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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 12:34

Welcome Tired Legs - you'll get loads of great advice here

Jokeboy - I think Eggy is right - race day adrenalin.  It's not necessarily nervousness - it might be excitement too.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 12:31

Nice running Becca - a perfect results with what seems like perfect race management. Well done.   I'm doing mine this coming weekend in Chicago.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 22:58

I was rejected by London, but am in fro New York next year so that's ok.   I'm all for the charity route option - I see no issue with it.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 00:24

Well done!!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 13:21

Every South African ex-pat the world over has a prized stash of borrowers in the freezer, and a bag of biltong in the cupboard. For a day, then it's all gone.

Lowrez - there are quite a few vegans on this board.  I do think it helps keep weight down, although it is most certainly easy enough to gain weight if you are not careful.  It is not a license to eat without thought.  I don't count calories - but growing up a fat kid, and even weighing a 100 pounds more than I do now when I finished medical school, I am constantly careful. With more awareness now, it is easier to eat out and still be vegan - as long as you ask all the questions (e.g..  many "veggie" burger are held together with egg whites).   

Comrades 2016

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 12:34

The second part is the best part.

Boerewors is South African sausage and totally delicious.  A local delicacy.  Often offered to runners at Comrades by roadside braai's  (Barbecues).  Served on a roll like a hotdog.

But, as a vegan, I can no longer participate ;(

And it won't help weight loss

Comrades 2016

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 17:54

If it doesn't have a decline option you can still do it.  Simply prop the rear ended if the treadmill up in sturdy blocks. If you want to get super technical, once you have propped it up you can use a level to figure out what "incline" you need to set to actually be flat. Then use anything less than that to get varying degrees of decline. 

Comrades 2016

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 14:48

PG3 - I think the biggest tip for the down run is to realize that there is a significant amount of uphill long before you get to Field's Hill.  Many people don't realize that, and don't train for it.  

With regard to specific downhill training - I did a lot of that on a treadmill as I don't have long hills near me.  I had the treadmill at a 6% decline and would run 8-12 miles like that (and I will again for 2016).


Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 23:56

List Fairy - please add the Star Wars Darkside Challenge for me April 16,17  (Disney 10k plus Half)

Comrades 2016

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 13:57

PG3 - I too find the plane relaxing, but I'm not sure going to Comrades is the same as going to a wedding.  Unless you're the groom.  

The program's the the comrades coach puts on the website is very good.  Most locals use it.  Just be sure to choose the appropriate one for you. 

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