Thanks Booktrunk. I've looked at the timings and I should be ok so long as I don't get lost. Feel a bit of a failure planning on walking the whole thing but I don't really want to risk aggravating my hip so maybe that's the best strategy. Thanks
Hello could I have some friendly advice / encouragement / kick up the backside please? I am doing my first ultra starting on 11th June. It's the Cotswold Way 100 mile Challenge which is 4 days of trail running (17 miles, 28, 27, 33). I have been following the training schedule that the organisers posted on the website until I picked up a hip niggle about a month ago. My hip is fine when I walk (even up to 5hrs day hike with a pack) but a 30min jog on soft grass aggravates it. Given that this ultra describes itself as "run, walkwalk, stagger or crawl" along the route, can I legitimately walk the whole thing? Is there anything I can do in the fortnight before the event that will make any difference? Strength training? Cardio other than running? I don't feel at all confident about this race and I'm worried that I'm not fit enough for it. I'm not sure if my concerns are genuine or if it's a case of "taper wobbles". Any advice please? Thanks so much.
Well done Cheshire stick at it. I lost five and a half stone through running and eating sensibly. I've always struggled with my weight and I could (should) lose a couple more stone. Build up slowly and enjoy seeing your progress. Take delight in the small, daily achievements as well as looking forward to your 10K goal.
Wescat, hope you do start to feel better soon. I had post viral fatigue earlier this year and I was unable to exercise for about 4 months. Walking across the road to buy a pint of milk at the corner shop wiped me out for the day. But it did get better. Slowly. It was about 6 months before I could run and even now I'm only on about half the weekly mileage I was doing good this time last year. Hang on in there - it will get better but please be kind to yourself and be patient with yourself