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I did this as my first ultra last year, was pleasantly surprised at how I managed the last few miles beyond marathon distance, and there's a nice downhill to help you, at around 27 miles, support was good from the many marshalls on the day and I'll be doing it again
done a good few marathons but my first ultra so any tips would be helpful i e what trainers to wear what food on the run think i know a lot of the course having done the marathon etc there
hope the weathers better then it was today for the swansea10 k
Ekgo, Good posts, like the one from page 1 and looking forward to the downhill bit now
Cheers also John M, definitely one mantra to remember
Must admit, haven't done a "race" over a 1/2 marathon distance before now and the last 1/2 was in 2008, mind you I'm now up to 20 miles distance as of last weekend so the training going ok so far.
Anyone else run Barefoot or in Vibrams just out of interest?
hi blakester just ordered bryon powells book training was going well picking up the miles but collapsed and blacked sunday morning and was rushed to hospital out now got a water infection just hope it does not hold me back too much but off work and cant run at the moment eljay never ran in vibrams iknow people who have they said they take a while to get used to but evey one differant still cant decide what trainers i am going to wear i have trouble getting some as being a male wearing size 5
thanks blakester book came with the post today also found a book i had in the early 90s training for ultras from the road runners club looks like i will not get out the door this week but hopefully wont have lost too much did have a 25 mile planned for last sunday can start reading bryon powells book now
sorry blakester got no information on the newport marathon even though they have taken over i wonder if it will take place this year no adverts or imformation anywhere
looks like i will be able to run again tomorrow or sunday that will have been two weeks training i have missed hopfully should not lost too much fitness
hi blakester did just over 6 yesterday dont feel to bad will try and take it easy but you knoe what us runners are like
funny enough blakester i was going to ask you about the cardiff 50 miles in may as it fits in with me being off work the week after give me time to recover
yes im in swansea imp . its a bit mental doing a 50 mile training run but should be good training for the wall run 69 miles..could be a 100 next ?????
got to speak to the wife about dropping me off and picking me up as a non driver was planning on doing the tenby marathon in july and welsh on april 21 but i fancy cardiff did 12 and half today and 35 for the week no ill affects from my two weeks off so will increase next week but back to work in the morning being a postman on my legs all the time hope the training going well blakester
Sorry not been around guys, not a RW person really but have added to my favourites now so ask away if any questions or just email me on confirmation email address, you have all had confirmation emails right?
yes had my confirmation email
what trainers do you wear blakester in your ultras
The morning was waterlogged in trail shoes, and not a good day, I got changed at midway and completely dried off, then 1 mile into the second stage had to cross a stream in the road so I scaled a garden wall and a fence to avoid more wet feet. The afternoon was not as wet in general but as it got dark I got cold and picked up an injury, I ended up walking the last stage. A long day but hopefully knock some time off next year
thanks blakester prob wear nike pegasus
anyone know when the entries for the 20 miles in llanelli on jan 27 will be open was hoping to do it as a prep race
sorry to hear about your chest blakester hope your feeling better now not keen on the weather at the moment