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Arducius

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Nov 2017
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    £200 does seem steep for a 100 but how many aid stations are there, how well stocked are they, do they sort out a drop bag for half way/the finish, organise transport back to the start etc etc?

    For comparison I paid about £70 for Endure 24, and £50 for the Thames Trot (50 miles).

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    and another thing - apart from one or two i have literally no idea who in the strava group has which name here.

    I'm the one with the pic of a man falling off a cliff.

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    That plasticky table cloth stuff. You can buy it off a roll, normally priced per metre, different patterns if you're bothered about aesthetics. Bubble wrap likely cheaper and more fun.

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    @dubkev - Left to my own devices I'd probably do 3 runs a week but I'm following a training plan at the moment because I've done something very stupid and signed up for a 24hr race in June and set myself the target of covering 100 miles. Then I went and signed up for the Thames Trot 50 miler in Feb thinking it would be good training and I'm contemplating a 12hr between the two. So now I'm on a 5 day a week training plan:
    M - 9 miles intervals
    T - 5 easy miles
    W - 9 miles tempo
    Th - rest
    F - Long run
    S - Long run
    Su - rest

    The long runs are pure time on feet endurance training without really bothering about distance or pace. Just a good opportunity to practice eating and drinking on the move, practice navigating on the run (although the events I have lined up are going to require very little navigating), and see some countryside.

    Finding/making time for 5 runs a week isn't always easy with other life happening too but I try to stick to the training plan as much as I can by running some of the way to work. I'm fortunate to live 9 miles from a train station I'd be passing through anyway!

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    I made a loaf on the weekend using the sediment from a batch of mead, took a little while for the yeasts to wake up and the finished loaf is a bit wet but ultimately a successful experiment! I used 100g strong white, 100g wholemeal rye and 50g spelt, a little salt and the liquid from the bottom of the mead.
    More experimentation from home brew required I think!

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    Sorry no pics of me bothering the sheep...

    Calluses will build up over time and it can be these causing blisters by moving independently of the rest of your skin, causing abrasion/irritation deeper in the skin. I'd probably leave them a couple of days before popping them (allows the new skin time to stop being sore), then "tidy up" the edges of thicker skin as much as you can with a scalpel blade (being careful obviously) or rub with a pumice.

    Then keep on top of your calluses, assuming that's what's caused this, by trimming/scrubbing them down.

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    Sounds nasty ^ kudos for updating the forum ahead of seeing to your wellbeing though!

    Had an unusual experience on Saturday's run. Stumbling down a hill I come across a sheep with its head stuck in a fence. Ended up having to straddle the sheep as it kept trying to push forward, so I could hold it steady with my legs and untangle all the wool from the fence, and push its head back through. Thankfully no one else around to witness a man in tights straddling a sheep...

    Ended up being out for a little over 3 hours, very slow pace, got lost a bit, took a long time navigating but enjoyed the clear skies and quiet countryside.

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    Both probably! Getting used to running further will make 13 miles feel shorter and you'll have more endurance so covering the distance should feel easier. Then adding intervals and tempo sessions will help with increasing top speed and your ability to hold a higher speed for longer.

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    Cheap rear bike light that I clip onto the waistband of my shorts if I'm going to be runnning on the road, head torch for lighting the way (just a not-top-of-the-range, few years old Petzl) does the trick for me.

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    Left the house in the dark this morning, didn't take a head torch. Should have taken a head torch! Ended up carrying my phone using the torch to light about 2m in front of me for the best part of 9 miles. Lesson learned.

    Saw a guy sleeping under a bridge about 2 miles from the nearest civilisation, still wearing his (switched on) headtorch. #csb

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