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Re: Mountain fitness
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2012 »

I honestly think unless you get injured, you will finish with determination. Running builds guts, stamina.

You will finish it, just grit your teeth and get on with it.

Being really fit just means you will get the end a bit quicker.

Bring some good music, something that really annoys you  ;D


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Re: Mountain fitness
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2012 »

sorry, as if I haven't blathered enough already: tracking progress is essential in any endevour where progress is the aim. Whether you jot your routes and times in a notebook, or use your phone GPS with free sites like Strava, it lets you see the progress, motivates, what works, what doesn't.
Additional info like weather conditions, what you ate, how hydrated you feel, how you slept, any niggles or pains... may reveal patterns in performance. It's a facinating experiment where you are the guinea pig  :)

Dean, just seen your reply - laughing at your last line, it feels that way sometimes.

lol, yeh good to see that since you obviously know about fitness, you agree that it never gets any easier  ;D


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Re: Mountain fitness
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2012 »

If training isn't hard, then it's barely maintenance. The benefit is that your range of 'what is easy' in everyday life increases dramatically, and you can say, also run a moderate marathon and enjoy it. You have no records to set on your first one, can push yourself next time (if you feel like it).
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Re: Mountain fitness
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2012 »

I don't think i'll be overtaking you so you'll be safely out in front! I've ran a 10k before and thought it was tough enough. Have to try and build up a higher level of fitness over the next 6 months
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