In part 5 of the ultra running diaries series, the series where we share our journey scaling from 10k fitness to 100k ultra, we are once again joined by our cousin and ultra coach James Randall to discuss the dreaded long run.
We cover why the long run can't be avoided in the training process, preparing for it properly, getting through it, and what the long run should be. We also discuss the impact of running in different weather conditions, with heat significantly affecting our training in the last few weeks. Lastly, we also chat with James about dealing with setbacks and mental doubt, as well as his upcoming 70-mile ultra event, The Wall.
With our 67-mile ultra less than two months away now, reality has kicked in and self-doubt has taken over. Can we actually do this? Have we done enough training? How do we approach the training in the last 8 weeks? Do we have the right gear?