wannabe ultra runner?

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

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26/10/2013 at 13:19

Chilibean: Good luck and enjoy it. I'm sure you'll find someone to run and chat with, even without Loulabell!

26/10/2013 at 20:26

Chilibean - Like Debra says, I'm sure you will end up with folk to chat to along the way, I always do on long runs....


26/10/2013 at 21:10

Thank you

26/10/2013 at 23:03
Good luck sweetie!! I will b thinking of you
27/10/2013 at 13:06

Yesterday I completed my first marathon, Snowdonia. I was more than happy with my time of 3.49 and don't actually feel to bad today.  And most importantly loved almost every minute of it ( miles 22-24 were a bit cheeky mind)

I am planning on running the Thames Trot in February as an introduction to Ultras. My plan is to do spend this week doing a few recovery runs and then step it up for TT.


27/10/2013 at 15:14

LE: congratulations; that's a decent time and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yes, do take it easy for a few runs - you may find it's a couple of weeks before you're really feeling rested. Then onwards to TT!

27/10/2013 at 15:59

Thank you Debra. I was chuffed to bits with it. Before hand I was looking at around a sub 4.30. But my legs felt good and so I went for it. Even at the end my legs felt good, so I feel I could maybe have gone a tad faster.

I will rest today, and go for a recovery tomorrow. I will just ease myself back into it, listen to my body and try not to do anything too soon. The last thing I want to do is cause myself any long term issues. 

27/10/2013 at 18:03

Great job, LE, you're right to be chuffed with that time. Listen to your body and you won't go far wrong. Get your entry in, and I'll see you at the start line.

27/10/2013 at 20:50

I did it! 30 miles complete and I am now an Ultra runner!

27/10/2013 at 22:39

Well done chili congrats

28/10/2013 at 13:57

Chilibean: Well done! Congratulations.

28/10/2013 at 18:11

well done LE and Chili!!

chili, how about doing country to capital with me in jan?

28/10/2013 at 20:35

Thanks everyone for your kind words.

Ahhh, Loula, that sounds fun, but I've been training hard all summer and plan to drop my mileage a bit over the winter. I am also waiting to hear when I have to go into hospital for an operation so I'm not booking any more long distance events until that is over with.

Hope you enjoy the race

29/10/2013 at 18:18

Thank you to both Loulabell and Tiago, it's much appreciated. I just hope it's not beginners luck,

29/10/2013 at 19:03
LE - I doubt it was beginners luck , well done and onwards and upwards !
I was dithering between c2c and TT ,but the latter sold out so thts decision made lol
29/10/2013 at 21:04

Loulabell, I have the same issue. So I emailed the wonderful people at Gobeyond and they have added me to the wait list. They said the wait list is quite small, so there is a good possibility that i'll get a spot.

29/10/2013 at 22:53

I've been looking at some training plans for TT. All of which look pretty straight forward. Most seem to lack real speed training. Can speed training still be included into a Ultra training program? I really don't want to lose my speed and would actually like to become faster.

Any advice and suggestions is greatly appreciated.

29/10/2013 at 23:20

I'm an ultra newbie... So I'm sure I'll be corrected but from what I read the majority view seems to be it is not needed so don't worry.., BUT, if like in your case you want to keep doing speed work go for it. Most plans seem to be more hills then speed but isn 't hill/speed work similar in what it achieves?


Edited: 29/10/2013 at 23:22
29/10/2013 at 23:32
LE there's a very strong argument that speed work is the most important part of ultra training, if all you do is long slow runs then you'll become a decent runner who's good at running slowly
29/10/2013 at 23:42
My god im a good slow runner,no wonder my 40 miler is 8hr 15 & marathon is 4.17 lol. I need SPEED.
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