Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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01/01/2013 at 11:48

DV - oooohhh, I've wanted to go there for a while.  Let me know date and time on fb or something. (you gave the date whileI was updating.  Have another party that night too...this may take planning)

well, I am supposed to be out for a NYs ride but it's not happening.  takes too long for me to get anywhere decent.  So have just ordered a turbo trainer. (gotta use the santa smilies while they last)

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01/01/2013 at 11:50
Marathon Maus wrote (see)
Anyone else willing to 'fess up to a new year's resolution - running related or otherwise. I have 2: to keep a running diary and to read a poem every day.


01/01/2013 at 12:13

My resolution is to be more organised

01/01/2013 at 12:31 it!
01/01/2013 at 12:45
Kaz - what an end to the year. Rest up and recover properly. Time for the kaz family to run around after you for once.

Happy new year all.
01/01/2013 at 12:50

Weedy - classic mate.

I'm eligible for DLRs pacing team. Last proper run was 5th Dec.

RS - which turbo trainer have you ordered?

01/01/2013 at 12:56
Weedy Gonzalez wrote (see)

Didn't realise the newsagents were open on a bank holiday...


That was the first last time yer_maj had seafood vindaloo the night before a race.

The turbo trainer I bought in the summer (with great intentions) seems to have become a glorified bike stand

01/01/2013 at 13:26
Weedy, another genius mag cover. Love your work fella!

You didn't ask me Orbutt but I'll offer the info anyway. My turbo is the TACX Flow. Does the job but needs a tv or such like in front of it. I find it really hard to do and get motivated for.

DV. That date is the same as my wife's birthday, so you should probably count me out. Does sound like fun though. Imagine the possibilities.

My resolution for the year is to watch TV in French at least 2x a week. That is going to be a hard routine to follow. I think one of the channels does subtitling which would be a big help. It's not right to have been in Belgium for nearly 13 years and NOT to have mastered any local language. Too many rubbish excuses.
01/01/2013 at 14:37
Kaz - glad they found the cause and removed it. Take the rest advice, and eat well - a key to post-op recovery. You've got plenty in the tank to make Paris enjoyable.

Weedy - love that cover! Do you do work for hire?

RS - love UP. When they were promoting the movie in the US, they travelled the country with a specially constructed armchair that was flown under about 30 or 40 large helium balloons - I got to fly it in Atlanta. Huge fun.

Gotta drag myself out for a run after a much too late night. Saw a pack of coyotes outside so am using that as my excuse not to go yet.
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01/01/2013 at 15:44

Dannirr - am VERY jealous!  SQUIIIIIIIRRELLLL!!!  hee hee hee

I've ordered the cycleops fluid2.  Have used a Trax one before (friend's with a computa and stuff) but it's expensive.  Reviews from mags and users liked the fluid2 for noise, ride (not standing but most can't do that too well), cost vs features and general convenience in setting up.

01/01/2013 at 17:20

Danni - I'm not good enough to charge, but if you want something doing for a friend for free, just let me know.

01/01/2013 at 17:38
Baroness Rodent? DV - sounds fun, but I need to check the date.

MM - sorting financial papers and vomiting? Oh dear. But I can kind of see where you're coming from...maybe read a nice book instead ?

Big yellow thing on display here as well today - and steamed round the Serpentine 10k in 48:41, which I was well chuffed with. Excellent marshalling and organisation from the Serpies (especially the one who was shouting 'happy new year' as we went past, although I'm not sure I'd quite describe my frame of mind at 8k as 'happy').

ATM - I think you win the prize for first run of the year. But am I reading the jantastic thing right - we don't start logging until the 7th, and we only do it once a week?
01/01/2013 at 18:02

RR, that's right. You have til the 7th to decide the number of runs you intend to do.Then, you run.Then, you honestly record whether you hit that number., that week. Success, or otherwise, is related to just getting out there....for January, at least.It gets a bit more complicated for Feb/Mar. But we can work that out when the old brains clear ....

RS, you've reminded me that the garage contains....a turbo. Today's giant curry makes further exercise impossible but you've given me an idea...

Youngest ATM is sporting a Mohawk.. A Hogmanay decision, I fear..

01/01/2013 at 18:19

Lovely New Year run today - just 5 miles but terrific.

Crossing the Rio Grande river


Sandia Mountain behind

 Past the old Church

 and start off the New Year with some sweetness - homemade white chocolate truffles with chili infused dark chocolate drizzle

 I felt compleed to add chili as we are in New Mexico

01/01/2013 at 18:38

Good effort with those truffles!

I made some about 10 years ago - incredibly nice but very messy to make!

01/01/2013 at 18:48
RR - Well done on your 10km.

Dannirr - You really find some stunning locations to run in. Those pictures are amazing.

I'm off for a lie down after suffering what must be the modern day version of the Spanish inquisition from my friends wife.
01/01/2013 at 19:25
Eggy - I bet you didn't expect that.

01/01/2013 at 19:26
Eggy - that doesn't sound like fun. You may need a beer.

Dannirr - gotta echo the above, looks just stunning out there today.

Weather here was wonderful for running today, if a little cold and blustery. Great start to 2013.
01/01/2013 at 21:17

TD & RS - thanks for the advice on the turbos. I think I may buy some axle stands

Dannir - loved the tale about theballoon armchair.

Step one on road to recovery - Mrs O and I went for a 10k walk (wore my new running shoes though

01/01/2013 at 21:34

Here was the pre-dawn inflation test - they needed a gas rated pilot in case the thing broke loose!


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