I used to read a lot and post a bit in here, and am hoping to learn more once again.
I ran a 100 I organised myself last year, managed 72 miles and couldn't get my hips to behave any longer. It was a challenge to run solo, no competitive element, no support stations. Luckily I have the river thames nearby and there are pubs and restaurants all along it that will fill water bottles and sell extra food.
Since then I fell out of running, lost my mojo! I realised I need a big challenge to aim at, so next year I'm running 180 miles over 4 days in northern spain. Again, solo, which I like, as I'm too slow for races! It's new for me to run 50+ mile distances back to back and I would be very grateful for advice from anyone with experience. I will have a basic hotel room each night, so a decent bed and a bath but no chance of ice baths (if still recommended). Plenty of beer on tap though! (must refuse this).
Thanks for any advice. I am excited about running once again!!!
Wow, I was never a very active member here, but have been away for a year or more and saw this thread and thought- "that will be interesting for me, I'm a vegan runner too". Lots of ignorance in the replies, as well as some helpful facts, and not much attention to the point of the post!
Jen, I use dates, nuts, homemade rice cake (team sky type ones without the cream cheese), bananas, and some of those Clif "pizza" pouches that are vegan and i, alone probably, find quite tasty. What else, oh- caffeine chewing gum on long night runs.
I'm not trying to convert anyone, I still prepare food with meat for my family, I just made a choice that works for me and happens to have a low impact on the environment. I'm guessing we're all logging in here because we LOVE running in one form or another. I'm sure we can all get along whether our ultras are sausage powered or soy powered (don't get me started on soy beans).
Hi everyone, that's the beauty (read randomness) of ultras! I am really nervous about how I'll manage but I promise I'll be smiling even if I struggle. Though soaking wet feet may remove my sense of humour.
I'm running alone after arriving back in the country around midnight, would love to say hello to anyone off here. I'll be on the c2c express from London an wearing blue inov8 shoes, or wellingtons, tbc.
I enjoyed it! Thanks for helping out on the event. It was my first organised long run and I found it hard work (first time I've really run off road). Dread to think what I've got coming at the country to capital in jan!
It was flat and there was a nice cheer at the end, even for a slow coach like me.