10 reasons why I will never run an Ultra

just in case you were wondering.

  1. 26.2 miles is mad enough anything further sheer lunacy.
  2. I would not see my family very much (mmmmm tempting).
  3. My toe nails would all go Gothic not just the couple I usually have.
  4. Sunday morning wake ups would have to be even earlier.
  5. Louise does it for me and if you read her blog on an ultra it feels as if you have done it with her so don’t feel the need.
  6. My hips would hate it
  7. There are check points where you eat and sit down, I would never leave.
  8. Getting lost would be a sure thing. with me signs would go unseen.
  9. Too old so in turn am old enough to know better
  10. Runners World states ‘excessive long distance running can negatively affect your thyroid‘ seeing as mine is negatively affected already seems a good reason not to make it worse.

So that is settled.

In honour of this very tough decision I pootled to the shop at lunch time to get some money. .75 mile done (there is a decimal point in front of that number, it is not a speck of dust on your computer screen)

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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8 Responses to 10 reasons why I will never run an Ultra

  1. plustenner says:

    I’m with you on that one.. don’t need 10 reasons 🙂

  2. Tubontherun says:

    You’ve found three reasons for me not to do them – 6, 7 and 8!

  3. Red Hen says:

    Yep, joining the anti-ultra club too. Think I`ll only do one more marathon anyhow(I`ve only ever done one!) and that 10 miles and half marathons suit me best out of all races. Triathlons are tempting but fall into the ultra category for training time.
    Haha! love that speck!

  4. I think I am with you on this one. However, I never thought I would run a marathon much less my first one at 40 either! 🙂

  5. I have friends who run these distances like I run 10Ks and marathons. I recall telling some none runners once that I thought ultra runners were crazy. To someone who does not run, marathon runners look crazy!
    I hurt enough after 26.2 miles. I could not imagine what I would feel like at 50 or 100 miles.

  6. abradypus says:

    But they’re fun! And that trumps everything.

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