Posted: 29/05/2016 at 15:12
could I have some friendly advice / encouragement / kick up the backside please? I am doing my first ultra starting on 11th June. It's the Cotswold Way 100 mile Challenge which is 4 days of trail running (17 miles, 28, 27, 33). I have been following the training schedule that the organisers posted on the website until I picked up a hip niggle about a month ago. My hip is fine when I walk (even up to 5hrs day hike with a pack) but a 30min jog on soft grass aggravates it. Given that this ultra describes itself as "run, walkwalk, stagger or crawl" along the route, can I legitimately walk the whole thing? Is there anything I can do in the fortnight before the event that will make any difference? Strength training? Cardio other than running? I don't feel at all confident about this race and I'm worried that I'm not fit enough for it. I'm not sure if my concerns are genuine or if it's a case of "taper wobbles". Any advice please? Thanks so much.