wannabe ultra runner?

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

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05/12/2012 at 14:11

soft fluffy maybe yes, hard and slippery ones.. nono

05/12/2012 at 14:12

Its all good... part of the fun

05/12/2012 at 14:27

They did a great job on my garden wall, WiB so you wont find me joking about them

05/12/2012 at 16:44
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05/12/2012 at 18:13

Any thoughts on how to combine ultra training with marathon training? I've entered a 45 miler with a friend who is set on a sub-3 hour marathon plan.

05/12/2012 at 18:38

Do the plan but run longer for your long runs or back to back them i.e 20/20 25/15.

05/12/2012 at 19:01

How do you run in zone 1, trying to build up my endurance.. hmm running around 130~ 146ish HR, I tried last week to run around zone 2 which is fairly easy, zone 1 would means lotsa walking..

05/12/2012 at 20:39

slaneuk, i will take the Barbie ones please-any spare clothes too ?

05/12/2012 at 21:54

For a newbie, just focus on running long and slow, and speedy recovery after each run? Since I dont have any specific target time for my first 50miles, 10hours would make me the happiest man on the planet, but anything below 15 hours cut off is perfectly fine for me

I have not use my HRM for a while too, just wear it last week to gauge my own effort, for sort of "calibration" on how you preceive your own effort

06/12/2012 at 11:13

Morning all!

I don't get the idea of these mega back-to-back training runs. After my 26.2 yesterday I know I could hobble around 6-10 miles this evening, but I I don't really see the point of that - and I fear it will massively increase the injury potential. Instinctively my legs are telling me rest today and then 6-12 miles tomorrow.

What does the panel think?

On a slightly less relevant issue as well as my peanut butter toasted sandwich, I discovered Iced Gems (swiped from kids) as a superb on the hoof treat yesterday. I thought I would share that

06/12/2012 at 11:18

Not sure about the iced gems, bit hard in the old mouth after a few miles

Always go on instinct, as its the journey not the destination that gets you there.

06/12/2012 at 12:58

NID - You don't go out and hobble round then 2nd day! You run both days. If 26 miles is leaving you unable to run well the next day then you wont get any noticable benefit as it will likely lead to longer recovery needed or injury, don't do it yet and build up to it if you want to do it.

I have no problems going out and running 30/20 weekends when I need to but I wouldn't do the day 2 if day 1 was leaving me at a struggle.

06/12/2012 at 15:25

Ta, I am delighted, and I agree with the Journey thing, it was a great run (until it got dusky and cold at the end), high point the nice sunny (if cold) view from the top of Devil's Punchbowl. Surprisingly I'm not actually hobbling - I just managed a 500m run to the supermarket and back to grab lunch and wanted to just keep running, but I think early sleeps and run tomorrow will suit these legs better!

06/12/2012 at 19:20

just entered my first ultra, but not that ultra in the scheme of things .... the TransPennine Challenge - 50km from Manchester to Penistone - next June in the lovely warm sunshine (he say optimistically).

should be a good route I would think and a big challenge for me.

06/12/2012 at 22:24
"Not that ultra" eh Wiggy. Sounds pretty good to me. And I bet deep down you're really looking forward to the finish already.
06/12/2012 at 22:28

Sounds a tad hilly to me Wiganer! Sounds fun though!

Cragchick - was that before the tunnel or after? Its amazing now the tunnel is in, transformed the place

06/12/2012 at 23:25

Is there any good ultras towards august before oct? prefer something in the north, not some super distance but some interesting terrain (hilly?). Would want to run an unforgettable ultra before I go back to Malaysia. 

06/12/2012 at 23:30
Not the North, but the Ridgeway Challenge is a classic that's worth doing
07/12/2012 at 00:07

hmm.. 137k.. in august.. that sounds something rather crazy.. but the course sounds like a lot of fun

07/12/2012 at 00:22

That's actually 1 month of London Triathlon, I dont think possible to train 2 totally different event in 1 month apart.

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