Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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26/01/2013 at 20:17
With thoughts of the Paris cobbles on my feet I decided to try some real shoes yesterday - the new Mezuno Evo Levitas. Got to say I did like them but only did 5 miles. Will try them on tomorrow's 14 miles. Weird wearing socks.
26/01/2013 at 20:29

RR - I had a big response typed up but wasn't helpful.  More a comentary on what is wrong with apple and cloud computing.  Good luck solving your problem.  Am sure you new mini ipad looks lovely.

26/01/2013 at 20:32
RR - I'm a robot person rather than a fruity one! But I believe you just need to check the options on your phone to sync with icloud. Once you have done that set the same setting on the ipad to sync from icloud.
26/01/2013 at 20:36
Thanks folks - I think I've worked out what the problem is (more or less what you've said there Eggy). Unfortunately I can't fix it until I can get my phone talking to my wifi again, which it's stopped doing since I installed iOS 6. Stuff it, I'm off to watch Borgen.
26/01/2013 at 20:56

Fab afternoon at the new athletics stadium in Glasgow. Who would have guessed that watching lots of fit young men in lycra running, jumping and hurdling would be such fun... * There were lots of girlies, too..* Actually, seeing some real sprinting is pretty amazing. Fashionwise, gold/silver soles on yer trainers is the way to go...always supposing you lift your feet high enough for anyone to see the underside of the shoes..

The new velodrome is awesome and , by peering through the glass on the locked doors, I watched some cyclists doing that wall-of-death thing...

And a big thank you to DLR who let me give away his tickets..* He's snowed in and had to cancel a planned trip way up here. Or else he's just can't face the Eggy/ATM combo on a LSR..* The lucky recipients were thrilled, if slightly scared, at the random gift bestowed by a ,rather aged, fairy-godmother. And they say Yorkshiremen are....




27/01/2013 at 07:13
Morning all,

Just read back a bit to catch up. Very relieved on the congestion front. For some reason (probably as training's going okay, I've needed something to obsess about, and that's the fear of being heel clipped and trampled on within the first couple of miles.

Dannirr - loved the new RW cover. I'm looking at the official cover thinking, why the hell do I have a Ruud van Nistelroy (forgive the spelling) lookalike who looks like he's got girls legs and has never run a mile in his life?!? It's just wrong! I only get the magaziine just now as I wanted the Montane jacket freebie a couple of months ago.
Edit: for clarification, I do mean the 'new RW cover' as being the one in your post, and the RVN with women's legs as the official March cover that dropped through my letterbox!

Not been a great week for running. Lots of snow & ice, & unfortunately living in town and working in the day there's no option to get off road. I'm clumsy enough at the best of times without risking darkness and head torches. Yaktrax were out as too much of a mix, so went on the treadmill for hill reps and intervals, and then managed a grand total of 2.5 miles yesterday before bailing as there was thick ice beginning to melt. Today however, it's rained heavily overnight, the temperature's risen, and the pavements look ice free so the plan is 20 miles. Unfortunately I've only got company for 12 so we'll see how that pans out ...
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27/01/2013 at 08:13
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27/01/2013 at 11:15

DV - bit surprised to see my pad in One Hyde Park on that list...

Dark Vader    pirate
27/01/2013 at 11:24

well..  quite...  and a few of your summer houses too...


27/01/2013 at 13:34
Just had 16.7 miles in a very comfortable 9.20 mins per mile average. Used isotonic gels and they helped plus a nice stretch half way round. The main thing that made the run so good was having a friend with me every step of the way.
27/01/2013 at 13:39

I just tried to like your post TJB, obviously spending far too much time on Faceache!!!

Well done anyway, having a friend to run with must make some difference. If only on the friend and run front here!!!

Another 5 mile brisk walk with my best friend this morning. Very Very cold and wet but nice and peaceful.


27/01/2013 at 13:39

Jimbob - you're a machine dude!

27/01/2013 at 13:59
Great running TJB.

An enjoyable near 14 miles for me today with ATM, including a pit stop for coffee at Clydebank.
27/01/2013 at 16:08

17 and a half for me, the majority with Eggy for company. Couldn't face the final 6, even with the promise of  seeing Loch Lomond..We had hail, rain, sun and sleet. As you say, TJB, these longer runs are more fun with company.

Fleecy tights are a good buy and it IS possible to run and eat jaffa cakes at the same time..

DV, we all live in a different world.Depends on your persepective.....* In gutter but looking at the stars....*

27/01/2013 at 18:45

Hi guys,

I must say I'm looking forward to my A&E/ED placement but as the only placement we have this year where we're timetabled for weekends my heart sunk when I saw it was over Paris weekend! I'm relieved now that it's sorted (and planes booked!). 

Looks like some good running has been had by all. Did my long run on the treadmill yesterday (cut short once more- 13 miles on the plan but at mile 9 I had some plantar fasciitis type pain so switched to the cross trainer for 10 mins before doing another 4 miles on the treadmill). There's been a big thaw today though so I'm looking forward to getting back out on the road. (Although not looking forward to Sheffield's hills..)

RR- I've had problems with icloud too and my way of fixing it involved lots of changing various settings and turning off and on so I have no idea what it was that actually worked! 

DV- nice link, those places are just crazy..

27/01/2013 at 18:48

Eggy and ATM, wish I had been with you guys - 14 and promise of cake would be my idea of motivation   

27/01/2013 at 19:00
Thank you ATM

DV it's not so easy to get British passport. One of the parent must have being legally living in the UK for at least 5 years before the baby is born in order for him to get one. I missed that 5y perod by 12 days and my application was rejected. But it's true that loads of people come to UK only for the benefits. My neighbour (Indian woman, 3kids) got 4bed house as single mother when in fact her husband was renting a flat nearby for himself and popping in from time to time. Very annoying.

Had a great run today. Still plenty of snow and verrrry cold. I was toying with the thought of buying yaktrax. Instead I put on my Vibrams. No socks on. It was cold but only for the first few minutes. They hold to the road beautifully: snow, icy road- didn't matter. But the last km was very hard. My legs were freezing as the sun set and the temperature dropped to -18C
27/01/2013 at 19:48

Well I've got a lot of catch up reading to do ... finally managed to get internet sorted in the mountains - loving the scenery... it's cold and snowy and struggling to run on it but breathtaking once I get out there.  Have managed to find a kettlebell trainer and doing some cardio training once a week too and hoping that will keep me going until the ice melts a little - it's not great for training in but I suppose it's a learning curve and hopefully Paris will feel relatively flat compared to the trails here!

27/01/2013 at 20:08

wi - love it, another Vibram runner!

Had a good 14 miles today on a new route.  When the largest feature on the map is a huge lake, yet they call the suburb "Berkley HILLS" I guess I should have been forewarned.

Well, for the first time I have found a shoe that comes closest to my Vibrams. Lightweight, zero drop but better protection from the Paris cobbles. Paris was the only place I've had pain from the road surface - no other marathon or local run.  So far, so good - perhaps 3xweek vibrams and 2x week incl LSR with the Mizuno Evo Levitas?

 Eggy - Mrs D informed me today she would rather stay in Montmarte than near the Arch.  I am leaning towarda agreeing.  How much hassle is it getting to and from the marathon?  And any suggestions of a place to stay - she's not fancy but she does want something "nice"!

27/01/2013 at 21:47
Nice colour
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