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RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 07:03
Hi guys. Just a quick update, Internet access is very patchy! Will catch up properly when I'm back.
Had an absolute blast on Sunday. Managed to sneak under 9h with 8:54:06. Ran the last 30k with the sub 9h bus and it was the most fun experience ever. Very very pleased with Bill Rowan and will be back for the down for sure. Would recommend the race to anyone- the atmosphere and organisation were outstanding.
The legs are shot but recovering quickly. Off to stay with the in laws tomorrow and back in the UK on 14th June.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 13:28

Free- storming YKW, sub 20 surely on the horizon!

Chick- nice back to back there!

AA- 70 lengths.. jeez... impressive!

Nell- speedy intervals... I like the excuse on the last two! Glad to hear you're feeling good!

Barry- hope things are on the mend.

2Old- nice 20 miler!

I did my last hard core interval session yesterday and it's officially tapeeeeeeeer time! It feels ridiculously close now and I'm beyond excited. Flying out on 28th (next Thursday). Feeling good. The training has all gone to plan, I feel I'm in the best shape and the lightest I've ever been...can't ask for more. The rest is in comrades gods' hands.



RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 11:27
Bro-Big mileage but not as huge as I expected and it cant be far off your normal marathon mileage.I suppose its the back to back LRs and slower pace thats the difference. I couldnt manage on gels alone for an ultra -I'd need some of O4S's cake.

2Old- No, not a massive mileage but sufficient I think. I'm ok on at around 65mpw, don't like doing less than that though! The main difference like you said were back to backs, hill reps and a lot more runs of over mara distance... and gym work! Nice OW swimming... sounds cold!

Barry- Yes, I would normally try to fit those sessions on rest or easy days. At the beginning even an easy run on the same day felt tough but I got used to it.

Oompa- it will all come back, do not despair!

Trendy 5m for me this morning. Last day at work so trying hard not to do much. Rest tomorrow.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 11:59

Oompa- no biltong on offer at feeding stations so no! I haven't been doing that much to be honest.  probably peaking at 75mpw but averaging closer to 65mpw. With 2 gym sessions a week on top of it, it really didn't leave me with much time to squeeze in more mileage... and to be honest I didn't think it was needed. I think all the S&C has made a huge difference to how I've been recovering from those hilly long efforts in the last couple of months so well worth spending time on rather than doing a few extra miles.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 11:24

2Old- Yes, they seem to be in favour of solids at comrades feeding stations so things like salted baked potatoes, oranges, bananas, biscuits, chocolate and sweets. I'll probably carry a few gels with me and try to get Mr Brol to top me up along the way but need to know I can stomach what's on offer. Not sure about the taper yet, leaving it to the coach.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 11:05

Free- nice work on the 10m and well done on the bling!

O4S- you are a machine!

2Old- Lisbon sounds great. Of course you will race it!

Did my last 20m+ (23m) run on Saturday followed by 7m on Sunday. Decided to fuel up with boiled potatoes in the name of comrades training. They went down ok... one seemed to be stuck in the gut for ages but sorted itself out eventually... Hoping it will be a bit easier when running at 9+mm. A couple of hard quality sessions this week with a sloooooooooow 2h45min run planned for Sunday and then I really hope I'll get to taper. Getting tired now.

I'm also starting a new job on Monday... so will get settled and then disappear for 2 weeks to SA. They didn't seem to mind. The best thing about it is that they have a snazzy gym in the basement- how convenient!

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:33

Oompa- I loved Amsterdam- flat, fast and the weather was perfect, sunny and crisp. I would definitely recommend it.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:52

Thanks for all the tips. I think I'll take a few gels with me and hopefully get my hubby to top me up on the way. Also considering preparing some baked spuds for my next long run to see how I go...

Becca- have now joined comrades UK group on facebook- good thinking!

My mara time of 3.19 indicates that I should be able to get sub 9h and that's what I will be aiming for but I think the only way to go the first time round is to go largely by feel.

RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:44

AA- yay on entering Amsterdam. My attire at London was perfectly suitable, no idea what you and Nell are on about.

Nell- good news on the foot front.

I did 10m home from work last night and struggled in the wind- not very enjoyable. Intervals on TM tonight and rest again tomorrow. This week is a bit of a cut down week after the previous two, will then ramp it up again next week and... taper time.


Comrades 2015

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 16:49

Sorry if this has been covered... What is everyone doing for nutrition? I know what's available and trying to decide if I should carry additional gels with me or just go with what's on offer.

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