Well October has come and gone and I must admit it wasn’t great, a bit disappointing after a fairly consistent September. One thing I have always tried to do is “tick over”, so although October wasn’t great it won’t take much to get some form back. A hectic month at work, family commitments and a touch of sinusitis put the brakes on a bit but I never stopped running altogether. I will kick November off with the Save Orion 21km on the 9th and assess my condition after that, at this stage I am probably looking at racing a marathon in late February next year, followed by Two Oceans and then my Comrades build up. Any other races in between these will be geared towards my performance at these key events.
I have been enjoying running in my Adidas shoes for the past 2 years, the Super Nova Glide being my shoe of choice at Comrades 2013 and 2014. I am enjoying the Glide Boost at the moment and waiting for an arrival of the new Energy Boost ESM to “test drive”.
A great bit of advice for this time of the year is to stay active, don’t be too stressed about getting huge mileage in but rather work on sharpening up over the shorter distances, and take it easy at the Christmas parties.
Take it easy and train smarter not harder, before we know it we will be saying happy New Year and talking about Comrades 2015.