Posted: 28/02/2014 at 17:18
SupermanRuns: Baby due at the end of April/ Early May so heading into nervy times. All well so far. I think Shady Ady had a newborn last year. Wonder how he managed to juggle? Could Malcs be your Lex Luthor btw, similar hairdo?
Angela: Ultras are great fun, the rest stations virtually carry an 'un-Ruth' friendly buffet in addition to the usual water. They call the Two Oceans the most beautiful ultra in the world and they are not far wrong. Aside from a long grind up Kloof neck the rest is wonderful. Cape Town is a perfectly adequate place to recover from the 56km run , great wine farms.
Minni: Best tip for Comrades just do it! Without a doubt, just do it! With your times and experience you would be tiptoeing around a Bill Rowan Medal. I did the down run in 2012 and the up in 2013 (had to get my back to back medal.) 2015 is the Up run. There is a Comrades thread on this site which gave tons of info (much like this thread, full of knowledgable, slightly irreverent folk. Haven't told my wife but York may be a qualifier for the 2015, unfinished business gunning for the Bill Rowan Medal.)
Malcs: I am pretty sure we met Shady last year at a park run on the Saturday, day before the race. Nice guy. He might have been at 'Joe Kools' the day after (local watering hole on the beachfront, rehydration is essential.) There is usually a huge contingent of Barmy Army Brit Runners so the whole occasions very lively.
16 seconds is so petty, but I just want to explore my full potential and know what I am capable of doing.
Hopefully cross paths in York, the way you are training at the moment, you will be shaving your head and drinking your 4th beer by the time I am done.
Chickadee: Watching your training program, I would expect you to run long and fast at Comrades.