Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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13/02/2013 at 12:41

Happy day in our house today.  Mr Maj has been working away for 4 months and he's coming home tonight

13/02/2013 at 12:53

Hi Eveyone.....was aiming for 8 miles this morning but running up Arthur's Seat was like scaling a sand dune, really slippery, with snow being blown in my eyes, ears and nose.  Not nice.  So slid back down and packed it in at 6.  Shame as really wanted to get out of the house for a good run, kids on half term and I booked a babysitter so I could get out.  Desparate times calls for desparate measures!!

13/02/2013 at 13:44 pc ate my post.

wi, I've got the ' pro' ones but they are several years old. They're the old version of this I see that there are lots more of these things on the market, now.Maybe someone has the more modern' plastic' ones? New snow gets a bit stuck in them.They're fantastic for packed snow, though.

My early- morning run in the snow was lovely.I left my tracks alongside those of foxes and hares...but, on the way back, the snow had covered them all up. Now, the lovely falling snow has been replaced by driving rain and it's just plain miserable..Brave attempt, Sarah. Arthur's Seat is hard enough in summer.

13/02/2013 at 14:02
Only now I appreciate how easy it was to train in London.

Most of the times I run in VFF which leave funny tracks on the snow. My neighbour has already asked me if I knew who was that crazy person walking barefoot in that weather.
13/02/2013 at 14:03

all that talk of snow...!! I bought my chains and it hasn't snowed since.....I SOOO want to get them on to try them.  A mate has spikes that he slips on his trainers and he says they are good for ice and anything slippery and going down hill.  So plenty out there.

managed to knock 5 mins off my 12k run (uphill!!) this morning, last did that route in Sept, so am chuffed with that. 

After this mara, am aiming for the 22k in this

anyone fancy it??

Steady there Maj......will be a nice Valentines Day for you then - I'm glad he's back for you.





13/02/2013 at 14:35
13 miles Sunday, 7 last night, how do I manage to get 10 done tomorrow night...? If I turn on Eastenders then sneak out will she notice...?!
13/02/2013 at 14:44

ha ha Johnny......

I will be glued to the match ce soir

13/02/2013 at 14:52
Come on Real !
13/02/2013 at 15:15

oh yeah,,,,,,Special One

13/02/2013 at 21:00
I'm glad you haven't got a selection policy letting anyone join your forum even stupid ones!

Checked out my HM course today, race the 24th. Wanted to run at M pace on the flat. I got lost, found the right route and bumped into a guy painting arrows on the road. He was marking the HM route and I was running the wrong way. It's a double loop so i ran the second loop the right way, overtook the guy at 17k and then got lost again. Garmin read 21k before I got to stadium. 2h, felt great.

weather has been cold here but no snow, I have hills around me so it was much easier on the flat. You guys who have been training in snow and winds will have a nice surprise when better weather arrives. Didn't see if groundhog announced 6 more weeks of winter. For those who have had hiccups in their training I cannot offer advice, just good luck.

I have never experienced taper madness before already get excited/nervous for big day.
Dark Vader    pirate
13/02/2013 at 21:14

The runners list follows...   if anyone is missing, or there are errors, please let me know and I will update it..


Dark Vader    pirate
13/02/2013 at 21:14

991 Denis Duret 

3231 Small Hands
3434 Neil Belgium
4321 dhale750
5000 Hockey Goalkeeper
5995 Bedders 
6032 Stray Runner

8186 seanb
8461 Sporty Badger
8843 Oops
9016 The Engineer
9114 djwolf
10101 Dirty Leeds Rob

14021 Mark Beevor
14160 Weedy Gonzalez
14467 kaz1
14558 Edd125
15080 Ward 6
15149 MG09
15350 phil in fitter
16171 Steve Duffy 2
16639 Simon MacD 

28285 Pauline Macfarlae
28790 Nicola bird 2
28850 Eggyh73
29684  Radar Sal
30188 Johnny Lyall
30213 Dannirr 
31612 Elizabeth Ellis 3

37185 yer_maj
37480 Suzy Martines
37524 SP13
37991 Emmy_H
38351 peter burke 5
38591 Febo
38783 Cliff Parker
39107 Trevor Olver
39586 The Luverly Suzie (aka Mrs Ex-Spartan)
39638 razdaz
39658 Iain Moore 2
39851 Dave The Ex-Spartan
40116 Nic E
40483 Tiddy
40582 Clag
41369 Monkey man
41747 Scott Walker
42380 Running Rodent
42561 ATM
43795 NGUG

50009 the jimbob
50501 swindon dave
51095 KeyserSuze
51222 James B 73
51614 Mrs dj
52460 TartanPimpernel
52868 Orbutt

58251 Londonliv
58463 DV
62660 Marathon Maus


13/02/2013 at 21:32
PC91 - there is already form on this thread for people running a race route in the wrong direction before completing the race .

Chilly 11 miles this evening - just realised this is actually my second highest mileage week. Which is odd, because my LSR isn't my longest. However, it does explain why I'm knackered.
13/02/2013 at 21:39

I think I am in Pink, will get number to you tomorrow

13/02/2013 at 21:43


13/02/2013 at 22:06

PC - stick with us, love.  We'll show you taper madness as it should be done...

13/02/2013 at 22:22

DV I am in the pink pen - I will get the number tomorrow - off to bed - 16 miles today as I am away this weekend - let very very long slow runs begin - when you are in the pink pen - people get married, have babies, break up ... all in the time you are out for a run

13/02/2013 at 22:51

YM: congrats on the assessment. That's really good news.

I made myself run in the teeming rain today. I didn't mind it until I sloshed through a puddle in my shoes and then had "heavy shoe syndrome". I only managed 30 minutes, but it's better than nowt!

Some tremendous training efforts going in by you mob. I'm not sure I'm going to have enough miles in the legs to actually start...I'm seriously reconsidering whether or not I should even start.

13/02/2013 at 22:57

Hey Maus you have to start ... who's going to keep me company whilst trying NOT to think about needing a pee at the start!!!

Who cares how we do, its the fact we do that counts, if that makes sense - I call our style of training the iceberg method, incremental almost invisible steps towards our goal, but we get there Maus, we get there - heavy shoes, rotten weather, my mum used to say - 'those are the days you get paid for, not the easy ones'.  I'm with you - keep going Maus, we will get there!!!

13/02/2013 at 23:16

Audrey - Well done getting 16 miles done in these conditions. I was out for 6 miles earlier and between the rain, the flooded roads and slushy pavements I think my weight doubled due to carrying the soaking I got.

Maus - I must admit I'm also concerned about the mileage I'll have done prior to Paris and must admit the thought has crossed my mind to pull out. I'm trying to view this one as seeing the finish line would be a victory. 

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