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Comrades 2017

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 19:07

The heartbreaker is a good one, surprisingly fast. You start by running (or walking!!) up the hill then a bit of a drag and a down before another up gets you onto the ridge for 3 laps. The laps are gently undulating with no major climbs at all. The drinks are at the start of the lap so you pass about 6 times!! I think from memory the water was in cups. The surface is good trail, i wore road shoes both times i have ran it. You even get to see some new forest ponies if you are lucky

Comrades 2017

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 18:17

SS - try not to worry too much about how many or how few long runs you do. I think its more important to listen to your body and make sure you recover well after every long run instead of being a slave to the schedule. Get to the start line in one piece with no injuries and you will have an amazing day.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 17:24

Thanks for the info and so prompt too!!! I was intrigued since i kind of feel the same as what you have suggested but just wanted someone else to say it!!. Last year i seemed to go well and my longest run was 35 miles with various maras thrown in but none really raced. Over Christmas i tried to get my schedule together but it looked a little light on the longer stuff. I think i will stick to plan A and see what happens this time....

I am running Seville with a clubmate who is in the 3.30-3.45 ballpark area. Since its flat i don't intend to push at all but just try and enjoy the race.

And good luck with the parkrun. Sounds like everything is coming together nicely. If i can get myself out of bed in time i am planning on one too. (but mostly for the cake after!!)

Comrades 2017

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 15:51

Sorry i haven't posted in a while, have been keeping up though.

Great news about your foot Debra, look forward to seeing you on start line in Durbs Nice to see everyone else braving the cold weather, at least we have an amazing reason to get out the door!!!!

Becca - a question about your long runs. Whats the longest you will go and how many? I suspect there will be a few maras as well. I was thinking of maxing out at 35 again with plenty of others over 20. 

And when the next list list gets updated, i am off to find a bit of sun (hopefully) in February in Seville. 19th Feb is the data of the marathon.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 17:44

Nice one Dannir. A weight off your mind.

Plus just think, 6 months today it will all be over and we shall be trying to persuade our bodies to walk again

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Posted: 04/12/2016 at 15:18

Stay safe Becca. When i was in Benidorm last weekend we had a huge thunderstorm with lightning strikes, looked pretty spectacular.

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Posted: 01/12/2016 at 19:46

Thanks lowrez, received my patches today as well. They are fantastic. Will pop some money into your fund over the weekend

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Posted: 28/11/2016 at 19:44

Nice one Debra. We shall all have our fingers crossed for you.

SS - Don't worry about speed or distance now, keep yourself injury free for the new year. The distance will come as the months progress and it will get easier - promise!! And getting used to moving forward on tired legs is never a bad thing.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 12:44

Yep, still alive although was bloody freezing this morning with a bit of ice around. Guess this period will be the lull before the real training begins in earnest in the new year.

One question for the quickies though. Would really love to get my hands on a BR this year. What would be your estimate to get through halfway in? I was thinking perhaps around 4.15 - 4.30. I am wary of the fact that on both the ups i have walked the entirety of Polly Shorts (plus others) during the second half of the race, so was hoping for a bit of structured advice on the best way to get to halfway still feeling strong (ish)!!!

Less than 200 days now

Comrades 2017

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 18:24

Nice one Becca. You certainly get around

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