As one journey ends, a new one begins...
BikeIt - great video!
Andy - I'm afraid I can't contribute to the 100 mile debate as I've yet to complete one...
Regarding the maraton ratio question - there is a table which gives you a time based on your marathon time and the distance trained between 1 Jan and race day. It is an old table so race day is assumed to be mid-June. I will see if I can dig it up and post on here sometime next week...
Fit-Running-Cat - the Comrades site is showing old info: "
Any IAAF accredited road race of 42.2 kilometres or longer (refer to qualifying table) during the period 3 June 2012 to 6 May 2013 be used as a Comrades Marathon qualifying event."
A sub-3 will near kill me, so I'd rather try that this year and leave next year for the specific training required. Ultras are not really my thing, but Comrades is so wonderful and special.
Booo about not being able to use 3:15 VLM time.
Ran Shrewsbury June 23rd pacing someone, so at least have a 3:44 time which is valid.
Slow duck is this the table you meant?
Thought the estimates & calculators were very ambitious! 7:40-8? Bonkers.
BR would be lovely but even sub 9 not going to be easy at all. Just Finishing would be fine.
F-R-C - it's similar to Norrie's table but slightly different...
is this the table?
sorri about the res.
Alan - yes, that's the one!
Alan Peacock wrote (see)
Ultras are not really my thing
Ultras are not really my thing
So this from the keyboard of the man who is mentioned by Tim Noakes in Lore of Running for once running 207km in 24 hours!
Well done on the marathon yesterday Alan. Great effort to run a good time so soon after Comrades.
FRC your mad mate's conversion doesn't sound too bad particularly on the day. (SD's best is a bit under 10h and that was for a cool down run, and his mara PB is... www.thepowerof10.info ... 3:23 ). But is he... how can I put this... young?
First pain free run this morning since Comrades. Now we can start training towards Chester Marathon. Injuries suck! Swimmimg and walking not quite the same.
Jacquie and Bike it, have you both recovered?
Anyone else back from 'The Dark Place'?
Dark Place sounds interesting Hans. Whereabouts are you if doing Chester? I'm on the Wirral.
Fido, my friend hmmm he is youngish, early 30s, very fit as a gym instructor/ PT but only did 10-15 miles running for his first (and only!) marathon before Comrades, plus strength work.. a 1:22 half to a 3:14 is poor conversion even for a full marathon to me. Then he did no training for comrades, sure he could improve 9:45 if he did a little.
I know sub 9 would be tough for me off 3:15 but not impossible, hence taking this training seriously, sub 10 even.. Just finishing would be fine as a Comrades virgin .
Sadly power of 10 doesn't work when you put "Slow Duck" in.
Alan - I agree with Warren - you managed a great sub 3:20 (with 13 generous seconds to spare ) post Comrades marathon result on Sunday... Can't believe you secured your Pen B slot so soon, and now target a Pen A qualifier in October... in the Oz summer too! I still have feet that haven't fully recovered from Comrades. My first race outing is on August 3 (48 miles around Jersey: Round the Rock) and reading the various posts jit seems like most of us are only just now getting back into post Comrade race training
Hey FRC, I am coming from Leeds, but had a great run at Chester last year. Looking forward to going back and getting under 3.30
All these amazing times from runners so soon after Comrades? I am just running pain free now and lost a toenail last weekend, with two more to go. What am I doing wrong?
The day that matters is nearly a year away mate, and it will be a hilly road to get there, so who knows...
Hilly road to the hilly race........
Hans C - I'll be at Chester too.
Also, if anyone is at the Surrey Badger half tomorrow, it looks like I've been persuaded to go along now.
Emily, good luck with the thunder run. Be great to catch up in Chester.
Anyone else doing Chester as an early qualifier?
I'm running Bournemouth on the first weekend in October - too early to be a qualifier for me...
I'm doing Bad Pyrmont on July 27th, but I don't need a qualifier so no pressure at all... What a relief. I hadn't realised Germany was so well served with marathons though - far more than the UK, so if anyone wants a long weekend - http://www.marathon.de/marathon2013.aspx
I probably better stop lurking here soon just in case I get tempted back.
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