Posted: 06/01/2017 at 16:35
The longest race that I have booked is the 50k Canalathon, Marty, but I am considering extending that by an extra 5k. This is the shortest of the "longest runs" that I will have done in training for a Comrades and I'm a little nervous about it but it's what Lindsay Parry has advised and my best Comrades results have come from running fewer marathons. I've got as my longest runs:
29/1 Funchal Marathon
9/2 Dirty Running 6 hour race (possibly 30 miles, possibly marathon, possibly less)
26/3 Canalathon 50k (possibly extending this to 55k)
17/4 Boston Marathon
I've got a couple of other 20s. I might run another 20 at Dirty Running, it depends how well I come out of Funchal, not that I'm racing that one.
Seville is fantastic - my PB marathon. Quick course, there is only a little bit in a park near the end that I found slower, as it got slightly congested. The runners tend to do a serious job of pacing, so it's easy to find a group going at the goal pace and running evenly.
I put on the previous page that I was going to run a parkrun this week. I still might but I did a 5k on Wednesday. My quickest time for a year and a half but still a couple of minutes slower than my best.