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Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 18:10

CC2 and Lit - Great reports and well done again!

Jools – Well done on the sub 65 and 2nd place 10 miler

Moof , Lorenzo and Rich – Good Parkrunning

Ant – Sorry to read about your injury problems. Rest up.

I ran 27.2 miles yesterday then my longest ever run of 35 miles this morning. So that’s 100k within a 30 hour window and now I just need to run it all in one go in June! Today’s run went well finishing in 4:34 without any pain or niggles. I only took a mouthful of raisins at the start and two more during the run with a litre of fluids, so was definitely being fuelled by fat late on. A great confidence booster.

 

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Posted: 17/04/2014 at 12:39

This is amazing - An Irish guy is currently running around the world (50,000k) and due to finish at the Dublin Marathon this year after 4 years. He's in Iran at the minute. 

http://www.theworldjog.com/

 

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Posted: 17/04/2014 at 11:13
Poacher wrote (see)

I still say Badbark is in danger of a podium finish in the ultras. Get ready to be lonely, at the sharp end of an ultra one can go literally hours without seeing another soul. 

 

Thanks for the vote of confidence but there is little chance I’ll be on the podium at either Ultra. The 50k is really only a training session were I intend to run at 8 m/m pace were possible. It’s along the causeway coast so there are plenty of beaches, hills and even rock sections to negotiate so my overall pace will be much slower. I’ve the Belfast marathon 2 days later so won’t be pushing the pace at all.

At the 100k my goal will be just to finish. I’ll be starting at around 8 m/m pace but expect a significant drop over the second half including walking/toilet breaks etc. If I break 9 hours (8:40) average I’ll be over the moon.

More significantly I already know that Keith Whyte the Irish 100k record holder will be racing and another 51 minute 10 mile runner too.  These guys and probably a few more will be about 2 hours ahead by the end!

I’m really only dipping into Ultras with these races to see how I enjoy them. If I do decide to race over the distances again then I certainly intend to race much harder and faster.

GM - Thanks for adding my scheduled races!

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Posted: 16/04/2014 at 14:39

I’ve really enjoyed reading about the fantastic performances and race reports in the VLM over the last few days.

Huge congratulations to Martin, CC2, Lit, OO, Lorenzo, SandyB, marrows and everyone else who I may have missed.  Also good performances from Poacher, AR, Ant and TR if not quite your A goals. Sorry to read about your DNF’s PMJ and Minni. There’s always another day!

Can someone please add my races to the schedule? I always seem to mess up the spacing.

May 3 – 50k Causeway Crossing Ultra Marathon – Badbark – Finish

May 5 – Belfast Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30

May 25 – Newry Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 after running 20+ miles the day before

June 14 – 100k Portumna Forest Ultra Marathon – Finish

 

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Posted: 12/04/2014 at 14:44

I’m almost as excited about watching VLM on TV tomorrow as I was the last two years when running it! Well OK, not quite.

My ultra training kicked up a notch this weekend with 26.2 miles run yesterday then 30 miles this morning which was my longest ever run. The 30 miler was much easier than I expected, including comfortably running the last two miles at 7:00 m/m pace to ensure that I broke 4 hours (8:00 pace) average. No pains or niggles either.

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Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:13

All the best of luck to Ant, Poacher, MartinH, Dodds, PMJ,  Abbers, CC2, Lorenzo, Minni and all other VLM runners this weekend! May you achieve your goals and enjoy the day. Pain is temporary but glory lasts forever!

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Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:44

I've no idea why I appear to have a double post a few days apart which I can't edit.

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Posted: 09/04/2014 at 07:54

Menn- Brilliant running achieving the sub 2:55. We are both 2:54 marathon runners now

Yhsif – Cracking 3:12 time especially because of your problems. Nice report

Birch – Good VOGIT target achieving!

OO – Fantastic running but a pity about the pacers.

KR – Ouch, sorry to read you didn’t get a sub 3 but a sub 3:15 is still a great achievement. I feel your pain with those last wall hitting split times. I still think you have a sub 3 in you though!

Rich– Brilliant sub 3:15 and well held together when the going got tough. Nice report.

SJT – Super performance and an excellent report. You really did give it your all! Great 30 min recovery too.

SB – Excellent performance made all the sweeter by the narrow margin! Great report.

Well done to all the relay racing and Parkrunners as well, especially the PBs! Solid running by everyone else.

I’m happy to report my ITB issue seems to be well under control. I ran 15 miles on Saturday including a 19:00 Parkrun after 10 miles without any ill effects. The Parkrun is a new local event only 2.5 miles from my house but it’s a very twisty course. Despite my 10 mile warm-up I still managed second place.

I hope to run about 90 miles this week including 24+ on Friday and 28+ on Saturday. Gulp.

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Posted: 08/04/2014 at 10:02

Birch – Great report and sorry for X-posting it in half!

OO – Another great report

Speedy – Fantastic photo! That’s a keeper.

Gaz- Yikes that’s scary. Check-up time for sure

12 miles for me this morning including the middle 10 in just under 1:06 which is 6:36 m/m. I’m using Steve Way’s 100k training plan from last year as a rough guide for my training now. He’s just over a minute a mile faster than me at the shorter distances so easy to follow. 

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Posted: 07/04/2014 at 12:51

Menn- Brilliant running achieving the sub 2:55. We are both 2:54 marathon runners now

Yhsif – Cracking 3:12 time especially because of your problems. Nice report

Birch – Good VOGIT target achieving!

OO – Fantastic running but a pity about the pacers.

KR – Ouch, sorry to read you didn’t get a sub 3 but a sub 3:15 is still a great achievement. I feel your pain with those last wall hitting split times. I still think you have a sub 3 in you though!

Rich– Brilliant sub 3:15 and well held together when the going got tough. Nice report.

SJT – Super performance and an excellent report. You really did give it your all! Great 30 min recovery too.

SB – Excellent performance made all the sweeter by the narrow margin! Great report.

Well done to all the relay racing and Parkrunners as well, especially the PBs! Solid running by everyone else.

I’m happy to report my ITB issue seems to be well under control. I ran 15 miles on Saturday including a 19:00 Parkrun after 10 miles without any ill effects. The Parkrun is a new local event only 2.5 miles from my house but it’s a very twisty course. Despite my 10 mile warm-up I still managed second place.

I hope to run about 90 miles this week including 24+ on Friday and 28+ on Saturday. Gulp.

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