As per the tagline, it looks like I'm going to sign up for the 50k today. I've not gone further than 26.2 before so this looks like a good step up distance-wise, in some beautiful countryside, and I'd say it looks organised + friendly from the website (ie. not quite as "hard-b*stards-only" sounding as Lakeland or Fellsman!). Anybody else tempted / signed up / going to warn me off?
Training-wise, if anyone fancies giving me a few pointers in terms of mileage and structure that'd be much appreciated. Are we talking about 2 or 3 runs of 25 miles plus (with hills) by the start of September? Currently running 20-30mpw as I've not really been focussed on anything race wise, but obviously this is about to change somewhat (!). Unfortunately I live in East London and I've not really got anything by way of offroad or hills nearby, so I'm limited to weekends and trains out of town for that stuff unfortunately.
Does that still work or am I going to end up with horrible throbbing knees again?
(Moved over to NB MR00 about 4 months ago for road running: occasional shin splints, 3x as big calf muscles, sore feet when I go more than 15 miles hence the question about whether I should think about something a bit softer, but otherwise a great move as I'm quicker than I've ever mean)
Just wondering how people cope using a shoe with very little sole and then something thicker/softer.