Mountain marathon vietnam 26 Sept 2015

Posted on December 30, 2014 by Achilles

One of Asia’s most demanding ultra trail marathons, consisting of 70km or 42 km through the mountains around Sapa, in the far north of Vietnam. The date is 26 September 2015.

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Still waiting for cooler weather. Unseasonal 34 C…

Posted on November 30, 2014 by Achilles No Comments

Still waiting for cooler weather. Unseasonal 34 C now in BKK. #weather

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Best run for months.152 mins at a steady…

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Achilles No Comments

Best run for months.152 mins at a steady pace in 30+ temps.

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34 degrees C now in Samutprakarn. Getting ready fo…

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Achilles No Comments

34 degrees C now in Samutprakarn. Getting ready for a long run in 20 mins.

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Still 28 degrees at midnight, 50 minute run earlie…

Posted on November 23, 2014 by Achilles No Comments

Still 28 degrees at midnight, 50 minute run earlier was hard going. #training

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The Chombeung marathon in Ratchaburi is on 18 Jan…

Posted on November 21, 2014 by Achilles No Comments

The Chombeung marathon in Ratchaburi is on 18 January 2015. Rural, undulating course and it should be cool.

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Chiang Mai Marathon is on Sunday 21 December. Poss…

Posted on October 28, 2014 by Achilles No Comments

Chiang Mai Marathon is on Sunday 21 December. Possibly Thailand’s coolest marathon, expected temps 12-18C: chiangmaimarathon.com

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slow 100 minutes run under heavy cloud….

Posted on October 23, 2014 by Achilles No Comments

 slow 100 minutes run under heavy cloud. I’m glad tomorrow’s a holiday.

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150 mins evening run, at a slightly faster pace th…

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Achilles No Comments

150 mins evening run, at a slightly faster pace than yesterday’s 120 mins run. Sunny again with a light breeze.

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How to train for an ultra marathon

Posted on September 6, 2014 by Achilles

Based on my experience so far, which is two 50 km trail runs, and a failed attempt at a longer distance, I’ve found that training for an ultra requires more experimentation and is more unpredictable than training for a standard marathon. Just being able to complete a standard marathon does not guarantee success in an […]

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