So there is only 1 more show for you to watch before you see the final, you also have one week left to vote, i know you have all been supporting me and there is only 1 week left, please keep up all the support
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Watch Promo here
This friday at 2pm, Collin will go live to the Nation for the Bar-one Manhunt TV show on Grant and Anele’s show on 5fm. Viewers only have 3 episodes left and then they will have to find something else to do on a wednesday night.
Tune in and have a listen or give us a call and ask me a few questions maybe ?
Some of the guys were lucky enough to pick up a eye wear sponsor from a young up and coming brand in SA. Blue Eye have been launched in SA a few months ago By Jurgen Rojahn and already have caused a bit or a stir. They have some of the best polarized lenses in the business, go check them out.
Here is Brandon Sacks of the Bar-one Manhunt wearing a pair with me in Dubai.
I recently got the chance to see the worlds tallest building in Dubai, Thanks to the Bar-one Manhunt TV show.
And boy is it impressive, see this chart to give you some idea of what i am talking about.
It is so amazing. Its the first time in my life that i have experienced looking at a building then needing to take a few steps backwards and then look up again because the first time i looked i couldn’t see the top. I didn’t get the change to go inside but apparently it has Offices, Flats, Hotel and Shopping center.
Its so tall that i couldn’t get it into a picture. I am not 100% sure of the height but it is in the region of around 2400ft or 745m tall as just how height it is was kept a secret until its been finished.
So i worked out this morning that i have averaged 14km per week of running for the last 12 weeks incl today’s marathon.
Its a joke actually how much i haven’t been running and due to the Bar-One Manhunt TV that i am on, we are filming every weekend for the next 6 or 7 and wasn’t going to have time to qualify for comrades, so i had to run one at the drop of the hat today on valentines day.
I survived and survived well, i only started feeling a lot of pain around 38km and then the last 4km were really sore, but more joint and ankle pain from being on my feet so long as i haven’t been running at all.
I ran a PB, as it was my first stand alone marathon i have ever done and the only other one i have done was in a Ironman and i ran 4hr 39min. Today i ran the course in the howling wind and rain in 3hr 56 min which i am very proud of.
The only reason i was able to do this was good pacing during the race, i didn’t push it or care when big women were running past me, good equipment on the day and then lots of good base HR biking in December. I managed to keep my HR around 145 bpm the whole way which is about 70% of my sustainable max for me and still be strong. I would of been even stronger if i didn’t do a 2hr MTB yesterday but hey, you only live once, right ?
I ran in double layer compression tights, from Under Armour which i thought was going to be a overkill, but they were so super comfy and didn’t bother me at all during race, i also used there Compression socks and under long sleeve. I wore there clima cool cap as well. I rocked my Puma Tenos shoes which are my favourite in the puma range and have been ever since i got a set 4 years ago. I also used my custom Oakley radars to bring me home.
Another small piece of equipment i used was my Power Balance and i must say i felt strong most of the way and was able to hold my form a lot longer than i expected and believe that it gave me the edge.
If you interested here is my data from the day :
So there you go, was 1 hell of experience and i qualified for comrades which is going to be a whole nother mother, now i think its time i start doing some more running, thats once i can walk again of course.
See you on the road
So if you know me then you know that i have been talking about doing this for ages. But the thing is besides the money you have to pay to do it, you then also need to jump out of a plane.
But as luck would have it, i have been given the chance to do it with the Bar-one Manhunt TV show and man are you in for a surprize on wednesday night show, SABC 3 at 8.30pm
Don’t see what happens to me.