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Comrades 2016

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 18:29

SBA, well done at Dubai! The elite race was fascinating but you always had the feeling they just went out too fast. Running a marathon at a much slower pace than your PB should be fine 4 weeks out. I think it's what Lindsey Parry (Comrades coach) recommends in his silver training plan.

My running has been ropey to say the least since I had to take about 6 weeks off with a back problem. I've been back on the road for 6 weeks now since the injury break. I'm only now feeling like I'm starting to get to a reasonable level of fitness again. Going to be trying the Two Oceans and Comrades double this year so lots of hard work to do in the coming months.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 19:13

I'll definitely be back for number 7. Still never got this down run right so hopefully next year is the year.

zulu, if you are heading back to Durbs, I'm sure we will bump into each other on the local running scene. Drop me a mail at warrenkidgell@yahoo.com if you are keen for me to put you in touch with any of the running gurus here or if you are just keen to go for a run with some company when you make it back to Durban.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 14:36

6:45:16 for 85th place overall. What a day! I had a really bad patch from Cato Ridge to Lion Park but managed to steady the ship and continue picking up places at every split! Not over the moon about my time but unbelievably happy to accomplish a lifetime ambition of finishing in the top 100!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 17:34

*of running*

Comrades 2015

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 17:33

Hi Garth. Sorry to hear of your woes. I will certainly look out for you. I'll be at our club pasta party on the 26th as well if you are going to be there. 

I'm sitting on 2600km if running in 2015. I've run plenty route testers. I've bagged a sub 75 half without tapering. Basically, I couldn't feel more prepared for this. Now just to do one more week of training, not get sick and hope for cooler weather than 2 years ago!

Travel safe all, as you embark on the journey over here. Don't worry about anything you may have seen in the media regarding xenophobia. It has all blown over and all it's done is put the police on their toes more than normal, which is a good thing.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 22:05

Norrie's predictor works if you are Bruce Fordyce and that's where it ends. I just put my numbers in and it told me that my best possible time is 6:03 

Comrades 2015

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 19:38

Stephen, I'm targeting 6:45 this year. It's a stiff ask but hopefully will be within reach. I did 7:10 on the last up run when the conditions were atrocious so with being a better runner and with hopefully better conditions I hope I'm in with a good chance.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 19:02

Stephen, that's some incredible metronomic pacing! Great run!

The hills at Comrades are relentless but there's nothing that's ridiculously steep. The best hill sessions in my opinion are 400m repeats up a hill that's about 5% to 6% incline. If possible the best training is lots of hilly long runs.

I'm very happy to have run a big PB over the weekend. I did 2:38:14 at the Buffs Marathon. Just over 6 minutes off my previous best. 

Comrades 2015

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 06:34

I figured out this week that sometimes it's good to not run. After having done about 5200km of running this year, I decided to have a rest week last week and only log 40km including a parkrun. Well, that resulted in me smashing my 5km PB with a 16:15 parkrun at the lightning quick North Beach course. I might try this rest and taper thing a bit more often in future

Stig - best of luck. Puts the triviality of running into perspective.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 18:32

John Cameron Dow wrote a pretty good history of the race that's readily available. I've searched everywhere for Fordyce's book though and never had any luck. 

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