Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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ATM
19/02/2013 at 14:51

Onetit, I know exactly what you mean about looking at your feet and fearing a broken ankle...I'm getting over that, a bit...now that I have excluded any concept of ' a time' from my thinking. That doesn't augur well for trail races but it's making the actual running more and more enjoyable.

Iain, tartan' did the Marine Corps this year...getting stranded by the hurricane into the bargain...and raved about it.If you change your mind, her race report might be handy. I think it's the only other mara' that I'd really, really like to do.

James, you seem to have identified quite a few of the probable causes of your disappointing run.You'll do it differently, and better, next time. And you did run 17 miles! Well done...I know i'm not the only person to have noticed that the 17-18 milers are 'different' from everything that's gone before. I bet the next one...although longer and, therefore, more demanding...will, bizarrely, be 'easier'. Just you wait and see

Right, E. 'Off to read your Report..

ATM
ATM
19/02/2013 at 15:05

Ultra-Emmy! Well done, woman. Cool medal, too.

ATM
19/02/2013 at 15:12

Iain - if you do the Marine Corp in 2014 I might see you there. It gets very mixed reviews though - it seems that it is fantstic for new marathoners, but my experienced friends tell me it's one they would not do. I will still do it though - it is huge fun running around Washington DC.

Emmy - Oct 13th for Chicago. Good timing for me as far as other life events go .

ATM - Chicago??

RR - we still doing Comrades next year?

Trevor - not sure I know the answer either. I've done 4 marathons in the last 15 months, so after Paris I'll take a little break.

19/02/2013 at 15:20

Workwise......goat herder, landlady of Gite and B&B, llama walker and Blogger for Walking Club and runner

In my previous life......Worked in IT Management / Consultants in London

19/02/2013 at 15:26
Eggyh73 wrote (see)

IT Consultant for a company specialising in software for big evil pharmaceutical companies.

Did someone call for me?  

ATM wrote (see)

Ultra-Emmy! Well done, woman. Cool medal, too.

Thanks - ATM! I've been called everything from: "Endurance Emmy" to "absolutely f**king bonkers"!

Dannirr wrote (see)

Emmy - Oct 13th for Chicago. Good timing for me as far as other life events go .

RR - we still doing Comrades next year?

Dammit - I've already booked into Cologne for that day

I'd still be up for doing Comrades but after last weekend's training run in the mountains of London - i'm a little scared of SA 

19/02/2013 at 15:35
I'm a Quantity Surveyor, currently working on a civil engineering project in London.
19/02/2013 at 15:39
Emmy H wrote (see)
Eggyh73 wrote (see)

IT Consultant for a company specialising in software for big evil pharmaceutical companies.

Did someone call for me? 

I quite like working with pharmaceutical clients. It's one of the few times us IT folk have a chance of being the least geeky and socially inept in a meeting!

Well done on your ultra.

ATM
19/02/2013 at 15:43

Oh, D...Of course,I want to see the man who danced with his wife! Alas, no...not unless I win the Lottery. The DCMC still has the edge in the fantasy stakes..

@ Trev'. 'Fun' runs...to seaside tea-shops and the like...10-ish miles and the occasional local  race...Plus, from now, trails. With tea-shops. I like the idea of running as a means of transport and a way to do some speed-sightseeing/visiting. Plus some open-water swims.And, after a gap of several years, maybe I'm ready to do another 3-seconds-faster-than-last Sprint Tri..And work? Well, I could tell you ....but then I'd have to kill you...

Emmy, I have one son who's chosen to exclude refined sugars.He tells me it's a zero-tolerance approach...no sweets/cakes/biscuits etc, of course... but, basically, nothing from a tin/packet/tube either. 'Cooks everything from fresh. He's very active, lean and muscular.He says his diet means that he's never hungry between meals and burns such fat as he has rather than fuelling on sugar. I've no idea if that's all nonsense but he looks well on it.

 

ATM
19/02/2013 at 15:47
Eggyh73 wrote (see)
Emmy H wrote (see)
Eggyh73 wrote (see)

IT Consultant for a company specialising in software for big evil pharmaceutical companies.

Did someone call for me? 

I quite like working with pharmaceutical clients. It's one of the few times us IT folk have a chance of being the least geeky and socially inept in a meeting!

Well done on your ultra.

I agree. Although most of the people I speak to are German so they're very blunt, straightforward but have no idea what the word: thank you means.

ATM wrote (see)

Emmy, I have one son who's chosen to exclude refined sugars.He tells me it's a zero-tolerance approach...no sweets/cakes/biscuits etc, of course... but, basically, nothing from a tin/packet/tube either. 'Cooks everything from fresh. He's very active, lean and muscular.He says his diet means that he's never hungry between meals and burns such fat as he has rather than fuelling on sugar. I've no idea if that's all nonsense but he looks well on it.

Hi ATM - I've been told the same - 100% zero tolerance for 3 months and then i have to go back and see if it's changed. They say that I react quite badly to it (according to the results). What does he eat? How does he fuel on long runs (if he does them)?

I'm trying to plan out some meals/what to eat at the moment. I'll admit - the crunchies in my cupboard are crying for me at the moment!

19/02/2013 at 15:50
ATM wrote (see)
Emmy, I have one son who's chosen to exclude refined sugars.He tells me it's a zero-tolerance approach...no sweets/cakes/biscuits etc, of course... but, basically, nothing from a tin/packet/tube either. 'Cooks everything from fresh. He's very active, lean and muscular.He says his diet means that he's never hungry between meals and burns such fat as he has rather than fuelling on sugar. I've no idea if that's all nonsense but he looks well on it.

 

Sounds like his diet is similar to the paleo diet. They view refined sugar as evil, along with most grains. They do promote animal fat intake as part of the diet, along with full fat anything over diet alternatives as they tend to be higher in sugars.

I love sweets/cakes/biscuits/pasta way too much to ever consider it.

Edited: 19/02/2013 at 15:50
19/02/2013 at 15:51
Emmy H wrote (see)
 I'll admit - the crunchies in my cupboard are crying for me at the moment!


Do I need to send you my address?

19/02/2013 at 15:59
Johnny Lyall wrote (see)
I'm a Quantity Surveyor, currently working on a civil engineering project in London.

Johnny - hey that sounds relevant to me. Does your work ever coincide with any environmental assessments/planning?

ATM - There was me thinking this was a nice place to be and you start the threats

19/02/2013 at 16:11
Trevor - In terms of the specifics of my job role, not at all. In terms of the projects I work on themselves, very much so. We have a couple of environment/sustainability personnel on my current job. They deal with CEEQUAL methodology, S61 planning and compliance etc
ATM
19/02/2013 at 16:14

'Threatening' could be my middle name, Trevor. But it is, in fact, T...

OK. Language Tutor and, in an earlier life, lawyer * Don't thrown things! *

Emmy, he's spending a short time at Hotel Mum & Dad and is eating everything fresh and expensive...He doesn't do long runs so hasn't had to face that problem. I think DV might be able to help you.He eats' real' food..potatoes and stuff, on long runs..

ATM
19/02/2013 at 16:35
@danirr - please!! Take the temptation away. I bought 4 multipacks at the weekend and now can't eat them I'm trying to see if there is any chocolate I can eat.

@eggy - Mr Emmy will be going Paleo. Yesterday he found he was intolerant to wheat, gluten, milk, beef, pork, mushrooms and a few other things I've forgotten. To be nice - I'm trying to support him as much as I can... But no bread?!
19/02/2013 at 16:45

Johnny - have messaged you!

19/02/2013 at 17:12
Eggyh73 wrote (see)

IT Consultant for a company specialising in software for big evil pharmaceutical companies.

Eggy - really? And I though you were such a nice bloke...

Eggyh73 wrote (see)

I love sweets/cakes/biscuits/pasta way too much to ever consider it.

That, however, I'm in full agreement with!

19/02/2013 at 17:27

Emmy - Dark chocolate, more % cocoa the better..........and normally 1 square is enough!!  No bread - easy!! But there are gluten and wheat free varieties around but are expensive! Is it just cows milk or all dairy produce??

ATM - I do agree eating all fresh produce is very expensive.......I think I may become Orkney's answer to 'The Good Life'!!!

19/02/2013 at 18:08
Hi Kaz, it's just cows milk. So I'm trying soya milk in tea at the moment.

I'm going to try and make my own bread to see how I get on. I try to buy fresh as much as possible - I just didn't realise how many products contained refined sugar :/
19/02/2013 at 18:58
Well done on your ultra Emmy.

Trevor - I have forgotten what it's like NOT to be training for a marathon, and I've only done three! Took up triathlon last summer and it's a great way of maintaining or improving fitness. Job? I'm Production Planning Manager for a food manufacturing company. Which is why I avoid anything resembling a plan when it comes to running...
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