Paris Marathon 2010

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24/06/2010 at 21:43

Thanks for the advice DV.  I had already decided not to go ahead with it.  It's done at Winchester university so in addition to paying for the test it would cost about £100 just to get there.

Gem do be careful out there on your own.  Take a phone with you on your runs and tell your friends where you're going.  Your parents are naturally worried for you. I would be as well.  Don't forget about the mad drivers especially those bikes. Can you not find someone to go with?

Great time PF and in that heat. Interested in that campsite. Is it a good one?

ATM that marine centre sounds wonderful.  Another place to visit in the future.  I'll tell my daughter about it as well she loves places like that. The run sounds good as well.

NGUG hope the consultancy goes well for you and they can sort it out. Oh that carbs weight I definitely need to get some weight off.  I do snack a lot when I get in from work and it's no good. I must try to get out of the habit.

24/06/2010 at 22:58

PF: know what you mean Mrs.. you are much better with the watch than I ever was although young Master NGUG doing ten million races including all the running ones at Sports Day next week used the Garmin tonight and operating it correctly to time himself  at 9yrs old..  Came 1st, 2nd, 3rd in his races at  the swimming gala and 1st on his swimming relay - was amazing to watch as he normally doesnt do anything competitive.

I normally have those comments from Mick -  just do what you did before and  i.e. okay so its a feeling fat day today.. Apparently in tribes/offices/friends alot of women sync (are you sure DV?!)  so you might be right there 

Thanks Katb am keeping my fingers crossed all getting a bit tiresome... getting home from work I think is a bad time too.. does your PT advise on diet or just exercise?

Gem - I imagine you have your mobile with you anyway - at 22 I had been away from home for 4 yrs - my mum still fretted.. go early mornings keep your phone on you take a mate if you can ... they wont want to get up.. do be careful of mad drivers

Edited: 24/06/2010 at 23:07
25/06/2010 at 10:28

Sounds happy here on the forum. Not even going to refer to PriFi & DVs synchronicity.... oh no. Really happy to hear so many people are avoiding injury. NGUG -hope this new specialist you are going to see turns up trumps for you.

Feel like I am eating non-stop myself, but for different reasons than above. Have done 54k so far this week with another 34k to do by Sunday. Lovely bare-chested 14k before work this morning. You could have wrung my shorts out by the time I finished - just dripping wet. 

I haven't booked any summer holidays because some future plans are a bit uncertain. Pretty sure i won't be going anywhere Celtic. But am hoping to take a snap hol somewhere warm, maybe France or Italy camping?

25/06/2010 at 15:43
Katb: this is the website: when I run past it (at least 3 times a week) always looks clean and in use.  Check out the website!!  It is also nearest to Plemont Bay which is my favourite!!!

If you look closely at picture one you may be able to spot the coastal path, this is the angle I approach it from when running the coastal path, always makes me smile this view!!!  There is a lovely cafe at the top of the steps (which you can see in piccie two) good training!!!
TheEngineer    pirate
26/06/2010 at 01:40
Just wanted you all to know that I love you dearly. Hic!
Dark Vader    pirate
26/06/2010 at 05:54

PF..   I would love to live somewhere like that   

Long run for me today...  just having breakfast then heading out to complete the run into Dover.. I have 27 miles to do to complete the A2A run route...   it will be a hot one I think.  

26/06/2010 at 09:21

Fiona, those beaches are lovely. Do you ever train on the sand? I'm about 10 miles from the sea but can see it on my runs...and often run/bike to the coast...and I think I'd really miss living somewhere further away from it. * Note to Helterskelter: Yesterday, Rothesay and biking round Bute..! ..including chips from Zavaroni's*

SE and're just about lapping each other in cyberspace. 2 body-clocks definitely not in sync'.

Rest day , for me. FS, how did the first week of the Venice plan go? *I've missed one run...but we're on holiday so I have to be a bit flexible.*

26/06/2010 at 10:33

PF. that looks idyllic.  I've been checking out the flights/ferries to see if we can get there in the summer.  It's a pet friendly site so that's good, it means we can bring Chazzie, but also means I'll have to drive.  It's a long way from Lancashire and I've got a week at Dartmouth summer camp with the cadets at the beginning of August so I might just be able to squeeze in a week if there's availablity. 

Well I managed to get my lazy self up off the sofa and out for a run at 8:45 this morning.  I was so tired and felt really lethargic.  I've just not been able to get myself motivated this week since Wednesday morning's short run.  I don't do heat very well and what with my antihistamines and the junk food diet at the moment it was more a case of run/walk/stop for me but I needed to get out there to try to catch up on the missed run on Thursday.  LSR with Shelley tomorrow morning so we'll see how that goes.

Edited: 26/06/2010 at 10:35
Dark Vader    pirate
26/06/2010 at 18:16

Cracking day and cracking run for me..    I finished off the last 27 miles of the A2A run into Dover...   did it in 4:12 and felt really fresh and fine at the end, if a little emotional because of the significance of the run..  that  is a lot faster than I had intended and too fast for the hot weather really...   ended up here...   this is the Channel swimming group on the beach and I will be here tomorrow morning swimming with them for my weekly torture session...

So..  that is the entire London to Dover run completed..     mentally, it is a massively important step forward....   My next run will start back in London and we do it all again...........

Next weekend, though, will be a long bike ride..  somewhere between 150-180 miles....  so, that'll be the padded shorts then..  

26/06/2010 at 20:21

DV, I just think you are a bit mad. And slow Engineers I'm worried about your late night binge drinking- although we do love you back.

Princess you are obviously just showing off with photos like that- make the most of it.

I'm back in Paris for our last free weekend before the move next weekend. We took the kids to Disneyland for the last time today, bit of a treat and it was a scorcher....I must say I'm not a great fan of theme parks, it was mobbed by lunchtime with hour queues on most rides.

Hoping to get a decent run tomorrow and a humble 20 miles for the week. Pathetic I know but what can you do?  

27/06/2010 at 08:20

Hello crowd. I'm being more pathetic than you today OO as I'm bailing out on my 26km run. No running at all today. I'm pooped and have a bit of work to do to prepare for a job interview tomorrow. Plus we have guests coming later for a BBQ and there might be something interesting on the tv this afternoon

So, only 72km for the week. Which is only just more than what DV does in one day (nice pace BTW!).

27/06/2010 at 20:35

 ''So, only 72km for the week......''

 Errr..   Back on Planet Earth...  Lovely 15k for me, this morning... followed by an afternoon at Pollock House.. Fab'! What a collection of Spanish Art...

Back to running...Feet, OK. First week of Venice Plan, OK.  *FS? How'd y'r first week go?*

DV, survived the Channel? SE, still love us..... in the cold light of day? Surely!

Dark Vader    pirate
27/06/2010 at 21:25

Good evening..  what a truly gorgeous day... 

It was fab down in Dover..  I did two swims, 45 mins and 35 mins..   I'm getting better and controlling the shivering so I spill less of my coffee and soup while wearing a hat and four layers of clothes in the 26 degrees of sunhine..  

The children brought their bikes this time so they could zoom off somewhere and explore..  Mrs DV sat and read her book..   everyone wins... 

Its Mrs DV's birthday tomorrow...    we will have a day in London and then a theatre show in the evening..  

Dark Vader    pirate
27/06/2010 at 21:27

ATM..  great to see you running again... 

TD...   job interview....?    What's that all about...?

27/06/2010 at 23:04

Evening all, back in Blighty for the last week of miserable solitude. The day started well with a 2 hour run (longer than planned). Usual isses and a slow pace but managed 14 miles and without a stop. That's the best run since London and 26 for the week.

Then we visited friends for a farewell BBQ and got home for the end of what looked a dull F1. Then I had to leave for the airport and missed the footie (good call I'd say ). Now started to house cleaning and prep for the homecoming of the OO family next w/end. But a small matter of going back to Paris to move house first.  

Good luck with the interview TD. And don't feel bad- 72k is blindin. 

28/06/2010 at 07:36

ATM:  I do run on the sand - usually during a long run, go down wiggley road onto the sand and run the length of St Ouens bay, then back on to the road (boy does it feel easy) the meander uphil back home.  I am very priviledge to live it is glorious.

Ms PF and I spent yesterday afternoon from 1pm to about 5pm at Plemon Bay soaking up the sun, body boarding and playing bat and ball.  After my 8,25 mile run, along a new route which was far more undulating than I expected, very hot and hard work was cream crackered by the evening but a far better use of my time than watching a bunch of grown up men who are paid far too much money individually and consequently are unable to play as a team!!!!!  The only ones with any passion were on the side lines and should have been on the pitch good old Stuart Pearce and David Beckham!!!  I personally feel Stuart and David should be joint managers of England!!  I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of eithre of them!! 

OO don't get too lonely,

TD Good luck with the interview

Katb:  Bring your dog, dog's are allowed on the beaches all day in jersey, before 10.30am and after 6pm off the lead at all other times on a lead!!!

DV:  so pleased the run and the swim were good.  180 miles goodness me - where will you end up!!

28/06/2010 at 17:33

Hi All - just seen the weather forecast is due to hit 36C here in BXL by the end of the week - is it going to be like that in the UK/ Channel Islands too (I'll accept anything over 20C for the Highlands!)? PHEW, Scorcher!!

DV - have been with current employer for over 8 years. I could say an awful lot about it, but it's kind of secret and given that another regular contributor here works for a direct competitor, it would be a little injudicious.  Anyway, it's enough to say, I'm looking for the hatch and my parachute is packed.

Just got back from a half day of interviews at the new prospective employer, which is less than 10 mins drive from home. Will be delighted if this comes off.  Anything else about it can only be discussed offline

29/06/2010 at 05:20
It's cool o'clock and I've got my shorts and vest on. Running is such a privilege
29/06/2010 at 07:05

Didn't think I would ever be pleased for a little respite from the heat!!  looks like it is going to be the perfect morning for a trott - am dog walking on beach then going for a run - will just see where my legs take me.

TD:  good luck with the job interviews - will keep everything crossed for you, when do you think you will know?

TheEngineer    pirate
29/06/2010 at 09:06

Exciting times for TD then! I can say I've been with my employer for a little less (2 weeks or so) and I'm not ready for the hatch yet. The new-look campaign kicked off last night with 4.56M in 34:45. The weather was miserable and I was loving it!

16 weeks to go...

Oh and when does Paris registration start?

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