Measuring a 100 miler

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Jun 2014
10:06pm, 23 Jun 2014
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DeeGee
I'm not even slightly bothered about getting a sub-24, although I believe I could do that. It just feels like the right event for me. There'll be people there who are really great friends, possibly also my family, and I've kind of made my mind up already. It's one of those "if you only run one, which one would you do?" decisions. I've got more than a full year to train, but I have to qualify first. I would feel wrong about entering and not yet having qualified.
Jun 2014
10:10pm, 23 Jun 2014
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Liliaicha
Sounds like you've made the right choice. Centurion events are fantastic too :)
Jun 2014
10:52pm, 23 Jun 2014
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DeeGee
Thanks for the link darl0. It's a possibility...
Jun 2014
8:09am, 24 Jun 2014
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Bintmcskint
Great article. I like the set up with the wristbands :-)
Jun 2014
9:28am, 24 Jun 2014
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DeeGee
Not sure about doing the NDW50, Bint. I'm sure it would be good as a recce, but I have a feeling that mentally I'd be better off only seeing the course on race day.
Jun 2014
9:37am, 24 Jun 2014
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Bintmcskint
I have talked to a several Ultra runners who have that same feeling, DeeGee.
I'm the complete opposite and like to know what's coming :-)

I'm volunteering at NDW100 this year in an attempt to soak up more Ultra wisdom from "those that know"
As Lil said, you won't regret choosing a Centurion race.
Jun 2014
1:31pm, 24 Jun 2014
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Liliaicha
One of the reasons I did so well at NDW100 was because I had very good course knowledge.
Jun 2014
1:50pm, 24 Jun 2014
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HappyG(rrr)
I've got same issue for WHW next year (95 miles, but it's like a pseudo 100 miler, 'K?!) I'm not that bothered about knowing pace or time, but would like the Garmin trace for posterity. I plan to use Garmin as usual until 10 or 15 hours, then add the USB battery pack (15 quid in Tesco) and put both in my backpack and not look at watch thereafter.

My experience is that no matter what a Garmin tells you, after 10 - 15 hours or 50 plus miles, no pace goal is going to make my legs move any faster! :-) G
Jun 2014
2:12pm, 24 Jun 2014
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Bintmcskint
Same here, HappyG(rrr)
I just want that Garmin trace on my training log :-)

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