A few years ago, if someone told me I’d be running a 100 mile ultra marathon, I would not have believed them. Absolutely no chance. Driving that distance is a pain in the arse, let alone running.
And yet, that’s exactly what I’ve just signed up for. Yes, I wavered before clicking ‘confirm entry’, but eventually I did. And now I’ve got 4 months to fret about it.
Why oh why?
Last year, I got my first taste of ultra running when I ran the Brecon-Cardiff 70km ultra marathon. I enjoyed it so much, I’m doing it again this year (in early Feb).
But 2018’s a biggie for me. I turn 40 in June. So I want to challenge myself and attempt something a bit tasty. Something I’ll always remember. And I think a 100 mile run fits the bill.
I’ll be running in Run Walk Crawl’s Pembrokeshire 100 mile race in May. It’s along the gorgeous Pembrokeshire coastal path, starting near Milford Haven and finishing in St Dogmaels, Cardigan.
If figured, if I’m gonna run that far, I may as well do it somewhere spectacular. And when I’m flagging – which I undoubtedly will – at least the views will be awesome.
In the meantime…
Right now, it’s mid-January and I’ve got a bit of time to prep for the big one.
So, first things first. I need to focus on Brecon-Cardiff in February, my second attempt at an ultra marathon. Can’t wait.