couple of places e.g. round Wimbledon Park which could be better).

Nice 12-miler yesterday. Aiming for a decent back-to-back this weekend.

14/11/2012 at 13:21

Thanks Debra, I will. 18 miles on Sunday, and a 3 mile recovery / tempo run last night, everything seems to be working ok so moving on to 20+ miles for the next three long runs before tapering ... we'll see...when I did the Pompey marathon last year the markers were slightly out so I did an extra few hundred yards anyway - does that make me an ultra runner already?

14/11/2012 at 13:44

Afraid not RW, theres always going to be a little discrepancy when running distances especially if you're not following the true racing line. A 1% difference is 461yds

14/11/2012 at 16:36

I have a shoe question... I fancy trying the NB MT10 or MT00. Anyone know somewhere that does these in 2E or 4E width. Looked online and can only find US sites!

14/11/2012 at 17:16

Sorry WiB, the only place I see these are on ebay when they sneak those sizes in for Asics. The only other suggestion is asking at Sweatshop - my local one in Clapham are pretty friendly, always willing to help and you get 10%off if you have a Parkrun barcode

14/11/2012 at 17:39

Cheers Slaneuk. I have been looking on ebay too... no luck yet Will happily try MT00 MT10 or MT110 if I can find some in a wider fit

14/11/2012 at 22:43

WiB, that's why I never got to try those - too narrow.

14/11/2012 at 23:10
I'm doing Pompey, good excuse to over-eat just after! Current thought is to do it as a 50k, doing 10k before the start. I know that sounds odd but I've never done that distance and I don't know any other handy 50k's happening just then!
15/11/2012 at 08:37
NID - could just keep running after the finish like Forrest Gump!

Debra - did you try the standard width ones? I have been told sizing up can make a difference. Found the MT110 for ??35 so may take a gamble and go up a size. Can always return them or eBay them!
15/11/2012 at 09:24

Dont know if its the same for shoes with no support, but its a no-no for support shoes.  Had some horrific problems with feet  which went on for years and it came down to wearing shoes that were too big for me. All to do with the support block being in the wrong place and stopping flexion in your feet

15/11/2012 at 14:44

WIB - I have  wide feet and have no issue at all in the MT110, I imported a pair of MT1010's earlier in the month and the fit of those is wider still.

I do usually have to size up in NB, take a 9 Inov8 but a 10 in MT110's, MR00's and MT101 however the MT1010's are way too big for me in the 10's I ordered so have just placed an order for another pair in 9's this time.

15/11/2012 at 15:25

Awesome Alistair... cheers. Just ordered a pair of MT110. For £35 can't complain

15/11/2012 at 16:02
15/11/2012 at 16:05

haha... £146?!! They are a touch optimistic there

I don't think these have a lot of support in them so the sizing up would be less of a problem I think but hopefully don't need to and my standard size will be ok.

15/11/2012 at 16:08

i want the inov8 bare x lite 135s..sportspursuit had them for £36 2 week ago-and now its disppeared and i cant find them on ther for love nor money

15/11/2012 at 16:11
15/11/2012 at 16:17

they are £ 85!!!!!!! i have found them for varying prices, £56,£59 but the best were on sports pursuit at £36








 i want any of the above colours...or all of them

15/11/2012 at 16:18

i like the blue best.....no, the pink, no red, um. actually orange is a change....

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