Will given I did 1.40 for 3.8 I think race and steady are about the same for me.
Schmunks I was thinking along the lines of Zurich 19th or Poznan 26th to give myself a chance to recover for the run, last year after Comrades I tried a sportive a week after, a half the week after that and North Downs 30k the week after that at which point my core shut down with the result I could only manage 2 5milers a week between then and a 226 at the end of Aug. I didn't have a good run.
DaylightR, No 3 years back I set myself a challenge to try to do 5 hard events in a year which were a long xc ski race,Comrades,10kow, 226tri and PBP, last of which is only every 4 years 2015 is the next one. So it's a bit of a juggling act, the tri and swim I can choose when I do them the others I can't and I want PBP to be the last as I won't be able to get going after that.
I'm wondering if I should be looking for a swim closer to the tri to allow me a bit more recovery post Comrades and get some 5k+ swims in before the 10k. I'm not a strong swimmer though.