wannabe ultra runner?

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

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26/02/2013 at 12:18

ahh i'm so indecisive tho hahaha, will have a think on it, maybe make my mind up after i've done Brighton


26/02/2013 at 12:21

It's early September isn't it, but a long way to go for me, I need to make a decision on this one,

26/02/2013 at 15:01

EKGO -im still deliberating about doing Bideford-i love Devon so itd be great to do with you and jo.

26/02/2013 at 15:04

i 3 medals, i wouldnt worry about trail shoes- i rarely wear them,!! ive done only one ultra in trail shoes because it was mega mud but ive run and on road  and off in Nikes, they were fine. wear what you are comfy in

26/02/2013 at 16:33

Looks a great run Lou, I'm looking at it to be the start of an 8 week marathon/ultra streak for Autumn

26/02/2013 at 18:02

yes the area looks nice

26/02/2013 at 18:31
Oh woe is me, my knee hasn't made any improvement since the Thames trot! I'm being forced into a couple of weeks complete rest to see if that heals it!!! How quickly can you build up to high mileage again after a complete layoff I've never tried it before???
26/02/2013 at 18:52
Brilliant thanks that's encouraging!

I did do 24 on Saturday, I mainly walked but that made me decide on 2 weeks rest, oops!!! At the time I thought it was a trapped nerve causing the knee pain! Now I think it is a slightly buggered mcl!

Next for me was new forest 50k on 10th march but my friends going to have my number for that! Then 23rd march I have cts Sussex ultra, I'd like to be fit for that one
26/02/2013 at 19:44

CragChick - Will miss you at WHW, tough luck, sounds like you have refocused readily enough though.

I too am hoping the WHW is well sign posted; my support knows the route well so hopefully getting tips little and often will mean I don't have to worry too much. Not sure if I will manage some recce's or not.

Food, I have used Hammer Perpetuem both as a powder and solid and find it really suits me, the powder especially, I can pretty much run on one bottle an hour and don't need much else, it's relatively pricey though so kept for events over training.

Training wise, following a slow end of last and start to this year feel the foundations are setting, enjoyed a cracking marathon Saturday, half-marathon Sunday back to back this weekend; neither was quick but both were comfortable.


26/02/2013 at 20:10

Dragons Back anyone?

26/02/2013 at 21:48

touie2: Sympathies and good luck forrapid healing. Regarding re-starting, I took two weeks off after TT50, then did a week of reduced mileage (maybe 20-25 miles) ending with nine miles on the Sunday, then jumped to about 40 miles for the following week ending with 8 + 20 at the weekend and I'm intending to do 25ish this Sunday, although not fast as I'll be following SDW for the first time.

27/02/2013 at 08:40
Thanks fingers crossed I can get back into it after a couple of weeks
27/02/2013 at 17:30

  If any of you speak Spanish, you'll love this little video. "Esos locos que corren" means something like "Those crazy runners". If you don't speak Spanish, watch it anyway, you'll get the idea just from the animation.



28/02/2013 at 14:55
spen71 wrote (see)

Dragons Back anyone?

no. i dont want to die yet ta muchly.

on a serious note anyone interested in doing Vulcania ot Transgran (preferable) next year? i bagsy doing the off road 4x4 driving!!


28/02/2013 at 15:05

Transvulcania looks awesome. I would be tempted depending on cost as I want to go out to the states again.

28/02/2013 at 15:06

well, theres a year to look into it. im up for it.

28/02/2013 at 15:07

entry to either isnt much.

28/02/2013 at 15:07

im only doing it for the tan

28/02/2013 at 15:37

I will ask someone who goes over this year about it and see what they say... I want another US buckle so will save some cash for that next year.

28/02/2013 at 16:59

get lots on info from them

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