share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
ultra bookie?? is that you STBW?
hi ultra bookie,Im the same,but we beat the Reaper 40 what time did you do ,i was 8.16.24 i came in 20th
Thanks cragchick for advice, I once did a Pilates class and never sweated so much on a exercise mat before! Starting with some crunches and plank And build up gradually! I have just got a indoor rower which I hope will help arms and shoulders! Cheers
PCP, I do Zumba fitness now too and oh my goodness!!
I admit I had preconceived ideas of it being a ' dancy aerobic class that was not too taxing' . wrong! I go to a high intensity class and as you say ive never sweated so much in one room! its very very good for cardio as it just builds up and up until you think you've run out of oxygen!
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ultra bookie?? is that you STBW?
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
never mind where you came ultra bookie,you beat the reaperyou are a ultra runner now,
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
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...
ooo ultra bookie you must come n do an ultra with meeeeee *waves furiously back *
Which one loula? I'm looking to fill my race calendar (I have one now I'm an ultra afferleet )
Ultra Bookie,going back for the 70 next year,done a 8miler today first run since the reaper
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?
i know ultra bookie,i said the 40 would be my limit but you know how it goes
UB, how about downs link ultra? 5th oct -38miles
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?
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
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!!
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...
Doing Round Ripon 35 with Go Beyond. Really looking forward to it.
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!
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