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Comrades 2015

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 12:31

Becca7 - normally in a 9 mile race I would never stop at an aid station as there is no need for food, but oaths one I stopped at all 3. After all, who can refuse chocolate chips, marshmallows dipped in molten chocolate, and hot chocolate to drink!   I think I gained weight in that run.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:20

Brief feedback - leg is feeling quite  bit better, not quite perfect.  Took this last week very easy  - still managed 44 miles but about half of it was on the AlterG treadmill to reduce impact.  But today I had a gentle 9 miler around Atlanta (the HotChocolate 15k) and that was fun.  So, all in for the next few weeks leading up to Tokyo, and then Comrades focused.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 18:25

TD - I'm doing a 2 week taper to Tokyo - last long run on the 8th.  Leg felt pretty decent on the 15 miler today, but it was on the AlterG to reduce impact forces. No question that thing has helped the recovery and still allowed me to run and maintain whatever cardiovascular fitness I have.   No contact from your friend.

 

Orbutt - sorry about the calf.  Seems like I remember that's your "Achilles heel" when it comes to training?  I wonder if when you are between training cycles, a really good weight training program would help?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 23:37

TD - I'm being cautiously optimistic.  I did an easy 5 miles with BRF a few days ago and had much less pain, then a 4-ish mile trail run with her the next day with no pain at all. Both were very slow.  Took a day off and today did 7 miles on the AlterG treadmill, including 4 miles a little faster (8 min/mile) and no pain.

So, I'm getting hopeful again.  I'll do a medium length run tomorrow (14-15 miles) and then a 9 mile "race" on Sunday.  If all of that goes well, then full into my program, else just slow running until Tokyo.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 02:02

Thanks all.  I think over the next few weeks I'll probably do mainly sessions on the AlterG with a lot of load reduction.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 21:45

Well, my running has seen better days.  About 10 days ago I started to have severe pain in my right lower leg. I don't think its shin splints - I've never had them so don't really know.  Anyway, I decided to take a few days off - which I did.  Then I did a 2 mile test run while I was in Phoenix last week, but still had significant pain, so did not run again until yesterday.

Yesterday I did 4 miles on the AlterG treadmill at a much reduced weight - was ok but not great.  Today I went out for a very slow 5 miler and that turned out pretty well.

So I am hopeful I can return to full training soon. Tokyo Marathon in 4 1/2 weeks!  But more importantly, the real Comrades training needs to go forward as planned.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 21:45

Well, my running has seen better days.  About 10 days ago I started to have severe pain in my right lower leg. I don't think its shin splints - I've never had them so don't really know.  Anyway, I decided to take a few days off - which I did.  Then I did a 2 mile test run while I was in Phoenix last week, but still had significant pain, so did not run again until yesterday.

Yesterday I did 4 miles on the AlterG treadmill at a much reduced weight - was ok but not great.  Today I went out for a very slow 5 miler and that turned out pretty well.

So I am hopeful I can return to full training soon. Tokyo Marathon in 4 1/2 weeks!  But more importantly, the real Comrades training needs to go forward as planned.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 05:33

I got NY through the ballot in 2014..

comrades offers Coke at its aid stations

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 21:26

Charlie4 - awesome job.  I know how much fun it is, and I am sure it was well worth the trip from Aus.

Running Rodent, Jimbob - yep, about 5 or 6 weeks till Tokyo.  Going ok, but had some pain on the front of my lower leg.  Never had shin splints and don't think this is, but I think I might take this week off.  Even though this is peak Tokyo time, I've got to remained focus on the main goal - Comrades.

Orapidrun - the doubles I am doing in training are not really Comrades focused, although I will keep doing them, and probably increasing them as the next few months go by.  What I am trying is less long runs (20 milers) and more back to back medium-long runs (14-18 followed by 10-15 the next day).  I'm hoping it helps as much or more than a 20 miler followed by a rest day.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 22:12

20 for me yesterday and 11 today.  57 for the week so happy with that, but I need a good nap now!

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