share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
Just finished reading Relentless Forward Progress and wanted to recommend it to any other newbies. Really great book, well written with lots of straightforward advice. Feeling very motivated and inspired after reading it!
Tis good, so is Personal Record
So- it's a week since my 55 miler, and I'm now thinking along slightly different lines..........do I try to make a better job of the same race next year (I think just knowing I CAN keep going for 12 hours is a massive confidence boost), or do I go for the highland Fling- approx same distance, much harder terrain, cut off is 15, rather than 12 hours, and I'm guessing I'd need most of that time.
Anyway, next event is Clyde stride- 40 miles (if I avoid getting lost like last year), so looking forward to that, at least I know it should be well within my capabilities, and knowing the course will help.
just like to say a Well done to our man Tiago on here for SDW50 yesterday
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Well done Tiago. Another wet and muddy event? Centurion Running seem to specialise in them!!
T Rex- dont say that!! i like my events hot
I'm doing the London Marathon next weekend, having done 1 marathon before. I'd love to do the Cardiff Ultra, as I'm from Brecon originally. However, a couple of questions - do you need to be used to running in Trail shoes as I only ever do road running, how long will it need to train, and does anyone have a training programme?
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Well done to all in SDW50 sounds like conditions were not the best, still fun though I'm sure!
Yes, it's on the Taff trail - 50 miles.
Thanks GKD, I'll see how I get on next Sunday and possibly take it from there!
Sage advice as usual from GKD to borrow from David Horton 'Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional'.
Teresa, there are lots of training plans - I suggest you go look at links starting from http://www.ultramarathonrunning.com/training/ for example. I used the Ultraladies 50M training plan, approximately, for my first 50-miler and it worked for me (http://www.trailrunevents.com/ul/schedule-50m.asp). There are also good plans and lots of other info in "Relentless Forward Progress"
As for trail versus road shoes, it's not just the shoes, it's getting used to running on trail, while I strongly recommend if you're used to doing all your running on road.
Definitely agree with you on that Alistair and GKD. Yes, any hard physical challenge is going to hurt, but suffering really badly generally smacks of poor preparation (with the exception of injury, etc. on the day) and shouldn't be something to be proud of in my opinion! I really don't get the fetish for suffer-fest events - I want something where I am going to work hard, but also be able to enjoy the experience and the atmosphere.
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