Tag Archives: Comrades

Some things to keep in mind before running a Marathon/Ultra Marathon.

I have a look at some points to remember before you face a marathon or ultramarathon. This should be helpful for Comrades runners. Regards, Mike Roscoe.

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“They are all the same” – a humorous look at runners.

One of the quickest ways of destroying your reputation on social media or is to pick on a group of people and generalize them with the following statement, “They are all the same”. So, with that in mind, here is … Continue reading

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Failure to Launch.

The same thing happens every year. A mass event has just taken place such as the: – Comrades Marathon – 94.7 Cycle Challenge – Ironman, Full or 70.3 – Midmar Mile – ________________ (insert another event here). On the Monday … Continue reading

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Injury Recovery and Einstein.

I have the privilege of seeing athletes every day of my life. By using the word, ‘athlete’, I mean anyone who exercises on a regular basis – weight, age, and fitness levels do not figure in my definition of the … Continue reading

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How to Run up Hills.

We have all been there- you go for a run with some friends, or run a race along an unfamiliar route, and suddenly, as you turn a corner, you are facing the meanest hill around. Just how are you meant … Continue reading

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How to Recover from Endurance Events such as Comrades.

So, you have just taken your body way past its normal comfort zone. This article has been written at Comrades time yet it is applicable to those who have completed events such as half and full Ironman, Two Oceans, Transbaviaans … Continue reading

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Celebrate your successes.

If you are anything like me you might be inclined to overlook your successes. I have come to the conclusion that this is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. This thought dawned on me a few weeks ago. … Continue reading

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Motivation to Train.

“Nothing’s better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you.” – Aaron Douglas Trimble “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” – Buddha 1. Take baby … Continue reading

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There is one big push waiting inside.

Last night at the Sunninghill Striders Comrades farewell evening, Arnold Geerdts advised runners to get a few positive statements in their minds as they face the ultra. He advised that you get the following ad in your mind so as … Continue reading

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