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sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: Today at 12:21

Jeez Susan. That's terrible. I'm so sorry. Bloody hell.

Had a nice day out in Stratford yesterday but the knee lasted until about 15 miles and I thought, well, 6h cutoff, lots of walking in Comrades, let's get some benefit out of the day (just in case whatever this is can be sorted in time), and I walked to the finish. I just started walking with the attitude of "See how it goes". And after the finish (I did make the cutoff with less than 10 mins to spare and my bag was the very last left in the Sea Scouts' hut) headed straight to the massage tent - never have bothered before, but... (v. impressed with them by the way, Fire & Earth for those living in the Cov/Warks/Strat area).

Seeing fizz on Weds. Don't know what it is. Not (or not all) ITB I think. I am worrying (quite reasonably I think) that this means Comrades is off. 


PANIC - london marathon

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 12:18

Are they making you carry a ginormous flag all the way round Phil?!

I would have thought balloons (so very continental) or the "wee flag on a 5 foot stick, planted in a bottle on the back of a waistbelt" (Comrades) would do, but....

Could someone help with training paces?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 11:10

If you're running 10k after 6 weeks you certainly are pretty fit by normal standards. Why don't you join a local club and look round to see what "people about your level" are doing and what works for them. There doesn't seem to be a problem so maybe, you know, there isn't

Gulping for air

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 15:15

They did say "go back if there's no improvement". Don't worry about what they might say. Just carry on going back until one way or the other you're better, or you're sure for whatever reason they can't do anything (I hope not the latter!).

Gulping for air

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 15:13

The mind is a physical thing too, so the phrase "all in the mind" is disingenuous to say the least. Anyone using it could try staying up a couple of nights without sleep, followed by six coffees with sugar (all physical things which act on the body including the brain) and then write out ten pages of "it's all in the mind"


sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 17:42
Well done - c'mon, splits, race report...

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 12:54
I hope to be doing MK, Kelvin, but as a training run for Comrades.
So any meet would be before the start!
Currently resting as not only have I had ITB issues on the left leg this last week but I am not well (ugh, don't ask!, but suffice to say I have antibiotics to take ).
Hoping that rest and another massage will get me back to normal by next Sun for Stratford, but que Sera Sera.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 12:42
The buses can be handy to keep in view but they're actually not *that* handy.

Hitting an aid station in a big crowd sucks. And over many hours runners have good and bad patches, pit stops etc and the bus will not wait while you're taking a dump or speed up if you feel fab. They will have their own strategy which may not be yours (eg they may walk/run both uphills and down when you prefer mainly walking the ups and running the downs to make the most of them).
And the bus drivers are human so it's not at all unknown for there to be "breakdowns"!

It's good to see them, sometimes good to spend a bit of time in one, but ultimately it's best to run your own race. You're never alone unless you're *really* FAST!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:23
Was what they told me

Comrades 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 16:23
"To update club and qualifying information please go to


- select 2015 ENTRY UPDATE

-fill in logins

-once logged in scroll to the bottom to the EDIT

-look for the Club and Qualifying tab

Scroll to the necessary fields and update your information."
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