If you are
planning to run the Comrades
Marathon you will need to buy into the
programme. Now I
don’t mean that you physically have to buy a training programme,
of training programmes out there and most of them are FREE!
Training for the Comrades
your own is a very difficult thing to do and
requires incredible mental strength.
yourself a favour and ‘buy
the programme’. By this I mean find yourself a
of runners who are also training for Comrades. Join a running club (South African residents need to be
licenced with a club in order to run Comrades. It’s in the
rules!) Most running
will have a training group for Comrades. It is much easier to
train with like minded folk who share the same focus
as you do.
You will also benefit from the knowledge of experienced Comrades
runners that you are training with! Your training needs to be
geared towards long slow
running on tarmac. It doesn’t really help your cause to be
training in the mountains on trails and rocky tracks. While
running may be beneficial to developing strong muscles, you certainly
run the risk of twisting an ankle or straining a hamstring!
So buy into the
programme and stick to
it! In the Western Cape, the Fish Hoek Athletic
Club has a very successful Comrades running
If you are reading this page you have already found the Running Comrades, the ALSORAN way
website which I hope will be of value to you.
Key words: programme,
training programmes, commitment, running clubs, long slow
links: mental strength,
links: Fish Hoek Athletic Club,
Official Comrades Marathon