wannabe ultra runner?

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

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11/08/2013 at 10:44
loulabell wrote (see)

ultra bookie?? is that you STBW? 


*waves furiously*

Good going G65! I was one of the last finishers, I had to walk the last 10 miles! I've completely wrecked my left foot - the dreaded plantar fasciitis  I took my shoes off to massage my feet after 30 miles, and my foot was so swollen that I couldn't get them back on!

I can recommend Body Combat for high intensity cardio work. Plus, it's lots of fun


11/08/2013 at 15:07

never mind where you came ultra bookie,you beat the reaperyou are a ultra runner now,

11/08/2013 at 16:42

I know!! It's not something I ever thought I'd be able to do

Are you planning on going back next year G65? Or anyone else? It's a really well organised event for those who haven't done it

11/08/2013 at 16:52

I've just been to the gym. Other than a mid-week swim, my first exercise since the ultra. I stuck with the cross-trainer to avoid any impact, but just standing has aggrevated my foot. I feel a trip to a physio coming on...

11/08/2013 at 17:25

ooo ultra bookie you must come n do an ultra with meeeeee *waves furiously back *

11/08/2013 at 17:41

Which one loula? I'm looking to fill my race calendar (I have one now I'm an ultra afferleet )

11/08/2013 at 21:44

Ultra Bookie,going back for the 70 next year,done a 8miler today first run since the reaper

11/08/2013 at 23:09

Glutton for punishment, eh G65?  ;)

I'll be sticking with 30-40 miles for now I think!

Has anyone else had plantar fasciitis and know how long it's usually bothersome for?

12/08/2013 at 08:13

i know ultra bookie,i said the 40 would be my limit but you know how it goes

12/08/2013 at 15:07

UB, how about downs link ultra? 5th oct -38miles

12/08/2013 at 15:08

or, how about come doing druids ultra in November? 3 day covering 84 miles , or do 1 , 2 or 3 days as youlike? fancy it?

13/08/2013 at 02:29

Looks like my first ultra, Bideford 50k , has been put back by a month.....gonna have to see if I can sort out Hotel and holiday from work.  That's buggered up the training schedule as well....ho hum


13/08/2013 at 09:27

Sorry to hear that Gobby - hopefully you will be able to get things re-arranged OK. I've got my first ultra at the beginning of October. Picked up a knee niggle in a marathon 3 weeks ago so hoping it is not going to impede my training too much - currently trying to decide whether I should go and see physio about it!

I'm starting to feel daunted at just how far I will actually have to run (35 miles) - have felt fairly relaxed about it until now, but now starting to get nervous that it is a LONG, LONG way!!

13/08/2013 at 11:10

Hi Gobby and LNandB Which races are you doing?

The Downs Link is full! I'm very tempted by the Druids ultra though... Probably just one day, as I'm definitely not up to a multi-day event yet! Although there is a small voice in my head saying it would be possible...

13/08/2013 at 14:50

Doing Round Ripon 35 with Go Beyond. Really looking forward to it.

14/08/2013 at 00:07

Mind if I join the general chat?  Got a couple more ultras coming up: Ridgeway 85 end of August which is relatively straightforward, but the one I'm looking for some sympathy about is the 10Peaks Brecon Beacons on 7 Sep.


It's 55 miles of very small paths or no paths supposedly connecting 10, but is in actual fact 14, peaks over 2000'.

I've broken it down into 5 recces of about 11 miles each but each one of those has been an exhausting run in its own right! Did my 4th this afternoon and last one will be next Tuesday. Today I covered Fan Fawr 2408', Fan Llia 2073', Fan Frynych 2064', and Craig Cerrig-gleisiad also 2064'.  Covered that that lot in a 14.3-mile loop with 2800' ascent and took nearly 4 hours.  And that's only a fifth I've what I've got to do in 24 days' time.  Help! Help!

14/08/2013 at 11:42

I really like the look of the 10 Peaks races T Rex, but in my case thinking of a couple of years' time! They look brutal so I wish you the best of luck...

14/08/2013 at 18:17

Sorry, forgot to mention it is the Bideford 50k..now re aranged for 12th October. Appears to be no fault of the Race Director, more the providers of the medical cover pulling out with only 3 weeks to go, and he had no chance of getting cover at such short notice. Time off work ,  rebooked, as is the hotel.  Gives me more time for training, so not so bad after all..Was just beginning to get nervous about it...have to go through that again now   ...

16/08/2013 at 16:15

Wow, T-Rex! That's some serious race prep you've been doing! I'm more of a turn up and hope for the best sort of person Good luck!

If I don't get into the London marathon, I'm very tempted by this



17/08/2013 at 14:23

arghhhh London marathon = My worst nightmare ever lol

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