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wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 17:13

It might not be elegant, but if you look at their cut offs for each day and think that you can go at that pace with a decent walk then go for it

What can you do... honestly not a lot of extra training with only 2 weeks to go it will take probably that long to get any benefits of working extra hard each day, and frankly you want to be relaxed and fresh not knackered from 2 weeks hard work when you get to the start line.

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 21:33

Feeling for you Matt.

i've just given up worrying about my knee I'm going to use it as hard as I want and if it breaks, it breaks.

Tues, Weds, Fri. Short runs.

Thurs. Fixed a turbo trainer I have and had 40m on that.

Today. I took h n dog and hiked around 10 miles very slow as our dog is getting a bit slower. But good time on feet practise. 

Around 10-13m tomorrow will see how it goes. 


Posted: 28/05/2016 at 21:27

Yeah. Feel a bit sorry for Sri but you can only beat the side the opponents put out, nice n clinical is good.

The SNOD ultra runnig thread

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 21:26

Good luck DEot

How do you determine your marathon pace?!

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 23:16

Double your half and add 20 minutes seems to be a reasonable ballpark.


Posted: 27/05/2016 at 16:51

254/5 Not great, but not end of the world.

Pity one of the top 5 didn't go on to get a Century.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 12:28

Good Luck Del2

Have you planned your route, If so how far is it. As it can vary quite a bit can't it?

18 days seems bloody quick. I am probably completely wrong but thought it was around 850 miles, which would be 47 miles each n every day. That seems a bit of a jump from 13-18 miles a couple of times a month



wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 12:23

So how is everyone doing....

I'm not running far enough, and i'm eating to much.

On Monday started properly dieting hate the idea of it but need to get myself under control again.  (Mind you i've told myself it doesn't really count over the bankholiday weekend, hehe)

Had lots of problems with my knee, I've been lazy since doing two marathons at the end of April / Beginning of May. I'm sure my knee is getting better and i've been lazy doing a lot of running on a treadmill as I thought that was helping it, but decided now it doesn't so just getting my arse back outside more

Dumped the gym membership, got a turbo trainer sorted. So on days i'm not running i can sit on the bike in the garden for 30+ minutes, must be better than doing nothing


Running Backpack recommendations

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 07:58
General rucksacks OMM are great long lasting bags.

Can get lots of posh ultra 5-12l bags but they are quite often a bit on the small size for storing a lot of bits in.

I'm a fan of the raidlight 14 and 20l bags, but get the female versions as the male ones are a big bit around the shoulders. They have a bit of padding but not much so not very heavy.


Posted: 27/05/2016 at 07:54
Fingers crossed for a good 2nnd test.

Hopefully we are going to put our inconsistency in the cupboard and have another good game,
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