share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
Bought a new pack/ hydration system- it's an osprey "verve"- it was the only one made small enough to fit me- none of the others had short enough straps!
Willl try it out on the commute home- don't like the sound of iced-up water spout!
thats why i got eurohike...it was the only one small enough to do up and not bounce around...my waist belt for shorter runs i had to cut 6inches off the strap to do it up tight and not have it dangling everywhere!!
an iced up spout sounds painful-lol
I suspect that electrolyte tablets might als oreduce risk of freezing- I use noon, and high5 "zero"- both have the advantage that they are not sugary, so less likely to end up as a sticky, unhygeinic mess in un- cleanable nooks and crannies of hydration pack.
Am utterly knackered this am- I think I need to ease back a little- 3 months of record- breaking mileage is taking it's toll.
yep, i have felt like that too lately...ive been doing 13milers every weekend and during the week shorter runs...as well as work etc..i have felt wiped out some days..i didnt do a mid week run last week and felt better for it..weather has been v warm which doesnt help either...
Can't blame warm weather here in scotland......more likely to be rising damp!- some amazing thunderstorms last 2 days. Am going take it eaasy this weekend- short fast tready run this morning ( doing a half next weekend, and have only done slow running recently), then a rest until tuesday- I have tuesday afternoon off, so maybe a longer run then...................
Lots to watch on TV- athletics, F1- could just slob on the sofa all weekend!
hi everyone - I'm looking at doing my first ultra next year. Have done 1 mara which I really enjoyed and doing my next one in Oct (Beachy Head) then Brighton again in April.
Have just seen the the Wall Run - 65miles over 2 days. Do you think that is too much for a beginner?
My other idea was the Kent 50 but I like the look of the 2 dayer more. Suppose I had better see if I survive Beachy first!
It's 23rd and 24th June - camping ovenight which for me will be worse than the running / walking
Gribb0 wrote (see)
It's 23rd and 24th June - camping ovenight which for me will be worse than the running / walkinghttp://www.thewallrun.com/
oh goodness. me too Gribb0..i dont do camping...anyone on this site that knows me knows i cant live without me hairdryer and nailvarnish
id rather run 30miles than sleep in a tent...boo hoo
Hi all, new to forums and stuff so please forgive any oversights in etiquette.
I'm seriously considering The Wall also (as in will enter today if I'm going ahead with it). I only really started running summer last year, I have a 10k and two halves so far. I'm doing the GNR in a few weeks time. I've wanted to do an Ultra since reading "Born To Run" by Chris McDougall, that book has a lot to answer for.
Due to costs I was thinking of giving it a crack in one day. On the face of it 65 miles is a long, long way (tip: don't try plotting it on google maps then zooming out!) but the way it is broken in to stages makes it seem quite feasible. First stage by lunch, second by tea time, third by nightfall (will be around 2200-2230 that time of year) then the fourth and fifth during the night/morning (dawn will probably be around (0400-0430).
Am I deluding myself here? There's a marathon in Manchester at the end of April I was going to include in my training, also having looked at some other threads, I was thinking of including some trail walks. I've been on the Long Distance Walkers Association website and there are a couple of long(ish) trails where I'm situated in the Leeds area. Leeds - Shipley is ~13 miles, Leeds - Ilkley is ~17-20miles plus the return journeys.
So am I mad?
Howdy all, am also new to ultra running and have been eyeing "the wall" with intent.
I am not new to running/ fitness but have only recently (last 6 months) started doing organised events. The next one in the calendar is the Nokia coast to coast challenge (http://www.scotlandcoasttocoast.com/) in a couple of weeks time, with my first marathon planned for early next year in Barcelona. Would have chosen to do the mara sooner but agreed to do it with a friend who lives out there so it kinda made sense to wait an extra couple of months.
As mentioned was thinking of the wall 2-dayer in June but also fancied the haworth hobble (http://kcac.co.uk/kcac-events/haworth-hobble/) 32 miler in March as a run-in. Problem being as I have never done a mara before have no idea of how long to leave for recovery before what could potentially be my first ultra.
Ooh ooh ooh, Haworth hobble looks good and in my backgarden too. No mention of when it will be in 2012 though.
I'm not sure what the climate in Barcelona that time of year is like Roger but I struggled to maintain my mileage when I was in Portugal last Christmas because of the low humidity. I drank way more too despite it being about the same as our early autumn.
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