sean Oc 4

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Dragon's Back 2015

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 15:13

Every bit as hard as I expected.  Such a challenge. 202 miles/56,000ft.  Loved it all.


Kit for SLMM

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 05:48

Alpkit Pipedream 250.  Nothing comes close for the money*

You'll have money left for a silk liner too if -1.5 isn't enough.





*I may be wrong.

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:48
I'm planning on marshalling this year...I've got a pretty heavy summer without doing this one again. I reckon 10 peaks is enough...although I did do a bonus Corn Du last year.

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 11:34
I was joking, it was about a km...but felt longer. Fan Frynych was good, very runnable. Just over 9 hours for me; a grand day out.

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 19:10

Absolutely superb eh, shame about that weather....we'll have none of that sunshine stuff at round 3 please. I got complacent, and started following some signs for a race happening the day after, coming off pen y fan so stuck on a mile or so of detours. 

that bloody canal tow path at the end must have gone on for about 10 miles! 


Dragon's Back 2015

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 19:01

Yep, can't wait for it. I'm proper excited. 

Training has gone really well for me and I've done absolutely as much as I can without detracting too much from 'normal' life. I've done a few 30-45 mile ultras as well as a bunch of long training runs (28-56 miles). I've kept back-to-back-to-back-to-backs fairly short (10 miles), fairly lumpy (2000ft) and fairly quick (9-9.30's) so I can build up enough fatigue resistance without completely alienating the family. Also done a fair bit of work with a 75lb bergan. 

So, the hay is in the barn; the next 3 weeks are all about squaring my kit away and pouring over the maps. I would have loved to recce the course a bit but that's a luxury I don't have. 

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 10:49
Where is the 'yes' in the 'yes and no'? Sorry to hear this though.


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 22:24
You don't want to be going over 40 hours Seren, isn't that the cut off. 70 miles is big, my biggest week is around that but they're few and far between. 40 is my sweet spot, although I have managed a 54 mile training run.

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 21:22
Ah, it all depends. I had ITB issues last year and found swimming aggravated it slightly (especially when pushing off). But if it doesn't hurt then fill your boots. You'll get around, even if injured, with enough spirit.

Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 20:29

I'd cancel this weeks running if it's still pulling. It's top end speed you'll lose, if anything, and that won't even factor in the race. I don't think there's any real need to taper for these events either so as long as you're rested for three days beforehand you're good to go. I can almost guarantee that by the end of May at least 50% of those at the start line will be carrying a niggle in some shape or another. 

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