Posted: 03/02/2015 at 10:34
Sounds good Dannirr
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.