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#1 NostrillesDuFlare

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 07:30 PM

[If there is (and I'd wager there is) already plenty of quality information and discussion on this topic, please, please, post the links ---- ]

With 6ft looming and the training all but finished or finishing this week or so before the day, I was wondering what people's take on their best strategy for running 6ft?

Apart from being a 6ft and running in general geek, I'll be running my third race. The third time seems like the hardest to call.  

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 09:14 PM

Loads of race reports and some ideas on strategy here:
http://www.sixfoot.c...tion/m-articles

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:21 AM

Some other useful links (also on the 6ft website) - http://www.sixfoot.c...-tools-analysis - including a split calculator.  This article - http://www.sixfoot.c...johnson2008.pdf - gives a detailed course description and recommendations on how to approach each section of the race.  I found this quite useful before doing my first 6ft two years ago.  Back for my 2nd attempt this year, so will be reading it again over the next few days to refresh my memory.

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 12:09 PM

Nice one, I might re-re-re-read those myself.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 09:46 AM

On the 6' website is a link to a customisable spreadsheet for making split timing charts. I made a small one, laminated it and stuck it on to my drink bottle, that I hand held during the 2017 event. I was able to look at my stopwatch and compare it to the estimated splits (I wanted to go sub 6 hours). I use it as my race plan and stuck to it, this helped me achieve my goal of sub 6 hours. The adjustement I made to it were a more generous first two splits then a slightly tighter schedule from then on. This is because I get calf tears on downhills and had to start the race easy, then pick up once the uphills and undulations began.

It is a matter of knowing your strengths and weaknesses and adjusting the split times to reflect how you think your body best used the course.

I only looked at my watch at the split points, never between. There are times to look at progress/outcomes but most of the event it is a matter of focusing on the process. For me that was keeping the hips stable & it worked well with efficient running style until the end.

Edited by trailrunoz, 28 October 2017 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 10:19 PM

I think virtually every question possible to ask, has already been asked here, if you have the time to sort out the wheat from the chaff:
http://www.coolrunni...hp?showforum=28