Sorry for dropping a big question on my first ever post to this thread
I understand this is a bit of a 'how long's a piece of string' question, but I've always had half an eye on doing the Thames Path 100mile Ultra Marathon and just wanted some advice on whether it's realistic to train up for it with no ultra experience within 1yr.
For info about myself, then I'm predominantly a middle distance / ironman triathlete.
I've run 1.24 for a half marathon off the bike in a Half Ironman and would probably run around 3:10 for a stand alone marathon (if I hadn't finished last season and hit the pies, as I have
I'm 35 years old weighing in at a racing weight of around 74kgs, but currently about 78 and I've had intermittent back problems (although these are probably more from cycling than running), but typically in pretty good shape.
The furthest I've ever run is 33miles in 08 as I just wanted to see how far i could run one Sunday morning, but I gave in as I was training for IMUK that year and didn't want to put too much residual fatigue into my legs.
If it was 50, then I'd be pretty happy i could do it, but 100 is a whole different ball game right ?
So, honestly, is it possible to train up and do without risking the 30hr cut off or do you need a few years of Ultras in you to crunch the distance ???
Also, if it is possible, can you guys and girls recommend me a decent ultra training plan or coach please
Any help would be gratefully received