Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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03/02/2013 at 11:14

Weedy- it's surprising how often you can pick up on things like that! I'm one of those people who takes about 2 hours in the supermarket because I end up looking at all the labels in detail.. 

Eggy- sorry to hear you're unwell, it's rubbish isn't it?! 

yer_maj- how did the osteopath go with your groin?

I was hoping for some advice, and this time I intend to follow it (I definitely should have listened when you all told me not to run last week!!) thankfully by now I'm generally feeling better, and other than being a bit congested and still having a cough I've got no problems (I think I was being a bit dramatic when I said I had the flu, I have a tendency to get that way when I'm ill) and I'm hoping to get back to my training plan this week. I don't really know what to do about my long runs over the next few weeks though. This is what my plan says (and then some races I have booked)

2nd Feb 15 miles

9th Feb 16 miles

16th Feb 10 miles

23rd Feb Tarpley 20

3rd March Silverstone Half

Now I was wondering whether I should just stick to the plan and do 16 miles next week or whether I should do 15 and then 16 instead of the stepback week? So far this training cycle my longest run has been 12, so 12 to 16 seems like a big jump (although that may be more psychological I don't know..). What do you all think?

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                    <p>Welcome back, DLR!</p> <p><div align=

 I've got you a back-to-running gift.... * Oh, that's my Xmas-list 2013 so sorted...*

03/02/2013 at 12:16

I so need one of those mugs....

Megs - osteo had a good old poke at my groin and whilst my hip still doesn't feel right, I don't get any pain in my groin with walking.  Not tried running yet.

Mr Maj is home for the weekend and got told that he had to massage my glutes yesterday.  Strangely, he didn't mind at all but was slightly perturbed when he hit some trigger points at top-inner-thigh level which made my whole leg twitch like a demon.  Osteo doesn't get to poke at those bits

Megs again - 12 to 16 does seem like a big jump unless yopu've comfortably run that distance in the not too distant past?  I have a 20 miler scheduled for this week but it's going to need some shuggling around I think 

Le Tout Wales appears to have a hangover this morning.  Along with half of Ireland who are currently in situ in Cardiff....

03/02/2013 at 12:57

I tried to quote DLR but something is hokey.  Anyway, photo explains where DLR has been...he's gone rooney hair style.

03/02/2013 at 13:33

Yay DLR  good to see mate.

8.5 paranoid km done. Nothing fell off

YM - did Mr YM really give you a knee trembler?

03/02/2013 at 14:05

Megs11 - Yay you're at Silverstone me too! It's a bit of a dull course but theres loads of parking and if you do it with pals it's ok. (PLus it's flat and got nice soft tarmac to run on). We should meet up for a medal pose/photo opportunity. Don't worry i'm not a complete knob as the below photo might suggest!

Just did a lovely 19 miles down to the river, along and back via various tourist spots and London Parks. Nice slow pace, short steps - the gels seem to help, only a smidgen of tiredness in the knees towards the end and felt like i could go on and run 26. I'm glad i didn't - it's tempting. Will probably do a 20 next weekend and a couple of 21s before the big day (body permitting) - was a great route and thought i might bump into one of ya London based peeps.

Got some French tourists to snap me by Parliament at 8.5 miles - i returned the favour for them. Was Really nice to go off early and run through the places and be clear of the west end by 9.15.


03/02/2013 at 14:06

p.s Well done Orbs and welcome back Rob

03/02/2013 at 15:00
Megs - I'd say 12 to 16 is a bit of a jump. Particularly off the back of illness. Maybe take it back a bit for your next LSR.

I managed a LSS, long slow sleep. Fifteen hours out for the count. Still feel like I have a sumo wrestler sitting on my chest.

DV - Many things you write have shocked me, but none more than not liking cheese. How can anyone not like cheese? It one of life's finest gifts.
03/02/2013 at 15:22
Eggyh73 wrote (see)
DV - Many things you write have shocked me, but none more than not liking cheese. How can anyone not like cheese? It one of life's finest gifts.

He just hasn't found the right type of cheese.

03/02/2013 at 16:05
Nice to see you DLR

Any better Eggy?

Lovely 20 miles this morning next to the beach in Tampa (Clearwater really) Florida. Brilliant sunshine, about 60 degrees. Spectacular. Now to join some friends for a stone crab lunch before heading back to Alanta.

These Mizuno shoes are starting to win me over...
03/02/2013 at 16:27

Hi DLR - good to see you again. Hope all's ok, or at least not too grim.

Dannii - I think I need to pick your brains some time about going minimalist.

Megs, RS - I'm like that. I have been known on occasion to get my phone out and use the calculator to compare stuff. Sadly the figures quoted on the packets are often wildly inaccurate. It's a minefield trying to find out the regulations regarding the accuracy of nutritional information manufacturers are obliged to adhere to. The best I can find out is that they're either under no legal obligation whatsoever to provide accurate information or that they have a 20 per cent leeway either side. Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser, is a fascinating read about the food industry if you haven't read it. Training-wise, you've just had an enforced step down week, so your Silverstone Half could work as your next one as it's about a month between them. The jump from 12 to 15 is fairly big, so you could maybe go 14, then 16.

Orbutt - good to hear.

03/02/2013 at 16:48
DLR - good to see you poking you head above the wall again .

Scott - I think Alex Salmond may use that as a slogan for the forthcoming referendum .

Jimbob - we seem to have covered pretty similar territory today, although you were out before I was. I started at Kew and ran back down to Tower Bridge, although I was on the opposite side from Westminster. Good run, although it's a bit muddy at the Kew end.

Now eating pizza and watching highbrow television. Draco Malfoy was actually quite ginger in the first Harry Potter film, wasn't he? He got much blonder later. *waves a slice of cheesy pizza at DV to see if he runs away like a girl*.
03/02/2013 at 17:04

Dannirr - Running along Clearwater beach sounds nice. I'm still riddled with the flu. Feel more human than I did on Thursday, but still confined to the couch.

Good running Jimbob.

RR - I have to admit I've never seen any of the Harry Potter films.

03/02/2013 at 17:17

Eggy - Glad your feeling a bit better.........

Well done on the run TJB, and glad things are going in the right direction Orbutt.

DV - I am with you on the cheese But maybe because I am completely dairy intolerant!

Nice to see you DLR!

Avoid label confusion by eating things with only 1 ingredient!

The shift from hell is done, and I feel like I've been there and back. 9.5 hours standing, major stabbing pains in side for the last 2 hours and no-one to relieve me because there was only 3 members of staff in due to some of the 'younger' generation taking sickies! And now because I feel so bloody awful, I have eaten a  ton of bad food and will feel even worse later!


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03/02/2013 at 17:18

eggy - you gotta see that bad boy out in the horizontal! nasty grim flu bug NASTY. on the plus side, it's giving your legs a bit more rest before you start back up again and try to muster a bit of form in time for the big day (you will be there) - or am i just being too positive - is it all fudged?

03/02/2013 at 17:22
Orbutt wrote (see)

YM - did Mr YM really give you a knee trembler?

An entire leg trembler

Eggy you need to stay horizontal for a few more days by the sound of it.

Mmmmm cheese....except blue cheese.  That's the work of lucifer.

03/02/2013 at 17:30
Jimbob - One way or another I'll be there. No dreams of any decent form what so ever. This year will be an exercise in just getting around.

Kaz - Sounds like a tough return to work. Hope you can rest up tonight.
03/02/2013 at 17:47

Eggy - you can join our posse (me, kaz and orbutt so far...I think.  Seems like DLR's making a play to join but don't think his hair will fit in ).  The running/walking/sight-seeing wounded.  Goal is to finish with as much hilarity enroute as possible.

03/02/2013 at 18:01
Sounds like a plan. Wait DLR and hair? What sort if witchcraft is this?
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