Tiago Hefner 2

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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.

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.

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