Clyde Stride 2011

In May 2011 I decided I wanted a bigger challenge than running a marathon (having run 2 already) and entered my first ultramarathon: the 40 mile Clyde Stride.

Unfortunately, possibly due to overtraining, in June, 3 weeks before the race I injured my IT Band whilst on a 31 mile training run.  (I perhaps blame running on the caver of a single track road for 4 hours = intense pain from mile 16 onwards… ouch.)

I learned a lot from it and vowed to maybe try it, or some other ultramarathon, again in 2012.  Now I’ve entered the Highland Fling in April 2012, and I might just might do the Clyde Stride in July 2012. 😉

I’m grateful to the organisers of the race for carrying my place over to July 2012, so if you’re doing it this year, I might see you at the start line in Partick!

Start line at Partick Railway Station

This page holds all of the posts I did about the Clyde Stride:

Training Runs

Wk20 – 21.5M training for Clyde Stride
Wk21 – 26.2M Glasgow to Greenock Marathon
Wk23 – Long run day – part 1
Wk23 – Part 2: Cambuslang out 8 miles and back
Wk24 – 31M Dunbar Hospital Thurso to Wick
Wk25 – 4.2M Clyde Bridge loops with knee pain

Routes

Clyde Stride 40 mile route
Run home route in Caithness

Training Plan

My next challenge??
I’ve done it…I’ve entered an ultramarathon!
40 mile training plan

Progress

Wk1 Training for 40 mile ultramarathon
Wk2 Training for 40 mile ultramarathon
Wk4 – Training for 40 mile ultramarathon
Wk4 Training for 40 mile ultramarathon (updated)

Analysis

Specificity of Training
Listening to my body
Avoiding Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Wrecked my knee and my plans
Weather for the Clyde Stride
365 mile challenge
Thinking about running an ultramarathon?
Good luck to the Clyde Stride runners

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