Hello all - newbie to this forum and have just entered 2015 and sorted flights and hotels. I was scheduled to do this in 2014 but picked up a femoral neck stress fracture so had to cancel. Running Berlin in a few weeks as a qualifier (ran London this year in 2:54 so hope to be sub-3 again) and then plan to run a 50 mile (but flat) ultra in February as a staging post to build to Comrades. Never been further than marathon distance so both terrified and excited by the prospect!
Hi all. Been a while since I posted. Sadly I'm out. Pulled up in the Mumbai Mara on Jan 20 with what turns out to be a femoral stress fracture. Immediate future is not displacing it but maybe game over for serious running - wish you all well.
Hi all - best wishes to all for training and the event. Unfortunately I'm out - DNF'd at Mumbai Marathon when my right hip just went. Tendonitus/ITB/muscle pull or tear - not sure which but currently only mobile by wheelchair or crutches. Hugely disappointed but hopefully someone can make use of my place from the waiting list.
Confirmed as an official 4:30 pacer for Mumbai Marathon next Sunday so looking forward to that and the warm weather. Will be my longest training run pre TT so still nervous about lasting the distance with the niggles I've had and still have but looking forward to giving it my best shot.
Have a Deuter race backpack and head torch which will be novel too. Fingers crossed for a daylight finish though. I intend to start with trail shoes but to carry flats as I don't have a ground crew - does that sound sensible? Other than that it will be compression shorts, tights, base layer, top and water/wind proof jacket with gloves and skull cap. Will carry some savoury snacks too plus some spare socks.
Hi all - hope everyone is doing well(ish anyway!).
Still have a niggly left hamstring and have managed a pull on my right sartorious muscle so speedwork is still out of the question. Have managed 50 or so miles a week plus some strengthening work in the gym. Have bagged a pacesetter role in the Mumbai Marathon on 20th Jan - a bit slower than I would have liked running the 4:30 bus but it will be good time on my feet. Thames Trot 50 miler on 2nd Feb will be my first serious test - given its on the Thames path it'll be muddy and one for trail shoes I think but a good endurance test. Have the Warwick Half Marathon in March and VLM in April as my only other current scheduled races but hope to be getting into some faster shorter work post Thames Trot.