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Comrades 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 21:03

Thanks.

Slotwin - now you are making me nervous!   I have a 41 miler scheduled the first weekend of may.  Too close??    The longest two I have done thus far are 31 miles.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 15:37

Superb report RR - thanks for filling us all in and giving us a glimpse of what it might be like.  I certainly understand the "traveling a long way for a race" part

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 11:19

I have little doubt that my back issues are mechanical - poor posture, tight shoulders.  I always try to do a little arm and shoulder stretching at every mile (while running) but it's clearly not enough.  I need to make major form changes - just not sure how!

Temperature at Comrades will be around 34 (1C) at the start, but by the time we get to about halfway we'll be up into the 70's and perhaps higher.  Thats why I went out yesterday as late in the day as I did.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 02:00

31 mile done today.  Successful but not really fun.  Developed the same back pain as last week in the London Marathon - I need to figure this out as it may well put the kibosh on the whole Comrades thing.

It was incredibly hot - 82 degrees.  Despite drinking a lot and using 2 salt tabs I weighed 9 pounds less at the end of it all.  Mercifully at 25 miles I got a call to the hospital, so finished the last 6 on the treadmill once home about 2 hours later.

Fantastic support from BRF - could not have done it without her for sure.

Aimed for an 11 min / mile average, finished at about 10:30 /min.  Might walk more in the next one.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 12:23

Weedy - If I walk at any other time I'll just let the timer keep running and slot back into the run when I decide that walk is over.    Every program I have seen for Comrades (and I assume many or all other ultras too?) include walking.  Some for the hills, and some for hills and other times too.  A planned walk has many advantages - and the most successful Comrades programs (including their official ones) say that if you are not walking in the first hour you've made a grave mistake.

Comrades 2014

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 22:12

So, for the 2 ultras I have coming up I intend on run/walking in a 9:1.5 ratio.  Average pace on the watch will be easy to follow, but lap pace will be difficult as it depends how much of the walk cycle gets into that lap.

I was thinking of setting the lap distance to 3 0r 5 miles.  The average pace will still be the same, but the lap pace will better reflect what's happening currently and allow me to catch up or slow down as needed.  

I've never done a run/walk before, so its a bit strange to me.  

Any thoughts/advice from y'all?

Thanks

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 22:12

So, for the 2 ultras I have coming up I intend on run/walking in a 9:1.5 ratio.  Average pace on the watch will be easy to follow, but lap pace will be difficult as it depends how much of the walk cycle gets into that lap.

I was thinking of setting the lap distance to 3 0r 5 miles.  The average pace will still be the same, but the lap pace will better reflect what's happening currently and allow me to catch up or slow down as needed.  

Any thoughts/advice from y'all?

Thanks

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:31

If you have some time to spare, here is yesterday's Two Oceans Marathon.  Skip forward to 2:30:00 and you'll see why it's the most beautiful race in the world, and to about 3:30:00 to see why it is so difficult.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhJQ3inxdyc

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 23:48

I think you should confront Hal and voice our grievances. 

Comrades 2014

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:28

Thank you Slow Duck.

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