Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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14/02/2013 at 12:47
kaz1 wrote (see)

Don't know if I am being overly cautious or just plain lazy.........2 miles, pain in my side or cramp not sure but got a lift home to be on safe side???? grrrrrrrrr

Sounds sensible Kaz.

14/02/2013 at 12:53

Bedders - Should I offer a place to someone who has a name like a squatter ?  I thought Corcoran was a person so I imagined everyone sleeping rough but it's a bar, where everyone will be sleeping rough. I'm a newbie but there has been mentioned of "buying drinks" throughout this thread. I don't under what conditions, if it's for a PB, mine is actually 2h10. 

14/02/2013 at 12:54

Kaz in Being Sensible shocker

17 miles for me in lovely sunshine with tweety birds...that's me done for the week.  Osteopath this afternoon to unkink me before my holiday

14/02/2013 at 12:55
PC91 wrote (see)

I'm a newbie but there has been mentioned of "buying drinks" throughout this thread. I don't under what conditions, if it's for a PB, mine is actually 2h10. 

We like drinks on this thread.  Mind you, at that speed you'll have drunk Corcorans dry before I finish...

14/02/2013 at 13:22

PC91 & Bedders. Sorry, I thought you knew. The Paris forum is all about going to the pub preceded by a running tour.

14/02/2013 at 13:37
Orbutt wrote (see)

PC91 & Bedders. Sorry, I thought you knew. The Paris forum is all about going to the pub preceded by a running tour.

And also occasionally drinking en route 

Well done Kaz! Sensible is the way forward! I've been out for a lunch this lunchtime and it was cold and wet and thoroughly miserable.

14/02/2013 at 13:44

Get to drink like a fish afterwards...


14/02/2013 at 13:44
Iain Moore 2 wrote (see)
Dirty Leeds Rob wrote (see)
Dannirr wrote (see)

My worst out-of-control period is between dinner (supper) and bed.  So if I have my protein shake about an hour after dinner, it satisfies my "hunger" and chocolate craving and I don't go nuts on other stuff.  

Me and thee both!

I'll give that a try.  At the moment I'm trying to quash cravings like that by going for a walk for half hour.  By that time I'm either over it or I've more or less earned it!

DLR and Dannirr - score another for that out-of-control period... What protein shakes do you guys use?

8 weeks - and it'll all be over!

Sorry Iain - been offline a couple of days.  I'm a protein shake whore, so I've tended to use promax in the past (along with SiS Nocté on occasion) but the stuff I've infrequently used since the autumn is an egg & milk protein from Holland & Barratt.  Seems to pack a lower protein punch than Promax and is ludicrously sickly but I'll be using it up before returning to either the Promax fold or trying cheap but allegedly good stuff from myprotein.

Dannirr wrote (see)

Maus, Eggy - if you guys don't go, neither will we.  The only reason I'm coming all the way from the US to do it again, rather than choose a different one, is the people. All you people.


I'll probably be at he start line but won't be making it to the finish but that's ok, I'll still have a lovely time thanks to you lot. 

In the meantime I shall continue to nurture and where necessary exercise my chimp, whilst erasing gremlins and installing autopilots...


yer_maj - Don't let the osteo remove too much of your kinkyness.  Mr yer_maj might be dissapointed!

14/02/2013 at 14:14

Mr Maj is going to be spending the next week sharing a bedroom with his wife and his stepson who currently has flu and is coughing in a sepulchral manner.  He's not moved from the sofa since last Sunday...not convinced he's going to be well enough to ski by Sunday

So the less kinkiness the better, under the circumstances....

Edited: 14/02/2013 at 14:14
14/02/2013 at 14:16

This is what you guys need:

14/02/2013 at 14:22

To cheer myself up I have just cycled 20km, and now my legs feel very heavy - thank you so much head wind!

14/02/2013 at 14:27

well done on that cycle.  the fog has appeared here, and I'm coughing and spluttering, but aim to get my 5k done today.  Not looking forward to it at all - this weather certainly is bad and getting on my nerve.

14/02/2013 at 14:42

and the beat goes on ..... (are we nearly there yet?)

14/02/2013 at 14:44

Afternoon all!!

Hope you are all on track re training... havent been around for a bit.. Jim kindly contacted me via fb..  Have decided this year to give Paris a miss.  I have kept on putting off the longer runs "oh its snowing" or "oh x y z is happening" and so just havent put in the training.  Its also been a really expensive year one way and another and I just cant get the funds together so will be planning to go to Paris 2014 and maybe even get round to doing Amsterdam in October...

kaz - are you fine now then?  Crikey talk about bouncing back!

yer_maj - fingers crossed re Mr YM....major man flu time?  Its been like an epidemic in our household too... I seem to be the only one who isnt coughing .. cant last!

Early morning for us Master NGUG now in third squad of his swimming club so six times a week swimming with three early mornings Monday, Thursday and Saturday (groan) and gym run by the Swim club also on a Monday.  Not sure if I am coming or going half the time. .. lol .. havent the energy to run!!

I will be popping in to cheer you guys on...


14/02/2013 at 14:58

That's one impressive Runners' List...

Of course, all the good-looking ones are already in the Who's Who 2013   but I'd be happy to add more..   jpeg, bib number and time goal to me so I can upload. Tasteful nude shots will go to the Private Album, as usual...

Bedders, Corcoran's, St. Michel  is the Oirish-pub-of-choice for a Sunday night post-mortem and show of medals. The 'choosing' process is entirely undemocratic so do feel free to suggest alternative venues...and then you just have to arm-wrestle the bossy Scots on the thread to get your way....  * and if you want to get buried in unsolicited advice and info' about the course/the weekend/the toilets etc , message me. Relax, there's nothing about actually running...*


Great to 'see' you , NGUG! I'm so sorry you're not running.We will keep a barstool warm for 2014.

14/02/2013 at 15:33

YM - I love the muscle suits but I haven't got the balls to wear one without shorts - or rather, I have


DLR - I'm managing to understand my Chimp I sort of get my Gremlins but my autopilot is confusing me. All the other stuff is sailing over my head a bit. Happy with it all as a basic premise but it's seems a bit overcomplicated the further you get.


14/02/2013 at 15:43

Noted on the pub ATM, can't wait to meet you at long last..!  You will wait for me won't you??

Just managed to knock a whole minute of my 5k run, even though I'm so snotty and chesty - so I'm really chuffed and off to scoff a crumpet..!!

I'm not on the list yet, but I'm way back in the Pink, not sure how I will do, but I'm always happy with "under five hours".    and still able to stand and speak...


14/02/2013 at 15:48

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
63573 Onetit


14/02/2013 at 15:50

 You will be fine Onetit you are in very good company there

14/02/2013 at 15:51

The "Not being dead at the end" thing has a lot of merit, I reckon....

I've just been unkinked by my osteopath.  His receptionist said she could hear me shouting at him from downstairs Mind you, I suspect he likes that...

Started reading The Chimp Paradox last night. Taking it on holiday with me but even I managed to cope with Chaper 1...

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