I think you can use an ironman finish as a qualifier - not just the marathon portion. I know someone who qualified that way and his marathon portion was over 6 hours. Of course, seeding was not great!
Good luck SD!
i took several weeks off and have started up again. Finding it a little tough going, but I'm sure it'll come back. I seem to remember after my first down run it took me 6 to 8 weeks to get back to normal.
Why go back? Like most, my plan was to do one. But when you go there, you quickly discover that they don't consider you a real Comrades runner until you've been in both directions. So you go back for that and the medal, and then you think you are done. But Comrades calls you. The people Runners and spectators alike. Friends from the world over. There is nothing like it and you can't bear to miss it. So you go back for #3. And that's when the real problem occurs, because as the SA people will tell you, that using Cimrades math, 3 is halfway to 10, and your green number beckons.