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Comrades 2015

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 11:20

One week to go to my qualifier race and I am so tempted to give 3:39 a go.

I did the Kingston 16 mile run last week in 8 min/mile average, but with a 8:10 / 7:50 split by lap. If I run all 16 at 8:10, could I go another 10 miles? and for 3:40 I only really need to run 8:22ish pace.


Also entered Rotterdam for spring, with possibilities of other marathon events to b wadded. Salzburg looks tempting.

London Marathon 2015 GUTTED...need advice no lecture!

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 01:40

If you want your 1st marathon to be special, why not write off the Brighton entry fee and go to some place special, for example Paris? It would still be a lot cheaper than raising (or making up a shortfall) on Money for a charity place in London.

With you and your husband running different marathons you also have your very own supporter right there, each.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 22:50

Turns out, VLM is not on my list to run next year. Not bitter about it, had a place 4 times, ran it twice.

How close to Comrades would you run a marathon 'as an event', and how close would you 'run it swiftly'?

Would you enter a hilly one, as it is an uphill year?

London Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 22:27
Zoe Windsor wrote (see)

wonder how they work out who gets In?


The general thinking is that they want a fair mix of men and women, and they also want a full spread over the whole time.

So if you are a man that targets 4 hours it i every difficult to get in as there are a lot of them. If you are a woman aiming for 3:15 then it is near certain to get in as there aren't that many.

As for some people getting in often, some never, tho sis a sign of proper random. If it is always other people then it would clearly be seeding.
Most people making up 'random' numbers make up very similar sequences 


Comrades 2015

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 21:38

I am trying to qualify at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC (26th of October). I am also running the San Sebastian Marathon (30th of November). It's the 1st time I run 2 big ones in 5 weeks.

I hope to go under 4 in DC, but if that doesn't work out I will give SSB another good go. If I am sub 4 in DC I will treat it as the 1st long run.

Appart from XC racesI haven't planned anything for December onwards.

I am also looking forward to the London Marathon ballot draw. I don't think I am 'racing' a spring marathon, but I should probably do a couple just to get the miles in during an enjoyable day.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 10:30
How did they measure a segment for 12 hours? I am not sure my Garmin will survive a the run.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 22:30

Cheers, it will probably depress me in the weekly mile ranking, but maybe I take some motivation out of it.

Also good to see what others are running.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 22:18

Angela, any chance you can link to the group? I don't seem to find it on Strava.

It isn't under events, I check there quite regularly

Comrades 2015

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:00
Slow Duck wrote (see)

I'm a big fan on Don Oliver's programme - if you can find his book "Make sure of your Comrades medal" it's worth picking up... Otherwise Nikki's Alsoran website puts up Don's schedule each month... which also is a great place to look around for first timers...

Does anyone know where to get this book as a physical one? while I love my kindle some books make a lot more sense holding in hand.

I already have the relentless forward book, the plans in that will have to do otherwise.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:59
I started to look at the 'relentless forward' training plan and I am surprised it only really contains 1 marathon and 1 run of 30 miles.

Looking at 50-100 miles on 50 miles a week.

Depending on the ballot I will do london or pick somewhere else. It's a good way to get to 26 miles in company.
When entering Davos a couple if years ago I ran Paris within 80s of my PB but got injured 2 weeks after, this time I will have to be just more careful not to go too hard.
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