Although the 1000km is good I’ve made the choice not to run the 89km Comrades marathon this year and rather leave it for next year’s up run. This was my original plan but then they announced this year’s race as very special and I thought it was a good idea to give it a go. Entries had to be in months ago so there was no option to wait and see closer to 30 May if I would be ready. Well, I’m not ready. Maybe distance wise I’m OK but I’m not ready speed and weight wise. I would prefer to lose at least another 10kg (22 pounds) before I run this race again. This is me finishing the Slow-Mag half marathon two weeks ago…definitely far from ultra shape.
So I’m back to my original goals for the rest of this year. On a high level these are to run the Gauteng Winter Trail Series in June (4 races of 11 – 15km) and to run 2 x marathons and 2 x 50km races during the second half of the year. Between these there are other important races and I’ll write about them as they approach. The main goal is to be able to run a marathon and 50km comfortably by October this year. Then I’ll start building for the longer ultras.
I’ve already entered the Winter Trail Series and will start the year’s trail running on 15 May with a 12 – 15km race in Pretoria. I’m really looking forward to do some trail running again. I’ve got three road races left before the first trail run.
On Sunday I’ll be running the Jackie Gibson half marathon. This is a hilly race but I need some good hill training anyway.
Have a great weekend of running everyone!