So since the MDS has been a recent topic in the ultra running world, my friend and I are setting our own challenge, the marathon des dales. Taking place over the soon May Bank Holiday my friend and I plan to run the Dales Way going lightweight and camping along the way.
I've walked it before and it's a decent trail, not very hilly.
It's two of us at the moment so it would be great to have a small group for the social aspect and camaraderie - I've never run long days back to back so we're not planning on setting any speed records and it's more of an adventure/social/training for the Lakeland 50 than a race. More of a walk/jog at a VERY leisurely pace than a sprint, with plenty of stops for cake.....
Think LDWA style kind of trip and would probably be good for those training for the BGR?
It's about 78 miles and just over 2000m of ascent so we're thinking 25-28 miles a day.
I won this in a competition but unfortunately they only had this size which is tiny on me. I'm gutted as it looks like a very top quality high spec wetsuit and the tag shows £320 - I've seen it selling on the internet for over £400! http://www.superflytri.co.uk/Wetsuit/Erox-Cell-Air-Women-Wetsuit.aspx
More technical detail and size info here: http://www.eroxaustralia.com/products/Cell-Air.html
I've not worn it so can't comment on how it performs but here's a review I found http://www.everydayadventures.com.au/?p=171
Hoping I can sell it and be able to afford to buy some other sports kit I need.
We still need runners for this. By participating you will receive £50 towards your expenses and receive information relating to your blood lactate profile which you can use to help plan your training sessions at the appropriate intensity.
Male distance runners (sub 2hr half marathon) aged 18-45 are required for a research project at Leeds Metropolitan University's Headingley Campus which is evaluating the effect of a dietary oil supplement (plant based) on muscle recovery and performance.
As you will need to complete some of the study over 3 consecutive days then you will need to be local to Leeds although you will receive a £50 payment at the end of the study towards travel expenses.
Initially you will be required to complete a maximal fitness test (VO2max) at the University which will also provide you with a blood lactate profile to help you plan your future training sessions
You will then record a 7 day diet diary at home prior to the study and visit the university over 3 consecutive days for the following:
Day 1: Resting blood samples then run 10 miles/16km of hilly ascent and descent on a treadmill (designed to stress the muscles) Day 2: 24 hour post exercise blood samples to assess markers of muscle damage Day 3: 48 hours post exercise blood samples then a 5km run on a treadmill to measure your performance
You will be given a batch of drinks to consume daily over a 6 week period and then visit the University for 3 consecutive days to repeat the above tests. You may be given an oil supplement drink or a normal drink with no supplement but you will not be told which you have been given. It is important that you are not planning to change your diet or training volume and intensity during these 6 weeks - if you increase or reduce your training then your performance may increase or decrease and it is not possible for us to truly assess the effect of the supplement drink.
For more information please see the following document: