Ultra Training Starts Today

Today it is Monday 13th November 2017 and I am officially starting 16 weeks of training in preparation for my first ultra - 80km Trail de Paris.

I'm p****ing myself with excitement and nerves but I'm saying to myself  "I CAN DO THIS"!.

Today started well as guess what, it is a day off!

Tomorrow is only 3km and in fact all week it is low mileage. In fact the first 3 weeks are low mileage and then it really gets going. I am going to find back to back Saturday and Sunday runs hard. I've tried it a few times over the past couple of months and I did find it took a lot out of me. I was very tired in the evenings and my calves felt tight. That is definitely something that I need to manage.

Finding a training plan was a bit tricky but I've found one that I think I'm going to be happy with.

There are no intervals or set paces as I am training purely by heart rate, a low one at that. I'm not sure how it is going to go as running X km at a low heart rate could take me forever. I am guessing I will have to make some adjustments.

Anyway, for now I am feeling good, feeling positive with just the odd panicky moment. Fingers crossed it will continue like that.