July is the a quiet running time for an ultimate Comrades runner.
So I if I get out to run now it’s mostly for the joy of running, to maintain the aerobic capacity I built and to get my legs muscles to recover, deeply properly and bouncingly.
I am also working on a solution to my ultra-flaw: the one where I just can’t drink anymore. Swallow fatigue. Gulp stop.
I mean I can drink 700 ml per hour, electrolyte right. I can squeeze in, force in more. But if, as in the heat and wind of Comrades 2013 I need 900 or more ml per hour, I dehydrate. Over 11 hours I can be a good few litres short.
I don’t worry about it too much. I’ll find an answer. I’m sure. And if I don’t, it’s okay too.
I’ll just get close as I can to the end and then procrastinate – put off bailing until I cross the grin-ish line in time as I did this 2013 year.