Don't forget that UTMB/CCC/TDS/PTL/OCC/ pre-reg started yesterday. Could be a nice late xmas present if you find out in Jan you've got in!
I've decided to go for TDS (again), as distance/terrain would be a good target and I wouldn't have UTMB points anyway. Assuming I get in - and I don't think TDS has gone to a ballot as per UTMB/CCC yet, but must be close - I'm not even sure I'll be able to get away to do it anyway as plans next year are a bit up in the air. But if I at all can I will
Seems to be a few ultra trail in volcanic areas on Islands comfortably warmer than the UK. On subject of above I was thinking of this one http://www.etnatrail.it/en/. Once I saw the 2014 video with natural pyrotechnics as a backdrop I thought "yep, want to try that one!" (which I'm not sure is how most people think).
Hi all. Fingers crossed everybody moving along well?
Good to hear your beyond the injury woes now Spen, hope the white rose went well?
Fingers crossed for you GKD, hope your on target to meet that recovery time still.
Just two more marathon+ planned for me now. On Friday hope to complete a self-devised 'Woldsmonster 50' route - my homage to the Woldsman 50, just with lots more hills. Early start in dark, finish in dark. Then most probably the Hardmoors Roseberry topping marathon in December.
Hi Ryan, purely my opinion, but its not necessary to do anything but running if you don't want to / have time to (real world training). You'll still do ok if your blend of sessions is right and you don't overdo either the distance build up or the intensity of sessions. I just find any other activity takes up my training time I could be running in.
But if I had more time I'd consider exchanging some sessions for mountain biking / cycling undulating-hilly routes so you can get up on the pedals to do some strength training on legs without impact. I've heard this has worked well for some. Or maybe use a bike to get out in the days after a tough long run at weekend to sort the legs out without further impact damage.
I'm not sure of the real benefits of swimming to the ultra-runner. I guess its a different stress and works different muscle groups.... but I'm sure somebody else will come along and answer that.
Maybe some gym routines would also work well for some training ultra-runners too (single leg strengthening moves?). But the major concentration really needs to be on the running. Do as you would do for a marathon, you need do little more for a 50k, maybe just make your longest runs a bit longer.