Posted: 26/08/2015 at 14:00
BT - how is the injury and recovery ?
SP - well done on the long run, sounds lovely.
LNandB - More details about the UTPD please ! How did you find the terrain ? What was the weather like ? Finishing time ? Well done on getting it done anyway, I know it's a tough old route.
T Rex - did you make it to the castle ?
Tricialitt - how is the training going ?
Helen - there isn't a great deal of difference between a marathon training plan and one for a 50k. Your mileage already looks sufficient for you to get round. The only thing you might want to do differently is to incorporate some hills into your training (I assume there are hills in your 50k ?). And it would also be beneficial if you did some training runs on similar terrain to that of your 50k if you can. How did you get on at Belper ? And you definitely need a race vest thingy, it's compulsory to have one and the following year you will find you need another one or maybe two ! It depends on your race strategy really; for a 50k you might get away with a belt and carry a hand held bottle and just eat at the checkpoints/aid stations. Don't forget, there will also be a mandatory kit list of stuff you have to carry so you will have to work out the best way for you. As always, it's a good idea to practice these things in training rather than leaving it until race day. Good luck.
I am now in training for the Round Rotherham 50 which I am running instead of the Hardmoors 60 (home stuff means a change of plan). I have also, today, entered next years South Downs Way 100. Hopefully, I haven't bitten off more than I can chew as I haven't even done a 50 miler yet ! But if it was that easy everyone would be doing it....