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Comrades (Read 302 times)

DoppleBock


    http://elliegreenwood.blogspot.com/

     

    Nice race report she finished the 89Km race in 6:08:24 compared to the Russian Elana Nurgalieva (7th or 8th win) - Who finished in 6:07:12

     

    http://devoncrosbyhelms.com/

     

    Devon was 5th after leading the 1st part of the race before cramps set in - her final time was 6:39:59

     

    I like to see these mulit-demensional ultra runners.  Marathons - Trail Ultras and Road Ultras

     

    Call it ultra-slogging - But Ellie just ran back to back sub 2:54 marathons + a little on not the easiest course and not the coolest day.

    http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

    2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

     

      6:08:24.  6:40 a mile.  For over six hours.

       

      Good lord.

       

      Great reports from both, too.  I particularly like very trail runner power-walk up the hill. 

       

      Thanks for the links.

      "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
      Emil Zatopek

      jjameson


        Looks like a cool event.  Here is another story on how the men's race unfolded and how the elite men went out way too fast and payed for it later.  The leader ran the first half in 2:43(!) and paid for it.   Unfortunately a lot of the elite men were drawn out into going faster than they should have run!  Just goes to show even the elites can have pacing problems.

         

        http://www.sportsscientists.com/

         

         


        A Sweetheart

          Looks like a cool event.  Here is another story on how the men's race unfolded and how the elite men went out way too fast and payed for it later.  The leader ran the first half in 2:43(!) and paid for it.   Unfortunately a lot of the elite men were drawn out into going faster than they should have run!  Just goes to show even the elites can have pacing problems.

           

          http://www.sportsscientists.com/

           

          Just read the Science of Sport recap.  (Here is a direct link).  Wow.  That was really good stuff.  I liked this:

           

           If you are stuck at a longer distance, my advice is to turn to the shorter distance to find the improvement.  It's not always true, of course, particularly among the elites, but for most, get faster shorter, and build on that as you increase the distance.

          I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

           

          Tennessee Beer Mile Queen


          I'm back!

            A month later, a few notes.

             

            Call it ultra-slogging - But Ellie just ran back to back sub 2:54 marathons + a little on not the easiest course and not the coolest day.

             Of course, she proceeded to annihilate Ann Trason's untouchable Western States record three weeks later. She's incredible.

             

            Looks like a cool event.  Here is another story on how the men's race unfolded and how the elite men went out way too fast and payed for it later.  The leader ran the first half in 2:43(!) and paid for it.   Unfortunately a lot of the elite men were drawn out into going faster than they should have run!  Just goes to show even the elites can have pacing problems.

             

            http://www.sportsscientists.com/

            Comrades winner fails drug testThe 2012 Comrades winner, Ludwick Mamabolo, has tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine and could face a two year ban and be stripped of his title if found guilty by an independent tribunal. 

             

             If you are stuck at a longer distance, my advice is to turn to the shorter distance to find the improvement.  It's not always true, of course, particularly among the elites, but for most, get faster shorter, and build on that as you increase the distance.

            I just ran the Foot Traffic Flat Marathon, 10 days after Western States. Turns out I wasn't the only one. Amy Sproston (winner of this year's 100K world championships, in 7:34:08, 8th woman at WS, 19:11) was also there. She ran 3:04... which it turns out was a marathon PR. I thought I recognized her at the turnaround, but figured, no, she'd be way farther ahead of me than that. Huh. I guess not.


            A Sweetheart

              Ummm, I think when they say you should turn to shorter events to look for speed, they mean even shorter than the marathon.  Like a 5k.   

               

              Only on an ultra thread would we see "short stuff" and think marathon.  Big grin

              I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

               

              Tennessee Beer Mile Queen


              I'm back!

                But 5Ks hurt!