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wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 21:02

I hope you didn't DNF the Reading Beer festival Too Much Water!

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 19:33

The first half of TP100 is better handled with road shoes, because it is mostly paved. The second half is mainly trail, and might be better handled with trail shoes depending on conditions. I would advise starting out in roadies, and keeping a pair of trail shoes in the 50 mile drop bag. 

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 23:12

I liked the original out and back course of the classic NDW100,

Guess I should try the new configuration before I dismiss it though! 

Skye Trail Ultra

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 16:47

Sounds incredible!

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 20:38

My schedule for this year is not finalized yet.  

I did the Thames Trot two weeks ago.  

I have confirmed places in the Thames Ring, and the Wasatch Front 100, so some big dreams.  

Hummm different

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 21:59

A lot of people do complete ultra's on low mileage, but in my experience they are usually starting from having the necessary fitness base, and working down. 

As an ultra runner on the learning curve, working up to the distance for the first time, you need to do the training and build up the necessary fitness base.  

If you come at it with the idea that you can succeed by default, then you are setting yourself up for failure.  

Unofficial, alone ultra run - am I bonkers?

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:12

You have obviously made up your mind that you would like to do it, and you obviously have good support, so why not?

Have a good jacket with you in case the weather turns gnarly, and carry cash so that you can use shops as checkpoints, and bail yourself out if you need to. 

Above all, have fun!

Was arch Front 100

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 19:19

Much appreciated GeeM!

Junk food at races

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 22:10

I wouldn't recommend a cocktail sausage or mini scotch egg, but chocolatE, jelly babies, coke, and yes bananas are effective.  

There might be a good psychological case for giving people something that they like, which might not be the best thing from a sports science perspective.

I quite like the Centurion policy of letting separate checkpoint captains bring their own personal touches to the buffet.

Junk food at races

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 21:35

What you really want at a race, is something that will give you a quick hit.

That generally means something that you would loosely call junk.

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