Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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05/08/2012 at 20:25

Hmmmm, Master Maj has decided that he wants to come too.  Suddenly.

05/08/2012 at 20:26

HS - The IOC is French. They don't do miles in metricland.

05/08/2012 at 20:42
I know but the track is 400m so why not do 4 laps, why 3 and a bit? Am I being a bit thick again?

Ooh a teenage outing to Paris! I bet they have more fun than anyone.
05/08/2012 at 20:50

Not thick, just one of those daft political things. Metric vs imperial measurements. Since the IOC is French they went with metric and everyone followed suit as the Olympics became the main focus for athletics.

Back in ye olden days it was common to have one mile track races in the UK and the USA.

05/08/2012 at 20:52

Yer_maj - I hope thats not my doing.....sorry??

HS-mmmmmmm....I hope not!!!! Mind you the girlz are  planning like mad......even planning on getting me in a bikini???? Aquaboulevard will never be the same again. To hear them you wouldn't think its 8 months away!!!

Truth be told  I can't wait either!!!


05/08/2012 at 20:57
Did anyone see the first heat for the men's 1500m just now - they were ALL wearing the same yellow trainers. What are they?

Orbutt: you know TD too well

Yer maj and Kaz LOL. What can go wrong in a little under 4 hours (that should be 3.30 I think Kaz)?
05/08/2012 at 21:07

NB - Nae chance.

What about flourescent trainers for Paris too????

05/08/2012 at 21:38've met my brother, right?

I generally leave my son in charge.

Dark Vader    pirate
05/08/2012 at 22:27

Holy Moly...!     That 100m mens final was superb!!  


05/08/2012 at 22:31
It's pitch black outside but I feel like getting my trainers on a going for a wee sprint. Bolt showed the world that he is easily the best.
05/08/2012 at 22:52
Changed my mind and had a beer instead. With all the Olympic excitement I forgot to say merci yer-maj for this wonderful new site. Page 3 already. Should I take my top off?
05/08/2012 at 23:48
Wow - just watched the marathon tape - amazing!

And a new shiny thread - I feel spoilt.
Dark Vader    pirate
06/08/2012 at 07:46

Interesting result from yesterday's barefoot run...   on my usual morning run today the soleus muscles on both legs were definitely feeling tired.  This is good.  Just what I wanted.  Will do more barefoot running this evening.... 

06/08/2012 at 08:07

Yer Maj, I think I might have met your brother, but it was your amazingly positive sister in law (George?) who left the biggest impression...

DV: take it really carefully with the bare foot stuff...! When I told my running partner I had bought some Vibrams his response was " will welcome you to the foot injury club in a few weeks then"... (he suffers with plantar fasciitis) and everything I've read suggests that a very very careful approach is needed...

100m last night was great. Bolt was in a league of his own. His heat... where he looked around, saw he was easily in the lead, eased off and jogged over the line,,, in 9.82! Wow.


06/08/2012 at 08:11

Another morning of fog Flourescents on and 10k done.

100m amazing last night. I can't believe my 10 yr old was sitting discussing their knee lift with me at 11pm, She is so impressed its a pleasure to watch her as well I think she is being inspired!!!

Dark Vader    pirate
06/08/2012 at 08:18

Neil...  thanks...  I did 2 x 10 minutes yesterday..   and was intending on doing this every day for a week to see how I get on.   What is your experience of this and did you develop any new injuries..?   I'm not planning on actually being a barefoot runner, just integrating it into my training as a way of strengthening my feet and lower legs.


06/08/2012 at 08:28

Hi DV,

I haven't done much with my vibrams yet: I only got them 2 weeks ago, and so far have used them twice, to run with my 3yr old daughter. We do about 500m each time, very slowly

You're much more experienced than me. I just thought that doing it every day might be a bit of a shock to the system and don't want to see you get hurt.

I think Dannirr might be another barefoot specialist?

06/08/2012 at 08:40

Dannirr ran Paris in his Vilbrams. I know he is very positive about using them.

06/08/2012 at 08:47

Morning all. Hey there Mary on the other side of the pond!

Orbutt - Midichlorians?! Is that something well dodgy from Scientology. I don't go anywhere near that penicious crowd thank you very much. Would hate to end up married to Tom Cruise. Or be part of anything they do.

Eggy - me having a hareem because I am a faster runner? Quite the opposte my friend. Have to be fast to keep ahead of them. Am a one-woman-man.  And before Leeds Rob chips in, I don't mean one at a time. Congrats on being offered the gift of ATM's daughter. Am sure she's gorgeous like her mother.

DV - I tried barefoot running one day about three years ago. Did 10K on grass. The tear that developed in the Soleus was excruciating and needed about 4 weeks for the pain to go away. Probably too much in one go. It was lovely running on grass but was always worried about treading on something dangerous. My feeling is that by running in a variety of different shoes, you get a more diffuse build up of muscle, rather than your legs just getting used to how one particular pair or style of shoe works. I personally think barefoot is too risky, for benefits which are very difficult to establish. My advice would be a gentle upwards slope. Muscle tears tend to be traumatic (as in sudden), so quite hard to detect the warning that it is due.

HS - 1.500m rather than a mile.... well not only is a mile a weird imperial measurement, but the 1.500m is exactly half of the other popular middle distance event, the 3.000 metres. From a metric perspective, that is much more sensible than 1.600 metres.

Did anyone else notice that neither Bolt or Blake turned round to pay a moment's attention to their injured countryman in last night's 100m final? Everyone else came in under 10s except Asafa Powell. Not once did they turn round to see how he was. Having seen so much team spirit in the last week, I was really struck by the individualism of the sprinters and after 5 mins of watching the build up and a couple of the mins of the race and celebrations afterwards, I'd had enough of their egotism. Still admire their stunning speed but not interested in the rest of the show.

After yesterday's much longer run than I have been used to of late, I woke up with a good deal of morning stiffness today. I also noticed that my ankles, achilles and knees were a bit sore.

Dark Vader    pirate
06/08/2012 at 09:03
Tricky Dicky¹ wrote (see)

 I woke up with a good deal of morning stiffness today.


Very impressive TD..  

The barefoot running is apparently going to strenthen the arches on my feet and lift them.   I use the orthotics to correct my arches that collapse when I run.  Its got to be worth a try...   I want to find a way to run without using orthotics.   That is the objective.


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