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What I've learned (feel free to join in) (Read 813 times)

jjameson


     Keep JJameson un-injured and he turns into an ultra beast

     

     

    Ha, that is a bunch of BS!

     

     

    jjameson


       

      Now for serious ones

      6)  You can get away with back to back hard workouts - Only sometimes.  Eventually they start to take a toll and break you down.

      7)  A series of good workouts (say ever other day) is better than 1 great workout you take the rest of the week to recover from

      8)  You only need to run really long (30-50 miles) 2 times a month

      9)  I will take one 30-40 mile run any day over back to back 20s

      11)  Its easier to run an ultra at 200 pounds than it is at 228 pounds

       

      Totally agree.

      Even at #220 you can kick my a$$.

       

       


      Consistently Slow

        Dump the Garmin and run based on feel

         Dump the  run based on feel and run my Gamin(HR).

         

        FEEL = DNF

        Run until the trail runs out.

        2014***1500 miles 09/28/14

        50miler 13:26:18

        Race Less Train More

         

        Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

        "The Marble in The Groove"

         

        unsolicited chatter

        http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

          Carry TP

            Losing a week of training due to injury or other setbacks will not ruin your race.

            Expect the unexpected-> some or many things you experienced during training will not hold true during the race.

            Taking a wrong turn or losing the trail will not ruin your race

              1. You can't bank time. 

              2. There are no places to hide shitting above treeline *or* when you live out on the plains where there are no trees.  A whole building full of office workers got to see that one in action last year.  Undecided

              3. Don't sit in the chairs and stay the hell away from the heaters/campfires at the aid stations.

              4. Take lots of photos, sometimes it hard to account for large blocks of time!  Smile

              DoppleBock


                http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

                2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

                 

                DoppleBock


                  If that is the rule - I should be taking pictures every day .... What were we talking about again?

                   

                   

                  4. Take lots of photos, sometimes it hard to account for large blocks of time!  Smile

                  http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

                  2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

                   

                    If that is the rule - I should be taking pictures every day .... What were we talking about again?

                     

                    Get off my lawn!  Big grin


                    You'll ruin your knees!

                      1. You can't bank time. 

                       

                      ...you say potato...

                       

                      4. You can't put miles in the bank.

                       

                      MTA: 9. When in a lightning storm at 13,000, there are no low places in which to take cover... RUN!

                      ""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)


                      Consistently Slow

                        Carry TP

                         ??Tissue paper. The light went on.Finally.

                        Run until the trail runs out.

                        2014***1500 miles 09/28/14

                        50miler 13:26:18

                        Race Less Train More

                         

                        Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                        "The Marble in The Groove"

                         

                        unsolicited chatter

                        http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

                          ...you say potato...

                           

                           

                          MTA: 9. When in a lightning storm at 13,000, there are no low places in which to take cover... RUN!

                           

                          LOL...sorry, totally missed that!


                          HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                            The concept that I should take the food and eat it whilst walking away out of the aid station, is nearly rocket science, and hard for me to grasp.

                             

                            I tried vasolining my toes and feet bottoms this Saturday, and I got almost no blisters, so apparently that worked for me.

                            It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


                            Consistently Slow

                              Jackets are good for  stuffing   food  in the pockets while walking away form the aid  station.

                               

                              After mile 20 chewing is hard work without water.

                               

                              20 oz hand held  only  last for about 45 minutes.

                               

                              Arm sleeves which are to small will cut off the circulation.

                              Run until the trail runs out.

                              2014***1500 miles 09/28/14

                              50miler 13:26:18

                              Race Less Train More

                               

                              Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                              "The Marble in The Groove"

                               

                              unsolicited chatter

                              http://bkclay.blogspot.com/


                              HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                                Jackets are good for  stuffing   food  in the pockets while walking away form the aid  station.

                                Yet another good idea -- "put the food in a pocket" -- that sounds so simple, and yet apparently is too much for my little tired brain to grasp at the appropriate time. I should work on thinking about that ahead of time.

                                 

                                After mile 20 chewing is hard work without water.

                                 

                                I think I took nearly 3 miles to eat a cookie last Saturday, and only got through it by using the rest of my water to help me swallow. That was weird, and surprised me (I'm pretty inexperienced at ultras). On the positive side, it was a distraction.

                                It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

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