wannabe ultra runner?

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

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14/01/2013 at 10:24

touie2: See Thames Trot thread for my update on underfoot conditions for the second half of the course (CP3 to end).

14/01/2013 at 10:37

It'll be fine Touie... Just go and have fun

14/01/2013 at 11:21

Touie - I have horrible probs with cold hands. A week ago, I picked up a pair of halfprice Oxford Storm Wind Resistant cycle gloves which are fluorescent yellow too (about £15). Using them with pair of silk runners gloves - very effective/warm and couldnt feel the wind at all

14/01/2013 at 11:40
Thanks I'll have a look
14/01/2013 at 14:06

after 2 weeks of 40 mile weekends all off road on fairly stony terrain my feet feel like they have been hit repeatedly with a meat tenderiser, is this normal or do I need more cushioning, it's never been a problem before but that is the most I have done in a weekend???  

14/01/2013 at 15:19

Have I asked about Backpacks this week?

14/01/2013 at 15:19

Not yet, but it is early days.

14/01/2013 at 15:45


Running Shoes?

14/01/2013 at 15:47

Hang on Spen. Let's do one repetetive subject at a time please so we can give it our full attention

14/01/2013 at 16:41

touie2 - Perfectly normal in my view, you will, like any part of the body, build strength and resilliance over time. 

That said, not sure what you are running in, my personal preference for stony trails are either New Balance MT110's or MT1010's both low, with plenty of feel but also a rock plate. 


14/01/2013 at 17:01
Touie - got off track there! Yeah, agree with Alistair. It is just part of the conditioning that you get through training.
14/01/2013 at 17:05

thanks that makes me feel a bit better, I have been running in Merrell Mix master which are pretty similar feel wise to the NB110's but they are a bit roomier! I wasn't sure if they were giving me too much feel or if I would eventually get used to it, on Sunday pretty much every single stone I trod on was agony!!!

14/01/2013 at 17:34

Touie: feet do get tougher. But I have to admit I've wimped out (relatively speaking) for Lake District trails: using Inov 8 Trailroc 235 rather than the VB Neo Trail which I use for other trails.

14/01/2013 at 18:40

SO backpacks?


14/01/2013 at 19:23

s-lab 12 pack if it didn't have clips which are impossible to open with frozen fingers

14/01/2013 at 20:02


My feet are going through that toughening up stage again at the moment, as I build up the long runs again. OK, my roclite 268s are not as minimalist as some but after 18.5 miles on the coastal path yesterday feet (and achilles where a bit battered). I wimped and went for the crosslites today - but then they have a more studded sole which is better in the ice - of which there was plenty today, but no snow. Very skiddy 8.5-miler round the woods this morning.

I have just purchased some VB Neos for my 5-year-old daughter (figure her feet may as well have a good start, have some Merrells for son ), and I love them and want a pair for me!!

Edited: 14/01/2013 at 20:03
14/01/2013 at 20:14

merrels are fab cragc!!!!

no no no no no no talk of backpacks and torches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14/01/2013 at 20:50

Merrels just don't seem to fit me - well not their trainers anyway, I do have a fab pair of winter boots by them though.  My daughter has the same kind of shaped feet as me though so perhaps the VBs will fit ... not that I am meant to be buying any more shoes of ANY sort at the moment!

14/01/2013 at 22:28

it's £29.99 for MT110 now at Newbalance.co.uk

Should I get it? I dont see if I will do something very technical trail at the moment, (as I cant find them near Canterbury anway).

Running with my new Merell Trail Glove now, great fit, I done my last week 24k run with it. It's kinda hard for me to buy shoe because I have a wide feet

15/01/2013 at 13:27

Whats with back packs?

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