Journey to 100 miles - GSER PART FOUR

It’s been just over a month since my last GSER blog, so time for another update.

It makes me nervous to say how well things have been going, but they have been going well!

The plan hasn’t changed too much, except that my overall volume has increased, with adding a Thursday River run & gradually stepping up the Sunday long run.

A typical week looks more like 80+ km’s, with around 2,000 meters of climbing & 8+ hours on feet.

 

Monday: Rest Day

Tuesday: Easy social trails with Running Buddies Southside https://www.facebook.com/groups/328477122219504

Wednesday: Hard trail hills, tempo & intervals with the Toohey Trail Runners https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057583594152

Thursday: Easy River run

Friday: Road tempo/social with Club KT www.clubkt.com.au

Saturday: Social river run or River City Runners https://www.facebook.com/River-City-Runners-Inc-109514651489649

Sunday: Long hilly trails 30K+ from Mt Coot-Tha, Enoggera or Gold Creek.

 

I’ve also started to make some solid gear decisions, which look like this:

Shoes: The Saucony Xodus Ultra (my new favourite trail shoe), with time also in Topo Athletic Ultraventure 2

Pack: Raidlight Ultralight 24L with Raidlight Trail Quiver

GPS Watch: Coros Vertix 2 You can read my review of this amazing watch here.

Headlamp: Ferei HL40II Ultimate Headlamp Pack You can read here why we think this is the best headlamp that money can buy!

Trekking Poles: Leki Trail Running Poles Unfortunately these have been impossible to find for months, but we’ll be releasing a new Leki model in July, so stay tuned!

Anti-chafe: Gurney Goo

Socks: Injinji Ultra Run Crew

Nutrition: Tailwind Endurance Fuel, Huma Gels & Spring Energy Gels

 

We’ll be heading up to Cairns for the inaugural Cairns to Port Douglas 120K ultra in early September, but before that I’ll be crewing the Run Vault Performance athletes at the True Grit 24 Hour Enduro OCR at Lower Portland NSW.

If you think Brisbane has been cold lately, I’m reliable informed that Dargle Farm at Lower Portland is a whole new world of misery!

So that’s where we’re at currently – still lots of work to do before the big dance in November.

We’ve got some long back-to-backs planned, as well as at least one all night 50km run to simulate one of the nights I’ll out during GSER.

Big thanks to all my training buddies from all the different groups that I train with & stay tuned for another update next month.

 

As before, feel free to hit me up with any specific questions at rob@runvault.com.au

Until the next update, Happy Running!


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