Hi everyone. Haven't dared look at the forum these last two months as it would've made me too frustrated...
I was flying high back in Septenber (training 22miles no prob) then picked up a virus which currupted my dodgy immune system so ended up with total fatigue for 6 weeks. I couldn't even run 400 metres!
Missed the Snowdon mara and Driud 3day Ultra such a bummer grrrrrrr! .... anyway I can smile again now as starting to run again - up to 6 miles yehay!!!
Hope to be able to race the Buntingford 10 by end of December.
Note: Its astonishing how quickly everything goes when you cant do any excercise at all and yet when injured I've hardly lost any fitnes if I can transfer to cross-training like off-road biking or gym work for a month or two...
Theres always hope - cheers guys!!!
Shawk: Really appreciate your advice... I'm no stranger to the marathon and have moved on to a few 50k - 100k events. - Thing is only in 1 day - not over 2 or 3 days like this one. You seem to suggest that I shouldn't be over-cautious on the first day or I'll find myself too far behind my peers on days 2 & 3. Just reasonably sensible (LSR training pace) would you say?
Peter R: nice one Peter. I'm giving portsmouth a miss this year but its a good one for toughness even tho its more or less flat -. Lots of wind water and muddy track!
- Good for the endurance guys like us eh!
DEot: thank you for that. You're right... inspiration everywhere. I need to soak it up like those sponges they hand out at the water stations!
I've done a few ultras but only single days.
Really interested in what you think about day 2 & 3....
Should I run Day 1 so conservatively that I feel really fresh on day 2?
Should I still hold back on Day 2 so that I might go well if not get faster the last half of day 3? or just take each day as it comes?
Reckon you will say it all hurts after the first day but there must be some stratergy...
Ps. my missus (girlfriend actually) is the multi-day ultra runner responsible for me leaving the road events for more fun and mud in the country!!! (so at least she understands...!)