Tiago Hefner 2

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Are ultra runners fast or plodders?

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 20:36

I think it all depends on your training. I've definitely sacrificed speed since getting into ultras, but then most of my runs are long and slow, so what do you expect. Those who continue a more marathon based training regime, with tempos and speed work, probably hold on to their speed a bit better.

I've heard the advice of flipping the usual winter base period, in season speed work, for ultras, as all race season is pretty slow by definition, so the off season is the time for speed and strength. If that makes sense.

GPS Running Watch - Advice Please

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 09:26

I'm going to be getting a 920XT soonish, so depending on how imminently you need it, I could send you my old 310 so that you could get an idea of what features you might or might not need. Let me know.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 19:48

I would say forget the specific plans, and just do more of what you enjoy, you're more likely to stick to it that way. I think ultras are more about lifestyle than schedules. But that might just be me. Enjoy trotting along in the countryside and don't think of it as a chore, and you'll be right.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 18:55


Although be careful with the L word around here, it can be quite divisive.

GPS Running Watch - Advice Please

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 17:20

Yeah, I do the charger thing in my hundos, but anything that takes away that faffing around is a great help, especially when I'm at the stage when opening a gate is like the krypton factor, and stepping up a curb is like an obstacle race.

GPS Running Watch - Advice Please

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 13:02

I've had my 310 for a few years now, and I won't change it till it fails. But I would love more battery life, and the WiFi connectivity and other fancy stuff would be nice too.

GPS Running Watch - Advice Please

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 09:39

For battery life and features the Garmin 920 looks pretty good, plus the features are mostly taken from existing models so should be less glitchy. It's a lot of money though. It all depends on how often you use it, and which features you feel you need.

First 100 miler

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 20:09

Yep, it's hard to replicate the motivation of your first hundo.

Don't worry about other runners, BT, nobody's out there to race you, if anything ultra runners help each other. Try not to let nerves eat up your energy. If you want to chat at the start let me know, if that will help any.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 19:17

Is one of the reasons people plugging their own websites?

Ridgeway Challenge 2014

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:24

Good luck, guys. Trust your training, any worries now are just wasted energy. Just keep moving. Conditions look great. Looking forward to your reports.

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