share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
WIB - Can't comment on the Suntoo Ambit or Garmin Fenix, do have the Garmin 910XT which does what it says on the tin, it managed just shy of 21 hours on its longest run yet and is nice and simple to use.
You have no idea how confused I would get with a power pack as well mate!
Cheers Alistair, I will add that to my list of ones to look up
ooooh, way too much to catch up on in my absence (school hols) but some great running/racing going on. Well done on surviving SNOD and Beachy Head and some good times too considering hilliness/weather/underfoot conditions. Congratulated WIB over on another thread, but repeat it here too!!
Creaking around a tendon is 'cripitus' - basically the 'synovial fluid) which is what surrounds the tendon and keeps it sliding, thickens when inflamed and makes it creak! Thing with achilles in my experience is that the icing etc helps the creaking but you don't want to keep it imobile either!!
Driving 700 miles per week - OMG, cannot imagine what your hip-flexors and hamstrings must be like (well with my pilates instructor head on, the hamstrings will be too long and the hip flexors will be too short and tight!!). sooo need to balance it all out to get things working again properly ...
weight loss - ummm - no thank you - well it's OK if you need to and it doesn't compromise immune system etc in the process!
I have some New Balance minimus trail (were £39 at Sportsdirect). Have been walking around in them a lot and did first 10 min run in them today before doing rest in my roclites. Love them
Have blimmin cold just in time for club XC at weekend in Inverness - bah humbug!!
WiB, if you've got a spare few hours, and haven't already, check out the device reviews on dcrainmaker.com - he's almost too thorough
Strangely enough pmo I have just found his reviews! This could take a while to read.
Cragchick - thanks so much for that explanation! I was rather concerned about the creaking, as it wasn't something i'd ever experienced before. Funnily enough, ice just made it too stiff and painful, but heat really did help.
Did a short 3 and a half miles last night to test it - absolutely no pain at all, so going to build back up slowly... Tried my TNF Single Track Hayasa for the first time last night - sadly only on road, which isn't their ideal surface, but they felt okay...not sure i'll use them at Druids next Friday, may be a bit too soon, and they are a bit light/thin if it's manky weather!
What fat are you talking about Loula??? If there was any less of you, you'd be transparent!
im like an egg timer Slaneuk-the sand all goes to the bottom
cragc, didnt know you were doing pilates instructor course-ive thought about about that too. where are you doing that?
Well that makes sense Loula, since if you were any thinner in the middle, you'd be 2 dimensional :P
entries for NDW50 open Friday!!!!!!!
I heard that you are not allowed to enter Lou... Bad news eh
ok -WHO got me banned......i really wasnt THAT much trouble
Weren't me - I'll vouch for yer!!!
And I'll encourage other ultrarunnermites to vote for you too, if only to see you in your new fetching converted centurion-crew tshirt/running kit outfit. Heck I mite even do the NDW50 as well if it wasnt clashing!!!
WIB, wrt longer times on garmins, I've converted my 310 so it can run for 100s of hours. No need for expensive triathlete watches, I think it cost me about £20
100s of hours????????? erm......
i will have a new NDW50 top in 2013 in pristine condition Slaneuk, i will preserve that one in its original state. the 2012 one will be well and truly loved and worn by May
Slane - did you do the trick with the charging cradle and battery pack? Or do you have another idea up your sleeve?
Did I see NB Minimus mentioned I have been using them for months (the green ones look best IMO) a brilliant shoe dry real quick and feel like slippers, can be a bit skittish on wet limestone but TBH all shoes are, most I have done in them to date is 60 miles but would have no qualms about using them on a 100 miler off road.
It was me who mentioned them Fellrunner - have been umming and aaahing for ages but they were £39.99 at Sportsdirect. Mine are black with blue trim. Agree they feel just like slippers, I want to wear them all the time. Can't wait to get out and run a bit further in them but being sensible and building them up
LLB - course is fabulous and I am loving it. The woman who runs the course is really inspiring. She's based in Edinburgh and I'm so impressed I know I'd happily travel back to her for refresher days etc, even if I lived further away. It's this http://energywiseacademy.co.uk/energywise/qualifications/current-qualification-on-offer
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