wannabe ultra runner?

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

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16/11/2012 at 21:52

...i still havnt found the page!!!!!!!!!

17/11/2012 at 07:25

Just packed for a Peak District run with a pal, weather means my favourite but least used shoes get an outing, Inov8 x-talon 190's, also perfect conditions to test my Sportspursuit purchases of Icebreaker GT200 merino wool top and socks. I'm lucky to have Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park on my doorstep however nothing qute like some proper hills to pep up your Saturday run. Bit like a kid waiting for his favourite school trip though, am all packed and raring to go with a couple of hours to spare! Better go in search of some brownie points ..... breakfast in bed darling?

17/11/2012 at 08:09
Yes pls Alastair. Two eggs please
17/11/2012 at 13:22

slaneuk - poached, scrambled or fried? 

Cracking run, mud, rocks but no tears, weather was even kind no rain and only a little mist on the tops, MRS S suitaby impressed with breakfast in bed, so much so no mention that I had deserted her on our wedding aniversary! 


17/11/2012 at 15:19
I'd like the healthy option pls - fried! And that's a worry, no mention. Almost certainly it's brooding in the background
17/11/2012 at 19:00

Slaneuk - For once managed to avoid the doghouse, mind you cost was somewhat extravagent. 

Icebreaker GT200 -  Absolutely fantastic, dumped the waterproof after a mile and ran with the top only when I was warm it was cool, when it got cold it was warm. More than a touch heavier than man made fibres though.

Icebreaker - Merino Wool socks again, absolutely awesome, much better than my usual Smartwool (and they are pretty good).

18/11/2012 at 19:14

I'm guessing LLB has finished her tiara party now 



18/11/2012 at 19:26


18/11/2012 at 19:27

Ahhhh young padawan, so u iz

19/11/2012 at 12:31

I got my NB MT110 this morning... They are in my usual size and in the standrd D width. They seem to fit ok, will need to do some running in them though

I spoke to NB and they said that the 2E width will be available in the UK in Jan/Feb 2013. For £35 I will be very happy if these shoes work out ok as I can get 3 pairs of these to 1 pair of trailrocs or Salomon Sense.

19/11/2012 at 14:00

TBH I use elastic laces to give my feet some room when they swell up on the long runs. These trainers arent cheap at the best of times, so £35 sounds good value

19/11/2012 at 14:18

Best buy I have seen of late, assuming you don't mind 10mm heel drop, is the New Balance MT101's on Sportspursuit for £22.80 a pair.

19/11/2012 at 16:03
slaneuk wrote (see)

Ahhhh young padawan, so u iz

i iz indeed.

WIB! nooo shoooooooz? like them?

19/11/2012 at 16:04

i am climbing walls as i havnt run for a week!!!!!!!! cant cope cant cope...*paces in circles*....this must be longest ever i havnt run....maybe

19/11/2012 at 16:13

well if you pace a bit faster, you can call that your run!

19/11/2012 at 17:37

cragchick: congratulations on the qualification and good luck in continuing to the diploma. A treadmill does sound sensible in the circumstances. I have one which I don't use as much as I did before I (a) joined a running club; (b) started doing longer distances, but it does have its good points. For example, enabling me to run when temperatures outside were several degrees below zero and the route from house to park was dangerously icy. Also, I can put it on its highest incline (12 degrees) and train in walking uphill, while reading. And it can be useful for speed sessions.

19/11/2012 at 17:43

cragc!!!!!!!! brill-well done!!!  i will pop up to you every monday night then for a pilates class.....will be a long journey so id better stay the week

i have a treadmill-great big huge massive black machine with cd player-amazing- 'cept the bloody thing doesnt work because it needs a new belt

20/11/2012 at 08:47
This long distance lark is hard work, I'm halfway through a 50m training programme and am one big tired niggle!!! It all looked so easy on paper
20/11/2012 at 09:45
Thanks, it's good to know its not just me! I think I've generally done more than the schedule anyway thanks to a couple of marathons, might just take it easy this week so that I can get through the weekend!!!
20/11/2012 at 10:38

Welldone CC or should I now say Sensei?! I've only gone to pilates once and at the end of the lesson she said she was giving up!
I'd give the treadmill a miss though - dont think there's enough pages on here for me to outpour what a disaster that "tool" is for running

Dont lose heart T2, its quite healthy to go back a step during training, regroup, then pitch onwards and upwards  - being a slave to the schedule has its own drawbacks at times.

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