wannabe ultra runner?

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

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10/10/2013 at 13:49

Quietly Loobs!

What are your plans, WiB? Super fast 50? Crack the 100?

WiB
10/10/2013 at 14:42

90% sure I will be having a crack at a 100 next year. Main aim is 50 mile distance though, hopefully a trip to Chamonix for CCC.

How are you recovering after the weekend? My legs were very sore at the end but have recovered pretty quick. Had expected 3 days off after but managed to get back out yesterday with no problems.

WiB
10/10/2013 at 15:03

I was fine straight away, which unfortunately speaks volumes about the effort I put in - I'm quite dischuffed at myself. So I was back running on Monday. If I'd have gone at your pace I wouldn't be running again, ever, as my legs would have fallen off before halfway.

WiB
10/10/2013 at 15:16

If you had seen me walking around Sunday afternoon/Monday you would be very pleased not to be the same!

Do you have any other races planned for this year? I guess 2014 for you is all about the Grand Slam?

WiB
10/10/2013 at 15:42

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.

10/10/2013 at 16:09

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.

10/10/2013 at 16:16

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.

10/10/2013 at 16:54

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*

WiB
10/10/2013 at 17:36

Will have to change your name to DNSabell!

WiB
10/10/2013 at 21:48

I love the planning

 

10/10/2013 at 21:52

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!

11/10/2013 at 07:44

What sort of training do you do pernod?

11/10/2013 at 08:43

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.

11/10/2013 at 08:43

Peronel, I'm sure you'll be okay for SDW50 next year - it was only hypothermia due to that awful weather that stopped you.

11/10/2013 at 09:30

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

11/10/2013 at 09:51

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

11/10/2013 at 09:54

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

WiB
11/10/2013 at 10:01

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!

WiB
11/10/2013 at 10:04

Loulabell: sorry it wa meant to be a jokey comment, not cause a row

11/10/2013 at 10:06

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

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