I started this blog as a diary of my progress towards what was to be my first ultra running event – Endure 24 – in June this year. I’ve been terribly slack recently and haven’t posted anything since the end of February, but I have been doing lots of running!
I’ll write up reports of the more interesting runs I’ve done (primarily to help remind myself what I did when they make a film about just how amazing and epic I am in a few years… pahahaha!). To give a quick idea, since the end of Feburary I’ve:
- Run the Green Man Ultra – this was my first ultra, and I got all the way to the end! (Total about 48 miles due to one or two unintentional diversions). An amazing experience which I’ll write up shortly.
- Had a nose around on the Runners World website a week or so after the GMU and thought it would be a brilliant idea to enter Day 3 of the Jurassic Coast Challenge. So I ran that (3 weeks after the GMU). I knew it was going to be hilly, but bloooooody hell! More on that later.
- Decided to make a Parkrun a bit more like ultra training, so I had a curry, 6 pints and a few vodkas the night before, ran down to the Parkrun with my race pack on, did the run, then ran home. A bit over 13 miles all in. I tried it again the week later without the alcohol and managed to get a Parkrun PB which I’m pleased about.
- Run a few back-to-backs and general longer runs as training for my next ultra – the Pony Express – which is in just over 2 weeks as I write this.
So keep an eye out – I’ll try and get these written within the next week or so.