Snowdon TWICE before LUNCH!!!

Having completed my first marathon (nasal breathing of course) back in October 2021, I had no desire to run a marathon faster but something in me wanted to see if I could go for longer... an ultra marathon felt like a challenge I was drawn towards. And specifically one of multiple days because I knew that would be a massive challenge. Recovery fast enough that you can run again the next day...! I struggled to walk after the first marathon the next day so that is something that actually scares me not just challenges me!

As some of you will be aware I signed to the Ring O Fire (ooohhh oh the ring of fire!) which is a 135 mile ultra marathon over 3 days around the full coastal path of Anglesey in Wales - North Wales is a special place for my family so it was the perfect location for me).

My training mantra and philosophy has been to follow my own intuition and rational thinking around how best to manage to fatigue and recovery. I'll be utilising the benefits of nasal breathing and running in my much loved Vivobarefoot trainers for all training and the main event in Anglesey.

My plan with training is to finish every run whether a shorter 10km or a long 20 or 30km run and feel like 'yeah I could do all that again'. Never empty to tank, never get so fatigue that you can't go on. Because for the 135 miles over 3 days on 2-4th September I can't take myself to the red line... far from it.

That's been my training philosphy for now anyway and I'm sticking to it!

So my recently I took on the challenge in training of running up Mount Snowdon in North Wales twice before lunch!

Why, we'll its in North Wales (the land of my father, who sadly passed away recently) Snowdonia was the mountain he loved to run and the perfect training ground for me (plus we feel close to Dad when we are there). Doing it just one, wouldn't be putting the 'feel like you can do it all again' to the test.

Plus I'd had an idea of a 'double snowdon' route from last year which i didn't get the chance to do. For those that know the area it's a 'up and over and back route' around 30km in total.

Start: Llanberis lake

Up: Llanberis path

Down: Miners track to Pen-y-pass

Up: Miners track

Down: Llanberis path

Back to the Llanberis lake for a cold dip!

The video below shows the run in action!

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