wannabe ultra runner?

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

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08/03/2013 at 15:08

most of us do run alone Pudge

08/03/2013 at 19:13

Came home to 2 new pairs of trainers from Saucony today because the uppers on the last two grew holes. Should see me through a good chunk of the year

09/03/2013 at 08:27
I've booked a physio appointment as my ankle is still sore. At the moment i'm feeling like a wannabe runner, let alone ultra runner!
09/03/2013 at 09:17

Date set! Oh s**t.


09/03/2013 at 09:38

well done RB! where in Bucks are u

09/03/2013 at 09:40

in the middle!

09/03/2013 at 09:41

thats not helpful

09/03/2013 at 09:47

Aylesbury. Is that specific enough?!

09/03/2013 at 09:52

oh yes. thats better for my geographical skills. im down the road then.

09/03/2013 at 09:59

let me know then if u fancy a run sometime, which road r u down?!

09/03/2013 at 10:01

The A41

09/03/2013 at 10:03

tring way or waddesdon way?!

09/03/2013 at 10:05

past Waddesdon , past Grendon, towards Bicester

09/03/2013 at 10:12

So ur a Brill Hilly girl then?!

09/03/2013 at 19:02

bit closer than that  mile or two nearer

10/03/2013 at 14:02

were you at ox5 today runboy?

Pudge    pirate
10/03/2013 at 15:08
Ok, so I think I have a serious bit of training to do if I'm going to get into this ultra running lark. Ran the Bolton hill marathon today as my first foray into long distance off road running, and crikey it took it out of me!
More trail miles needed me thinks!
10/03/2013 at 19:28

Pudge- you are still here to tell the tale and appear to be smiling about it, as such a pretty good start I would say! Any other learnings than 'must train harder'?


Pudge    pirate
10/03/2013 at 19:44
Yes, I need to learn not to underestimate just how much big hills can totally take it out of you in the later stages of a race!
I also need to drink more during the run - I never learn.
Loved the race though. Totally different to a road marathon. Hence why I'm still smiling about it.
10/03/2013 at 20:45

Pudge - That is some hill at the start pal! Well done, looks a tough course.

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