The thought of me running a sub 3:30 marathon is very daunting!
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Hi Steve, I remember reading your story on Runners World last year and I always feel so pleased to see you at races leading on
I was there too at Mad March, first time I’ve done 20m, training for my first Marathon in London, all going to plan.
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Looks like good progress Barry – good luck with your target at VLM. If I had to say one thing which has helped get my times down I would say “consistency”. If you can minimize the backward steps with time out from training then just putting in the consistent miles when you are new(ish) to running will always help. Your percentages look good to me, I also try and do at least one session a week where I’m putting a good few miles within one of my longer runs at my marathon HR (around 85%)., always seems to bring my fitness on no end
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The Comrades Marathon as grown from a modest, amateur and intensely local event to a race with substantial prize money, sponsors, international status, a 13 hr television broadcast, four day Expo and all the carnival that goes with a big city marathon. Between 12 and 15 000 runners enter the race each year, with the highest ever entry being over 24 000 in 2000. Of these runners, less than 20% are women and about the same proportion are novices. In 2005 the average finish time was 10:27 minutes for women and 9:55 for men. However the average finish times for both genders have increased by an hour since 1980. The average age of competitors has also increased over the same time, from 34.0yrs in 1980 to 41.6 yrs in 2005.
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The Comrade Marathon has been run eighty times and 76 768 people from around the globe have completed it at least once in their lives. Twenty nine (male) runners* have completed more than 30 Comrades Marathons and 2 567 have their green number, awarded on finishing the tenth race. The course records for the two races are 5:25 (Vladimir Kotov, 2000) and 6:11 (Elena Nurgalieva, 2004) for men and women respectively in the Up run and 5:24 (Bruce Fordyce, 1986) and 5:54 (Frith van der Merwe, 1989) for the Down run.