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Comrades 2016

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 23:09

Z-O:  Shosholoza is a traditional song sang at all sporting events in South Africa. It is part of the tradition of the Comrades start, as is the National Anthem, Chariots of Fire and the crowing of the cock.

Here it is from this year:


You are required to learn the words and sing it before they issue your chip

Comrades 2016

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 20:24

Perfect advice from f2d.  Thats about it in a nutshell.  

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 13:07

RR - Me too.  I took 2 weeks off after Comrades, but then still ran 25 or so miles a week until 3 weeks ago when I started to work on training for October.  I knew speed would suffer when training for Comrades, but I thought I'd have loads of endurance left over - not. 

Comrades 2016

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 12:47

I did Athens in 2011 - was my first marathon.  I'd like to go back and do it again but there are too many others.......   I made a rule not to do the same marathon twice.  So far, I have broken that for Paris, Disney, Comrades, Atlanta.....   Some rules suck.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 03:24

Shin splints is not a general term - it is very specific.  It is subperisoteal tearing and bleeding.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 11:39

I think the thing to consider though is not just time.  It's stress.  We can know that making up 10'minutes over 55 miles is ok, but the stress of that delay increases the anxiety for weeks before the race, and leads us to go out too fast.  

Comrades 2016

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:56

It's the folks who have done 10 or more Comrades - like Slow Duck. E would be fine too but I would tru avoid F to H if I could. 

Comrades 2016

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 16:42

PG3 - it defiantly takes longer to spread out when leaving Pietermaritzburg versus leaving Durban.  Roads are narrower and it's darker (less street lights).   I think the starting corral is important on the down run.  If you cannot get into D or better, I think it's worthwhile to raise the R5000 needed to get into the CC pen.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 13:11

I think the biggest thing - if you are in the last 2 starting pens - is not to panic. As lower says, there is plenty of time to make up the difference. But I think many zoom off and try make up the 12-15 minutes right away leading to disaster.

Coach Parry has a podcast on how to save 20 mins on race day.  Well worth a listen to.



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