Tiago Hefner 2

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wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:54

Good advice, shawk, it was especially bad last year as it was probably the first really hot day of the year, then the night got really cold, so the contrast really hit home.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 18:15

And I'm pacing her from Benson, poor girl.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 18:57

No dusty trails towards the end of ndw100 last year, thanks to the remnants of hurricane Bertha it much of it was under water. Those extra miles were mental torture, as GeeeM says, but as rd James says, he doesn't charge extra for them.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 20:57

Enduroman 200 for me. Doing Run Until You Drop challenge thingy at the moment, which is good training and good fun.

I did some Haribo handing out duty at the ThamesTrot around Long Wittenham, first one in 4 years I haven't run, so thought I should support.

Ultramarathon Gear

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:25

Do some long stuff in training before spending too much on kit. You'll soon find out what sort of kit you'll need once you start getting blisters or chafing or stomach issues or a million other things.

Hybrid shoe for road/off road?

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 14:09

A proper hybrid shoe is a holy grail for ultra runners, I think. You're either sacrificing grip or comfort. I guess a lot depends on what kind of shoe you prefer. I like a low drop, and have found inov8 245s and Nike Terra kigers pretty good on road and trail, but neither are the best for mud. 

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.

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