share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
OK ... I'll stop nagging now
Debra - good news re the training. Can't wait to get back to some longer stuff myself ... can't believe last long run I did was beginning of January!!
Thanks to all of you who chipped in with victualling strategies. My LSRs are now over two and half hours and climbing, so I intend to start experimenting with in-flight service this Sunday.
ooooooooo no one seems to want to play!
lizzy-hope you are ok and it improves soon. is it just sprained?
LizzyD wrote (see)
I think so. As I said I can walk around on it without too much pain but it's certainly gone a funny colour! I'm not sure it'll be ready for a 20 mile race next weekend which would be a shame...but at least there are plenty more to look forward to
Once it stops hurting get mobilising it anyway (wiggling it, drawing alphabet shapes etc), keeps all the nerves working properly etc.
ooh just found this thread but not read all the posts it would take forever but just to say i've entered my first ultra The JW Ultra, anyone else doing this one?
I've also been looking at the Bideford Bay 50k but thats off road and i do not get on with trail shoes at all, love my road shoes but the RD did say it was doable in road shoes
Well do it then!!
Hya - I was looking at that for early Sept
ahh i'm so indecisive tho hahaha, will have a think on it, maybe make my mind up after i've done Brighton
It's early September isn't it, but a long way to go for me, I need to make a decision on this one,
EKGO -im still deliberating about doing Bideford-i love Devon so itd be great to do with you and jo.
i 3 medals, i wouldnt worry about trail shoes- i rarely wear them,!! ive done only one ultra in trail shoes because it was mega mud but ive run and on road and off in Nikes, they were fine. wear what you are comfy in
Looks a great run Lou, I'm looking at it to be the start of an 8 week marathon/ultra streak for Autumn
yes the area looks nice
Touie - last year I did The Highland Fling (53 miles) at the end of April and then had the whole of May off with pretty much no training after a massive asthma meltdown whereby I ripped all my intercostal muscles!! Anyway, on the back of that, I then had four weeks of fairly decent training (got a couple of 20+ milers in but no back2backs) and did the Centurion SDW 100 at the end of June. I wasn't sure how it would go, but having had reasonably decent (for me) training up to and including the Fling, the ability to cover the distance was there, I did lack some endurance and consequently speed in latter stages of race but I finished well within timescales. Does that help? What have you next?
CragChick - Will miss you at WHW, tough luck, sounds like you have refocused readily enough though.
I too am hoping the WHW is well sign posted; my support knows the route well so hopefully getting tips little and often will mean I don't have to worry too much. Not sure if I will manage some recce's or not.
Food, I have used Hammer Perpetuem both as a powder and solid and find it really suits me, the powder especially, I can pretty much run on one bottle an hour and don't need much else, it's relatively pricey though so kept for events over training.
Training wise, following a slow end of last and start to this year feel the foundations are setting, enjoyed a cracking marathon Saturday, half-marathon Sunday back to back this weekend; neither was quick but both were comfortable.
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