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Discussion: Downhill running..

in: LOST_Richard; LOST_Richard > 2016-02-01

Feb 1, 2016 9:08 AM # 
BB: there any special techniques? - e.g. would more weight make you go faster (like on a bike)?
Feb 1, 2016 9:30 AM # 
I am planning on lots of Guinness while we are in Ireland
Feb 1, 2016 10:40 PM # 
Isn't it that you need to train on downhills so your quads won't get too hammered? Apparently one solid (read: painful) downhill session protects you from further damage for about 6 weeks! I've found this to be true for myself :)
Feb 2, 2016 1:31 AM # 
So you get damaged from the one downhill session but then you're right for the next six weeks? How much downhill is there at the ultra-long? I might do a session in mid-March or maybe running at Easter will prepare me.
Feb 2, 2016 2:18 AM # 
Ricky, you could probably manage to ride your MTB around much of the course...a couple of the washouts at the creek crossings might be *fun* though.
Feb 2, 2016 2:22 AM # 
Will I be official or will I get Duncan's result? (he rode his bike)
Feb 2, 2016 2:26 AM # 
And I think I saw Duncan finish after you so it seems a bit harsh to DNF - maybe a new category for MTBs is required?
Feb 2, 2016 2:29 AM # 
Well with our recent trend of having one person per age group, I don't see why we can't have a MTB category with one person in it.

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