Picture: How I prepare for an ultra #Runchat

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  1. WalkToRio said:

    That’s a lot to keep on mind.
    I just prepare my shoes, socks, shorts, sunglasses and cap. Always forget the pins for the bib. A big mess.

    • Strangely most of that is mandatory kit. Though I do like the power pack as an optional extra and not all that kit goes with me – but for races I’d rather be prepared having had some nasty injuries on the trail

      • WalkToRio said:

        I can imagine. Your races are a total different world, compared to mine.
        My races(official) are always held on a 1 or 2km loop, so whatever I need I leave it on the table at the aid station.

      • That would be so nice. I’m doing a 2.1km loop ultra this year on a track. 100km, no mud, no bag, just me and my Hoka! Looking forward to it 🙂 how do you find loops? Do you get bored? Music? How do you keep in the zone?

      • WalkToRio said:

        I’m used going around on circles. When I was a junior, all races were on a 400mts track. 25 laps it was annoying, moving to 20km and out to the road was like heaven.
        You are not allowed to wear anything extra on official races, a watch, a heart rate monitor cap and sunglasses is all you are allowed to wear.
        There are at least 6 judges around the course, so that sorta keeps you in the zone. Either that our your coach yelling at you every time you pass by the aid station haha

  2. mia79gbr said:

    Love the pic! I wore my Dirty Girl Gaiters for TT50 and was quite gutted to see someone go past wearing an identical pair. Was a bit like wearing the same dress to the same party. Plus the added sulk of her being quicker than me 🙂

    • That’s why I bought the most lurid and insane colour possible. No British man but me would be seen dead in them 🙂 let alone run in the buggers

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