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For me, the Comrades Marathon is at least a 6 month focus. For others, this may be up to 9 months. Everything I do in this period is geared towards 29 May. This includes the decisions and actions I take in my day to day life as well as in my training programme.  It is important not to lose the plot.  6 months may seem like a long time but if you take things one day at a time, things become a lot more manageable.  Time flies when you’re having fun!  If you’re having a particularly bad day, don’t worry, it will be over soon and you get to start afresh tomorrow!  Keeping the focus is a very important part of your mental preparation for the Comrades Marathon.  Initially it may be easier to take it one day at a time but you will soon find yourself ‘planning’ and keeping the focus one week at a time.  Before you know it, you will be ticking off the months.  As each month of your training goes by you will notice your mental strength improving.  Great Stuff! I find that this ‘keeping the focus’ impacts on other aspects of my life, in a good way.  I find myself dealing with issues so that I do not carry unnecessary mental baggage around with me which can be a distraction in my training.

Key words: Focus, Comrades Marathon, training programme
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