wannabe ultra runner?

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

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04/01/2013 at 11:31
Bit fed up of wet and windy at the moment would like a bit of cold and sunny instead!!!
WiB
04/01/2013 at 11:57

Anyone fancy a pair of these? http://www.gizmag.com/barefoot-shoes-metal-chain-mail-socks/25615/ 

A bargain at £160.

WiB
04/01/2013 at 15:13

Right I know this has been done to death and I cannot be arsed looking back for what has been said.

 

Rucksacks.    I do not like hydration packs prefer bottles.   I have the OMM 10l but am not able to get the bottles out with out taking the pack off my back...  I have a bum bag thing but that only carries 750ml (I think)..   I like to carry 2 litres really...  SO what should i try?

04/01/2013 at 16:26
UltrAspire packs would be worth looking at they do them that work with bottles! I have a salomon s-lab pack that can take a couple of slim bottles not 2 litres worth though!
WiB
04/01/2013 at 17:27

Spen - I have an ultraspire vest. It is awesome! They do them with different bottle arrangements too so you may well find one that you can carry 2 lites in. Almost certainly 1.5 litres i would think.

Also Ultimate Direction have brought out some new signature packs. All carry at least 2 bottles I think. Worth a look.

WiB
04/01/2013 at 17:30

Ive just been looking at the ultraspire bumbags.  1.2l so with a handheld it is the 2l.

04/01/2013 at 17:34
04/01/2013 at 19:14
I have a salomon twin bottle waist pack had forgotten about that! Tbh it's a bit annoying bouncing around in the middle I much prefer the vest style packs!
04/01/2013 at 19:30

I know what  you mean touie but i cannot be doing with the hydration bags.  Im a stuck in the mud that way.

WiB
04/01/2013 at 19:36
Vest and handhelds? I run with a single handheld no problem but used 2 at Lakeland and was ok. That's only just over a litre though.
WiB
04/01/2013 at 19:56

whats the vest then?

GKD
04/01/2013 at 20:01
Do you always carry 2 litres? That's a fair bit of weight to be carrying as your default hydration supply
GKD
04/01/2013 at 20:02

I dont like the one bottle lol

WiB
04/01/2013 at 20:02

I use the ultraspire surge but take the bladder out. Its enough room for everything that I need to carry and for mandatory kit.

I am tempted by the Ultimate Direction signature vest... the Anton Krupicka one.

With regards to one bottle, I guess its personal preference. I only carry one as I find that is enough to see me through about 20 miles if need be.

Edited: 04/01/2013 at 20:06
WiB
04/01/2013 at 20:07

Your twice as quick as most of us tho!

04/01/2013 at 20:09

They dont seem to have a lot of storage if you are out in the hills tho.

04/01/2013 at 20:19
04/01/2013 at 20:21

OK... My 3 weeks winter holiday ends.. training has to start since I have less than 2 months to my first ultras..

Starting a short run every single morning, dont want to put sudden stress to my body out of sudden. Is it ok that I run just some easy 5 ~ 10k everyday to get my body used to running frequently before I build up my distance. 
I know I don't have a lot of time.

 I don't have habbit of eating gels, usually I just bring real food like raisin or chochlate bar. Is it ok that I just bring money and eat along, since I would run from city to city instead.

WiB
04/01/2013 at 20:37

The fastpack looks good if you want your hands free and to carry a little more.

I tend to fit all my kit in ok. I roll everything up real tight and it goes in ok.

WiB
04/01/2013 at 20:58

I've been using http://www.ultimatedirection.com/p-591-highline.aspx?category=hydration-packs and it really is good. I ripped the bladder out and can just about fit a good basic kit in.

Edited: 04/01/2013 at 20:59
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