share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
Just 1.5 miles: a risk-assessment run of my parkrun course in the "wrong" direction because we're thinking of doing that for the anniversary run (it's fine) and wearing a new pair of Neo trail shoes for the first time (also fine).
Last night did a nightime run through woodland with head torch, with some others from my club. It was fine and I'm looking to do at least a couple more before first Lakeland 50 recce in November.
Tomorrow I'm off down to the south coast for the Jog Shop Jog 20.
Yeah I've been through a few 9 bars. Can't really say what benefit I got from them because they've always been combined with loads of other different things. I thought they tasted good though, and with about 200 cals per bar that's enough for me. I find Mars bars etc a bit sickly so find these tend to go down a bit better. Not as good as pork pies though
19m around Ilsley today, tried some new paths I've not been on before but will certaily return too. Legs finally feeling strong again so looking forward to Snowdonia in a couple of weeks.
touie2 - See you at Snowdonia, my thoughts exactly on the road and scenery. Looking forward to it though as a 'social' run and a few beers of the evening.
Touie - Just got back from being out on the South Downs myself. A bit wet and windy up there and muddy underfoot. Good fun though
Decisions, decisions: just been offered a birthday gift of a vacation next April with some relatives I don't see very often (they live in Texas) - but it has to start on 21st April i.e when I'm supposed to be running VLM under a GFA place. So, do I take the holiday, and defer my VLM place to 2014?
Pro: (a) I could run SDW50 on April 13 in 2013 . (b) I could use London time in 2014 toward my pen for Comrades, which I intend to enter in 2014.
Con: (a) if I get injured training in 2014 I'd have to qualify again, not be able to defer; (b) I've been told that racing (as opposed to just running) London isn't ideal re. Comrades because your legs need a rest afterwards just when you should be doing 30-mile training runs .
Decisions, decisions. It would at least ensure we actually go on vacation next year - we didn't get around to a holiday this year...
I think that is a perfect reason not to run London. Perfect
perfect EXCUSE not to more like
I KNOW !! I READ THE WORDS!! reason/excuse means the same thing with regards to the event in question but depending on your view of VLM depends on which word you will use.....
if it was a genuine dilemma for someone and after weighing up the pros and cons opted for the holiday event then they could use the word 'reason' as to why they were not doing VLM...if however it was me and id been offered a place at VLM but was nt keen and the holiday option came along the the word 'excuse ' would then be apt...see?????????
Debra - I can't believe you even need to ask!!!! I'd take the trip over London, even if I was desperate to do London Marathon, it WILL still be there
I love running at night with headtorch, though can get a bit surreal that whole running down a tunnel feeling.
9 bars - love them for refueling after but find them way too chewy to eat on the run, feel like I expend more energy trying to chew them than run!! Adventurehub are sponsored by them so you get plenty on their races. I love them though.
Entered the Highland Fling last night so that's my first 2013 race entered! Although not sure about them setting everyone off at 6am - that's going to be one hell of a bundle with 500 runners.
Okay! Okay! Still want to do VML (just once - I'm fed up of having to explain that yes, the Greater Manchester Marathon was just as far as VLM, and besides, I run longer races than that now...). But I'll take the vacation (Mediterranean cruise - surely just perfect for recovering after SDW50, before returning to training for Lakeland 50).
aw Debs we are just trying to persuade you gently that London will be an option every year with the same old weather and people etc...can understand the having to explain the 'how far is this marathon then' scenario over and over..but the cruise is toooo good to miss. besides, its already made sense in your mind that its a perfect R&R before Lakeland sorted.
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