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Hi - i am thinking about my first ultra in early Feb, the 50 miler from Oxford to Henley. I have done two ironmen, the latest in April this year so am used to endurance training and racing. My longest runs over the last 3 months though have been only up to 13 miles, though i am comfy at that distance. I did the oxford half in 1.44 and my ironman marathon time is 4.28.
Do you guys things I can get up to distance by February and still finish in under 11 hours? I would hope to run a stand alone marathon in about 3.50 given my pace, so the runners world article on first ultras suggests double your time and add two hours which gives me under 11 hours, but it also says i need to be comfy doing 18 milers every weekend which i havent been.
Too much too soon?
Also wondering if anyone uses long bikes for cardio conditioning to replace some long running in ultra training as its easier on the body but still gets you good endurance... ??
thanks from a newbie