I have run since school and slowly built up the distances starting from 800m all the way up to multi day ultras. My first ultra was the Matterhorn Ultraks 46km in Switzerland.
Take your time. I think there is often the need to jump up the distances too quickly. Start with a 50km and gradually get longer. This way you can find your favorite distance as you go. I have figured out that my fav distance is 50km on the trail and 100km on the road.
Getting the ladies world record for running from Lands End to John o’Grotas
Seb Coe and Steve Ovett, I loved the rivalry they had that made them both better athletes.
To win Comrades and break the 100km British Record
I set up SCY for Runners to help runners become stronger, faster and keep those niggles away all with manageable sessions. I think S&C can be intimidating as it is hard to know where to start and if you are not flexible then you often avoid yoga. With my sessions I take the thinking out of it by figuring out exactly what runners need, and I know how a runner moves (I certainly can’t touch my toes) so I make sessions that are designed for runners by a runner, me!
I used to have a cake making business!
Firstly by having A, B and C goals for my race. That way if things don’t quite go to plan you can change the focus and you don’t feel like your race is over. Ultras are all about problem solving on the go and this might mean changing your goals whilst you are in the race.
I have just started working with a Sports Nutritionist and he told me about the performance benefits associated with Beet It and ultra running so I am excited to use it and see the benefits.
I am going to use it to help me prepare for two of my big ultras this year - Two Oceans in April and Comrades in June. I will use it in my big training sessions and then in the build up to the races.