wannabe ultra runner?

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

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GKD
12/01/2013 at 22:45
Cheers Slane, it's bloody annoying but I'll keep looking for a solution.
And I'm with WiB, it's always shorts weather
GKD
13/01/2013 at 00:00
Nooo I was thinking I should have put shorts under my thermals!!! Wasn't to bad until I stopped in a barn to grab a snack without getting it wet and then never warmed up again! And my waterproof gloves were a fail, freezing fingers does anyone have any waterproof gloves or mittens that actually work?
13/01/2013 at 09:35

hope you find a solution or help for your injury soon Lirish.

i have to admit i havnt worn full length leggings as much as usual this winter-wore shorts other day as was so mild-umheard of for me in winter!!

well done WIB for yesterday next time -dont wake me at 5am

GKD
13/01/2013 at 09:53
Aw, he didn't slam the door on the way out did he?
;)
GKD
13/01/2013 at 16:25

 Lirish..i didnt mean like that.  hes a good boy

13/01/2013 at 16:29

touie2 - I have sealskinz gloves and for me they are great although I have seen lots of reviews by others that say different

13/01/2013 at 16:54
Thanks I have sealskinz gloves too but haven't tested them on a long run I'll try them next time, I was a bit put off by some of the reviews
13/01/2013 at 17:09

Waterproof gloves are a fail fullstop Touie i really suffer with cold fingers and have found they seem to just retain the cold and it is impossible to warm up. I find the thinest cotton gloves work best for me even when damp.

+1 for shorts though.

13/01/2013 at 21:24
I was contemplating waterproof ski gloves for when the weather is extreme like yesterday, has anyone tried them? I was ok running without gloves for most of todays run in the cold and wind but yesterday with the rain, wind and cold it was awful!!!
13/01/2013 at 21:43
We can hope I'm a bit worried about the Thames trot if the weather is similar to Saturday!!!
14/01/2013 at 10:24

touie2: See Thames Trot thread for my update on underfoot conditions for the second half of the course (CP3 to end).

WiB
14/01/2013 at 10:37

It'll be fine Touie... Just go and have fun

WiB
14/01/2013 at 11:21

Touie - I have horrible probs with cold hands. A week ago, I picked up a pair of halfprice Oxford Storm Wind Resistant cycle gloves which are fluorescent yellow too (about £15). Using them with pair of silk runners gloves - very effective/warm and couldnt feel the wind at all

14/01/2013 at 11:40
Thanks I'll have a look
14/01/2013 at 14:06

after 2 weeks of 40 mile weekends all off road on fairly stony terrain my feet feel like they have been hit repeatedly with a meat tenderiser, is this normal or do I need more cushioning, it's never been a problem before but that is the most I have done in a weekend???  

14/01/2013 at 15:19

Have I asked about Backpacks this week?

WiB
14/01/2013 at 15:19

Not yet, but it is early days.

WiB
14/01/2013 at 15:45

Headtorches?

Running Shoes?

WiB
14/01/2013 at 15:47

Hang on Spen. Let's do one repetetive subject at a time please so we can give it our full attention

WiB
14/01/2013 at 16:41

touie2 - Perfectly normal in my view, you will, like any part of the body, build strength and resilliance over time. 

That said, not sure what you are running in, my personal preference for stony trails are either New Balance MT110's or MT1010's both low, with plenty of feel but also a rock plate. 

 

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