The training programme for Comrades dictate that one ran 261km in the month of January – a tall order. I have managed to ran 235km injury free in January, …it was tough! Racing Kudus (15km), Dischem (21.1km) and Johnson Crane (42.2km) wit various training runs over 5 weeks…This week finally got the better of mean…with only a 5km walk so far :-).
I learnt a lot about marathon racing in this race though. I tested my new fueling strategy and it flippen worked! Also drank my salt tablets and NO cramps. So, my next race I will definitely push a bit harder. I was a bit paranoid about cramps going into this race (all in the mind) but now I am much more confident that my training strategy will pay off. It’s all these little things that count in making you perform better the next time….