Monday, 25 April 2022

Sock test

Continuing my lack of preparation... Devil's Challenge is this coming weekend and I realised that almost all my running socks are full of holes, which will ruin the balls of my feet on a long run.

So just got hold of some Injinji toe socks - two pairs each of ultra and trail. I ran in one of each to test them out. Comfy over two miles, I'll just have to chance that they are OK over 30 miles on Friday.

Sunday, 24 April 2022

8 weeks until Spine Challenger

I read the mandatory kit list for Spine Challenger a fortnight ago, and realised that I don't even own half of it. Then I realised that I'll be carrying around a 5kg backpack so will barely be able to run. And that's on the flat, let alone all the climbs.

So I started walking and running regularly with a weighted backpack. I can already feel the difference as its getting a little easier. But my lower back and hips aren't thanking me yet!

I'm feeling like a real imposter right now. I'm not dangerously underprepared but I'm certainly well behind the fitness level I'd like, given that I'm not used to carrying the weight.

I'll get Devil's Challenge out of the way next weekend, then start sourcing the long list of Spine kit so that I can start training with it.