MsE – I hope your niggle clears soon and that's a sensible decision not to run
PMJ – That’s a good sub 40 10k considering you’re not 100%
Gul – Glad to read you are doing hill sprints. Strength building and injury protection all in one.
OO – Solid 15 miler
Minni – Congrats on your first sprint Tri. So when’s the Iron Man attempt?
SJ – Fantastic cycling and result! Have you ever entered a Duathon? You would certainly be at the sharp end.
Well I’m in taper mode for the third time in a month. I have the Causeway Crossing 50k on Saturday followed by the Newry Marathon on Sunday. That’s a lovely 57.3 miles of racing in 24 hours and should be interesting.
I ran the Causeway Crossing 50k last year wearing a Go Pro camera. I set it up to take a photo every 5 seconds and then created the following video out of the images - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO7BwBtZaVk The battery only lasts about 3 hours so turned it on or off at times.
I’ve also now booked the Mourne Way Marathon in a few weeks which starts at sea level and peaks at around 1400 feet. Should be fun!
Badbark - so you only have 82 maras/ultras to go. Plenty of people knock the 100 off in very quick time BUT they churn out a lot of very slow ones. To be reasonably fast, or in podium mode like you, while doing that many would be a great achievement of which you are no doubt capable. I am currently on 58 (46 maras + 12 ultras) but 100 seems very unlikely.
Poacher – 58 is pretty amazing especially as you are not targeting going for 100. I’m not putting any time frame on when I reach the 100 so no pressure in that regards, but I definitely intend to run some fast and some slow. I’ll be shooting for a podium next Saturday in the ultra but will be taking it very easy in the marathon on Sunday. It will be nothing more than a 26.2 mile recovery run.
Good to see some solid Parkruns and 10k’s run over the weekend. Does anyone have any marathons planned soon?
SJ – No wonder you can run so well on low mileage with 8 + hour ‘solid training days’ like that! You’re a machine. Sorry to read about all the punctures though.
Gul – Sorry to read about your knee issues. I’m a huge supporter of running as many miles as possible on softer ground. As MsE says make sure to be doing exercises to improve your stabilizer muscles. I think one legged squats with a dumb bell and 10 sec hill sprints would help.
I’ve been thinking about it for a while and have now committed to a new long term goal. I want to target running 100 marathons or ultras! I’ve currently completed 18 and I’m running the Causeway Crossing 50k Ultra on the 23rd of May.
I’m going to join the 100 Marathon Club Ireland and begin working towards the 100. To kick it all off in typical ‘Madbark’ style I have just signed up to run the Newry Marathon on the 24th of May. My 50k starts at 1 pm on the Saturday and the marathon at 9 am on Sunday so all going well I’ll have completed both races within a 24 hour window. Teehee, I love it!