Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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15/02/2013 at 00:25
vic_83 wrote (see)

Another qustion for you experienced marathon runners...i've been doing my long runs with my small camelpak filled with dilutable juice which seems to help along the run

Do you guys ever wear a pac at all for the actual race or just rely on whats given out at the water stations?  Debating wether to wear it or not!

Vic - I use an ironman belt (yes, it's ironic) with 2x750ml bottles and room for gels and keys on long runs and the actual marathon myself. I refill the bottle with water on the run. Paris has fresh fruit (bananas and apples, if I remember correctly) and gels available late on... And plenty of water stations (in cups).

Man, I'm already looking forward to it, and haven't remotely gotten in shape yet!

15/02/2013 at 01:01

Iain - my recollection of Paris is that the water is in unopened disposable bottles - just like you buy in the store

15/02/2013 at 05:42

In your honest opinion folks, Would tramping about Parc Asterix on the Saturday be too much before the big day???  Its only open on the Saturday and Sunday that week........grrrrrrrr........

Bottles of Water.

 

15/02/2013 at 07:13
Dannir - tablets? It's just the way my mind works. It was the Stone of Life. Stuck in my head as one of Moses' tablets
Kaz - Parc Asterix. My vote would be, avoid. Sorry. Too much walking. I'm a great theme park junkie and its amazing how tired your calves will get from simply walking around the park all day.
Dark Vader    pirate
15/02/2013 at 07:22

Morning...   last night Mrs DV and I went to see this..:

http://www.thisis40movie.com

It is superb..    really funny...   laugh out loud funny.....  I can highly recommend it if you are of an age with children and a chaotic/busy life..

 

 

Dark Vader    pirate
15/02/2013 at 07:41

Emmy...  I don't understand why you (anyone!) would want pay money to run multiple loops around a public path and lake..  please can you explain..?   This whole Enigma racing thing seems ridiculous to me.   Why do you do it..?   You could do that every day for free if you wanted and anywhere in the world...

 

 

15/02/2013 at 08:18

Gimme an 'O'

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/727962/gallery/mo_0.jpg?width=350

 (Sorry Mo)

15/02/2013 at 08:23

Kaz - another vote against Asterix, sorry.

15/02/2013 at 08:24
Dark Vader wrote (see)

Emmy...  I don't understand why you (anyone!) would want pay money to run multiple loops around a public path and lake..  please can you explain..?   This whole Enigma racing thing seems ridiculous to me.   Why do you do it..?   You could do that every day for free if you wanted and anywhere in the world...

Hi DV, I think the answer to that is the people there. I agree - you pay money to run around a public lake in the middle of Bletchley but I can honestly say - I have really enjoyed the events and the comradery of the runners. I've made some wonderful friends and it's allowed me to practice marathon running in 'safety'.

I still enjoy other courses (and other marathons) but I feel 'at home' when I  go there.

15/02/2013 at 08:42

The kidz also think its too much so its a no go. Feeling rather guilty as Junior wanted the tickets to it as part of her birthday pressie, and now its no open when we are there! I have given her other options but she can't decide.....but the Catacombs were a definate no!!!

Weedy - lol.

Its a gorgeous day here, and I have managed a whole 4 miles at snail pace but it felt good for the first time, and like I could have continued and that was even with my legs feeling hammered to start with. Off to walk the pooch, before I start work at 12. Should of handed in me notice a while ago - getting far better shifts noo!!!! One week to go......

15/02/2013 at 09:34
Kaz - it must be the child in me but I'm always tickled when you post in a Scottish accent

The kids have made the best decision for you.
15/02/2013 at 10:08

Kaz - A theme park the day before wouldn't be a good idea. It's a shame those are the only days it's open at that time of year.

I plan to do the breakfast run again this year, as I really enjoyed that last year. Anyone else up for that one? After that I plan to stay off my feet as much as possible on the Saturday.

 

15/02/2013 at 10:11

Orbutt -lol.....

Eggy - Me and kidz are doing it, then I am planning on sitting in a cafe watching the world go by.....

15/02/2013 at 11:48
Kaz we're thinking of a boat trip on the Saturday....
15/02/2013 at 12:31
I might do the breakfast run. Then a movie probably. I have found I need a movie or theatre show to force me off my feet, else I am liable to go touring.

DV - saw that movie last week. Hilarious. Especially the Hugh Jackman bit.

Has a pasta place been settled on yet?
15/02/2013 at 13:18
Dannirr wrote (see)

Iain - my recollection of Paris is that the water is in unopened disposable bottles - just like you buy in the store

Dannirr - you're right, I'm recollecting Berlin instead...

Dannirr wrote (see)
I might do the breakfast run. Then a movie probably. I have found I need a movie or theatre show to force me off my feet, else I am liable to go touring.

DV - saw that movie last week. Hilarious. Especially the Hugh Jackman bit.

Has a pasta place been settled on yet?

Dannir - I'm travelling over on Thursday specifically to avoid the stress of travel on Saturday and I'm also looking forward to the Breakfast Run. Movie sounds like a sensible plan, I may steal that idea but was also thinking bus tour..

Pasta place last year:

http://www.pastapapa.fr

It's my recollection it was very near FDR metro stop... Huge portions, inexpensive, lovely place I thought.

15/02/2013 at 13:25

Last year the pre-race pasta bash was split in two with an early birds dinner and late night revellers one, splitters! It would be good this year to try and get us all in the one place.

I'm going to have to think what to do after the breakfast run. Some good suggestions so far. Although I'd be completely lost trying to follow a film in French.

15/02/2013 at 13:50

For those in the grey pen - Anyone looking to do a sub 4 hour marathon in this pen?

15/02/2013 at 14:26
PC91 wrote (see)

Vic_83 - I was dehydrating all the time so got a camelpak which was a great help. Since then thanks to better training and more appropriate clothing, I sweat less, dehydrate less, drink less.  I drink every 5k as per the water stations so I wont be wearing mine on the day.  Although I would also welcome advice from wiser runner on drinking (water).  I've tried to weigh myself before and after but I get more confused.

yer_maj wrote (see)

I wear a belt and this year I'll be carrying water as well as gels - about half a litre and I doubt I'll need more than that unless it's hot.  It's not going to be hot, is it??!!

thanks for advice.  i will cry if its hot Hate running in any amount of heat....bring on the snow haha.

15/02/2013 at 15:29

We've told the kids they can do the breakfast run and we can shout advice to them for a change

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