/ GU Canal Race 2013
I've just entered the Welsh winter series Brecon Ultra in December, only a baby 40 miler though :-)
Actually I think the cut off is okay - you'll biff out before that if you are slow enough for the cutt off to be a factor I reckon.
I've got friends that do 100 milers (actually one has just entered the GUCR) but how the heck do you train for that distance?
I'm there with the 40-60 mile training but how many and how long to get to treble figures?
Knee is too pooped for running now, it was last year to be honest.
I hope you get in... and suffer accordingly! ;-)
Re training - last year 90% of my mileage was the ten miles each way to work that i built up to doing three times a week. I probably only did about six long runs at the weekend of up to nearly 40 miles. But it does make one rather fatigued, all of the time!
Despite swearing off ultras, I'm in a similar boat, planning on doing a load of local events again, 30 miler, 40 miler and a 55 miler, which will give me enough points for a 2014 UTMB entry.
Nick - nice one. I expect to hear about you successfully completing it this year! re training - based on what I've read, you might be better off getting more long runs in.
Wonrek - I've done the MCN Summer 40 miler and that was pretty tough. I wouldn't underestimate the Winter one either. Great race tho, very well organised.
As for UTMB, would love to but sod the training for that.
Yeah, that sounds sensible.
I'm only planning on completing the UTMB. Not on going fast round it. I think the cut off for it is 40 something hours, so I'd be aiming for 39 hours. Would be nice to get an ok time in some of the ones I'm doing this year.
(I have entered a few 10Ks to try to actually get fit - I still maintain that I wasn't very 'fit' when I did it last year. Massive endurance, sure, but pathetic aerobic capacity)
64 is my limit for next year though :)
You could always apply for a place in the Thames Ring race Nick, put that enduarance to real use ;)
Well keep trying on the GUCR, collapsing in Little Venice is a cracking feeling.
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