wannabe ultra runner?

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

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06/08/2013 at 08:09

Pfft... Ages yet T Rex, don't panic.. Think about it maybe next week huh?

08/08/2013 at 11:07

Ey up!

*waves to loulabell*

I've had a recent and unexpected turn towards ultra running (or ultra bimbling as I call it...) so thought I'd pop in and say hello

I did the 40 mile Grim Reaper on Friday, and am still suffering! But despite the limp, I'm looking for another race to enter.

So anyway... hello!

09/08/2013 at 13:50

ultra bookie?? is that you STBW? 

09/08/2013 at 17:20

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

10/08/2013 at 09:50

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

11/08/2013 at 09:30

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!

 

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...

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