WarrenK78


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Comrades 2015

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 09:52

I'll be there as well. Next year will hopefully be medal number 6, so I'm still a long way behind the veterans SD and Douglas, but I have age on my side

I am determined to get this race right next year!!!!

Comrades 2014

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 19:12

Douglas - Huge congratulations on your green number! Well deserved. I'm also already looking forward to going up all those hills again next year!

Jacquie - Brilliant effort to win your age category!

Comrades 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:13

So Comrades 2014. 7th time of asking and I have still not yet got this race right! I got going and got into a nice tempo soon and felt I was running quite nicely and within myself. Continued on like that until 38km when something went in my left quad. Not sure what it was but it made running downhill really sore all of a sudden. Had to change my running gait to favour the left side and couldn't really keep a decent pace from there.

The second half was a massive struggle and really had to dig very deep to keep going at a reasonable pace. Got to 45th Cutting and I started cramping, which was something I've never experienced before. That meant the last 7km was painfully slow as I was trying to keep the cramps at bay.

I was happy in the end to finally bring it home in 6:55:11 in 182nd place. Nearly half an hour positive split but in the end I was happy to finally break that 7 hour barrier.

I'll be back next year for another crack at this race. I now believe more than ever that I can reach my ultimate goal of finishing in the top 100 in the field.

Comrades 2014

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 20:09

Garth, I was also there at the pasta party. Tilda Tearle was really good, as was Dave Rogers. Some really good stories! So you must have been Dave's friend from the UK that he was constantly referring to.

Comrades 2014

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 15:25

I give up on the weather forecasts. It's changed so many times this week. Now looks like it will be hot, hot, hot again this year

Comrades 2014

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 08:03

A 11019 Muzza 7:29:59
A 45023 WarrenK78 sub 6:40`
B 9436 Slow Duck 8:59:59
B 11519 Poacher 9.29

B 39328 Alan Peacock sub 8:22
C 20607 Becca7 sub-9:30
D 50641 Possum Hopper 10:59:59

Sorry Alan, you were triggering my OCD so had to put at least the seeding batches, if not the time targets in order.

Comrades 2014

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 05:46

WA - I can confirm that it was indeed 34C in Durban yesterday. Absolute stinker of a day. I only went for my Sunday run a little later than usual (about 7:45) and even then the heat had already started to make it feel like running in a big hairdryer. The forecast for Sunday is much milder at the moment. Hopefully it stays that way.

Comrades 2014

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:43

A 11019 Muzza 7:29:59

A 45023 WarrenK78 sub 6:40

B 9436 Slow Duck 8:59:59

C 20607 Becca7 sub-9:30

D 50641 Possum Hopper 10:59:59

Comrades 2014

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 15:39

AONEH - Regarding your question of targets and pacing, I'm still not really sure. I've said all along that 6:39 is my expected time and target, but I don't know if I'm going to try for quicker. Basic plan is 3:10 through halfway and hang on for grim death and see what the end result is. I figure if I could get to 56km in 4 hours flat on my route tester, then hopefully I can replicate that performance on race day, weather dependant of course. It then just depends on how much is left in my legs and how badly my mind can convince my body to keep my legs moving as quick as possible.

Comrades 2014

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 20:11

Good going to those of you who ran Halstead. I remember it fondly as the last time I really blew up spectacularly over the marathon distance. It was a really nice race though.

I will be doing about 95km this week, with 25km being the longest run. Then about 75km next week. Still not sure of what the right taper recipe is.

I had a good race yesterday. A half marathon down at the Durban beachfront. A nice pb in 1:15:14. If only I had tapered a bit, then I might have just snuck under 75 mins. Oh well, hopefully there's a next time soon.

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