wannabe ultra runner?

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

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04/12/2012 at 20:36

spen, wasnt it you who did the head torch thing?????

04/12/2012 at 20:38

yes, we musnt mention rolls of honour or how many medals we have *shushes everyone*

i try to keep track of things..but i  go off on a tangent a lot .....anyone see where i left those custard creams?...........*wanders off to look *

04/12/2012 at 21:37
http://www.irunfar.com/2007/10/training-for-your-first-ultra.html

I loved this article, made me feel like i might make the fifty miles in feb after all... What do you think??
04/12/2012 at 21:55
I like kit as much as shoes

Talking headlamps I have an alpkit gamma I thought it was good until the person I run with started strapping a 1000 odd lumen bike lamp to his head and now running with my gamma is like running in the dark!!! I want the silva runner 550 lumen lamp but can't justify it!!!
04/12/2012 at 22:30

Yes it was me who started the thread on headlamps BUT it was not about running as such!

 

05/12/2012 at 00:35

gears are good, however it's easy to get obssessed that you buy more than you required as well.

I'm using an Osprey daypack bag with bladder inside, I guess it get a bit uncomfortable previously when I run with running vest, get real bad chaffing as if I've been abused by someone on my back. hmm getting another better fit backpack just for a 50miles event seems to be overkill...

On nutrition part, I have never eat gels unless it's given free by some race organisers. I usually just bring real food like bread or choc for my previous race. I find gels not responding to my body. Doesn't upset my stomach either

05/12/2012 at 00:43

One of you should try to run the ultra in Malaysia, it gets like 35+??C in the day and drops to below 10??C in the night.

It's the only ultra in Malaysia - in borneo Island and the place I was borned
 The most beautiful thing - http://www.sabahadventurechallenge.com/ultra/

My mom said she is interested to do it with me in 2014

05/12/2012 at 07:34

eldred, those temperatures sound perfect for me to run in !! i run best in heat so Maylasia would be perfect!

cragc stirring it? MOI???, i have a childrens waterproof coat and that has taped seams so they neednt be expensive, i think its Regatta make.  talking about trekking poles , miss LLB wants some from santa!! every time we go in Cotswold outdoor(which is quite a lot i suppose) she asks for them and proceeds to keep crossing the little wooden bridge in the shoe section ...hmmm maybe i could get some for her..and then 'borrow' them

WiB
05/12/2012 at 08:42
Poles?! This is not walkers world LLB!!!
WiB
GKD
05/12/2012 at 08:45
I'll remind you of this post if you get into the UTMB next year WiB
GKD
05/12/2012 at 08:47

I love my headtorch, best value piece of kit I've ever bought, 9 bright leds and I can safetypin them onto a beanie. And readily available from Poundland for the princely sum of a quid. Easily as bright as some of the 30-40 quid ones out there

I'm not sure if we want to know what you are getting from Santa and his big red sack this year - kids read these forums you know However, my daughter has outgrown her Barbie with the ski set accessories. The poles might be a bit big  for yer but could do the job :P

WiB
05/12/2012 at 09:50
Lirish wrote (see)
I'll remind you of this post if you get into the UTMB next year WiB

No problem

WiB
05/12/2012 at 12:06
Eldred Lee wrote (see)

One of you should try to run the ultra in Malaysia, it gets like 35+??C in the day and drops to below 10??C in the night.

It's the only ultra in Malaysia - in borneo Island and the place I was borned
 The most beautiful thing - http://www.sabahadventurechallenge.com/ultra/

My mom said she is interested to do it with me in 2014

Eldred, maraton terlihat sangat baik, saya telah berjalan di Indonesia tetapi tidak Malaysia.

Thats me tapped out, ony know a smattering of bahasa Indonesia and most of that is around ordering food and beer! It's the humidity that gets me over the heat. 

Definitely on my bucket list.

WiB
05/12/2012 at 12:44

Alistair, sangat mengesankan. Saya tidak akan berbohong, ini dilakukan dengan menggunakan google!

WiB
05/12/2012 at 13:17

WIB - Saya tidak mengguanakan tapi Google mengguanakan istri saya yang Indonesian.

I didn't use google but did consult my wife who is Indonesian. The above though is all my own work, which most likely means I have insulted both google and my wife and will most likely get sued by one and divorced by the other! I lived in Bali for a couple of years, given that my knowledge is actually shameful.

05/12/2012 at 13:19

You need to shift that over to the report card thread, under foreign languages! Your Klingon is shocking

05/12/2012 at 13:21

BTW CC, I thought you didnt stir with wooden spoons up there, but used spurtles!!

05/12/2012 at 13:22

@WiB @Alistair

unfortunately there's some differences in Bahasa Indonesia and Malaysia, although understanding each other wont be too major problem

@loulabell

You should try it, it's really beautiful as well =), offcourse I am bias being borned in that place xD

05/12/2012 at 13:26

It's annoying, i forgot that it will snow here, and it's impossible to run in the snow..

Canterbury snowed today

WiB
05/12/2012 at 14:05

Snow is great for running in!

I joke about poles CC, I am sure there are benefits to them, otherwise people would not use them! Not for me though.

WiB
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