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Posted: 07/10/2013 at 16:31

Second most of the above of which my favourites are Feet in the Clouds, Born to Run & Eat and Run.

One that hasn't been mentioned is Marshal Ulrich's Running on Empty which I really enjoyed.

Obviously non-utra but still running is The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final. I still remember staying up late to watch this live with my brothers and seeing Johnson's staggereing run. Good book


Dark brown urine - do I need to worry?

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 06:03

Make sure you drink plenty after as well - to rehydrate and flush out toxins/waste products, especially those related to muscle breakdown. I had a nasty experience after a race recently have not really rehydrated properly - symptoms suggesting that I had early rhabdomyolosis (not good!)

Lakeland 50/100

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 18:55

Give me the sun & heat......I love it  

The Runners High

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 21:44
Screamapillar wrote (see)

Another subtle bit of blog spam there eh Ric?

Not really spam, but it totally related to this thread


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Posted: 07/07/2013 at 21:41

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Posted: 06/07/2013 at 19:26
*Dill* wrote (see)

Glad you know what I'm on about Rich. it is a moment of clarity when everything is just right.

If you haven't experienced you are certainly missing out. There is nothing else in my life that gives me this feeling so yes I'm sure its the running and the flash backs really are just an urban myth.

 Run long enough and it will happen.

It's why I run

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Posted: 05/07/2013 at 09:05

Absolutely - the moments of wonder when everything lines up. Mind, body and nature - often at sunrise, sunset, in the mountains etc. An unusual one was on top of Cross Fell, middle of night, freezing cold, but totally clear skies during the Spine. The feeling that you have this yourselves and no-one else is experiencing this

Must do British Events?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 07:43

One to add to the usual suspects: 

The Lakes 10 Peaks - it's brutal, tough, and brilliant. Loved it. 

After the 9th peak, Pillar, its a 10 mile run down to Honister then Keswick and CP5, which also happens to be the finish. Dib in and straight out for the utter slog up Skiddaw and back to CP5 which now really is the finish - brilliant 

Trashed legs after 100 miler

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 15:46

Tim, what you're describing is pretty normal especially given that, from memory, this was your first really long event.

Give it time and don't push it 

Hardmoors 110

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 10:15

My race report 

Hardmoors 110

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