A couple of years after my first (failed) attempt at an ultra, I am ready to try again. But this time I am toying with the idea of making it a really solitary, personal journey and planning on running the approx. 85 km alone. The plan is that family and friends will serve as stations on the way and the finish line is just across the border at a lovely old Inn.
I have run 11 marathons (with no. 12 coming up in April). I run about 68 km a week building up to about 80km at marathon time. I plan to keep the long runs going after my marathon and run the ultra a few months later. I run 6 days out of 7 (I run to/from work everyday), resting on Saturdays.
Am I completely mad?