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Comrades 2015

Posted: Today at 01:40

I don't live at altitude - unfortunately.  It kicked my ass as I was really running near my reserve the whole time, and the one minor hill erased that reserve and then I was spent, almost limping in from 17 miles.  But it's done

If I am ever stupid enough to go for a marathon at altitude, I need to buy an altitude chamber to sleep in for a few months.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 19:33

Qualifier done at the Duke City Marathon today in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Aside from the ridiculous altitude, all went well. 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 14:41

Whaqatac - my thinking is exactly like yours.  After this weekend's race I intend to really try follow a HR based plan with some speed work though through Tokyo Mara in Feb,, and then revert to all slow running for the build up to Comrades.

i do believe that heart rate training does work - it just takes extreme discipline to keep at it until the benefits are realized.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 14:48

I think the breakfast is well worth it.  On race day, it is available ultra early.  The night before, their buffet dinner becomes very carb focused too.   The Hilton is totally geared to Comrades in the week up to the race.  When you limp back in after your race, they greet you with towels and a huge bag of ice!

As for the qualifier - you just tell them about it.  I have submitted a link to my results, but I'm not sure if they actually checked it or not.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 22:59

Let me just add to TD's run description in Albuturkey one thing.  He and I ran together.  He has been doing essentially zero running, and I have a marathon in a few days so have been doing plenty.  We had heart rates within about 5 beats of each other all the time. The only difference is that I was completely breathless and he could have recited Hamlet's soliloquy. In fact  I think he did.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 14:40

Whaqatac - I kinda feel the same as you.  Higher heart rate for the same paced runs.  After my Mara in 2 weeks , I think I'm going to scale back to strict low heart rate runs no matter the pace.  I had thought several months of slow training for Comrades would have done the trick, but I need to be more disciplined to slo down.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:15

The official coach - Lyndsey Parry - advises not to race a marathon later than early March

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 13:06

Onetit - I know the fatigue too.  Just clocked up my Sept distance - 306 km.   No wonder I'm sleepy all the time

Looking forward to seeing a bunch of you next week

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 01:44

Watching "Hook" on tv - just appeared on screen.  In many ways she reminds me of our very own TinkerBEL.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 01:49

Good luck racers this weekend!   Looking forward to hear all about it.

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