Jonny B, I think a mix of carbs and protein as soon as poss after finishing long slow runs is the recommendation, so something like a chicken sandwich or there are lots of "products" I love the Clif recovery bars..... I kid myself they are a training essential rather than a chocolate indulgence choc milk is also good, I have the sis rego powder, but any choc milk drink is good..
The suggestion of 4 hours for a target sounds good, based on your 10 mile time, but if you want something more precise look up https://www.mcmillanrunning.com you can put your times in and it will give predictions, I find it works well for me, on first marathon I would target on the conservative side as a key target will be to go at a pace you can maintain, and not to hit a wall
Just coop - no hills in Oxford? How about Boars hill? Or some of the villages just to the north? not far to lots of hills in the Cotswolds or come slightly south and join me on the ridgeway!
Mr K - Hope Stonehenge Stomp goes well tomorrow - looks like it should be good running weather
Seems a few people are having injury woes, i guess its inevitable when training for something like comrades, but hopefully injuries now will have time for recovery and to still get sufficient training in.
The one "problem" with maintaining the list, is I get tempted to look at the websites for all the events. 575 - The highland fling looks fantastic, I guess its as tough as Comrades? I might be tempted to give it a go next year! Mr K The North Dorset Villages sounds just my sort of thing, the spot prize sounds amazing and when I read there was free hog roast at the end I had to enter!
Advice appreciated from those who've done Ultras before!
Most Ultra training plans seem to have long runs on both Sat & Sun. Do you think it makes much difference how you split the distance up? I like the idea of running the Marlborough downs challenge 33M on 10May; my schedule says 24/20 that weekend, i'm thinking if I switch to 11/33 it should be fine - any comments? (The MD does also have a 20 option, but i'm thinking if i only have to do 10 on the Saturday, I can do that early and have a free day )
Tim, sorry to hear about the injury, hope it improves soon.
Ruth, was interested in your fish oil comments and well known ones being preferable to supermarket own brands. What should we be looking for in ingredients or what it provides to make sure we get a good quality product, or what should we be looking to avoid ?