Hey Malcs the minimum distance to qualify for Comrades is a Marathon, the maximum time 5hrs. The faster the time the better the seeding. The race lines up In pens, much like London Marathon. If marathon training is a bit shaky, I can normally bluff my way under 4 hours and that gets me a 'D' seeding.
hey Reiki, I found arch problems were helped by using Rock Tape on the Posterior Tibial site. The Adductor issue is an old surfing injury with an uncontrolled stretch of the muscle belly and tendon insertion. I have been using compression shorts and doing the clam exercise to work the antagonist glut medius. Thanks for the quad tip, hadn't thought of that. Deep tissue massage and ischaemic compression is helpful but painful.
Zone 1 for York Marathon and the number sent the pulse racing. Houston we have a few problems:
Extreme buggy parkrun snapped the brake cable. Really didn't think I was using the brake all that much. I had to borrow a replacement buggy a mere 20 years old. Not quite the same standard. Buggy PB remains at 21.13 although a sub 21 beckons.
Bumping up the mileage post triathlon has irritated an old adductor tendonosis. Couldn't do a long run this weekend. As if I have plenty of time for long quality runs. A friend took me on a long cycle instead. He did forget to mention the vertical cliff faces we cycled up. Not saying it was tough but we dropped Contador.
I think I may have to revise my goals for this marathon. Was hoping to use it for a Comrades qualifier.