Fast Packing. Apparently its a thing. Rather than simply hiking with a big pack its a combination of hiking and trail running. Using gear that increases in price as it decreases in weight, packs are light, kit is minimal and miles get covered. I started training this year for an ultra marathon so I’ve beenContinue reading “Fast Packing the West Wight”
I think the biggest factor was that feeling of simply moving through a landscape at a pace dictated by me. Not the weight in my pack or how fast the kids were moving or what the trail was like or how much my legs ached. If I wanted to run, I ran.
How about 10km up along the cliffs including the steepest climb on the Island. Oh go on then.
or Holy S**t, I just ran 10k. So on Friday I decided to just get up to the woods and try something. After struggling to get around a 5k loop the last view times I went out I had decided that my problem was pacing. I’d just go off too quick and then really struggleContinue reading “A Minor Milestone”
So the first part of this journey is complete. While not completely couch potato to running 5 kilometres, my physical job and hiking “prowess” gave a bit of a start, I’ve reached the end of the first training program in this long road to ultramarathons. After a couple of false starts in June, July sawContinue reading “Couch to 5k”
Highlights from training runs of the last couple of weeks. We’re making progress but still such a long way to go!
Video log of our first “training” session of this crazy adventure.