Hi Sarah, I'm doing Comrades, I'm following the Comrades2015 thread http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/ultra-/-adventure-racing/comrades-2015/277213.html?chklast=true and there are already quite a few people on that entered with flights and hotels booked, I'm really excited about it already... just hoping i maintain fitness an motivation over the winter! Its sounds as if we are probably similar pace (I am planning to do sub 4 in Chester in a few weeks) but you're ahead of me in training as i've never yet gone above marathon distance... will be great if you enter!
Mr P - Good luck with the Sandstone trail, it sounds lovely I've walked parts of it in the past but never run there (I used to live in the Cheshire area, but didn't didn't take up running until after I left.
Rachel - Sounds like you're recovering well, and its lovely to sometimes go to races with the intent of doing it and enjoying the atmosphere rather than being competitive, so have a great time at Ealing
Malcs - Ooh, just reading the above makes me feel hungry! I've already had my breakfast, and looking forward to an early lunch of porridge and sultanas before the Blenheim 12 this afternoon. Maybe I shall copy one of Mrs Malcs options for my evening meal tonight!
Hi Lord Boz, sorry to hear about the knee, I'm sure with 10 days to go, you don't need to worry about any further training, we've all done around 16 weeks of hard work, we are ready! Another couple of runs in the next few days will make no significant difference, I think they are more to give us reassurance and to allow us to keep eating at the level we have been until we get to race day! I think the important thing is to get your knee recovered, maybe the odd short gentle run to test it out, but not pushing it.
Hi Lowres, profile pic was from first weekend inNovember 2 years ago, I was living in Beijing for a year, and I'd met up with a local running group for a training session in the Olympic park, at that point I hadn't bought winter running kit, but did shortly afterwards! I like running in cool temperatures, the heat is probably my main concern for comrades! But I did run all through the hot summer whilst iwas in China so am now better at running in the heat than I used to be.
I've booked into Sergio's for 6pm, i recall eating there back in 2011 before the marathon and being impressed. I'm planning early food, early night, not sure what my b&b will provide for brekkie, but I will supplement it with a malt loaf ( a whole one) which is my favourite pre marathon brekkie. I think one of the main reasons I run( apart from the fact I enjoy it) is so I can eat more than I could otherwise