Our expert says:
Hi Comrades Junkie
If you want to maintain your title as Comrades junkie - I recommend strongly that you DON'T try to do Comrades this year. As a sports scientist and a keen runner myself, this is the only ethically correct choice I can recommend.
Sure - you might be able to finish the race, but chances are high that you will injure yourself. either in training or in the race and be off running for a LONG time. So I am NOT going to give you a programme or tell you where to go for one, since it would require me to be unscientific and to advise you poorly. Rather get a good base this year, perhaps do a marathon in the second half of the year (which could be your qualifier for next years race, and embark on the 2005 Comrades, well-trained, well-prepared, injury free and ready for an excellent race!
Be sensible now - and it will pay off for years to come.
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