wannabe ultra runner?

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

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21/11/2012 at 15:47


21/11/2012 at 15:49

The only time I drink coke is during races... Don't think I could manage a liter in one hit.

21/11/2012 at 15:55

i drink flat coke after runs-i cant drink fizzy stuff-....except champagne

21/11/2012 at 16:01

agreed, champagne is the only fizzy drink that doesn't seem to fizz in my nose! Won't touch any other fizzy stuff ...

21/11/2012 at 16:09

cragc...we need to do an ultra and finish with champers for us then!!!!!!!!

21/11/2012 at 16:31
Have to say cola takes a whole new dimension for me on ultras. Think I drank 3litres on the ridgeway! Don't think the shaking up in my pocket helped much tho
21/11/2012 at 18:55

Looks like my injury and health worries are behind me.   The question is can i get my fitness up to run the Malvern 80 miles by beginning of May!

21/11/2012 at 19:02

(used to run round there in my teens - quite hilly!)
21/11/2012 at 19:09

Well Im starting from about 15 miles for my long run so a long way to go!

21/11/2012 at 19:10

will quite happily experiment with the 'travelability' of champagne!!

LLB - YES we do, I did look at the Welsh one but logistics with flights just didn't work . Think will have to find one more in the SE/SW England neck of the woods and thereby get my family to assist with transportation etc (as they did with SDW)

Good news re the injuries/health stuff Spen, look forward to hearing about training, and YES of course you can

21/11/2012 at 19:11

My treadmill is being delivered on 3 December. Clearly takes well over a week to travel to deepest darkest IV postcode areas!

21/11/2012 at 19:14

Its 20 weeks or so to it so onwards and upwards!

21/11/2012 at 19:19

You'll nail it Spen... rested and ready to rock!

21/11/2012 at 19:59

cragc -so we need a SW/SE one in 2013 to do then...that allows alcohol...erm...

21/11/2012 at 21:54

maybe we could make our own up .... erm maybe that's sounding a bit like a ultra-distance wine-bar crawl!!

Actually, a very real possibility that I was contempling was the Green Man ultra in Bristol, 2 March, mainly cos the start is just 7 miles from Bristol airport and I can fly Inverness to Bristol direct quite cheap. Need to check if/when we are going skiing and if I am down doing winter climbing at Glenmore Lodge for a couple of days as a mock student for someone (in which case I'll have some domestic negotiating to do!!!).

Edited: 21/11/2012 at 22:00
21/11/2012 at 22:20

Think I will start a 100 mile plan then this week!

22/11/2012 at 10:21
Me too.....
22/11/2012 at 11:38
Me three, starting with the W100 on Saturday
22/11/2012 at 13:03

Me four. I think I will do at least 100 miles next year

Once you are an ultra runner would you generally only run ultra races ? Or would you still run 5k, 10k, HM and FM as well ?

22/11/2012 at 13:05

You can run whatever you want to!


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