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Shahanga    4,062
6 hours ago, thisphantomfortress said:

@Shahanga came in at 4.01.36. It's certainly a grind but fairly proud to get my first one done. Course was wet and humid which made it fairly hard.

What really shocked me was just the sheer number of people doing it. Was a big adjustment to have to make. All in all very happy with the experience 

Congratulations. Good effort.

Well you've done it now, joined the 1% of people who'll run a marathon! It's a great feeling.

I knew Berlin was popular but never bothered to look up the field size before. 40k plus? Wow. Not sure I'd enjoy 42 k of practicing my side step though.  

 

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10 hours ago, thisphantomfortress said:

@Shahanga came in at 4.01.36. It's certainly a grind but fairly proud to get my first one done. Course was wet and humid which made it fairly hard.

What really shocked me was just the sheer number of people doing it. Was a big adjustment to have to make. All in all very happy with the experience 

Top work mate! Is it a challenging course?

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Shahanga    4,062
On 25/09/2017 at 0:11 AM, thisphantomfortress said:

@Shahanga came in at 4.01.36. It's certainly a grind but fairly proud to get my first one done. Course was wet and humid which made it fairly hard.

It has come to my attention that you beat two of the best marathoners in the world in Bekele and Kipsang. Impressive stuff!

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22 minutes ago, Shahanga said:

It has come to my attention that you beat two of the best marathoners in the world in Bekele and Kipsang. Impressive stuff!

Haha that was my old man's observation when we watched the highlights of the run. How are you feeling about tomorrow? 

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Shahanga    4,062
1 minute ago, thisphantomfortress said:

How was the sun? Looked like there was no cloud cover at all

Sunny. F all shade.

 

was quite hot near the end. Added to the discomfort that's for sure. I saw a few medical cases. Just glad I didn't join them as one.

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9 minutes ago, Shahanga said:

Sunny. F all shade.

 

was quite hot near the end. Added to the discomfort that's for sure. I saw a few medical cases. Just glad I didn't join them as one.

Never great to see, in Berlin I saw one lady go down about 10m infront of me. My housemate did it today. He told me he had a lady in front who had a bit of a toilet case too. 

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n i k o    5,566
7 hours ago, Shahanga said:

Just ran The Comrades and got the medal to prove it!!!!

Theres a reason it’s billed as the ultimate human race!

you have to do this @thisphantomfortress

Massive, congrats!

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n i k o    5,566

Has anyone run around the trails surrounding Salzburg? Will be there in a few weeks and plan to create a half marathon for myself to complete. Also a great way to see a lot of the country side. So far these are the trials that stand out...

https://www.outdooractive.com/mobile/en/trail-running/fuschlseeregion/osterhorn-runde/103094473/

https://www.outdooractive.com/mobile/en/trail-running/salzburg-and-surroundings/glasenbach--gaisberg--glasenbach/105791061/

 

Interested in anyone's thoughts....

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2 hours ago, n i k o said:

Has anyone run around the trails surrounding Salzburg? Will be there in a few weeks and plan to create a half marathon for myself to complete. Also a great way to see a lot of the country side. So far these are the trials that stand out...

https://www.outdooractive.com/mobile/en/trail-running/fuschlseeregion/osterhorn-runde/103094473/

https://www.outdooractive.com/mobile/en/trail-running/salzburg-and-surroundings/glasenbach--gaisberg--glasenbach/105791061/

 

Interested in anyone's thoughts....

Have you done much trail running before? It is a lot more intense than road running. I did a bit in the lead up to Berlin around Warburton and 10km on a trail feels like half a marathon 

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n i k o    5,566
43 minutes ago, thisphantomfortress said:

Have you done much trail running before? It is a lot more intense than road running. I did a bit in the lead up to Berlin around Warburton and 10km on a trail feels like half a marathon 

I do road running, not really much trail running, so this is good to know. Looking at the elevation of those trails I can see exactly what you mean. Although on that website they indicate the difficulty of the runs but I'm not sure if they're over or under stating how difficult they are. However I'm willing to give it a go though, even if I have to break it up and do something like 4km run/1 km walk. 

Do you have any recommendations on these trails or another option around that area? 

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Shahanga    4,062
17 hours ago, thisphantomfortress said:

Huge! How did it go? Was this an up or down year? 

Down 

still in RSA, walking like a penguin (quad pain).

Totally awesome, brutal, testing, emotional. I beat the buzzer by less than 5 min after running dawn to dusk. 

 

9 hours ago, n i k o said:

I do road running, not really much trail running, so this is good to know. Looking at the elevation of those trails I can see exactly what you mean. Although on that website they indicate the difficulty of the runs but I'm not sure if they're over or under stating how difficult they are. However I'm willing to give it a go though, even if I have to break it up and do something like 4km run/1 km walk. 

Do you have any recommendations on these trails or another option around that area? 

I add 30% on the distance if it’s a trail to compare to road.

walk the hills, at least initially 

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n i k o    5,566
22 minutes ago, Shahanga said:

Down 

still in RSA, walking like a penguin (quad pain).

Totally awesome, brutal, testing, emotional. I beat the buzzer by less than 5 min after running dawn to dusk. 

 

I add 30% on the distance if it’s a trail to compare to road.

walk the hills, at least initially 

Ok cheers. Ill keep that in mind when I'm over there. 

 

Wouldn't mind getting some km in on some trails before I go...anyone know any really good ones here in Melbourne? I used to run the 1000 steps regularly years back so know that area pretty well...

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6 hours ago, n i k o said:

Ok cheers. Ill keep that in mind when I'm over there. 

 

Wouldn't mind getting some km in on some trails before I go...anyone know any really good ones here in Melbourne? I used to run the 1000 steps regularly years back so know that area pretty well...

Great first timers trail just past Belgrave, start at grants picnic ground and just keep going. In most places its fairly wide so it is good for getting used to the elevation shifts. 

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n i k o    5,566
2 hours ago, thisphantomfortress said:

Great first timers trail just past Belgrave, start at grants picnic ground and just keep going. In most places its fairly wide so it is good for getting used to the elevation shifts. 

Awesome thanks mate 

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n i k o    5,566
3 hours ago, thisphantomfortress said:

That's the one, it gets more intense than those photos 

Ok perfect, yeh I figured it'd be harder than the photos. Planning on getting out on Saturday to complete it so will see how it goes. 

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HeartFc    2,841

Went for a run today, couldn't keep up to a 65 year old women. Nausea kicked in once the heart rate decreased. 

2/10 experience. 

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n i k o    5,566

@thisphantomfortress @Shahanga

Ended up heading to Sherbrooke Forest to do the trail run starting at Grants Picnic Park. Clocked up 7.5km with a total elevation gain of about 250 metres, ran the whole thing and pulled up pretty good. Not big numbers by any stretch of the imagination but two of the very steep hills were a good work out. Was also about 40 second off my average road pace per km so didn't do too bad. Will be upping the distance over the next few weeks and hope to be hitting about 12-15km before I head overseas. 

Btw awesome spot to run, and the cafe there has an awesome egg and bacon roll to finish off the whole experience.

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