Lars & Jaquie: so sorry to hear of your continued battles - Its really frustrating I know - and there's us banging on about our exploits!...
I guess most of us have had such times when actually all we want to do is get out there and indulge our passion for running.
...As you say Jaquie - we cant get rid of you that easily!
We will continue to wish you (and others struggling) good healing and a speedy return to good form. Take care guys...
mmmm.... I used to get a lot of shin splint and stress compartment syndrome stuff - my sympathies Dannirr. I dont have that trouble since I changed to training mainly off-road to reduce impact, with only speed sessions and build ups to road maras.
I'm also convinced it makes you stronger with endurance events.
SW: Thats a lovely PB! well done matey
Becka: thx for your plaudits I'm sorry not to see you there. Yes the vertical mud slide nearly got me! by then id managed to put 30 secs between me and the chasing v50 so I struggled home - fell over once!
McHilly: thx to you for putting in my races. I will look fwd to seeing you and the others at Bramley. I know nothing about this race - haven't done a 20 miler for about 15 years! Come to think of it haven't run that far this year yet!
Marty: By the way I am actually running the Worcester Mara not Manchester so hope to catch up (maybe not literally) with you there as well as Bramley & Compton
- I've been trying forever to break 80 mins.... one day maybe...
Wilfmannion: seems like your're on the right track for a good comrades, its just a question of tweeking your training regime to accommodate longer endurance at a slower pace.... not so difficult (he says!)
Oh and lots of hill-work I reckon. Last year was my debut - loved it - but was under-prepared for the second half.... Live and learn eh?
Inca Trail sounds wonderful - great training whilst enjoying an amazing adventure (envious)
Did my first big event this year - the Benfleet 15. Went great - got 1st M50 so chuffed I'm not too far off making up for 2 months lost in autumn. No long distance training yet tho so need to start the hard work!
Quite a few familiar Comrades prep races cropping up for spring, mine are as follows:
Can someone copy these into the master list thanks muchly