Hi guys , been doing runs and walks on bridleways to prepare for the off road part of the run, Im doing the Milton Keynes Mara on May 6th as a training run, wearing everything and eating the same as I plan to on the day. Calf strain been restricting the mileage and speed, very annoying but hopefully will be alright on the day! Furtherst run so far is 30 miles, this will be my first Ultra. What will be the longest run anyone would recommend in training? Going to be wearing normal road running shoes unless weather is bad, cushioning better than grip for this distance I am thinking
I'm doing the Milton Keynes Marathon in May, will test out back pack etc then, I like the look of the Krupica one, by Ultimate Direction, though I might be being puffed in by the marketing! I hate holding drinks bottles when running! Think it should be big enough as the L2B has many well-stocked checkpoints. WPM, sounds like youre steaming ahead with your training, good work.
Well done on the 27 miler, did 15 yesterday, my longest so far! In hard training for Cambridge Half ,10 Mar, will increase mileage considerably after that. I also prefer the SIS gels and will most prob stick to them on the day, not sure about what type back-pack to use, whether lightweight rucksack type or waist style with bottle holders, any ideas?