share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
Dear friends and family (who already think I'm loopy),
You know this odd hobby I have? The one that means I limp into work on a monday morning? The one that leaves the house covered with stinky lycra, and the bath full of - in my mother's word's - "Half of Ashdown Forest."
Well, there's this race I'd like to do. But the boss won't let me skip work to register. So....
(Seriously, is it likely to sell out that fast?? If so, it's probably a non-starter.)
And, yes, it's amazing how quickly some people's eyes glaze over if you talk about what you did on the weekend. I think if you're not bats in this particular way then anything over ten miles just blurs into "a long way".
No it wont sell out that fast in my opinion. The first places will go very quickly then it will pause for a while as a few more come in, then the last places will go quickly.
Worth keeping an eye on it though if you really dont want to miss out.
Peronel: See, I knew you didn't mean it when you said "never again" on the VW thread! How far along was the river? I didn't reach that, although I ran up the stream which had previously been a path, somewhere in the first half of day one (interestingly, by the time I ran back down it again on my way back to Lloyd Park later that afternoon, it was pretty much a path again already).
Great advice I found a website today about how to run ultras
just go slower and eat more..
Tim Bateson wrote (see)
Great advice I found a website today about how to run ultras just go slower and eat more..
See, and you were asking about a coach! Saved yourself a fortune now!
oh Tim...this is where we have all been going SO wrong;)...and it was so simple
You mean I don't need to do any of these long runs or B2Bs??? Of course, I -enjoy- the long runs.
Debs! we have got this wrong all along ! forget all the kit we just need to have a mobile picnic!!
( i admit i do love the long runs-last week on NDW was really nice)
Does this mean if we sit around, eat cake, and occassionally bimble about slowly we'll get really good at the running lark? I'm liking this.
I bought new shoes today. I'm doomed. I'm going to have to keep running.
we like new kit on here Peronel, what did ya buy?
Inov-8 roclites. Had terrocs before but they were on their last legs, and the vanguard pretty much destroyed them. They feel good.
WiB - thank you, that's just what I wanted to hear. I'll mark the date in the diary, so I know when not to go near the internet with the credit card, so I don't get sucked in. (I think I should be able to speed up enough. Maybe.)
how about doing NDW50 instead? thats May
SDW50 means I can sleep at my parents, who are 20 mins drive from both start and finish, and I'm unlikely to get lost because I grew up playing on the downs so know the Housedean Farm to Alfriston bit like the back of my hand.
Free accommodation, taxi service, food and - if I'm really lucky - they'll wash the stinky lycra for me. It's a win.
Reminded of Jack LaLanne on diet, again very simple:
"If man made it, don't eat it and if it tastes good spit it out"
ALISTAIR STEWART 4 wrote (see)
Tim Bateson wrote (see) Great advice I found a website today about how to run ultras just go slower and eat more.. Reminded of Jack LaLanne on diet, again very simple: "If man made it, don't eat it and if it tastes good spit it out"
Now that's where I'm going wrong!! If it tastes good I eat more
Best advice I ever came across regarding food. Eat, real food, in moderation.
It's just running
by 'eck, it's hilly wrote (see)
I was told that if you didn't know exactly how something was made or understand the ingredients list you shouldn't eat it
that just leaves me with fruit and veg then
i think most important of all with this running lark is just listen to your own body and mind , that goes for food,training ,kit,the lot. only you yourself knows what suits or works best. thats it. simples.
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