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wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 16:27
Thanks Booktrunk

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 09:48
Thanks Debra it was going to be my first ultra so that's disappointing too, but the organisers have deferred my entry until next year so I guess I'll give it a go then. Maybe I'll try a shorter ultra first.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 03:07
Thanks T Rex

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 22:54
Saw the doctor today. Off work for a fortnight, a week's course of strong antibiotics and some blood tests. Definitely no Ultramarathon at the weekend gutted. I've been training for 6 months for this event and looking forward to it for longer. Oh well. Guess health is more important. It feels like ages since I've been for a run.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:18
Booktrunk thanks this week's "technical hitch" is that I've come down with some virus / bug / flu thing. Off to see GP tomorrow to get advice on if I'm well enough to do the event. I did not think it was possible to be I'll like this in summer. Hey ho.... On the plus side my hip seems much better and I did quite a lot of walking last week.

Tricalitt your racing schedule looks epic! Good luck

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 19:20
Thanks Booktrunk. I've looked at the timings and I should be ok so long as I don't get lost. Feel a bit of a failure planning on walking the whole thing but I don't really want to risk aggravating my hip so maybe that's the best strategy. Thanks

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 15:12
Hello 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.

Will running be my salvation?

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 22:41
Well done Cheshire stick at it. I lost five and a half stone through running and eating sensibly. I've always struggled with my weight and I could (should) lose a couple more stone. Build up slowly and enjoy seeing your progress. Take delight in the small, daily achievements as well as looking forward to your 10K goal.

Jeff Galloway: Run Walk Run

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 22:35
Ooh thanks SP - looks great!

Post viral syndrome

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 21:05
Wescat, hope you do start to feel better soon. I had post viral fatigue earlier this year and I was unable to exercise for about 4 months. Walking across the road to buy a pint of milk at the corner shop wiped me out for the day. But it did get better. Slowly. It was about 6 months before I could run and even now I'm only on about half the weekly mileage I was doing good this time last year. Hang on in there - it will get better but please be kind to yourself and be patient with yourself
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