Seven Comrades Training Basics

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A few simple rules to keep in mind in the months leading up to the Comrades. They may seem like no-brainers… but you’d be surprised at how tempted you’ll be to cheat!
Training Tips for Comrades Marathon

If you miss a session, don’t try and play catch up. Forget it and move on.
Where it says REST, then rest. Seriously. It’s a vital part of training!
During your long runs, remind yourself of your Comrades goal and hold back. Don’t race during training.
If you’re a sub-12-hour finished don’t try and train like a Bill Rowan contender. You’ll just end up breaking. Stick to your plan!
During every session remind yourself that Comrades is the end goal. Don’t sacrifice your time by racing when you don’t need to.
Get enough sleep. The extra mileage will require it of you.
Supplement your training with weekly gym sessions, concentrating on squats, leg-raises and core stability work.

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One Response to Seven Comrades Training Basics

  1. Shirley Hossack January 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    Hi there

    What do you suggest – gym sessions on rest days or gym in the morning and run at night. I am following the Bronze program. So rest Monday, Wed & Friday but also like to swim and do some gym sessions. Also how many gym sessions a week would be beneficial. Perhaps the program should make these kinds of suggestions.

    Thanks – I am very excited about Comrades.

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