share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
Just a wee trail marathon in the Cotswolds in a few weeks, then I'll chill out a bit.
Then, yep, training and getting through the Grand Slam. I'm quite psyched about that.
Newbie on this thread but my plans for 2014 after (hopefully) completing my first Ultra (40 miler) in December this year are: Half Marathon, prob Reading, as part of training for the London Marathon, then, back to Ultra distance, I will hopefully do a 100k in the Summer as preparation for the Cotswold Way 100 miler in September.
The 100 miler is a very ambitious target and probably depends on how things go in the 100k. It may have to wait until 2015 if I don't feel ready.
Forgot the Dursley Dozen in February, my hometown race, which I've meant to do the last couple of years but haven't been able to. It's a muddy, hilly slogfest over quite a lot of the ground I cover on training runs so should be good.
the Cotswold 100 looks good CR , I wouldn't mind doing that myself but it clashes with something else .
WiB, hope your wee legs are ok now, well done on Sunday. im sure 2014 will be the year for your CCC
Tigs, my legs would have dropped off anyway.the trail marafun...oh yeah!!,,oo er, *hangs head in shame*
Will have to change your name to DNSabell!
I love the planning
My overwhelming goal for next year is to finish the SDW50. Beyond that, I'm not really sure how the year plans out. Am at least flirtin with the idea of the SVP100 if I can coax the legs into going that fast!
What sort of training do you do pernod?
My present goal is to get my ankle (particularly, posterior tibial) working again - it was nearly better until I came of my bicycle two weeks ago... So, lots of stretching and strengthening exercises (and no running, to rest the ankle and the probably-cracked ribs). Primary goals for next year: VLM at a decent pace hopefully, to prep for my real goal of Comrades, but I need some trail as well. Was thinking about Pilgrim 2-day in Feb, but now not sure I'll be able to both be working on speed for London AND be working on stamina for 33+33. Considering Lakeland Trails 100k or Ridgeway 85 for the autumn.
Peronel, I'm sure you'll be okay for SDW50 next year - it was only hypothermia due to that awful weather that stopped you.
hehe am I hooked.... I'm trying to see what I sign up for as my big 2015 run.... I think i'm a bit early.....
Humm Marathon Des Sables.... eeek that's a lot of pennies... that makes the £119 or whatever I paid for The Wall next year look cheap
how dyu know the weather wont be bloody awful for SDW50 next year as well? ...just be prepared this time is the only helpful answer I can give- and take a brolly
booktrunk, I guess this goes back to a discussion on another thread(its not coming on here !!) about * whispers* ..prices of entry/events.
if you like it n wanna do it , pay, if not , source another. cant say MDS is on my 'wanna do' list really...theres plenty of others I can think of id like to do more as dream ultras
Lou - As so accurately predicted by GKD on a previous thread. We will have weather. SDW50 next year is going to be an awesome race!
Debra - I don't think you would have any issues with training for Pilgrim 2 day and VLM. I managed to run a 50 mile PB followed by a 5k PB a week later. It's a myth that ultra running doesnt require fast running
Just train smart and its more than possible to run well at both. They are very close in distance anyway, VLM will just require you to be running harder. A couple of qaulity sessions a week, get some long reps in. I love a session of 5k reps!
Loulabell: sorry it wa meant to be a jokey comment, not cause a row
I mentioned that as it, and some run in Kenya seem to be the only two for 2015 that I could find I know there are lots that have 2013/2014 to get through first
........ I'm scared now....
Actually, I'm not I'm excited brIng it on.
WiB: if it wasn't for the re-injured ankle, I'd go for both okay, but at the moment I'm worrying how much time off I'm going to need to get this sorted, how much fitness I'll have lost and how quickly I'll be able to get back up the mileage as well as doing speed work. My speed suffered a lot this year while coaxing the ankle to hold out for my 5 x 50-miler challenge, so I'm going to need to do a fair amount of work on that if I'm to get decent times at London and Comrades, and my previous experience is that I'm more likely to injure myself if I work on increasing both mileage and speed at the same time.
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