run, run, run. Get you miles up bit by bit. Do as much as you can without injury.
Some ultra runners can live of 45km a week others like 200km+.
I like the idea of an apprenticeship and you start with a nice easy race like the 6 foot and then move to a 60km and then a 100km and then the 100 mile.
Just going for the GNW or even worse the C2K as your first ultra takes a special breed of madman.
The beauty of running and ultra running is it takes time to learn what works for you.
There is no book on what works for you you just get out there and try it.
Some days it all works and other days you are sitting in blue vomit.
Some days you are in love with the world and other days crow's steal your food.
I love that we can part of something so great with nothing more then the desire to be there.
But the first step is getting out the door everyday and running mile after mile.
And being a little crazy does not hurt.
(Tim Turner 2008)