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Comrades 2015

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 19:29

Garth - You obviously didn't look behind you!!! Although to be fair i was 10 minutes behind so you wouldn't have seen me. A nice and chilled 3.46 for me then Thats a great run and excellent to churn out those hurtful last few miles. That mental strength will stand you in good stead. Hope your hammys are improving.

Becca - thats some impressive mileage and of course recovery after. Whats your magic ingredient?

Excellent Mr K. Nice seeding sorted there. Maybe catch up at North Dorset for that free hog roast at the end!!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:05

Hope everyone had great runs this weekend. The weather wasn't too pleasant at Worcester today. Really windy, although the sun did pop his head out for a bit. Had a good run with hopefully not too much effort expended.

Garth - hope you had great run and now have your shiny qualifying time!! Sorry i didn't see you at the start. Did have a look when we were all standing in the pens. I chickened out and didn't wear my C hat due to the wind.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 20:09

Thanks for updating the list Mc Hilly. Can't believe we are all running so many marathons between us!!!

Loving this warmer weather, although fell like i am getting some strange looks from other runners who are wearing just t shirts and shorts. I am wearing leggings and three layers to try and get used to running in the heat!! May or may not work but every little advantage i can get i will take

Comrades 2015

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 14:15

Totally agree garth, great event with very supportive marshalls. Nice to have a quick chat before the race and to see Mc hilly again. Saw a few other C hats knocking around and did speak to a few people during the race which was nice.

Shame the weather was a bit rubbish, but hopefully trail running is harder than road since during the end yesterday, i couldn't imagine running almost a minute quicker and 16 miles further. And yes, didn't like it through those woods, it was a bit tricky on the second lap so walked though those sections.

Overall, very happy that i ran the 40, haven't run one for a few years and felt ok (ish) at the end. Was slightly apprehensive at the start but eating every 3 miles certainly breaks the race into easier chunks.

See you next Sunday at Worcester Garth.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 11:12

Another for Compton tomorrow. Hopefully be able to say hi in the school before hand. I will wear my C hat together with my black, red and white club vest. Am hopeful that the weather will be better tomorrow although think definitely i will be wearing trail shoes. I think they provide a little more stability on some of the tracks. Will also be taking my "packed lunch" on a 40 mile run!!! Looking for time on my feet so wont be running it quick at all.

Loving the day off today though

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.

Comrades 2015

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!!

Comrades 2015

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.

Comrades 2015

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.

Comrades 2015

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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