Posted: 28/02/2014 at 13:40
Hello All, good to see that plenty of good training is going on. I don't reckon you should worry about the date change. Can't see that happening and the CMA came out saying as much this morning.
I hope the weather in Blighty has improved from the near biblical rain you guys had for so long. Don't want to rub it in but we've had a cracker of a summer here in Durban. Almost too hot. The humidity here has made it very difficult to run, even at 8 in the evening sometimes.
I've been doing some decent training after a rubbish November and December. Well, I shouldn't call December rubbish. I did lots of mileage but it all felt like a struggle as I was working back to fitness. I've been doing some marathons SA style. Pick one that's hilly, preferably hot and make sure you don't taper. Anyway, ran a nice relaxed 2:53 at the Hillcrest Marathon a few weeks ago and then tried to run hard at the Maritzburg City Marathon on Sunday but the legs were not happy so only did 2:46 when I wanted a bit better.
The real heavy stuff starts next week. 13 weeks to go this Sunday. Doesn't sound like that long when you say it like that.