Super Moo

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Do I really want to do an Ultra?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:09

Hi All,

I am trying to choose my next spring marathon and nothing is really appealing.

I have a vague goal of completing all the Major’s with only Tokyo and Boston left but I have some way to go (if ever) before I am fast enough to qualify.

Then the London to Brighton Ultra popped up on my MyFace page and I am interested in this as a challenge.

My question is how will Ultra training effect my marathon goals?  Will all the long slow miles help with my aerobic base and help me reach my goals, or will my speed suffer?

My last training plan was from the Advanced Marathoning book, up to 55 to 70 mile plan.


Berlin Marathon

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 04:22
Good luck today everyone

Berlin Marathon

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 20:27
Found a pasta place in food hall upstairs in Mall of Berlin.

6 euros. Wasn't to bad.

Berlin Marathon

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 20:01
Stupid question...

What's the sponge for?

Berlin Marathon

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 19:59
If it helps I took the RB14 into Friedrichstr.
Not sure if it's the best way but got me were I needed to go.

Berlin Marathon

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 15:28

Permission to start panicking.

Under three weeks.

First run of taper tonight.  Just checked out the plan and I still have over 50 miles to run.

Chicago Marathon 2016

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 12:56

Forgot to mention, don't leave it too late the night before to get food.  Every restaurant was packed out on the Saturday night with runners trying to get food round the hotel I was staying at.

Chicago Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 13:30

I did this last year.  Loved Chicago.

I got a good deal staying at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel right opposite the Cloud Gate.  Ten minute walk to the start.

Look out for Odyssey Cruises off the Navy Pier.  They did a pasta cruise on the Saturday which was much cheaper than normal cruises.

Marathon day it was very hot, but i understand it can be equally cold at that time of year. 

Berlin Marathon

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 11:19

Am i seeing things or are they offering cups of tea at some of the drink stations?

I'm used to seeing tables filled with cups of water and energy drinks but the thought of slowing down to add milk and sugar at a table seems amusing.

Wonder if there will be cake as well

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 20:44

Evening Guys,

I vowed to keep up with this thread this time but it moves on so fast so I apologies if this has been asked already…

I’m doing the up to 70 miles plan and this week a 22 miler is scheduled.

Never run this far before in training.  I did the up to 55 mile plan four times with maximum runs of 20 miles.

 Do I need to fuel for this during the run?  I will be running for around 3H30.  Haven’t fuelled for the 20 milers.

 Is it more important in training to finish the 22 miles with fuel or would there be more benefit if I got to just over 20 miles and crashed through lack of?


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