I set up this blog (Oct 06) to record my training and thoughts in preparing for the 2007 WHW Race – a 95 mile ultra race from Milngavie to Fort William.
I have now run 52 ultras over the past 14 years including the whw 6 times and you can read all about them, watch my race videos and lots more by using the tabs at the top of the blog.
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Next ultra race …Blacks to the Beacon Ultra (50 miles)March 6, 20217 hours to go.
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Category Archives: Lessons learnt
I find it is always good to do a post on lessons I have learnt from an ultra race. So before the race drifts into history I thought I would jot down some key lessons. These are in no particular … Continue reading
I’m interested to see how long it will take me to recover from this race. I felt it took me at least 5 weeks after the Hardmoors 160 to feel I had any spring in my legs and even by … Continue reading
I’m running again which is goo news. I ran 5 miles with Katrina on Monday and then another 6 miles today at lunchtime. I plan another easy run on Friday and then I’m running the Castle of Mey 10k on … Continue reading
At lunch time today I went out for my first run since Saturday. I probably could have run yesterday but I was keen to have 3 days off to recover. I was really pleased with how my legs felt. I … Continue reading
I’ve had a couple of easy recovery runs this week and feel my legs and feet have recovered well. I was very sore on Monday but from Tuesday onwards felt better and better. On Friday I had the privilege of … Continue reading
I always find it helpful to review my races and write down some thoughts on what went right and what went wrong so I can learn for the future and hopefully not make the same mistake again though I’ve been … Continue reading
I had my first recovery run today after work. I wore my heart rate strap and made sure I kept my HR below 130. My legs felt surprisingly good but I didn’t push it!! My little toe is a little … Continue reading
One of the many benefits of writing this blog for the last 8 years is I have learnt a lot of lessons from each and every ultra I have run. I like to make a list of these lessons and … Continue reading
I ran home today for my first run since Saturday’s race. I’ve been really pleased with how quickly I have recovered. Another indication that the race went well! I spent the time thinking about Saturday’s race. The Hardmoors 60 was … Continue reading