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mountain marathons

Postby Fruitbat » Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:11 am

I met a guy who does mountain marathons and was wondering if anyone else does them> They sound harder but alot more fun than the traditional marathon!!!
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Postby floraluna » Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:24 am

Hey Fruitbat,
By mtn marathons do you mean marathons like Pike's Peak Marathon in CO, where the course summits a mountain?
A lot of trail races, whether marathon distance or longer, feature summits prominently on the courses.

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Postby Fruitbat » Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:14 am

Things like this: http://www.lamm.co.uk/
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Postby littlegirlbunny » Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:38 am

That looks great - i would love to be fit enough to do stuff like that! What a buzz!
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Postby Fruitbat » Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:18 pm

yeah me too!
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Postby Fruitbat » Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:59 pm

My friend has just suggested for real that we sign up for the KIMM - I am game but also very nervous as it is a very very tough event!!!!!!
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Postby littlegirlbunny » Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:15 am

Ooowh! Best of luck with training for that! Thats really exciting!
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Postby floraluna » Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:12 pm

Hi Fruitbat,

I just wanted to say that you should definitely sign up! You're in great shape and I think you're definitely ready to take all your hard work to the next level of using it out there. It'll be tough, and FANTASTIC!
I do alot of my training on a pretty predicatable schedule (gym, running, yoga, biking) but what I really live for are the crazy adventures of running 30 miles in the backcountry, being on a climb all day and all night, etc. It makes the early mornings and tired dragging days so worth it! (not that they aren't valuable standing alone, simply that being Out There as often as possible is what makes working in front of the computer all week beforehand bearable).
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Postby runner » Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:49 pm

fruitbat,

when do you want to do the event?
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Postby Fruitbat » Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:56 pm

the KIMM is eveyr year at the end of October the 29th an 30th this year. My friend needs to get back to me with the forms and to see if I am elligible.
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Postby runner » Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:29 pm

hi fruitbat

are you gone walk ore run? If you run I would add some runing in your routine if you want to do the race this year..

Is it like the link you send?

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Postby Fruitbat » Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:35 am

I mean to start more running after Vegan Fitness week - also the person who has suggested we do this and I will go off running in Snowdonnia. We would run and walk at intervals to do the course. I feel v guilty for having neglected my running so muh recently but with blister I havent wanted to make it worse esp with the upcoming week. Weak excuse I know!
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Postby runner » Tue Jun 21, 2005 2:00 pm

A good tip against blisters can be to use good socks in your running shoes (running socks do'nt have stiches on the essential parts). An other thing that might cause blisters is wet shoes.. Ore shoes that are not the right sice ore that are not smooth...

hope this will help..

Last years I don't get them any more, ore no serious ones.. hope it stays like this..
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Postby Fruitbat » Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:32 pm

Thanks Runner!

My mate emailed me to confirm we will do the one where we will cover 40miles in 2 days. I was very excited when I read the email in Basement this evening. Poor Vegan Fitness people had to endure me excitedly rambling on about it.
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