wannabe ultra runner?

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

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07/03/2013 at 16:43

I like talking about backpacks.   Im still looking for the dream one.

07/03/2013 at 16:43
Cheers Lou, but that's probably just given everyone the wrong impression
07/03/2013 at 16:44

i know

07/03/2013 at 16:46

i think' everyone' on here knows i havnt just agreed to marry you-relax people stand down merely talking NDW tactics

07/03/2013 at 16:47

You like Anna Frost?

07/03/2013 at 16:47

and to the second question-nope, its a new one . will send it when PM working...

07/03/2013 at 16:48
spen71 wrote (see)

You like Anna Frost?

me? i prfer male runners dear

07/03/2013 at 16:51
Lirish you rascal!
07/03/2013 at 16:55
Don't worry WiB, I wasn't forming a cunning plan to eat all the cake before you make it to the aid station
07/03/2013 at 16:56
I am not running NDW You eat that cake dude!
07/03/2013 at 17:25

i need the cake you two!

07/03/2013 at 17:48
Pipe down Lou, we are talking cake here
07/03/2013 at 17:59

...so am i !!!

07/03/2013 at 18:00

you do want some homemade ginger cake dont you?......

Pudge    pirate
07/03/2013 at 18:11
Hello folks. Just to lob my two penneth into this thread, i too am an aspiring ultra runner. Signed up to the transpennine challenge (50km option) which I intend to use to break me into 'ultra' distance. I appreciate that 50k is barely into ultra territory, but you got to start somewhere right, and I don't have the kahunas to go straight for anything bigger!
Also intending to do some tri's this year and next, the hope being that training for each will complement the other, if that makes sense?
07/03/2013 at 18:15

sounds  pefect Pudge!! thats kinds how it works i think in ultra, one event to train for the next  longer one with training runs chucked in in between.

well , thats how i tend to do it anyway. sounds like you are doing ok so far!

07/03/2013 at 18:21

we do ocassionally manage to talk about running Pudge, in between cake , rucksacks,bikinis,and general whining

Pudge    pirate
07/03/2013 at 18:25
Good stuff. Have the Bolton hill marathon this Sunday, so that'll give me an idea of how far behind the curve I am in terms being prepared for 'proper' mileage!

On the subject of rucksacks. Can you recommend a good one? I'm using a camelback flashflo thing at the moment, but once it's filled with water, there's little room for owt else in there.
07/03/2013 at 18:33

how much room do you need?

im prob not the best to ask on rucksacks as i wear the vest type-can recommend those!!

ask spen, he likes talking rucksacks..

Pudge    pirate
07/03/2013 at 18:37
Ya know, room for pies, pop and a newspaper, for when it all becomes too much and I find a nice park bench to stop at and have rest!

It's fine for now, but some of the events I've looked at doing insist that carry waterproofs, map, space blanket, phone etc etc.
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