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Andrea Feucht
(misstenacity) - F - M
Re: Re: ultrarunner here on 03/16/2014 10:16:48 MDT Print View

Thank you so much, dallas!

Now, that is actually interesting, about the snow. Because it's been crap here in NM, I figured it was the same in CO and so it would be the PERFECT year for an early trek (compared to August+).

So, thanks. Obviously I would have looked at snow levels soon, but I didn't think I would find that it has been a "good" year. Hmmm. This could be interesting.

:-)

Andrea Feucht
(misstenacity) - F - M
Re: Re: Re: ultrarunner here on 03/16/2014 10:19:30 MDT Print View

Adam (oysters), take the trail option. :-) I'm biased, but I think a 48 hour is going to be so wrenching you might never come back to ultras. I did a 24 hour very early in my ultra days and only lasted 19 hours before I said, 'screw this!'. Luckily I went right back onto the trails after that.

I don't know how many options you have near you, but ultras in general are exploding so if there are not tons of paid races, I bet you can find a lot of group fun runs.

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Re: Re: Re: Re: ultrarunner here on 03/18/2014 09:49:51 MDT Print View

I used to run quite a bit...I was never fast but I loved the long mileage. I had to take a break because of several non-backpacking/running related injuries, but now that I'm into UL backpacking I'm really keen on using ultra trail runs to get back!! Of course, as soon as I started training I broke my ankle in a somewhat-backpack-relating accident, so I'm on hold again.

But thanks for this thread...I need all the inspiration I can get! This boot is really cramping my style.....

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ultrarunner here on 03/18/2014 10:50:25 MDT Print View

"in a somewhat-backpack-relating accident,"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! That's quite a somewhat.....

"This boot is really cramping my style....."

I first read this as 'booty is really cramping my style...." Sorry! :-)

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ultrarunner here on 03/18/2014 16:20:44 MDT Print View

C'mon Doug....I can call it a Somewhat-backpacking-related, can't i?!! I mean, it kind of was.......

peter vacco
(fluff@inreach.com) - M

Locale: no. california
wannabe ultrarunner here on 03/18/2014 18:57:23 MDT Print View

i have tried and tried to enjoy running. i love the idea of it, but is such a peeving thing that i can not seem to run without end forever.
one might note that my running is lame looking and not at all smooth. some would say, that "i suck at running".
but, i am pretty adept and lugging loads up hills. the issue is that the hills are quite far away form me, and it costs me almost as long driving as it pays in hiking, for a day trip.

to that end, i just now (literally) brought home a couple of large tires. i intend to drag these about the neighborhood.
if i can not get to the hill, i will bring the hill to me.

stay tuned.

cheers,
v.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: wannabe ultrarunner here on 03/18/2014 19:01:05 MDT Print View

"i intend to drag these about the neighborhood."

Please tell me your having someone shoot video.....

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: wannabe ultrarunner here on 03/18/2014 19:07:54 MDT Print View

"i intend to drag these about the neighborhood."


Consider a training 'chute -

TrainingCute

MYOG, and LYAO....

peter vacco
(fluff@inreach.com) - M

Locale: no. california
Re: Re: Re: wannabe ultrarunner here on 03/18/2014 21:56:42 MDT Print View

i am THERE.
methinks this is the way to go.
no impact, lots of breathing, and you get to lean into it.

lessons learned on first night.
1. - (as per Doug) ... wait until night. it's not so lame looking**, and there's less traffic. you get hit between the tire and you, is all over. (the rig needs a easy to break rope for this to be safer).
2. - one remarkably stout 225/70x19 truck tire is not enough to do real damage. i could tow that thing for days. tomorrow i gott'a find a more manly size, or double up on it. we need more weight. it seemed substantial when i tossed it into the car, but it tows less than it .. whatever.. just needs more.
3. - is suspect the second tire should be rigged behind the first one, not on top. this would give more stable traction/friction.
4. - the tow chain rubbing on the ground gets extremely hot and when putting my rig away, it burned a nice patch in my arm.

** - factually (for BPL), yes. it is fully as lame "looking". but, since there is less, if any, light ... then does it look as lame if nobody can see it ? and thusly, lesser possibility of "looking".
from here it may be noted that lame looking, is not the same as looking lame.
this might be one of those symantec word thing sorts of traps.
take it directly to chaff.

stay tuned.
v.

Adam Kilpatrick
(oysters) - MLife

Locale: South Australia
Re: Re: Re: Re: ultrarunner here on 03/18/2014 22:13:23 MDT Print View

Hey Miss.

Yeah I'm definitely going to do the trail ultra instead. Doing timed track races just really is a dud idea for me I think. Not only the race itself, but from everything I've read, you really need to get a lot of concrete/bitumen road training in to prepare for them, uggh. Just sounds too boring! And the trail ones are obviously more specific to hiking.

Adam Kilpatrick
(oysters) - MLife

Locale: South Australia
Re: wannabe ultrarunner here on 03/18/2014 22:16:33 MDT Print View

I've done this before for training myself. Its interesting for fun, but unless you are planning on pulking, or getting into sprinting, or walking to the south pole, I think you are better off just doing some stairs. Unless of course you are bored, and also have no stairs near you. I find that you need (ideally) about four or five flights minimum to have a good workout from them. The best is probably around 6-8, with a lift so that you can take that down again most times to save your knees.