wannabe ultra runner?

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

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01/11/2012 at 16:31
I have a suunto so not a garmin geek and not really bothered by pace but... I do have a strange obsession with the altimeter when I go up hills, I guess it takes my mind off the effort!!!
Edited: 01/11/2012 at 16:31
WiB
01/11/2012 at 16:36

Which suunto touie?

WiB
01/11/2012 at 16:38

Cant use suuntos - something about my pace getting smaller and smaller and .....

 

01/11/2012 at 16:42
I have the ambit! It's brilliant I often use it as a normal watch too as the battery lasts for ages and it's not too big
01/11/2012 at 16:42

altimeter? i like these words..i want an altimeter fingy

01/11/2012 at 16:42

slaneuk: so, it doesn't turn off when you connect it to the battery pack? That's really, really useful information.

I have small wrists so have to wear it over a wristband anyway, so shouldn't be worried by the cradle.

01/11/2012 at 16:44

I suppose I can call NDW50 and SDW50 training runs for the Lakeland 50.

01/11/2012 at 16:45
The altimeter is great I walk up and down the stairs at work and it shows a little graph of the height change! I'm sure I'll get bored of it one day... Maybe
WiB
01/11/2012 at 16:46

Sounds awesome Touie, I have been looking at the ambit too.

WiB
01/11/2012 at 16:49
I got mine from Evans cycles and managed to google a discount code so only paid around ??280 for it
01/11/2012 at 16:52
touie2 wrote (see)
The altimeter is great I walk up and down the stairs at work and it shows a little graph of the height change! I'm sure I'll get bored of it one day... Maybe

I WANT ONE TOUIE!!!

01/11/2012 at 16:53

Debra - not seen it turn off when I add a pack. The more annoying thing I find is if I put the thing on to charge day to day and someone switches off the plug, the damn thing turns on and merrily proceeds to drain the battery down!

01/11/2012 at 17:05

Sooooo ...it aint all its cracked up to be or supadupa after all then Slaneuk?

01/11/2012 at 17:05

slaneuk. That's great. Now I just need to find a battery charger pack into which I can plug the USB lead... The little Duracell one someone mentioned earlier http://www.amazon.co.uk/Duracell-PPS1-mini-USB-Connectors-Batteries/dp/B001FC49TK/ref=pd_sim_ce_6 looks good but I'm not sure about the connection - the far end of the cradle for the 310 (the end that plugs into the plug, normally) is a standard USB - anyone know if that Duracell one has a USB connection? Or knows of one that does?

Sympathies about the "drains if plug switched off" problem - and thanks for the warning!

01/11/2012 at 17:40

Whats wrong with people wanting to do a triathlon?  

WiB
01/11/2012 at 18:08

Are you saying triathlets are people too?!

I'm just messing about

WiB
01/11/2012 at 19:16

no you arnt

01/11/2012 at 20:08

Whats wrong with triathlons    ?

Edited: 01/11/2012 at 20:08
01/11/2012 at 20:17

erm.....nuffink? ...if you like that sorta thing-fashion shows of lycra etc

01/11/2012 at 20:23

oh you lot are making me chuckle tonight as I skim down the days conversation highlights!!! LOL at the man in the pub (no sorry, sauna!) ... oneses - eek, although hubby has just purchased a set of winter cycling tights complete with bib, that is truely a sight to behold - erm NOT!!

I set off on an ultra with my Garmin going and then when it fades, well, I don't usually care by then as by that point I am just pleased if I am still managing to run along anything! More and more I am finding myself heading out without the garmin and it's very liberating

It's the triathletes who insist on wearing there oh-so-fetching oneses for road races - horrid memories of the first eight miles of the Shakespeare marathon the other year behind (thankfully) such a sight - they never place the race number in a strategic position either

That said, I quite fancy a triathlon actually, would have to be something suitably stoopid like the Helvellyn tri or similar though!!

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