share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
WIB: I can run in the wet: I ran Greater Manchester Marathon (5C, rain, hail, gale force winds), I ran Croydon Ultra (rain varying from light to torrential) and I've run through the streams that develop along the paths of the Vanguard Way in wet weather. But there's a difference between "wet" and "towpath flooded, river bank may not be visible...".
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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?
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.
Ive just been looking at the ultraspire bumbags. 1.2l so with a handheld it is the 2l.
Edit it is a ultimate direction one
I know what you mean touie but i cannot be doing with the hydration bags. Im a stuck in the mud that way.
whats the vest then?
I dont like the one bottle lol
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.
Your twice as quick as most of us tho!
They dont seem to have a lot of storage if you are out in the hills tho.
Like that one!!!!!
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.
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