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Comrades 2016

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 00:45

RR - you know why you're here.  It's nagging at you.  And Two Oceans is the perfect last long training run....

Comrades 2016

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 22:30

PG3 - welcome, it's one helluva ride 

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 21:16

I use Hokas - and love them.   I always ran in Vibrams - never in any "real" shoe and all was fine.  When I decided to do Comrades, I decided the increased mileage might be a problem and so I should use a cushioned shoe for some of the training and for the race itself.  As DV had raved about Hokas, I decided to try them.  They were fantastic.  I continued in both Hokas and Vibrams, but found that my feet always felt better after a Hoka run than  a Vibram run, so gradually I used them more and more.  As I came from a zero drop shoe, 4mm is no big deal to me.

I occasionally use vibrams still, but 90% of my running is in Hokas.  I used the Bondi (max cushioning) for last year's Comrades, but I have used the Clifton for everything else including this year's Comrades.  I did try the Conquest and they were awful.

Its important for me to say, that unlike others, I don't believe in orthotics, or corrective shoes, or someone "analyzing" my gait and suggesting shoes.  I think everyone can run in a neutral show just fine.

A few friends have since started running in Hokas - and they all love them and have stayed in them - including one sub-3 marathoner

Comrades 2016

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 11:36

This is the place we stayed.  Highly recommend it


Comrades 2016

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 23:07

We went to Lion Sands - it's adjacent to Kruger in the Sabi Sands reserve.  I've been to various parks in that area - all superb, as is Kruger.  If I had young kids with me I'd go to Kruger for sure, as the huge expense of a private park is wasted on young kids.  Kruger is always fantastic.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 19:19

justanotherrnr - you tell them the way I did after breaking the same promise:  "want to go on safari?"

Comrades 2016

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 17:28

I booked at the Hilton again.  Did not get the special price I had this year, but in the grand scheme of things, the extra cost is not significant.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 13:47

How did Expedia make a booking at The Hilton without me looking....?

Comrades 2016

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 12:35

Love these socks:


Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 15:48

Welcome to the South Jokeybhoy.  Heat and humidity.  I think later and hotter might be better than humidity.

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