I have also been putting stuff aside. Old clothes for the start plus other bits and pieces as well. Its getting ever closer. Hope everyone still going well and good luck to those racing this weekend. Its certainly not nice out there.
Excellent Zuluboy. Hope the week after has been as good for recovery as well.
Re the watch question. I have used a Garmin Forerunner 205 both times and the battery has lasted on each occasion. Although my latest model, the forerunner 210 only has just over 5 hours and just about made it to the end at oceans last year. I have now borrowed a trusty 205 for this years comrades though.
Garth - hope the lurgy is going and you can run again this week in prep for banbury.
lars - nice running, you will go well at Rome next week. And i bet the weather will be better as well!! If you can bash out your planned marathon next weekend with little to no taper, just think what you will do when you are rested for Comrades. Thats what i keep telling myself anyway!!
Dannirr and Stephen - Two cracking runs there and shows the training is on track. We just have to keep ourselves in one piece now. Hope the rest of the gang racing last weekend did good as well.
I had a good run last sunday as well, the Heartbreaker Marathon in the New Forest. Can recommend it as an excellent winter marathon with a fair amount of climbing involved. I know Garmins must be taken with a pinch of salt for elevation stats, but it reckoned over 4000ft of ascent and descent. Finished in 3.26 so very happy with that.
LOL - My schedule starts hill repeats next week. I am looking find a hill that you can run up with good form for 2 minutes, then rest for about 2 to 2 min 20 on the way back down.
Well done on the excellent racing last weekend all. Shows the training is moving us all in the right direction. And good luck to all this weekend as well. Lots of marathons planned across the globe....
575DOP - will wear the hat, providing its not too windy or too cold!!!! Although with a half time of about 80 minutes, you may well catch me up from behind anyway!! I am hoping the worst of the weather will get to us after we have finished.
Nice to have met you McHilly last sunday, glad you had good run and hopefully catch up again for another chat at Compton.
Cheers for the updated list. Next time, can you add me to the North Dorset Marathon on the 3rd May. That hog roast at the end sounded too good to miss!!