Here’s a link to a quick vlog I made.
So I’ve been training since 23rd February and it’s been pretty tough for many reasons, mostly not because of the running itself. Much of my difficulty lies in managing the balancing act between work, family life and attempting to train for an ultra. Now that’s no different to other people’s challenges, but there’s no getting away from the fact that it’s a serious challenge and everyone’s situation is different.
Essentially, where I am is that I can happily run about 3 times further than I could at the beginning of my training. I was struggling to run a 5k, now I’m happy running up to 9 miles. Nowhere near enough for an ultra of course, so my plan is to walk as much as I need to during the event itself and not worry about it. Knowing that the experience will add value for next time!
The fact I am now happy to run that distance is important to me, finding the time to do so is still a challenge, so I’m just being kind to myself and running whenever I can and trying to stick to my plan as much as I can.
Ok, so take care all, happy running!
5 thoughts on “Quick update”
I always think of power:weight ratios for cycling but I see that it’s much the same for the running (but mostly when it comes to the hills). I like the ‘scratch the itch’ approach and it seems to me that speed is probably the least important thing about ultras.
Thank you! Definitely not a speed thing for me!!
It strikes me that if you run a marathon, people ask what time you did. I doubt that’s the case for an ultra.
So I’m told!
And thanks for watching the Vlog!