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Sub 3h15

Posted: Today at 22:24
Sorry chaps but been staying away from this forum due to my difficulties to reach the start line this Sunday. I've had to consider pulling out or running only half the race and walking or quit the race. I've had more pain in my leg and just run 10km this week. I've been to the physio again today and later had a cortisone injection at the doctor's to try and reduce the inflammation and pain. My doctor has 8 Comrades finishes so is very sympathetic. He has given me 2 packs of magic pills (haven't checked the WADA list) as well. He got me to the start in 2013 after getting tonsillitis with 42 hours to go, so a huge reason to trust him.
Take care GM and best wishes for getting this understood and resolved.
Good to see a few fast 5kms going on, particularly Leslie after a long lay off

Comrades 2016

Posted: Today at 10:52

Well, except I think they got the names confused:

'Sherwood climb' should be 45th cutting (Clatex and Engen fuel stations and KFC)

'Berea - 45th cutting' should be Tollgate (running on the 'motorway style road' white bridge with arch over the bridge road surface)

Is it right?

Comrades 2016

Posted: Today at 10:33

BTW,  I just found these excellent pacing charts on the KPMG running club site:

http://www.runningclub.kpmg.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Comrades-Down-Run-Timing-Charts.pdf

 

Comrades 2016

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 09:03

Is it time for another list yet?

All being well I would finish in sub-9 hours and that is my primary time goal above all others.  I want to finish happy and have some good memories of who I met along the way and how I felt.

My PB is 8:48 and I believe I have done enough to beat it  If I can keep going at a reasonable pace in the second half I would try to achieve something around 8:30.

Otherwise just happy to finish in one piece with some great experiences along the way and get a 4th finish.

 

Who          Pen  Number       Time Targets
Bike It       B       49072         (a) sub-9 (b) around 8:30 (c) sub-11 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 14:36

Great report Poacher - I enjoyed reading that. Uplifting to be reminded that it is not just about the time it takes, but how you get there.

I just had my pain threshold reset in advance of Sunday by a 104kg 2m tall physio.  A lot of things are tight and the ITB is just one so I've had a session of deep tissue release and dry needling.  It was frankly excruciating pain and I thought I would be leaving in a wheelchair. The treatment has already helped, despite the pain resulting from the treatment,  and he believes I would be fine by Sunday.  A 'lighter' session booked for Thursday.

The nerves I've had are now beginning to subside and thoughts turning to Sunday's race.  Singing Shozoloza to myself and humming Chariots of Fire.  Looking Forward to it now

 

Comrades 2016

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 13:53

....but just think of all the flapjacks and gels you could carry in that handbag Lowrez

I just had my pain threshold reset in advance of Sunday by a 104kg 2m tall physio.  A lot of things are tight and the ITB is just one so I've had a session of deep release and dry needling.  The treatment has already helped, despite the pain resulting from the treatment,  and he believes I would be fine by Sunday.  A 'lighter' session booked for Thursday.

It is the finale of the Brutal Fruit Premier League netball on Friday/Saturday.  We are into netball in my house and my wife is one of the university coaches and also the North West development coach.  North West Flames are in the semi-final of the knock out at 6pm in Durban so I'll be a little late for the dinner.  The Final will be on Saturday to which I hope the Flames would qualify so I'll go along to that as well.  Please let me know if anyone wants to join.  It is R20 per ticket per day and it is at North Beach.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 09:44

Veel sterkte en gooie geluk!!! - Much strength and good luck

The 'strength' part is mental as well as physical 

Comrades 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 21:32
Good to hear you are all out of hospital PG3.

Speed session, new shoes and taper have all conspired to cause me ITB issues that have propagated through my left leg (normally the well behaved one). Been massaging with a lacrosse ball all weekend, learning new stretches and today spent 20 minutes to the waist in my pool which is around 10C. I did 20km today with some difficulty. Fingers crossed it will be all settled by race day.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 18:46

Great work Gul, tough course under tough conditions made a great race and great story.  A PB is a PB so well done.  An excellent report too.

Good to see Poacher doing one more too on little training.  Well done

Some great VLSRs from Badbark and Lorenzo.  I had a look at that ITB stretch Badbark and couldn't even get into the starting position so backed it off to where I could and it seemed to help.  Thanks for posting that video too VTR.

I spend most of yesterday massaging a lacrosse ball into my legs.  This morning a lot better so went out for 20km.  Nearly binned it in the first metres, but persisted and made it round with some pain.  More lacrosse ball today and spent 20 minutes in the pool up to the waist - it is about 10C in there at the moment.

Fingers crossed  all would be OK for next Sunday to do about 90km of running

Sub 3h15

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 03:24
... the suspense is killing me ....
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