wannabe ultra runner?

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

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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
05/01/2013 at 15:48
I'm back- hope you lot have been behaving.!!
Spen, the vests really are good. 2litre is a lot of weight- I usually carry 1 litre in backpack but keep it there as reserve and just fill the bottles at aid station. Then use the backpack water in between and in case bottles run dry. Most if the vests you can fit at least one bottle in the pocket and not in the wT
05/01/2013 at 17:23

Eldred, I have this crazy thought of one day doing a long run where I stop every so often for a nice homemade burger at a pub - I gave up on gels a long time ago!

05/01/2013 at 18:26

Lou you know I do not use a bladder.   Also the 2 litre is for unsupported runs,

05/01/2013 at 18:40

Slaneuk, 

That sounds like a neat idea haha.. you might eat more than you burn tho xD

05/01/2013 at 18:49

I drank 2l today normally I dont drink enough and I over compensated and ran out 3 miles before I finished!

05/01/2013 at 18:57

Slaneuk

 Thats my race plan as well. Only problem is the distance between pubs!

05/01/2013 at 19:01

Mmm Eldred, it looks like I can eat a hamburger every 2 1/2 miles and get away with it. Ian, I think we're safe tho I'm worried that i might miss the cutoff times if the pub takes too long to make them!

05/01/2013 at 19:03

we should plan a run our self, 5 miles pub to pub challenge, so we will eat a meal every 5miles, and go on and on for 12hrs and see how many burgers you would have eaten

05/01/2013 at 19:14

Spen 77

 Raidlight olmo . Two bottles riding high up on the  shoulder straps. You can drink using the straw system without taking out the bottles. Well balanced . The 20 l version  is big enough for 99% of ultras and they weigh so little that you only need  buy the one pack. If you stiffen the half empty pack with bubble wrap its fine for short ultras. I can cram all my gear for a 2 day Mountain marathon in mine (just!)

 The only down side is that they are built so light that they eventually come apart. Having said that I have done UTMB L100 and about 8 mountain marathons with mine / + loads of training runs and shorter ultras . After 4 years of serious abuse  it has finally had it and I am now stitching the bottle holders onto my other Raidlight pack ,shoulder straps as the system works so well.

Edited: 05/01/2013 at 19:19
05/01/2013 at 19:14

sounds like a plan! But have to be pubs that do homemade burgers...none of that flat tasteless macdonalds-like patty that you find at the chains, full of fat and lacking in taste! 12hrs - short run then

05/01/2013 at 19:22

Slaneuk

 Another good reason to only choose races with generous cut off times!

WiB
05/01/2013 at 20:20
Fat is good for you.
WiB
05/01/2013 at 23:04

mmmm bit of a sweeping statement that WiB. I'm not sure a diet of Big Macs will do much for incresing my performance but more my waistline!

WiB
05/01/2013 at 23:10
Sweeping yes, accurate yes. Big macs are shit, not food.
Edited: 05/01/2013 at 23:12
WiB
06/01/2013 at 01:05

Big macs are not big enough to be big..

06/01/2013 at 02:08

mmm WiB I'm not sure I want to have saturated or trans fats in my nutrition plan but each to their own I suppose! 

I've not had a macdonalds in several decades so I wouldnt know . Quite like the ones done by GBK and also the little gastro pubs you find sprinkled around. Feeling quite hungry now

WiB
06/01/2013 at 10:03
Ok.
WiB
06/01/2013 at 13:33
I agree with wib that McDonald's are not good- it's crap
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