Let’s talk about shoes … One of my biggest uncertainties for the Arc Of Attrition 2023 is my shoe choice. I’ll explain my dilemma… The Arc is 100 miles long (and a few bits of change), it’s on the Coast Path of Cornwall with every terrain from tarmac to sand, mud to boulders and anythingContinue reading “Shoes shoes shoes”
Getting the fuelling wrong can so often be the reason behind a DNF. As the endurance requirements for a race increase, so does the need for thinking about fuelling that activity. Usually the right answer is very personal and there’s no ‘one size fits all’ option here. The top folk at Precision Fuel and HydrationContinue reading “How to train your gut (and consume more carb) by Precision Fuel & Hydration”
With the Brighton Marathon in 2020 being cancelled and the world basically imploding with COVID for 2 years, my plan after Brighton 2019 to break the 3:30 mark took a back seat. It’s not that I stopped running – just ask my wife or check my Strava!! But the organised events and in particular marathonsContinue reading “The Sub 3:30 marathon Experiment”
Since my 100 training miles had been slight. I had some races in the meantime (Bournemouth Half and The Great South Run) but the mileage and type of training undertaken had been minimal and flat! I had been recovering from some aches and pains that my 100 brought on and whilst I had hoped toContinue reading “Wendover Woods 50 Miles”
Damian Hall is about to embark on his fifth UTMB® (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc) – a 105-mile ultramarathon race that incorporates a mammoth 10,000m of ascent around Europe’s most famous mountain. So how does Damian train for epic ultra running races and challenges in “lumpy” mountains? He reveals his secrets in this blog post. — ReadContinue reading “Damian Hall Training For A Mountain Ultra | inov-8”
Well let’s not beat around the bush, its now August, the race is 33 days away. It’s all just a little too real. I’ve done my miles, I’ve done the wet mornings, snowy ultra marathon distance runs, I’ve been up before many have gone to bed to run silly amounts miles. I’m prepared. But theContinue reading “Finding my first 100 miler – July Update”
Well it’s late this month but finally my thought on June’s training are done !
Decent article outlining a few things that might help build uphill speed. Worth a read. http://www.trailrunnermag.com/training/workouts-training/uphill-battles
April was a big training month. As my 100 miler gets closer the focus on the training gets stronger.