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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby MW » Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:18 pm

In another moment of madness, I have agreed to run The North Face 50 next year in May in the Blue Mountains.
I hear it has a similar elevation gain to Yurrebilla but the climbs are much steeper. Looks like I will be adding some more elevation gain to my weekly training!
Has anyone run this race before? If so, any tips?
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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby MW » Thu May 21, 2015 1:25 pm

Did the TNF 50km ultra in the Blue Mountains on Saturday. Absolutely loved the course and the event. By far the best ultra I have done so far. Finished in 7:20 so pretty happy with that.
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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby saintal » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:15 pm

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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby MW » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:43 am

Is anyone doing Yurrebilla on the weekend?
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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby MW » Wed May 11, 2016 9:11 am

Is anyone training for anything at the moment?
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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby saintal » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:44 pm

MW wrote:Is anyone training for anything at the moment?


Not sure if 'training' is the appropriate word, but keen to do the Adelaide HM again in August, so doing 15-20km a week just to build up a fitness base. I'm just a plodder but enjoy it nonetheless.

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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby MW » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:07 am

saintal wrote:
MW wrote:Is anyone training for anything at the moment?


Not sure if 'training' is the appropriate word, but keen to do the Adelaide HM again in August, so doing 15-20km a week just to build up a fitness base. I'm just a plodder but enjoy it nonetheless.

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Yeah I do most HMs in SA if time and schedule permits, but currently I'm training or Yurrebilla 56k trail in September.
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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby MW » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:00 am

Anyone doing any events soon?
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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby Corona Man » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:50 am

MW wrote:Anyone doing any events soon?

Considering Melbourne but only the 10k. Finish on the G.
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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby MW » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:20 am

Good stuff. I've been doing a few 10k events lately too just building back up again to longer distances. It is a fun distance. Not too long and not too short.
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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby Corona Man » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:37 am

MW wrote:Good stuff. I've been doing a few 10k events lately too just building back up again to longer distances. It is a fun distance. Not too long and not too short.

The last 3 or 4 k's would be a Cliffy Young shuffle to be fair!

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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby MW » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:01 am

Aiming to you Yurrebilla 56km again. Would be my 5th go at it but had a couple of years off with injury. Also doing the 10km SARRC triple crown series this year which has been fun.
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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby Booney » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:13 pm

Is @MW one of those crazy bastards doing the 6 day event?
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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby MW » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:17 pm

Booney wrote:Is @MW one of those crazy bastards doing the 6 day event?


Nope. I'm crazy but not that crazy...that one is for the short, light people. No way this 6'2" 90kg body is lasting that long.
I did the 56km Yurrebilla 2 weekends ago, that's long enough for me.
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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby Booney » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:05 pm

MW wrote:
Booney wrote:Is @MW one of those crazy bastards doing the 6 day event?


Nope. I'm crazy but not that crazy...that one is for the short, light people. No way this 6'2" 90kg body is lasting that long.
I did the 56km Yurrebilla 2 weekends ago, that's long enough for me.


834kms in 6 days for one sicko.

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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby MW » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:34 pm

Yeah special kind of idiots these ones...
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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby Booney » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:22 am

Eliud Kipchoge broke the 2 hour mark for the marathon on the weekend. Whilst not officially recognized as a world record ( pace setters, track ) it's simply unbelievable.

Consider this. He did 100m in 17 seconds. A fair pace, for most people beyond their reach.

He then did it 422 times in a row.

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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby MW » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:23 am

Booney wrote:Eliud Kipchoge broke the 2 hour mark for the marathon on the weekend. Whilst not officially recognized as a world record ( pace setters, track ) it's simply unbelievable.

Consider this. He did 100m in 17 seconds. A fair pace, for most people beyond their reach.

He then did it 422 times in a row.

:shock:


The challenge I ask anyone when talking about this is to sprint for 100m at that pace like you said... I run a lot and I can barely get near it. It is phenomenal.
Would love to see someone do it in a race though. I don't mind the pacers but the bit that I didn't like was the reverse 'V' formation by the pacers which took all wind out and gave a nice drag.
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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby Booney » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:25 am

MW wrote:
Booney wrote:Eliud Kipchoge broke the 2 hour mark for the marathon on the weekend. Whilst not officially recognized as a world record ( pace setters, track ) it's simply unbelievable.

Consider this. He did 100m in 17 seconds. A fair pace, for most people beyond their reach.

He then did it 422 times in a row.

:shock:


The challenge I ask anyone when talking about this is to sprint for 100m at that pace like you said... I run a lot and I can barely get near it. It is phenomenal.
Would love to see someone do it in a race though. I don't mind the pacers but the bit that I didn't like was the reverse 'V' formation by the pacers which took all wind out and gave a nice drag.


Absolutely, the whole thing was set up for him to do it, but nonetheless it's amazing.

I'd say 80% of the population, or more, wouldn't be able to do a 17 second 100m once.
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Re: Marathon/Half Marathon Running

Postby Brodlach » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:17 pm

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