Ultra Runners

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DoppleBock


    I resisted for 6-9 months and then I just entered the historical data in large blocks - Just getting the mileage in the right year.  You could start fresh 1/1/2013.

     

    I've never had an on-line log. I keep mine in Excel and it looks like too much work to reenter it here. Basic current info: 30 mpw, 5 or 6 days, longest run in the 7-10 mile range, try to get in one interval workout a week. Short term goals: 800m and mile improvement over last year (3:28 and 7:57 respectively). Indoor track season ends March 3 and I can reset my focus then. And I've been running since 1968 and have raced as long as a marathon, though my last one was 30+ years ago.

    http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

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

     


    Muddling through

      There may be User Groups which meet your needs better - but if you really want to have a crack at a 24hr race then please stick around and listen to DoppleBock and WrigleyGirl.... and then go to your Doctor to get your head examined.

       

      If my head is the only part that needs to be examined, I'll be fine. SueInTN has already pointed me to several resources. I did crew at this year's NC24 so I got a glimpse of what I'm getting myself into.

      2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

      DoppleBock


        Welcome - Do you care to share any background.

         

        I like to run a lot - I am a higher mileage piggy.  I am Dopplebock = full bodied beer, doing all my PRs > 200# at 6'3.  My 3 favorite distances (In rank order) = 50 mile, 5 mile, Marathon.  My most hated distances = 24 hour and <= 5k.

         

        I have had the most success at 24 hour although I truly hate the mental and physical anguish it causes.  Lately I have not been able to get myself into the right mental place for a 24 hours race.  My last attempt I was in really good shape and ran a 24 on the track (Sept 1-2)

        1st 12 = 129,200 meters

        2nd 12 = 71,200 meters

         

        I am ready to move from 24 hours to 100 mile trail races ...

         

        In our only head to head - Purdey crushed me as I DNF'd Leadville and he did not.

         

        Thanks for the welcome, Purdey!

         

        I'm one of the new, adventurous ultra runners, and look forward to learning from everyone here.

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

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

         

           

          In our only head to head - Purdey crushed me as I DNF'd Leadville and he did not.

           

           

          I don't count that.  We need to race again.

           

          BTW - DoppleBock is being rather modest.  He represented the USA in the World 24hr Championships, and placed 12th overall and 2nd American behind Scott Jurek.

           

          I'm sure that Mikey The Pig won't mind me posting this link (for people who want to know a bit more about the man who went from weighing 300 pounds to placing 12th in the World 24hrs):

           

          http://www.jsonline.com/features/health/96304429.html


          Refurbished Hip

            Oh hey, a fellow Wisconsinite!  Nice article.

              I don't count that.  We need to race again.

               

              BTW - DoppleBock is being rather modest.  He represented the USA in the World 24hr Championships, and placed 12th overall and 2nd American behind Scott Jurek.

               

              I'm sure that Mikey The Pig won't mind me posting this link (for people who want to know a bit more about the man who went from weighing 300 pounds to placing 12th in the World 24hrs):

               

              http://www.jsonline.com/features/health/96304429.html

               

              I am a former heavyweight myself, so I loved reading this story.  Congrats, Mike!

                Having read your story - I thought that might appeal to you Jason. 

                toyger


                  Welcome - Do you care to share any background.

                   

                  Yes! Although I don't have much history to report on. I've been running since 2010 and have a half dozen HMs and a marathon (yes, only one) under my belt. I did my first 12 hour run in September at North Coast and only managed a 50k. In 2013, I'll be running the 60k at the Land Between the Lakes series, 3 Days at the Fair 24 hour, and North Coast 24 hour.

                  Jen


                  Bad Ass

                    Hi, guys.  I'm from RWOL but never participated of the ultra forums there. I would like that to change.  Doing my first ultra in February (Everglades Ultra 50K).  I know, 50K is like a mini ultra but I've not taken the plunge and go all out with a 50 miler.

                     

                    Looking forward to hanging out here more and learning from all of you.


                    Thanks for the welcome!

                    Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                    Next:  RnR Country Music Half Marathon

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                    "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                    DoppleBock


                      Welcome - 50k is a good place to start

                       

                      Is this a swamp - muddy - 50k or how is the course? 

                       

                      Hi, guys.  I'm from RWOL but never participated of the ultra forums there. I would like that to change.  Doing my first ultra in February (Everglades Ultra 50K).  I know, 50K is like a mini ultra but I've not taken the plunge and go all out with a 50 miler.

                       

                      Looking forward to hanging out here more and learning from all of you.


                      Thanks for the welcome!

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

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

                       


                      Refurbished Hip

                        Background?

                         

                        Ran my first 50K in 2011 at the Ice Age Trail 50 here in Wisconsin.  Then I ran a bunch more.  Ran my age in miles on my birthday this year because I had nothing else to do that day.  (I'm fairly young though.)  Ran my first 50 miler and 100K this year and fell in love with long, long distances.  I still haven't gotten around to running a road marathon and I'm not sure if I ever will.  I am mostly a trail runner.  I've paced at a few 100s now and am planning on running my own first 100 in 2014 if all goes according to plan.

                        DoppleBock


                          Welcome -

                           

                          Hasher?

                          LPTR?

                          Why wait until 2014? 

                           

                          Background?

                           

                          Ran my first 50K in 2011 at the Ice Age Trail 50 here in Wisconsin.  Then I ran a bunch more.  Ran my age in miles on my birthday this year because I had nothing else to do that day.  (I'm fairly young though.)  Ran my first 50 miler and 100K this year and fell in love with long, long distances.  I still haven't gotten around to running a road marathon and I'm not sure if I ever will.  I am mostly a trail runner.  I've paced at a few 100s now and am planning on running my own first 100 in 2014 if all goes according to plan.

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

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

                           


                          On On

                            Welcome -

                             

                            Hasher?

                            LPTR?

                            Why wait until 2014? 

                             

                            Yes I am a Hasher.


                            Refurbished Hip

                              Welcome -

                               

                              Hasher?

                              LPTR?

                              Why wait until 2014? 

                               

                              I'm not running at the moment.  I have a seriously nagging groin injury that I need to get totally healed up.  It'll be a while before I'm running again and a while longer yet before I slowly build back up my miles. 


                              Uh oh... now what?

                                Always on the alert for new landscape replacement landscape to clutter randomly.

                                 

                                Hi.  I live on an island in the PNW.