Hello all as above I am looking to do the OMM in October and use the Saunders in July as a tester. I did the OMM 2013 and I am trying to get into the hills as much as possible this year, so it would be even better to find a training partner near Oxford/Banbury/Northampton area (I am in Brackley) to train with. I run around 7.5min/miles on the flat.
I thought this thread would be a good one to join as a beginner looking for advice so here goes. After my one and only marathon (3h21m) and one and only ultra (mendip challenge, 30mi 5h40min but got a bit lost!) i have been suffering with ITBS. Just about there now and have done a couple of very short runs. My question is does 9 weeks give me sufficient time to prepare for a 56mi run (the Kennet and Avon canal) that appears to be mostly flat? I have been using a cross trainer daily and circuits once a week to try and retain what fitness i had as well as excersises from physio and podiatrist but accept I have a long way to go and have probably run out of time (excuse pun). Your thoughts would be apprecaited.
Bang on Blisters, amazing how things go down hill so quickly. I managed a bit of a chat with a chap just before I got near you then I was at the same pace as another chap not longer after but there was no chance of any pleasantries. I did think everyone else looked to be breezing it.
I had been lurking on here and read your post senor spam so sorry if I didn't have a chat at least you know why now.
Getting ready for the OMM lite in a few weeks time after a few days of rest, choc and beer .
again well done all, I think I met senor spam at the finish for a brief conversation before having to dive onto the massage mat, man I was in pain, that girl did a magic job though.
My first full and realise now that all the training doesn't prepare you for the pain of the last 5 miles, and the little devil on your shoulder saying if you stop the pain will go away. Big thanks to one of the pirates who gave me 2 massive big shouts of Jezzer! Most appreciated!
Managed 3h 21 min and 12s which I am over the moon about. Best of luck with the recoveries one and all.