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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. 

Comrades 2015

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 17:02

Dannir, I believe that it's much better to have a pre arranged lift back, but I prefer to leave the scene of the crime as soon as possible so that might not be everyone's cup of tea. 

I've been doing some racing at the other end of the spectrum. I did a mile race yesterday. It was the first tine I've done middle distance since I was in high school. I was quite happy with my 4:44 but the fact that I wasn't feeling on the verge of death just before I finished means I probably didn't run it hard enough

Comrades 2015

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 20:36

Not sure how that double post appeared!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 20:33

Lowrez, well done on your qualifier! I'm not sure what the story was at Cape Town but I think it was from mat to gun. I know my time in the results was a few seconds quicker than I had on my watch as it took me about 5 or so seconds to go over the mat at the start. Just remember though that comrades is gun to gun and if you start in H batch you lose about 6 or 7 minutes at the start in Durban, so you need to start your watch when the gun goes.

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