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!