Running a 100 miler - first time advice?

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Jun 2015
8:50pm, 21 Jun 2015
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Oscar the grouch
Hi folks,

Is there a forum here that will give me help and advice on how to train for a first 100 mile run next year? I have run 18 marathons/ultras, with the furthest being 50 miles.

I want to soak up any and all help, even if it repeats stuff I know... or think I know!!

Thanks in advance,
OtG
Jun 2015
8:58pm, 21 Jun 2015
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Bintmcskint
Hey Oscar

I ran my first 100 miler last weekend and will most likely get round to blogging tomorrow so look out for that (not sure how much help it will be but still!)

There is also the Ultras for Beginners thread and the Ultra Marathons thread both of which are very friendly and helpful with advice.

What race are you doing?
Jun 2015
8:58pm, 21 Jun 2015
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Derby Tup
Looking at your race times you look a similar standard to me. As such time on your feet and working on durability would be the focus; they are everything. Getting round is absolutely core for me; DNF is not an option. There is a huge mental challenge and there will probably be a time when you really have had enough. Double days are good (long find on consecutive days. There's some chat on the various 100 threads just avoid stuff relating to 50 Mile fun runs and such like ;-)
Jun 2015
9:08pm, 21 Jun 2015
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Foxy
Don't ;)
Jun 2015
9:28pm, 21 Jun 2015
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Hills of Death (HOD)
Binks has the best advice read his blogs
Jun 2015
8:38am, 22 Jun 2015
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Oscar the grouch
Thanks folks - will check those out. Any advice of any sort is welcome by Fmail.
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