Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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02/02/2013 at 15:14

Well I may not be running, but I have managed to briskly walk 10.5km the day! Only took 1hr22mins too, well impressed with my walking speed!!! If all else fails..........

Legs feeling slightly better for it. An absolutely lovely winters day - Calm, bright and very very chilly. My jacket I got from BF for Xmas got its first outing. It gets the thumbs up..............for walking anyway!!!

02/02/2013 at 15:30
Thanks for the northern hemisphere welcome!

TD: I hope I get to see some more of you all too!

After 43 hours of travelling, we slept the sleep of the dead last night. Isle of Man turned on an absolutely stunning, clear, blue day for us today.

Kaz: it would be an honour to run with you! Take it easy. Remember you are recovering from major surgery. A former ICU nurse once told me it takes the body at least 6 weeks to process a general anesthetic and get it out of the body. When do you finish up and start your new job?

Eggy: you poor poor fellow. I wish I could something to help. How about cyber-soothing-of-fevered-brow?

Weedy: good to hear you're OK. While you're right, it's minor and you're all insured, it's still pretty annoying and inconvenient.

On the subject of gels, last year I ran my long runs with them and took one every hour, up to a max of 4. More than that and my stomach couldn't cope. I realized during Paris last year that by about 3.45, I needed some proper food.

This year, I'm not tolerating gels at all. My next long run I think I'm going to try jelly beans and some wafer biscuits.
02/02/2013 at 15:34
MM - welcome to the top half of the world ,

Good to hear the plague-ridden are feeling a bit better, and you're managing to get out RS. And, by the way, can you explain what a large posse of Kiwis were doing hanging around Kensington High St this morning, many of them wearing sheep-shaped onesies ? I wonder if it was a rugby thing? I don't think I can bear to watch the Calcutta Cup, the men with odd-shaped balls will have to get along without me.

Weedy - ow. Never good to be hit by a Volvo, they're way too solid.

Dannir - I was talking to a girl this morning who did the Goofy as well this year. She mentioned it was hot .

Emmy - long distance hug. Are you still travelling around like a mad thing?

16 miler tomorrow, which, according to Mr P and Mr D is a 'medium-long' run - apparently it doesn't become 'long' until you get to 17 miles.
Edited: 02/02/2013 at 15:35
02/02/2013 at 15:35

RR I'm watching for you.  Come on Scotland!!!

02/02/2013 at 15:40

MM - Officially end my present job on 23rd Feb, no comfiramtion yet of start date for new one but  shouldn't be too long after that. At present they are doing all the security checks required! Welcome to the UK! 

02/02/2013 at 16:12
Maus Are you alright being upside down.?

RS - congrats on the short run I did a paranoid 7k last night full of psychosomatic muscle mumbles. Absolutely terrifying. Still here though.
Another couple of short slow runs before I'll be confident enough to say I'm back in training.
02/02/2013 at 17:26

YM - commiserations, great 2nd half recovery though...

02/02/2013 at 17:32

Second half was amazing.  First half was woeful.  Story of our lives...

02/02/2013 at 18:25
We will lick our wounds and come back stronger against Italy. Hopefully.
02/02/2013 at 18:58

MM - glad you've touched down safely.

Okay, ladies and gentlemen of the jury... on trial is the supermarket chain Morrisons

May I present to you Exhibit A - a humble pot of cottage cheese? If it would please the court to take note of the nutritional information, namely the fat content of 1.2g per half pot of cottage cheese. So, in a 300g pot, there is 2.4g of fat.

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/727962/gallery/normal.jpg?width=350

 

02/02/2013 at 19:04

And may I present to the court Exhibit B, a pot of cottage cheese, also purchased in Morrisons.

Please note the label proclaiming 'less than 2% fat'. Now, on the side of the pot is the nutritional information revealing that a half a pot contains 2.1g of fat - 4.2g of fat per 250g pot, the equivalent of 5.04g of fat per 300g. There's more than twice the fat content in the 'low-fat' cottage cheese than the 'normal' cottage cheese.

The normal one cost 59p whereas the 'low-fat' one cost £1.

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/727962/gallery/low_fat.jpg?width=350

 The prosecution rests m'lud.

Edited: 02/02/2013 at 19:05
02/02/2013 at 21:25

RS - how much do you wannabe and Australian? Just thought I'd ask.

I've heard from Rob too. He normally doesn't like to talk about running when he can't do it. He prefers eating pies. And anything else. He'll be back though and he'll be in Paris, but probably cheering rather than running.

Got caught in a snowstorm today out riding my bike. Very weird having hailstones bouncing off my face on a bike. Not normal.

02/02/2013 at 22:13
Glad to hear DLR is ok - after all, he is family.

I made the mistake, in Corcorran's, of asking RS what part of Australia she was from. Luckily, she didn't punch me
02/02/2013 at 22:22
Orbutt - what part of Australia is RS from?!
02/02/2013 at 23:25
From what I recall, she"s from somewhere called "IBEATYOU" which is apparently in a suburb of Australia called New Zealand (boy am I in trouble).
03/02/2013 at 08:07
Weedy - guilty as charged. Hanging's too good for them. Although frankly, you could fill a tub of cottage cheese with truffles and I still wouldn't fancy it - nasty stuff .

TD- I bet your complexion was lovely afterwards though - high speed facial exfoliation .

Currently porridging up for this morning's effort. Have fun, anyone else doing the same.
Dark Vader    pirate
03/02/2013 at 08:17

Yesterday morning there seemed to be a higher than usual number of runners out...  is this weekend a big one for those following a marathon plan..?

Weedy..  I hate that stuff...  not as muh as I hate actual cheese, but its still the sperm of the devil..

 

03/02/2013 at 09:02
Running Rodent wrote (see)
Good to hear the plague-ridden are feeling a bit better, and you're managing to get out RS. And, by the way, can you explain what a large posse of Kiwis were doing hanging around Kensington High St this morning, many of them wearing sheep-shaped onesies ?

It was probably for Waitangi day (6th Feb, NZ national day when the multi-linguial treaty, that was awful translations by an amateur who had no idea what he was doing, was signed).  There used to be a circle line pub crawl but it doesn't circle anymore

Orbutt wrote (see)
RS - congrats on the short run I did a paranoid 7k last night full of psychosomatic muscle mumbles. Absolutely terrifying. Still here though.
Another couple of short slow runs before I'll be confident enough to say I'm back in training.

Yup, that's about it for me too!  I'm not chancing another one today.  To the TURBO!  Did I say I got my gait analysed by physio and she picked out a few things to work on and they SOOOO explain why what's gone wrong has gone wrong.

Iain Moore 2 wrote (see)
Orbutt - what part of Australia is RS from?!
Orbutt wrote (see)
From what I recall, she"s from somewhere called "IBEATYOU" which is apparently in a suburb of Australia called New Zealand (boy am I in trouble).

SOOOO wrong you two.  I'm from the Eastern Isles of Australia.  Very similar relationship as with the Western island and the engerland mainland

03/02/2013 at 09:09
Weedy Gonzalez wrote (see)

May I present to you Exhibit A - a humble pot of cottage cheese? If it would please the court to take note of the nutritional information, namely the fat content of 1.2g per half pot of cottage cheese. So, in a 300g pot, there is 2.4g of fat.

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/727962/gallery/normal.jpg?width=350

AND that's if the packaging is correct.  "Beef" burger anyone? HA HA HA NARF!

The best way to monitor your food, I've found is to get food smart (as the ads say) know the basic nutritional makeup of foods (horse burgers excepted but if you were being a good food geek you would have made your own from steak) and look at the ingredients for additives of sugar, fat etc.

03/02/2013 at 09:35
Just logged onto jantastic January and the top three in the bench were all scots , we may be crap at rugby but by golly we can run
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