Amazing stuff Slokey - those hills are killers when taken together although each is perfectly runnable in isolation.
I'm not running enough to keep stats for the month. I'm just happy to get a few miles in at the moment. Running is somewhat casual with no particular plan except to not run on consecutive days and to run no longer than an hour. I find myself running my local trails over the modest hills of north of Hampshire.
I am reminded I have a place to Abo too. It will be a training run I think if I can run that far by mid October.
I tried the ASICS Cumulus 16's today over a modest 3 miles. The word 'plush' came to mind. I got so carried away I ran at a pace below 8:30 a mile. That will never do......
The international tent does sound wonderful Poacher. In fact it is never far from my mind. There is a lot of memories for me there.
Lorenzo, I'll be living where ever I can find a good job. Ideally I would like to live in Durban or Cape Town. Most jobs are in Jo'burg however. I'm itching to start work again having not been working since March.
I mean I haven't had a drop of alcohol for 100+ days. I did around 4 years without previously.
Morning All. Did someone mention Comrades? I'm planning to be there too, I just don't know whether I'll be entering as an international runner or a local runner. I'll be trying to earn my Bill Rowan for the up run, which I missed after tonsillitis and 32 degrees C in 2013.
I picked up my SA visa yesterday. I now have the right to live there for 3 years and start working there. Now I just need to find a job, which is proving difficult. (I got the rejection as General Manager of Two Oceans marathon)
I'm just coming back to running after basically stopping in March after continuing periostitis. My training is not much at the moment - I keep off road and maximum 6 miles to date and very low pace. My strength and endurance are coming back but no where near previous levels so far. Progress, not perfection.....
I took a visit to the ASICS flagship store on Oxford street yesterday. A computer gait analysis of my static foot and dynamic running confirmed my wonkiness. Nevertheless I parted with £110 for a pair of Cumulus 16.
I've now been sober for 100+ days now which is essential for me.
Sounds like you have a good pedigree Zuluboy. Sounds like your engine is pretty powerful if you've been elite cycling. It shouldn't be too difficult to channel that into full-on running. Certainly it sounds like you know the disciple and process of training - just you should become specificities of training to race the up run over 54 miles of hills and heat.