Posted: 22/11/2015 at 09:11
Mind if I join in?
I'm just about recovered from my first ultra. Did the Brecon Beacons one last weekend. Wow! what a day! I'm absolutely delighted by my time and position and am definitely hooked.
Up until last Saturday I'd never run further than 26.2 so was very nervous about what would happen in a 46 mile one. In the end I was distracted from the tiredness by the atrocious weather.
seren nos, if you were to pick a race to just do the first half of, this was it! gale force winds and flooded paths made the 2nd half of the race very.... erm.... interesting!!! If you missed it, the chap doing the prize giving said he normally makes a few sarky remarks about the one lappers, but in this instance everyone doing two laps was a bloody idiot and just to rub it in even more the beacons are covered in snow and bathed in sunshine this weekend!
So what do you guys do the weeks after a race? I'm massively keen to get back to training hard, but assume there's a sensible amount of time to leave after a tough race!
In summery then, I'm still buzzing from the whole thing a week later and anyone reading this thread, thinking about taking the plunge and doing their first ultra should definitely go for it