SBA, well done at Dubai! The elite race was fascinating but you always had the feeling they just went out too fast. Running a marathon at a much slower pace than your PB should be fine 4 weeks out. I think it's what Lindsey Parry (Comrades coach) recommends in his silver training plan.
My running has been ropey to say the least since I had to take about 6 weeks off with a back problem. I've been back on the road for 6 weeks now since the injury break. I'm only now feeling like I'm starting to get to a reasonable level of fitness again. Going to be trying the Two Oceans and Comrades double this year so lots of hard work to do in the coming months.
I'll definitely be back for number 7. Still never got this down run right so hopefully next year is the year.
zulu, if you are heading back to Durbs, I'm sure we will bump into each other on the local running scene. Drop me a mail at email@example.com if you are keen for me to put you in touch with any of the running gurus here or if you are just keen to go for a run with some company when you make it back to Durban.
6:45:16 for 85th place overall. What a day! I had a really bad patch from Cato Ridge to Lion Park but managed to steady the ship and continue picking up places at every split! Not over the moon about my time but unbelievably happy to accomplish a lifetime ambition of finishing in the top 100!
Hi Garth. Sorry to hear of your woes. I will certainly look out for you. I'll be at our club pasta party on the 26th as well if you are going to be there.
I'm sitting on 2600km if running in 2015. I've run plenty route testers. I've bagged a sub 75 half without tapering. Basically, I couldn't feel more prepared for this. Now just to do one more week of training, not get sick and hope for cooler weather than 2 years ago!
Travel safe all, as you embark on the journey over here. Don't worry about anything you may have seen in the media regarding xenophobia. It has all blown over and all it's done is put the police on their toes more than normal, which is a good thing.