A New Running Thread for 2018


#641

This is my routine, only mine’s worse:
run, cool down at desk while eating lunch, THEN shower. Lucky no-one sits toooo close to me.

I’ve got a lovely harbour-side route, but can’t run at the moment because we’re in a new building that is still under construction and don’t have showers yet. IRKED.


#642

Hugely irksome


#643

Did anyone else read this? So much to identify with!


#644

Woah. One for @crisps


#645

That’s ridiculous


#646

“Morning run” https://www.strava.com/activities/1690134887

Beyond incredible. Hardly anyone’s got near Billy B’s long-standing record and he’s absolutely smashed it. Could see this never being broken.

In related incredibleness, I supported a few Germans on a BG leg recently and one of them was a serious ultra runner. He holds the record for a 200 mile (TWO HUNDRED MILES) race in 46h something. As in he ran 200 miles in less than 48 hours. Hard to understand how that is possible.


#647

Woah:


#648

Yep. Slightly contro for some though as she didn’t do 2 ‘rounds’ (did half, turned round and did a full round, turned back and did another half) and it wasn’t within 48hrs. Seems a bit mean spirited as the whole undertaking is an absolute sufferfest, especially in super hot conditions.


#649

Not quite on the same level as the previous two examples, but I’ve got my trail ultra tomorrow. 630am start my time (730pm UK I think). My PB for the course is 10 hours flat, so just hoping to beat that. Good thoughts being sent my way would be appreciated.


#650

Woah. Very best of luck. And enjoy it, if such a thing is possible. :slightly_smiling_face:


#651

Thank you. It will be fun for a while, probably not fun by the end. I’ll know some of the volunteers and marshalls, which will be nice. Plus I know 7-8 of the entrants to speak to, so the first half will be chatty and matey and the second half will be wanting to die :D.


#652

Good luck @infinite_jest, that sounds utterly bonkers to me


#653

I like the reward for beating the course record.

Flogged yourself to bits beating the course record? Do it again every year for the rest of your life!


#654

Made it! Few dodgy moments - was getting a lot of nausea about 2/3 in, but managed to get past it - might have been because it was quite sunny (I’m a bit sunburned).

Really happy how I managed it, started very slow rather than busting myself out by halfway like I did last time. Meant I made really good time on the second half, and actually finished by running up hills. I finished in a slightly irksome 10:00:21 - 21 seconds over ten hours. If I hadn’t got confused near the end and doubled back thinking I was on the wrong course, I would have beaten my best time.

Came home, ate fish and chips, drank beer, had bath. About to fall into bed.


#655

:open_mouth: Incredible stuff, mate.