I received my results book this week - I'm in. ( although I mis-remembered my time by 1 minute and had to look it up online.) If you're in the book then you finished and that's what's important. I live in SA though these days, so I guess 2+ weeks to get to Europe.
9km yesterday and a very slow 8km today with 30C temps. Plus I replaced the deck on my treadmill after it cracked. Onwards and upwards......
TTT - Vaal is a good fast course - much faster than Soweto. There are just 2 or 3 small hills on each lap of just 10m or so elevation gain. I think the elevation gain of the whole course is something less than 50m. Soweto probably has an elevation gain of 300m.
Lowrez, it is the result of over-training - several months of excessive mileage leading to ITB and hip problems before the Comrades, physio and cortisone injections to try to get rid of it before Comrades, on race day itself ran to the top of Fields with it progressively worsening then it completely failed and I limped the last 24km to the finish. Stupidity in the guise of over-confidence/arrogance. I've been to the biokineticist for four sessions and have built up my hip strength now it needs to be applied to running. I have been progressively building up on my treadmill, but my leviathan proportions have now broken the deck so I am unleashed to the road.
Belaire for me too. I entered the race this morning and booked the hotel this afternoon. Then I went and ran 7km to confirm I still can't run. I think in a month or so everything would be better. As any Comrades runner knows it is about persistence.