|WESTERN PROVINCE PROGRAMME
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Where are we now?
184 day to go and the first 31 of these is a holiday month. If you read the CG article, you will realise that you will be very soon flooded out with new faces, new legs and even better new running talk.
rules, for us locals who are doing Comrades for the first time, are
basically the same as for CG, that is reel in your running, having time
off when needed and no road race longer than 21km. That is the
rules. Comrades is a national (and international) race and this
is a valuable time to be able to meet and talk with fellow novices
throughout the country who are holidaying in our part of the
world. For my part, this is particularly dangerous to be left
alone as a Comrades novice during December. It would be a very
fine idea if most of the Fish Hoek runners who are running
Comrades, have a run together from the beach front and use that
opportunity to invite the holiday makers.
I wonder how
much you have changed already after being on the program for four
months. You will probably find you have already installed the
outline of a program that may be difficult to change. I feel it
is important to have a change in December to arrive totally refreshed
on 1st January and rearing to go for six months of training. You
dabble around with running with your children, let them beat you in the
sprints and show them a thing or two in June next year.
Here is your December training programme.
Objective: to run a mixture of relaxed runs not longer than 21 km
Total km for December: 212 km
26th December - Tokai Manor House
Thought for the month:
Make a Comrades running friend from an up-country visitor.
The Bill Rowan Programme.
Bill Rowan medallists ran hard at Winelands and need to recuperate for
at least a couple of quiet weeks. I recommend no more races for you
this year apart from a cautious forest run in the Tokai Manor House
run. It would be a good idea for you to join the ordinary novices by
not following a rigid daily program each week. Go to the time trials
and run shorter Sunday runs.
External links: Official Comrades Marathon