Haven't been on here for a while. Debra, that's awful news re your stress fracture. Sorry to hear it.
I've been cranking up the mileage so my body is really looking forward to the taper. I had a slight knee niggle in April that prevented any speedwork and made me miss a few days of running but clocked in a few 200km plus weeks for a monthly total of 754km. This week is the last week of big mileage although I am cutting it slightly to about 165km.
Here's hoping everyone stays injury and illness free over the last 3 and a bit weeks!
The first 56km of the Down Run are very tough compared to Two Oceans, in my opinion. I haven't come across a tougher stretch of road than the bit from the bottom of Inchanga to the top of Bothas Hill. It seems to hold some sort of mental block over me!
The legs seem to be recovering well since Two Oceans. Good thing that, with the big training in April just around the corner.
Two Oceans was very enjoyable today. The weather was great and the crowd support was fantastic! Happy enough with 3:48 at my first crack at it and left a little in the tank with one eye on my Comrades training. Seeing Caroline Wostmann come flying past me at about 48km was surreal. She was absolutely flying! As beautiful as the scenery is, I still rate Comrades as my favourite event. Well done Dannir and Becca.
Good luck to anyone else doing Two Oceans this weekend. Looks like the weather will be nice and cool but may be a little rainy and windy. It will be my first crack at it so I'm really excited as to what the day has in store.