wannabe ultra runner?

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05/01/2013 at 18:26

Lou you know I do not use a bladder.   Also the 2 litre is for unsupported runs,

05/01/2013 at 18:40


That sounds like a neat idea haha.. you might eat more than you burn tho xD

05/01/2013 at 18:49

I drank 2l today normally I dont drink enough and I over compensated and ran out 3 miles before I finished!

05/01/2013 at 18:57


 Thats my race plan as well. Only problem is the distance between pubs!

05/01/2013 at 19:01

Mmm Eldred, it looks like I can eat a hamburger every 2 1/2 miles and get away with it. Ian, I think we're safe tho I'm worried that i might miss the cutoff times if the pub takes too long to make them!

05/01/2013 at 19:03

we should plan a run our self, 5 miles pub to pub challenge, so we will eat a meal every 5miles, and go on and on for 12hrs and see how many burgers you would have eaten

05/01/2013 at 19:14

Spen 77

 Raidlight olmo . Two bottles riding high up on the  shoulder straps. You can drink using the straw system without taking out the bottles. Well balanced . The 20 l version  is big enough for 99% of ultras and they weigh so little that you only need  buy the one pack. If you stiffen the half empty pack with bubble wrap its fine for short ultras. I can cram all my gear for a 2 day Mountain marathon in mine (just!)

 The only down side is that they are built so light that they eventually come apart. Having said that I have done UTMB L100 and about 8 mountain marathons with mine / + loads of training runs and shorter ultras . After 4 years of serious abuse  it has finally had it and I am now stitching the bottle holders onto my other Raidlight pack ,shoulder straps as the system works so well.

Edited: 05/01/2013 at 19:19
05/01/2013 at 19:14

sounds like a plan! But have to be pubs that do homemade burgers...none of that flat tasteless macdonalds-like patty that you find at the chains, full of fat and lacking in taste! 12hrs - short run then

05/01/2013 at 19:22


 Another good reason to only choose races with generous cut off times!

05/01/2013 at 20:20
Fat is good for you.
05/01/2013 at 23:04

mmmm bit of a sweeping statement that WiB. I'm not sure a diet of Big Macs will do much for incresing my performance but more my waistline!

05/01/2013 at 23:10
Sweeping yes, accurate yes. Big macs are shit, not food.
Edited: 05/01/2013 at 23:12
06/01/2013 at 01:05

Big macs are not big enough to be big..

06/01/2013 at 02:08

mmm WiB I'm not sure I want to have saturated or trans fats in my nutrition plan but each to their own I suppose! 

I've not had a macdonalds in several decades so I wouldnt know . Quite like the ones done by GBK and also the little gastro pubs you find sprinkled around. Feeling quite hungry now

06/01/2013 at 10:03
06/01/2013 at 13:33
I agree with wib that McDonald's are not good- it's crap
06/01/2013 at 13:34
Far better things to fuel on
06/01/2013 at 13:35
I really don't like Mcds or Burger King or any fast food. My daughter rarely goes there- I just don't think of it as food- it's total junk
06/01/2013 at 14:40
Pizza hut on the other hand is great for fuelling on
06/01/2013 at 15:23

rofl T2 - i have a feeling that the calorific value of one of their Deep Pans would be more than what Michael Phelps eats in a day

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