100km at 5:11/km. That's impressive! Where was it?
There’s a handy little globe you can press in the log...
But indeed, rather impressive. Now what?!
I think you’ve found your calling.
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... :)
The Comrades is downhill every other year...
...but apparently that's harder because of the strain on the knees
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 :)