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So, touch wood, it looks like I'm gunna make the start line of the Coastal Classic finally.

My 10 week "Couch to Coastal" programmer has nearly killed me, had me questioning whether I continue running at all, had me injured and visiting a physio for the first time in over 25 years in the sport but it looks like I will get there.  Wont set the race on fire but should finish. 

Anyone else going around?  (although you dont really go around as its a straight line, but you get my drift) 

Could do with a friendly face. 

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3 hours ago, Shrek said:

done a few walks over the tracks it covers in recent months with the kids.....beautifull area....

would be amazing place to do an event.....too bad I retired from running... :lol:

I thought about retiring from running a few times during the training process for this race. 

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12 hours ago, roxii said:

Cool. Ill be in my Tranny hat, keep an eye out for me. 

I think TGL is doing it too. 

See you there, although I'm surprised TGL is doing it, I thought he was smarter than that :lol: 

 

8 hours ago, Cottoneyes said:

Maybe just retire from training instead

I suspect that's why 'races' keep smashing me!

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done the last section out to Jibbon Roxii? did my head in thinking I was home and hosed then another 3 or 4 km of sandy tree roots, sloping beach at the very end. If its a nice day you'll have to contend with wedding photographers, NESB "hikers", selfie takers and all manner of flotsam and jetsam from wattamolla onwards.

 

Enjoy.

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:lol: after about 10k I'll be in no mood for pleasantries and manners will be in short supply. Anyone getting between me and the finish line will get a crude interpretation of the now banned shoulder charge, or a big dont argue to go on with. 

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Question for those who have done this previously.

Do I need to carry any food or are there enough previsions at the aid stations? 

I'm not fussy as to brands etc as I have a pretty cast iron stomach and have always been able to race with on course nutrition provided they don't serve raw chicken or Vegemite I can keep almost anything down. 

So do I need to carry an emergency gel or food or just wing it at the aid stations. 

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1 minute ago, willie said:

I reckon just take a few gels with you from the start. Pretty sure they had tailwind on course, just need your own bottle of cup to put it in I think (I just took a soft water bottle with me and 3 gels in my pocket). 

 

 

Thanks this is pretty much my plan.

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6 hours ago, willie said:

you're set. It's going to be a bit easier this year, they've done a lot of work on the track the past 12 months. 

I hope it includes escalators  

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I got an entry of Facebook yesterday. Really looking forward to doing this run again. This will be the perfect long run training run for Sydney marathon in 3 weeks. 

I’ll have a trannie hat on

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9 hours ago, roxii said:

And you will probably still do it easy. 

Im still hurting from last year.  :sadwalk:

I've never done it easy, it's a mongrel of a run 😄 A week of excess on a tropical island is not the best preparation. Seeing what it did to you last year should be a warning to me, but I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed 😉

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Finished 

Very happy, the goal was sub 4.20(six foot track minimum criteria) I ran 4.17

I had a bike crash last year and spent two months in hospital, I had to relearn how to walk. The physios told me not to run on uneven ground  HA HA look at me now a coastal classic finisher. 

The DOMS feels so good today, I'm on my way back

 

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7 minutes ago, Clappers said:

Finished 

Very happy, the goal was sub 4.20(six foot track minimum criteria) I ran 4.17

I had a bike crash last year and spent two months in hospital, I had to relearn how to walk. The physios told me not to run on uneven ground  HA HA look at me now a coastal classic finisher. 

The DOMS feels so good today, I'm on my way back

 

Well done Clappers especially after what youve been through. I heard it was a hot day which made it that bit harder again. 

Edit to add - and youve qualified for 6ft track, happy days 😎 

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Finished, at least think I did. The race organisers rang me on the way home as chip hadn’t registered me finishing. I said think finished and safely out of park. The mind was toast for the last 30 odd minutes. 

Great course, the verity is part of what makes it so special. I had a good run overall and am hurting today. 

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18 hours ago, Clappers said:

Finished 

Very happy, the goal was sub 4.20(six foot track minimum criteria) I ran 4.17

I had a bike crash last year and spent two months in hospital, I had to relearn how to walk. The physios told me not to run on uneven ground  HA HA look at me now a coastal classic finisher. 

The DOMS feels so good today, I'm on my way back

 

Wow, great work mate. That is an awesome comeback. 

Congratulations to you. 

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On 02/09/2018 at 1:23 PM, Clappers said:

Finished 

Very happy, the goal was sub 4.20(six foot track minimum criteria) I ran 4.17

I had a bike crash last year and spent two months in hospital, I had to relearn how to walk. The physios told me not to run on uneven ground  HA HA look at me now a coastal classic finisher. 

The DOMS feels so good today, I'm on my way back

 

hope you sent a photo of you finishing to the physios.

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6 hours ago, Clappers said:

Thanks willie but I'm not planning 6FT any time soon, heart says yes but quads say NO. I am thinking about going to running wild Kedumba half. 

I wore my tranny hat with pride( TenPints gave it to me in Westmead Hospital)

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Thats super cool Clappers. Stories like yours inspire me.

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I did the first Coastal Classic and like many others, found it disproportionately difficult. Having been on the course recently, with the amount of newish mesh walkways, do recent finishers find it significantly easier? I note the winning times are about 20 minutes quicker, any difference overall for MOP/BOPers.

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I did the first and again this year, with none in between.

The board walk probably made it easier, you still couldn't pass so dependent on others. there is still allot of track that is tough (the first bush part, plus lots of rock, beaches), i don't think for a MOP it was any easier, maybe slightly lest technical (from a 9 to an 😎

It is still a great challenge, and for me was no easier, the views are still spectacular. If you are in Sydney this has to be a

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On 16/09/2018 at 8:00 PM, rory-dognz said:

I did the first and again this year, with none in between.

The board walk probably made it easier, you still couldn't pass so dependent on others. there is still allot of track that is tough (the first bush part, plus lots of rock, beaches), i don't think for a MOP it was any easier, maybe slightly lest technical (from a 9 to an 😎

It is still a great challenge, and for me was no easier, the views are still spectacular. If you are in Sydney this has to be a

Someone told me it's not a 6-Foot qualifier anymore as they'd made it so easy, yet most who did it this year were reporting it as being harder than UTA50, harder on legs than a marathon etc. Guess it hasn't changed too much then.

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