Minimal ultra training time

Discussion in 'Ultra Barefoot & Minimalist Running' started by barefoot kean, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Last Place Jason

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    Based on the number of newbie ultrarunners I hang out with, the 70 miler is definitely doable. I'd recommend not dropping down. If you run into trouble, you can always DNF. You have enough of a based to be a little less cautious.
     

  2. ElyDave

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    only 9 days to go to my first ultra.
    I'm starting to pull my kit together and adding up my calorie needs, first aid, clothing changes etc. There is definitely a sense of anticipation, slight nerves and definite excitement. Now I need to start managing the emotions and not getting too wound up, a busy work schedule will help in some respects, as will a few well managed taper sessions.
     
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    Woo Hoo Dave!!!
     
  4. ElyDave

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    This time tomorrow I'll be on the start line!
     
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    Good luck! Have fun.
     
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    Knock it out of the park. And have fun doing it!
     
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    Thanks guys, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous.

    It's looking like rain tomorrow and I can't believe how much food and kit changes I've packed.

    Intention is to enjoy it and get round
     
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    DNF at 40 miles, absolutely atrocious conditions.

    Will post more later
     
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    no worries, Dave - 40m in atrocious conditions officially count as 67m on a good day. Really.

    lol - looking forward to reading the story!
     

  12. DNEchris

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    Ah..... the joys of an English summer :D
     
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    Check out Pat's pacing at Badwater... :)
     

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    Dave - you kicked butt given the conditions and the problems you had to overcome! No tears, now, ok?
     

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    Thanks very much Willie, I'm not hapy with the DNF, but I'm pretty sure I understand why it happened. I'm also pretty sure that given better conditions I'd have been writing "hey, I just finished my first ultra"
     
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    Those sound like especially "interesting" conditions Dave. Well done for getting as far as you did.
     
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    I've not experience with distance running, but it seems as though even the dnf's in ultras can be great learning experiences. Looks like you got a chance to learn a lot. Poor consolation now, but for your next ultra, you may find yourself very happy with what you gained.
     
  19. Last Place Jason

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    For me, the allure of ultras is the possibility of a DNF. There are always variables thrown at you, so the opportunity to learn is usually pretty good. Sounds like you got a graduate course in experiences, Dave. Be proud you did what you did, those were some nasty-ass conditions!
     

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    Thanks all.

    In some ways I think this was a great first ultra experience with a massive amount of learning in those 8 hours. I'll be back next year - unfinished business with that course!
     

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