share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
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.
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.
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.
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!
Lou you know I do not use a bladder. Also the 2 litre is for unsupported runs,
That sounds like a neat idea haha.. you might eat more than you burn tho xD
I drank 2l today normally I dont drink enough and I over compensated and ran out 3 miles before I finished!
Thats my race plan as well. Only problem is the distance between pubs!
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!
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
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.
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
Another good reason to only choose races with generous cut off times!
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!
Big macs are not big enough to be big..
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
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