Mr K - I see from your blog that you have been doing Bikram yoga. I have done that for the last two years in the build up to Comrades. I will start it up again soon. I think it really helps - the only disadvantage is that 90 minute classes are hard to fit in alongside high mileages.
RR- I'm not doing Ranscombe but I have the Hugin Challenge coming up later this month. I'm also as sucker for a nice goody bag and the medals for both events look terrific.
Marty - hope you had a good run at Watford. Peanut butter sandwiches were my fuel of choice when I did the South Downs Way 50 last year. I wouldn't be keen to try them during shorter races though.
lars - hope you, too, had a good race at Watford.
lowrez - well done on the 6 miles. I hope that the recovery continues.
Fido - well done on the 20. Pace sounds fine to me. The new dog looks cute.
I did the Charnwood Hills Race on Sunday. 14 miles with three of the biggest hills in Leicestershire and lots of mud in between. It is classed as a fell race so I had been afraid to run this race before - I was certain I would break my neck coming down a dangerous descent - but it was all pretty tame. The main objectives were not to fall over and also to run up the two biggest hills and I managed both of those. Races like that make me glad that Comrades is a road race though. I'm pitifully slow at running off-road.
It looks like I'm going to Mauritius (for work ) on the Tuesday after Comrades - Durban to Jo'burg to Mauritius then a few days later back to Jo'burg and home. That's going to be a long journey but hopefully my legs will be over the worst by then.
They have had feasts like that at quite a few of the longer, off-road, events that have done in recent months. Indeed my county, Leicestershire, seems to specialise in that sort of race. Being vegan makes it easier to keep running, as most of the stuff won't be suitable for me.
Jacquie - fingers crossed you make it. Stamina does not fade as quickly as fitness.
Stig - excellent news.
Lars - looks like you are hitting some good form.
baljc - nice running.
Mr K - well done on your run at the weekend. Looked good.
Bike It - nice to see you back in good form.
Dannirr - sounding positive for Tokyo. A hot chocolate race sounds like an excellent idea.
lowrez - very funny. Garmins can be a huge frustration.
Having been bimbling around longer stuff since September it was a bit of a rude awakening to run a 6 mile race today. I doubt that I would do anything below 10 miles these days were I not in a club. This was a local league race so I turned out for the team. I think that the last time I ran a mile quicker than 8 minutes was in September so I was happy with 7:36 pace for a 1 minute PB. Not a distance that I race very often, so not much to get excited about, but a PB is a PB, especially in a week when I got some low grade virus.
McHilly, I think that it depends how used to you are to running distances of over 26 miles. If 33 miles is a new distance for you I would not worry about getting a double digit distance done the day before, as it would be a bit of a risk to do 33 on tired legs. An hour or so on the Saturday would be fine. By the sounds of it, it will be a relatively tough 33 as well.