Plans for Marathon de Ben Nevis

In my taper week I’ve had two easy runs before work on Tuesday and Thursday. I felt really good on both runs and certainly feel ready for Saturday’s 42 mile ultra. I can’t say I feel 100% prepared as it’s only 8 weeks since the Lakeland 100 so it is what it is.

I put down sub 7:30 for my gold medal goal but it’s always a bit difficult when I haven’t been round the whole course.

I like to have some idea of where I need to be at each checkpoint so I’ve worked out a bit of a plan.

Ben Nevis plan

I will be aiming to keep my heart rate around 140 so it will be interesting to see how close I am to these splits.

I have 31 guesses for my ‘Guess My Time’ competition so if you want to take part you have until 6pm tonight (Thursday)!

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4 Responses to Plans for Marathon de Ben Nevis

  1. The course looks pretty amazing Weather forecast looks perfect so no worries there. All looks good for having a fun race. I think your gold target is pretty reasonable goal, I’ll go for 7:24:42.7 purely for symmetry. Good luck 🙂

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