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Discussion: Good grief!

in: Badger; Badger > 2018-09-08

Sep 11, 2018 12:01 PM # 
100km at 5:11/km. That's impressive! Where was it?
Sep 11, 2018 6:49 PM # 
There’s a handy little globe you can press in the log...

But indeed, rather impressive. Now what?!
Sep 11, 2018 8:00 PM # 
paul c:
I think you’ve found your calling.
Sep 12, 2018 7:41 AM # 
Yes see the map link in the log entry for the route/splits etc. To be fair it was the flattest race you could ever imagine - Garmin said 87m climb in 100km! - so it was easier to run at a good consistent pace than most Ultras. Though you can see from the splits I was flagging a lot in the last 15km or so.

But yes maybe Ultras are my thing - I've noticed that I was slightly closer to the 100km road world record (6:09 !!) as a % of my time than my marathon or any other PBs, even with all the rest stops, uneven surfaces etc.

Next main target will be London Marathon 2019 - my fitness seems to have improved a lot over the last 6 months with all this ultra training, I feel in better shape than ever before, so I want to see if I can translate that to a better marathon time having previously felt like I'd hit a plateau.

But beyond that - my bucket list is currently Comrades Marathon (will need to learn to run up hills!) and then maybe one day a 100-mile race... :)
Sep 12, 2018 8:33 AM # 
The Comrades is downhill every other year...

...but apparently that's harder because of the strain on the knees
Sep 12, 2018 10:36 AM # 
It looks like the downhill run year still has around 1200m climb in 90km, mostly in the first half (compared to 1800m total climb in the uphill run) - so either way I'd need to learn to run uphill AND downhill! - rather different from the Thames Path. Still think I prefer the concept of the "downhill" run though :)

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