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Comrades 2016

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 14:40

Wretched news Debra, sorry to hear it.  

Comrades 2016

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 14:11

I had a nice run in London.  Saw a few Comrades hats and other gear and it was good to meet up with McH, Jacquie, Patricia, Emily, Bronwen and others before the start and briefly see Mr K at the end.  3:51 for me, slightly slower than last year, but done as an easy run and part of a 65 mile week (a light week compared to some of those in the Strava group) .  Earlier in the week I went through 1000 miles for the year.  This week, going in to Milton Keynes marathon on Monday, is the last big mileage week and then into the taper.  Yikes.

JAR - very nice running.

SD - glad you got a time for your run.  

Bike It - I hope that that ankle is better soon.

Debra - I hope that the problem isn't as bad as feared.

Mac - sounds like that was a very nice 59km.

zuluboy - I wanted to run that L2M race next year but I have Boston in mind and it clashes.

John- well done to Mrs J and it is still very impressive if you saw here on 5 out of 7 occasions.  

Well done to team CC.  

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Posted: 22/04/2016 at 16:44

That's quite some supporting itinerary, John, I hope that you and your daughter manage to see Mrs John at all of those.  And good luck to Mrs John.

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Posted: 22/04/2016 at 12:15

The only thing I am going to be working hard at is waving to the crowds, Mr K.  This is going to be an easy run, this close to Comrades.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 09:44

Congrats on getting in to Chicago Sky Blue.  I'm running as well on a good for age place, my Kosice Marathon time continues to serve me well.  After that I will still have New York and Tokyo to do.

Good luck for your long run, Terry.

I will probably wear my Comrades cap at London.  Might see you on the Green Start, McH and anyone else running from there.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 10:20

Goldenboy - well done on that fast time.  PG is right that the advice is not to race a marathon this close to Comrades but I guess that opportunities to run that sort of time need to be grasped and if you focus on recovery now hopefully you can have a good run at Comrades.

zulu- great news about the club and well done on those super results.

PG3 - how about the area north west of Bolton?  I did Bolton Hill Marathon a couple of years ago and Winter Hill was a good climb, although Rivington Pike is steeper than a Comrades hill, as I recall.  This is the marathon route but some of it can be omitted.

I had a nice time supporting at Brighton Marathon.  Saw a few Comrades hats and it was great to see SD and also Jacquie and Cam.  London for me this week.

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Posted: 15/04/2016 at 17:35

Forgot to say, good luck to anyone with a race this weekend.  I'm supporting at Brighton.  Anyone running this, I will be at the mile 19 Fetchpoint, so watch out for the red and yellow balloons.

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Posted: 15/04/2016 at 17:35

zulu - no idea but I would suggest that you contact a SA running club to see if they can assist.

Last weekend I only did 3 laps at my 8 hour event, for a total of around 16 miles, and then did about 10 miles of walking around Rochester and nearby.  I had originally intended to run 40 miles but I have enough marathons and ultras under my belt this year.  It was also an off-road course and quite tricky underfoot at times, so I was wanting to avoid any faceplanting.

jar- if you go on the 100 Marathon Club site there is a spreadsheet.  I would recommend filling that in now, even if you are not going to apply for membership for a while.  I'm up to about 70 and I don't foresee getting near 100 for a couple of years but I have them on the spreadsheet now.

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Posted: 08/04/2016 at 11:26

Well done to the CC crew on the fundraising.

Last week was a cutback week for me and I didn't do a long run but, rather, a 10km.  The fastest pace that I have attempted since early February and it was encouraging to run 46:28, my 3rd quickest time at the distance, on an undulating course.

This weekend I have an 8 hour race, originally entered with a view to running 40 miles, but it's one where you can do as many or as few laps as you wish.  However I'm mindful that I have run 3 marathons and 3 ultras already this year, with London and MK coming up, so I don't need the distance, so I will do marathon distance at most.

Good luck to everyone running this weekend.  Sounds like a great hill session you have planned Sky Blue.

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Posted: 31/03/2016 at 17:49

It definitely helps me Matt.  I do hot yoga, which helps with the heat acclimatisation as well, but I feel a benefit in my muscles after a session and I do yoga-type stretches from time to time as well.

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