Morning: Springs Striders Running Club. 32 km in 2:25. Legs dead, drained after yesterday's race.
Week's total: 67 ½ miles / 107 km
The Striders is a famous South African 20-mile run. It was the first race I ever ran back in 1977.
If you are able to find the time to do 3 gym sessions a week, that would be beneficial, but not critical. This is a down Comrades, so your legs will take a tremendous hammering from Botha’s Hill Village to the finish line.
I was fortunate to have Tim Noakes and Mr Universe, Reg Park, devise a training programme specifically for me. Remember, my focus was on winning for the 6th time - a totally different scenario from the majority of Comarades participants.
As we were heading into February, I continued to concentrate on low mileage, but high quality. Because I wanted to win again, I ran twice a day, something the average runner shouldn't attempt, as it will just lead to injury.