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Blog posts tagged 'training'

The Country To Capital Versus the Comrades

This was probably a mistake with hindsight but I thought it would be entertaining to compare the profiles of the Country to Capital race from mid January to the Comrades.After all I finished the C2C in pretty good shape (relatively speaking) and it does bestow a UTMB qualifying point so it's no pushover.I found both races on a couple of mapping websites and scaled the two to match vertical elevati…

Planning for both the London Marathon and the Comrades

The London Marathon, on the 21st April this year, will be my latest assault on the stubborn 2:37:41 pb from what is now way back in 2008 in Amsterdam.London hasn't exactly proved to be my favourite course. Despite entering more times that I can remember the race is littered with disasters.  Several times I've failed to toe the line through injury, in fact the most recent example was just last yea…

The Country to Capital Ultra Marathon

As I mentioned in another post about the build-up to the Comrades Marathon, I thought I'd get what will likely be my longest training run out of the way early.  Typically this would be more like April/May time but as I want to go well in London April was out and I've a strong suspicion I'd have trouble getting out the door for something like this straight after a fast marathon.I'm a total novice …