Ultra Runners

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    Is that John who did the Camino?   Good to see you!  I didn't post much over in RWOL, and I don't post much here, but welcome.  

     Yeth.  I can't find the avatar file I used for the Camino.  Thank you for the welcome greeting.

      My father has just completed the Camino.  He loved it.


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        My father has just completed the Camino.  He loved it.

         With no concern for the religious aspect of the camino--I recommend it for any and all (except for the hesitancy of making it crowded).  There is something there for each and all.

         

        rgot

         

        John M.

          I was very proud of him.  He is 70 years old and completed the full Camino (including the long French section) without a single moan or whine.

           

          Many of the old hands here know that he was instrumental in my Leadville last year.  I would have DNF'd without him.  I just hope that I can be something approaching as awesome as him when I'm 70.

          smarterblonde


          IronSnatch

            Hi. I'm new to RA, this subgroup and ultra running.

             

            I will be running my first 50K this coming year (the Finger Lakes 50K).  I look forward to getting to know you all and learning from you.

             

            Thanks.


            Refurbished Hip

              Hi. I'm new to RA, this subgroup and ultra running.

               

              I will be running my first 50K this coming year (the Finger Lakes 50K).  I look forward to getting to know you all and learning from you.

               

              Thanks.

               

              You're an Ironwoman.  You'll do just fine.  I just eat my way through ultras.  The strategy has worked well so far!

              smarterblonde


              IronSnatch

                You're an Ironwoman.  You'll do just fine.  I just eat my way through ultras.  The strategy has worked well so far!

                 Thanks. I know that I shouldn't worry too much, seeing that I have a couple of IMs under my belt - but this is just running - a long-ass way. And with IM I just swim and bike my ass off and try to hang on dfor as long as i can with the run. If you check out my 2013 race schedule (just posted in the 2013 ultra thread), you'll see that I am going to be running a lot more this coming year than in years past. I really hope I learn to love it. It's just a mental thing i need to get over.

                NorNev


                   Thanks. I know that I shouldn't worry too much, seeing that I have a couple of IMs under my belt - but this is just running - a long-ass way. And with IM I just swim and bike my ass off and try to hang on dfor as long as i can with the run. If you check out my 2013 race schedule (just posted in the 2013 ultra thread), you'll see that I am going to be running a lot more this coming year than in years past. I really hope I learn to love it. It's just a mental thing i need to get over.

                   

                   

                  I found that running a 50K was more enjoyable and less pressure then a 26.2. In a Marathon everyone knows the difference between 3 hours, 4 hours, 5 hours etc...In a 50K you can run 4 hours, 6 hours on up and nobody knows the difference in time or cares.


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                    I was very proud of him.  He is 70 years old and completed the full Camino (including the long French section) without a single moan or whine.

                     

                    Many of the old hands here know that he was instrumental in my Leadville last year.  I would have DNF'd without him.  I just hope that I can be something approaching as awesome as him when I'm 70.

                     Wow... good stuff.  We (wife and I) were 59 and 62, walked from St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago, and then on to Fisterra.

                     

                    Congratulations on LT100, a special place to us for running.

                     

                    Go to Le Grizz in your seventieth year--nice birthday run in a beautiful setting.  If the link works, a few pictures of our trip to Spotted Bear last month:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/107806927815634170688/albums/5799970948071028369/5799970962901772754?authkey=CJ2g1o6Vh7juFA

                     

                    rgot

                     

                    John M.


                    Brown Noser

                      I found that running a 50K was more enjoyable and less pressure then a 26.2. In a Marathon everyone knows the difference between 3 hours, 4 hours, 5 hours etc...In a 50K you can run 4 hours, 6 hours on up and nobody knows the difference in time or cares.

                       

                      This is a good thing to remember for me.  One of the reasons that I want to run further than the marathon is not to be a 'slave' to the pressure.  Mental I know...

                      Be careful of the toes that you step on, because they may be connected to the ass that you have to kiss.

                      NorNev


                        This is a good thing to remember for me.  One of the reasons that I want to run further than the marathon is not to be a 'slave' to the pressure.  Mental I know...

                         

                        ...and another thing I found and enjoyed in my very limited ultra experience was that there was no "clowning" around like I've been finding in marathons...nobody was dressed up in stupid costumes, fewer people with Iphones, Ipods, etc..., no pacers, no corrals, no celeberties running, just a quiet race with runners that seemed to be pretty cool! 


                        Refurbished Hip

                          ...and another thing I found and enjoyed in my very limited ultra experience was that there was no "clowning" around like I've been finding in marathons...nobody was dressed up in stupid costumes, fewer people with Iphones, Ipods, etc..., no pacers, no corrals, no celeberties running, just a quiet race with runners that seemed to be pretty cool! 

                           

                          Shhhh!!!  Quit giving away all of our secrets.  Our races are already filling up too quickly.

                           

                          And +1 to what Nor said about 50Ks.

                            I found that running a 50K was more enjoyable and less pressure then a 26.2. In a Marathon everyone knows the difference between 3 hours, 4 hours, 5 hours etc...In a 50K you can run 4 hours, 6 hours on up and nobody knows the difference in time or cares.

                             

                            My legs always feel much better the day after a trail 50K than they do the day after a pavement marathon.   I also agree with you about the difference in mindset from a marathon to a trail ultramarathon.

                             

                            On Thanksgiving Day, I volunteered for the Atlanta Marathon as a Pace Team leader for the 2:30:00 Pace Group.  I wore the purple Pace Team shirt and carried the "2:30 Pace Team" flag during the race.  I was able to sign up for the race for free because of this volunteer duty, I scored tons of free volunteer stuff that was given to me at pace team training runs, etc., and I received the same medal and race shirt as everyone running the race.  I ran the race at a much slower pace than I normally would have, but the 2:30:00 pace was conducive to my recovery from my 100-mile race earlier this month.  

                            I am gravitating toward the idea of using all of the popular and crowded road marathons as opportunities to volunteer, just as I did for this Atlanta Half Marathon, instead of running them seriously for time.  Instead of paying over $100 for a local road marathon, I can simply run it for free as a Pace Team leader and earn the time on my feet.  When I want to run a serious race, I'll run an ultramarathon.

                            NorNev


                              Jason, unless you've started to run really fast, I'm assuming you mean the 2:30 pace leader for the 1/2 Marathon?

                                John, Jason and NorNev?

                                 

                                this.is.awesome.