wannabe ultra runner?

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

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01/01/2013 at 20:51

I know that a lot of people here have had an awesome running year in 2012, and there is no reason why we can't all do even better in 2013.  My annual mileage for 2013 currently stands at 7.43 miles!

01/01/2013 at 20:53
You are 0.42 up on me mate!
01/01/2013 at 21:41

Don't worry. 

That state of affairs won't last for long. 

My main priority for the early part of the year is my grudge match with the Viking Way Ultra. 

This time Ahab is going to kill the whale!

01/01/2013 at 21:48
I seem to have started the new year with a nasty cough and banging headache and I only had 2 glasses of the fizzy stuff last night, hoping it will go away in time to run at the weekend
01/01/2013 at 22:01
Happy new year to everyone. If 2012 was the summer of sport for the elite then 2013 can be the year where the rest of us make our own mark
01/01/2013 at 22:26

Don't worry Touie... sure you'll be fine for the weekend

02/01/2013 at 10:28

So... first ultra of 2013?! Mine will be Country to Capital but that is just a leg stretcher taking it very easy getting ready for Rocky Raccoon which is my first proper race of the year. First weekend in Feb.

My races for the year - http://ultrapaulo.wordpress.com/

Edited: 02/01/2013 at 11:19
02/01/2013 at 13:20

Winter Tanners 30 as a final training run before Thames Trot 50, I sincerely hope!

02/01/2013 at 15:15

I don't think I will be doing Winter Tanners now. Was going to be my long run before RR but have decided to just head out locally and put a good run in as opposed to running around with a map and instructions getting lost

02/01/2013 at 18:22
First race for me will be Thames trot
02/01/2013 at 22:24
Sounds like a few people are at Thames trot. I am sure it will be wet and muddy!... Or flooded
Edited: 02/01/2013 at 22:25
02/01/2013 at 22:54

WiB: agoing by what I'm hearing regarding present conditions, we're going to need a lot of dry weather in the next month, or a lot of diversions...

02/01/2013 at 22:56

Yeah I have heard that the C2C course is pretty wet at the moment too. All adds to the fun

03/01/2013 at 08:11

But I want to do an off-road running ultra, not a swim!

03/01/2013 at 09:03

You can still run when its wet!!!

03/01/2013 at 21:59

Would it matter if I did the back to backs the wrong way around sometimes?

Ie 12+20 instead of 20 +12.   Or would it be better to up it to 14 +20


Or should this be a thread in itself?

03/01/2013 at 22:14
Spen - personally I think you could afford to make the intensity of the shorter run a little harder if you swap them around but can't see it doing you any harm.
04/01/2013 at 08:27

WIB: I can run in the wet: I ran Greater Manchester Marathon (5C, rain, hail, gale force winds), I ran Croydon Ultra (rain varying from light to torrential) and I've run through the streams that develop along the paths of the Vanguard Way in wet weather. But there's a difference between "wet" and "towpath flooded, river bank may not be visible...".

04/01/2013 at 11:31
Bit fed up of wet and windy at the moment would like a bit of cold and sunny instead!!!
04/01/2013 at 11:57

Anyone fancy a pair of these? http://www.gizmag.com/barefoot-shoes-metal-chain-mail-socks/25615/ 

A bargain at £160.

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