Hi, I haven't been on the forum for ages, so need to spend some time reading to catch up on all the news! Looking forward to SNOD, but not sure that I'm still on for trying a double.... I'm doing a half marathon next weekend, and that will be the longest run I've done for about 3 months...... But have Chester and Amsterdam marathon between now and SNOD so will see how they go before making a decision. If I don't do the double, I'll be happy to be support on route for those who do go ahead!
Ridgeway relay was great, although I was slow, I have no pace since Comrades... But not bothered by that, happy to run slowly and will soon look out a marathon training plan to start thinking about getting a bit fitter / faster for October marathons. ShadowFox looked to be going very well when I saw him finish his ridgeway stage.
I doubt I'll be returning to Comrades next year, as there are so many places I'd like to visit and limited days holiday..... But could be tempted to do a uk ultra, the Lake District 50 sounds awesome ( guess it's mainly off road. / less support / less aid stations and therefore harder than comrades?)
Good luck on Monday JAR, maybe we should also submit a petition from the thread to support your case!
My return to running sounds similar to Becca's, legs felt OK and happy to run quite soon afterwards, but no speed. have done half marathons each weekend since, but was very happy to do at a gentle pace, enjoy the scenery and treat as recovery run not race. This weekend will be a test, like OSF am doing a leg of Ridgeway relay, I'm part of my clubs B team, where it's about participating rather than speed, and whilst I know the team won't mind what speed I do, I'd still like to do my best, so it's my first post Comrades challenge. OSF, which leg are you on? I'm on leg 5 and hopefully will pop up to support at some of the later handovers, so maybe will get to say hi!