O4S: I cant imagine that anyone would be brave enough to get in your way.
Chick: that sounds way to violent for me
Carrot: you really are running well these days, nice YKW
Brol: nice out there yesterday wasnt it!
2Old / Brol. Up Comrade runs tend to be a bit hot and sticky, Durban is quite a humid place even in winter and whilst Petermaritzberg is higher and cooler it will be warm by the time you get there. The first half of the Up Comrades is much harder than the second half, Fields hill is a long haul with a terrible road camber, either run in the rain gutter or go out to the centre reservation (its usually a lot quieter at the centre). The second half is undulating until you get to Polly's which is a steep old haul with 50 miles in your legs, I personally have never managed to run all the way up it during a Comrades, dont forget to smile for the TV cameras at the top. From the top its 10K to the finish, job done. Make sure you have your nutrition plan nailed before you start, its the key along with sensible pacing to Comrades.
Yeovil ½ M for me in 1-48-01 which is about what i expected after 5 weeks of running in circles, torrential rain, gales and hills didnt help, finished 323/1407 so probably not as bad as I thought was also 4/17 of runners from my club so the bad run thought rattling around my head is probably not quite right. Did 5 miles before but ditched the two after, soaked! Must now get some 20 milers in, 5 weeks to marathon. Today was one of those days when you just know from the first step that its not going to happen!
2Old: well done great result.
O4S: I feel that BA may well expect something fairly demanding today, you have him well trained.
Chick: of course it hurt any 56mile run hurts! But tbh it was no worse than the second Comrades I did prior to which I did several 30milers. The third and quickest of my Comrades was run off a lot more long runs, but more importantly I had learnt how to pace a ultra, even ran negative splits!
Home again, having two days off as after last nights club speed session during which I felt as if I should be asleep in bed I decided I am tired and need a break. ½ M on Sunday and i will need a 3 mile warm up and cool down to get a long ine in, as no long runs for 6 weeks.
O4S: its been cold here too, enjoy your event tomorrow.
Barry: that CNBA fairy is a little sod welll done for sending him away
Chick; agreed Kinvara arent what they were but havent found anything else yet.
Brol: for my first Comrades I never ran beyond 13 miles after qualifying 4 months in advance, you will be fine. My beat Comrades came off. 3 x 35 mile training runs