Finding my first 100 Miler – February Update

Goto: January Update So things are getting serious now. Race day in around 7 months. COVID lockdown easing plans published and it looks like things are going to start moving towards something that might resemble life before coronavirus. I think we can all agree that we have looked forward to that time, but we alsoContinue reading “Finding my first 100 Miler – February Update”

Finding my first 100 miler – Nutrition

Right, this is the bit that fills me with most fear when trying to plan how I am going to get through my first 100 mile event. It seems that nutrition is one of the Ultrarunners biggest challenges. its the single biggest reason why people DNF in 100 mile races. So trying to get thisContinue reading “Finding my first 100 miler – Nutrition”

How to run 100 miles

This is a great video. Anyone wanting to think about running 100 miles the. This is well worth a watch youtube.com/watch

Finding my first 100 miler – Hydration

We all need to drink. There I said it. Though I think we already might have worked this out. When you’re a runner you need to make sure you maintain hydration. Now this isn’t any special news to anyone, but I think we often underestimate the importance. I for sure haven’t really though enough aboutContinue reading “Finding my first 100 miler – Hydration”

Motivated?

Oh blimey. I think of myself as a motivated person but at 5:15 when my alarm starts it’s infernal beeping I really question it. What am I actually trying to prove to anyone, including myself! I’ve proven I know how to walk fast or run – whatever you wish to call it. I’ve proven I’mContinue reading “Motivated?”

Finding my first 100 miler – November Update

Click this for my previous blog post! Week 7 complete and November nearly out. Training so far has been fine.  Still feels like the calm before the storm.  Its noticeable that there are few rest days, but the 3 weeks hard effort and 1-week recovery is working out well. The slow start in October following the RunContinue reading “Finding my first 100 miler – November Update”

Nike React Infinity Run

Another shoe in the armoury is the Nike React Infinity Run. A super cushioned shoe for those easy runs. With the first 120 miles now logged, what are my thoughts? So first thing first, they are the flyknit upper from Nike. not the usual tongue and upper. Firstly I thought this wouldn’t work for me.Continue reading “Nike React Infinity Run”

Finding my first 100 miler

2021 will see my taking on my first 100 mile race. I’m keeping a training blog until race day. Follow my ups and downs, challenges and successes and come along on the journey with me.

Inov8 TerraUltra G270 – The first 100 miles

Firstly, these are one of the first times I’ve bought ‘new’. This was bought on the day of release and I paid the full price. Not my normal way, I’ll normally go for a previous model at a cheaper price. But with these the improvements were really key for me and I felt if IContinue reading “Inov8 TerraUltra G270 – The first 100 miles”