Training for my first 100km mountain race, Jan 2016

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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#166 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:25 pm

Sorry guys, I am back. For some reason I haven't been able to log into the forum for months as it wasn't recognising my password and the activation emails weren't coming through to me!

So quick summary, I've had a few races (including the half marathon). I was happy with all of them apart from Auckland marathon at the start of November, I had major gut issues all day and I couldn't eat anything. I got the finish line fueled by Coke in the end *UGH* because I couldn't keep any food down. Finished that one in 3hr56 but not a great race by any means. The half marathon I just didn't have the speed to get close to 1hr30 although I was still really happy with my run ~ also was a new PB over that distance :)

Now in training for a tough 50km mountain run (it's ranked as an 18+ event due to it's dangers, difficulties etc). Must be tough as the course record is just inside 5hrs! That's not that fast (I ran a 50km race earlier this year and finished in 4hr45). Really looking forward to it, a big focus for me will just be getting out into the hills for some long runs and good amount of climbing. So that's what the coming months have in store for me I guess !! MF
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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#167 Postby esqinchi » Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:58 pm

Hey dude! Good to see you're still kicking things around. If you had a PB in that race I suppose it truly was transcendent, no? Hope you and the family are well. How are things at the store?

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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#168 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:30 pm

esqinchi wrote:Hey dude! Good to see you're still kicking things around. If you had a PB in that race I suppose it truly was transcendent, no? Hope you and the family are well. How are things at the store?

Thanks !! Just tried logging in on the off-chance I would be allowed in and my password seemed to work this time haha. For some reason I haven't been able to log in at all this year :?:

Yeah I was happy with how that half marathon went, averaged a 4.32'/km pace over the 21.1km so I can't grumble at that. Wheels felt like they were a little flat at the 17km mark but it was a case of staying strong and gritting it out until the finish line appeared.

How's things with you anyway? Hope you are well !! MF
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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#169 Postby esqinchi » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:55 am

He is risen! Haha! Good to see you on here mate. Been a long time. Things are fine for me, just keeping up with my lifts, etc. How's the business? And the family?

Glad to see you again.

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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#170 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:52 am

Hahahahahaha. Family is fantastic, girls are growing up so fast! Our eldest just had her 9th Birthday last weekend...

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Business is good, shop seems to be doing okay although this year so far has been a little quieter than last year. Hopefully that will pick up soon though ~ Winter is always a strong time for most health shops! Thanks again for checking in :)
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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#171 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:04 am

Forgot to say I did an insanely hard mountain ultra in January, 50km over a lot of ridiculous terrain. Here's my race review followed by a review by a Canadian girl I ended up running quite a bit of the race with :)

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"Well that was an absolute bitch of a race. Not sure of the total elevation gain due to my watch battery dying at around the 40km mark. Great race although a lot of it was unrunnable due to the crazy terrain, muddy bogs & near-vertical hill climbs comprised of rocks !! Temperatures reached 42°C in the valleys today so a lot of athletes came unstuck with cramp, dehydration etc. Some people got stretchered off due to them passing out, one guy broke his ankle and there were other various injuries we were told at the end. It was just a little over 8 hours of hell ~ having said that I hear there's talk of a 100km race next year which is strangely tempting..."

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"Got a ride with Miniforklift to pick up the shuttle to the start, which cost $50. That's no free shuttle to the race. Total rip off, but the only downside of the organization, rest was amazing. Fabulous volunteers and and stations and great prizes at the end. I was given a $500 Macpac gortex jacket because I was the Canadian girl.
As for the race it was great, but not much was runnable. The first climb was fine but the next two big ones were tough. With the last one being 6km from the finish. The downs were either grassy and steep where you could easily slip or skree with super tight switchbacks. I was having some stomach issues that slowed me down. It was also the hottest it has ever been for this race. So although much was like a dessert and the river crossing were quite low I managed to find a mud puddle and sink in waist deep and eat dirt. Puck!
We had an aid station at 17km and 33km. After the second AS I was told I was 4th female so I tried to chase down 3rd. But actually I was 5th and well behind 4th. However it was a great motivator. Trail was tough to figure out at times but i didn't get lost, everyone did an extra kilometer (this course was actually 51.5km).The race started with a crack of a whip and all first out-right got whips. I tried to get one. The lady wanted to give otherwise to me but the RD wasn't having. Great way to end my trip."

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Re: MY LOG: Training for a 1.30 half marathon

#172 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:37 pm

Hmmmmm, so I have been offered a spot in a 100km mountain run in January. Very tempting ~ so gym-wise I really need to focus on leg strength and muscular endurance :?

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Re: Diary of a kiwi marathoner & ultrarunner

#173 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:21 pm

I think I will drop in what I eat over the course of a day every now and then. This was from yesterday...

FLUID INTAKE
1.5l water

BREAKFAST
Muesli, 1 x pear, 1 x tbsp pea protein, almond milk

LATE MORNING
Coffee • Long black
2 x tsp coconut oil

LUNCH
Large salad w baby spinach, kale, cherry tomatoes, 1 x avocado, capers, beetroot, carrot & cashew nuts
Chickpea curry w quinoa

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AFTERNOON
2 x kiwifruit, 1 x banana

DINNER
'Steak' pie w vegetable pilau rice

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Re: Diary of a kiwi marathoner & ultrarunner

#174 Postby esqinchi » Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:53 pm

Congrats on your kiddo's birthday man. Really happy to see you are all doing so well. How on Earth do you manage to run 50km in one day? I'd be hitch-hiking after the first ten minutes!

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Re: Diary of a kiwi marathoner & ultrarunner

#175 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:13 pm

SATURDAY 27th JUNE

D.BELL PRESS (last set: 44 x 12)
S.SET W SPOON PRESS

SEATED ROW (last set: 88 x 12)

EZ B.BELL CURLS
S.SET W REV. EZ B.BELL CURLS

RUN: 4.9km
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Re: Diary of a kiwi marathoner & ultrarunner

#176 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:52 am

SUNDAY 28th JUNE

LEG PRESS (last set: 2PPS x 12)
S.SET W LEG EXT

PAUSED BOX SQUATS (WIDE STANCE)
SLDL (last set: 132 x 12)

LYING LEG CURLS

RUN: 0.9km (500m sprint/speed pickup working up to 3.40'/km pace / 400m cooldown)
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Re: Diary of a kiwi marathoner & ultrarunner

#177 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:10 pm

Time to get serious, slow down the beer consumption and venture into the wild to get some km's into my legs again.

Entries have been opened up to past competitors of the St James Ultra with a 10% discount, man I am really eyeing up the 100km race. Think I will enter this week ~ just bought myself a Suunto Ambit3 which I'm hoping will be a motivator to hit the trails. Just have to decide whether I want the blue or the black :?


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Re: Diary of a kiwi marathoner & ultrarunner

#178 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:16 pm

RECENT RUNS:

THU 2nd JULY: 12km
FRI 3rd JULY: 5km
SAT 4th JULY: REST
SUN 5th JULY: 8.5km
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Re: Diary of a kiwi marathoner & ultrarunner

#179 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:10 pm

RECENT RUNS:

WED 8th JULY: 8.1km
SUN 12th JULY: 7.1km

Yesterday (Sunday) was a great day. Braved the cold and went out and ran in the morning for 35mins, temperature was -3° and extremely icy!

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Then around lunch time I took the girls and our dog out exploring; we covered another 5km climbing mountain ledges, crossing gorges and generally having fun :)
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Re: Training for my first 100km mountain race, Jan 2016

#180 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:18 pm

Ran a good, strong 10.6km run last night. Made use of it being a little milder outside. New watch is pretty badass, was definitely a good upgrade from the Timex :)

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