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Comrades 2015

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 14:23

I have also been putting stuff aside. Old clothes for the start plus other bits and pieces as well. Its getting ever closer. Hope everyone still going well and good luck to those racing this weekend. Its certainly not nice out there.

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Posted: 15/03/2015 at 20:22

Excellent Zuluboy. Hope the week after has been as good for recovery as well.

Re the watch question. I have used a Garmin Forerunner 205 both times and the battery has lasted on each occasion. Although my latest model, the forerunner 210 only has just over 5 hours and just about made it to the end at oceans last year. I have now borrowed a trusty 205 for this years comrades though.

Garth - hope the lurgy is going and you can run again this week in prep for banbury.

lars - nice running, you will go well at Rome next week. And i bet the weather will be better as well!! If you can bash out your planned marathon next weekend with little to no taper, just think what you will do when you are rested for Comrades. Thats what i keep telling myself anyway!!

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Posted: 28/02/2015 at 14:24

Have a great time McHilly. Its always a buzz when you run further or for longer than you have done before. My fingers are crossed for some good weather.

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Posted: 27/02/2015 at 20:22

Dannirr and Stephen - Two cracking runs there and shows the training is on track. We just have to keep ourselves in one piece now. Hope the rest of the gang racing last weekend did good as well.

I had a good run last sunday as well, the Heartbreaker Marathon in the New Forest. Can recommend it as an excellent winter marathon with a fair amount of climbing involved. I know Garmins must be taken with a pinch of salt for elevation stats, but it reckoned over 4000ft of ascent and descent. Finished in 3.26 so very happy with that.

LOL - My schedule starts hill repeats next week. I am looking find a hill that you can run up with good form for 2 minutes, then rest for about 2 to 2 min 20 on the way back down.

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Posted: 21/02/2015 at 14:29

Well done on the excellent racing last weekend all. Shows the training is moving us all in the right direction. And good luck to all this weekend as well. Lots of marathons planned across the globe....

575DOP - will wear the hat, providing its not too windy or too cold!!!! Although with a half time of about 80 minutes, you may well catch me up from behind anyway!! I am hoping the worst of the weather will get to us after we have finished.

Nice to have met you McHilly last sunday, glad you had good run and hopefully catch up again for another chat at Compton.

Cheers for the updated list. Next time, can you add me to the North Dorset Marathon on the 3rd May. That hog roast at the end sounded too good to miss!!

Oh yes, and less than 100 days to go now

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Posted: 13/02/2015 at 19:57

Looking forward to hopefully catching up with a few of you at Bramley. I will be wearing my usual club vest (red with black and white, comrades logos on back), but providing its not windy i aim to wear my comrades hat from a few years back. Pace wise, am planning to run with a couple of clubmates and we are looking for about 8.15-8.20 average per mile. Although during the Watford Half, i met Lars during the race!!!

As for meeting up, depending on the weather, there is a large playground where you drop your bags off which is ideal to stretch, relax or generally collapse, depending on your run!!!

I can also tell i am in training for comrades again, at the moment i constantly feel tired, in a good way of course!!!

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Posted: 06/02/2015 at 19:25

Hi Lars - Cool to meet you during the race last week. Hope you finished nice and strong. I had a great race, not getting any slower during the race, but the second half was definitely easier than the first. Still bloomin cold though. Hopefully we can hook up again at Bramley in a couple of weeks.

Becca - i dont normally eat during a half marathon but have been trying out solid food for the first time this year. Found that peanut butter seemed to be a good choice and nice to hear you have used it before as well (hopefully successfully!!). Just trying every opportunity to work out how much peanut butter to put in the sandwich. Its getting more each time so far!!! Glad you survived the Fell race as well!!

And i haven't yet done a "traviss" race but i have heard great things about them and the fact its timed rather than distance is perfect. And a great medal and goody bag is just a bonus.

Shame about the coughs and colds Fido & Wilf. Hopefully you can shake them off soon. Time out at this stage wont be as bad as later during the training.

Have a good weekend everyone.

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Posted: 31/01/2015 at 13:59

lars - you can tell you are training for comrades when a half marathon isn't long enough to mention!!! I will probably be around that time (ish) as well. I will be wearing my club top (red, black and white) but from behind i have my comrades badges sown on. Say hi if you spot me, long shot i know with all those people. Have a good race and getting used to running on tired legs is excellent practice though.

lowrez - excellent news and glad physio was success. Onwards and upwards and keep the positive attitude going.

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Posted: 30/01/2015 at 19:36

lorez - loving the watch description. I have the same problem most nights waiting for that damn statelite to appear!!!

RR - Not doing the Ranscombe Challenge but will see you at the Fowlmead Challenge in April though.

BI - Nice half marathon there, sounds like the training is coming along very nicely with the added help of altitude and the heat of SA.

Dannir - mmmm, who doesn't like chocolate at races. Would definately get a PR if i ran that one. Glad things are heading in the right direction.

I am running the Watford Half on sunday. Fancied running with company rather than on my own. Going to practice fuelling again with my peanut butter sandwich options. Its great this running lark, eating and running, whats not to like? Good luck to anyone running this weekend. Stay warm and safe.

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Posted: 19/01/2015 at 21:11

Excellent running GarthM and SW3. Always nice to win a prize and bag a new PB. As you say, all bodes well for the next 132 days!!!!

Welcome to WoWo and Daryll, welcome aboard

And TO eh Daryll, cracking race, ran it this year, you will just love it, the views are simply stunning.

McHilly - Hope you ran well last weekend and thanks for updating the race list. Will have to have a meet up at Bramley to say hi.

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