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Comrades 2017

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 00:51

Read this about the Up run - some good info:


Comrades 2017

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 01:08

ChicknNuggets - I did Two Oceans as Comrades prep this year.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 01:39

Lowrez - I'm at the Hilton actually but I have Bellaire as well

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Posted: 15/09/2016 at 13:06

Mango-Chillie - any certified marathon that has verifiable results counts essentially.  It does not have to be a major marathon.  

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Posted: 15/09/2016 at 11:57

NickP - I think that is such a difficult question, because you have to factor in fatigue.  If  you did not, I think half the work is done after the first 34 km.  But for me, with increasing fatigue, I think halfway is the bottom of Polly Shorts!

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Posted: 11/09/2016 at 11:10

caashford - interesting, I thought the UK waiting list for MdS was still pretty full.

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Posted: 09/09/2016 at 11:14

SS- it's the plan, but we'll see how MdS goes in terms of recovery!  MdS for me is a "finish" event, not a racing event, but it's a "finish at all costs"!    Its the second week of April.   A friend whose doing MdS too has now entered for his first Comrades, so I'll be in good company.  Or bad company, depends on viewpoint.  He's a lot younger than me, which only means he lost his marbles at an earlier age.

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Posted: 06/09/2016 at 19:23

SS - to be totally transparent, Lindsey is my coach (I'm his slowest and least talented runner I'm sure).  And sometimes I feel the same frustration.  I've got MdS and Comrades next year, and he's only got me running about 25-30 mile weeks now with the plan to build later.  I think I should already be doing more, carrying my backpack, be in a heat chamber, pushing weights etc.... but I've learned to trust the professionals.

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Posted: 06/09/2016 at 19:12

Superb WarrenK78 - well done!

Southern Snail wrote (see)

I was also looking at the training plans but other than a couple of marathons and a 50/55k run theres nothing over 3.5 hours. It seems a little light to me, especially if you have walk breaks too. I'm doing that now for marathon training

This is a mistake I think a lot of people make - over estimating what's needed and under estimating the advice from people who really know.  There is no-one better equipped to advise proper training for Comrades than Lindsey Parry, Bruce Fordyce or Norrie Williams.   Following the official program virtually guarantees the goal (short of a race day blowout, stupidity or injury - don't ask me how I know).  

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Posted: 05/09/2016 at 12:52

There might be at least on Comrades veterans at the Portsmouth Coastal Marathon this year.  Look out for the cap if she runs

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