Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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20/02/2013 at 15:08

Hi Chris,

Welcome - you've come to the right place!  The number is your bib number - you should have gotten that with your registration confirmation.


20/02/2013 at 15:09

Chris - Welcome to the thread. The race number on the medical form is your bib number.

Dark Vader    pirate
20/02/2013 at 15:28
Emmy H wrote (see)
DV, I've looked at the hammer gel website and all of the products contains maltrodextrin. I called the doctor and he said that fructose is good but dextrose/ maltrodextrin is bad.... Whoever knew that this was so difficult?


Almost every sports product on the market will contain maltodextrin.  It is an extract of barley.  Look at the ingredients of any gel or drink and you will see it as a high %.   I used to buy it raw and mix my drinks as 100% maltodextrin because it is dead cheap to buy and works perfectly.   The sports products are a rip-off.

If you aren't allowed to use it for dietary reasons then you need to look for an alternative.   

Have you considered getting a second opinion...?   I think it would be worth it...



Dark Vader    pirate
20/02/2013 at 15:29

Welcome Chris...  


20/02/2013 at 16:28

Welcome to the thread, Chris.

My training has come to a halt, due to me being paralysed with fear at facing an extraction.. Is there a hypnotist in the house? Or a drugs dealer?...

20/02/2013 at 16:37
Must get new specs I read that as erection ATM !

Just managed 8 miles, should have been 9 but the wind has got up and my quads are shredded
20/02/2013 at 16:50


20/02/2013 at 16:50

Had my first experience of why I should have brought vaseline for long runs at the weekend. Bad day to wear a white tshirt. Was aiming for 20 miles but I think I overdid it (knee started to ache, although that stopped after 24 hours) during the week and so ended up slowing right down after 14 miles for another two miles home. Will rest the day before this week instead, last week I was out doing intervals the night before. I've got every Wednesday off between this week and the marathon, so will be aiming to ramp the mileage up and slow down a little bit. I'm hoping what everyone says about pace for long runs is true. I probably run them a bit too fast as something in my mind keeps saying that's what I should aim for.

The weather looks so nice right now. Shame it's still damn cold.

20/02/2013 at 16:51
Eggyh73 wrote (see)

Chris - Welcome to the thread. The race number on the medical form is your bib number.

Mmmm. I just printed one off their site and was going to write in the number on the form. Presume that is okay. Any little bit just worries me!!!!!!

20/02/2013 at 16:53

Went out and did 7 miles (3 x 1.5 miles) yesterday. Felt fine and a far cry from Sunday. Now hoping Sunday was just one of those things.

20/02/2013 at 17:05

James B - it was, no sweat, well done.

Chris - welcome.

Daddsy - my long runs are the slowest ever; I'm hoping for 6min/km at marathon - but I always do and fail miserably... The vaseline mistake - indeed, only made once... (I don't wear plasters - some do, it seems.) 

20/02/2013 at 17:25
Chris - welcome, pull up a chair and tell us your life story

Daddsy - ouch

Iron Man 2 - I'm hoping for 6 min/km too and I'm doing LSRs at about 6:25 - what are yours?

James B as long as its filled in and has the doctors signature and stamp then you'll be fine
Dark Vader    pirate
20/02/2013 at 17:25

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Dark Vader    pirate
20/02/2013 at 18:27

If anyone here is missing from the list, or your details are incorrect, please let me know..


20/02/2013 at 18:48
I have found 8 miles to be my nipple threshold. Any longer than that and out comes Sportshield Roll on - wonderful stuff.
20/02/2013 at 19:21
I was paranoid about my HR monitor slipping during Sundays half so I tightened it up a few notches. I am now sporting a bright red hoop around my chest.
20/02/2013 at 20:14

James - As Orbutt said as long as the form is filled in, signed and stamped you'll be good.

ATM - Sorry to hear your having to skip some training.

I went out for another 9 miles tonight and managed a 9:06 m/m average pace. A nice 24 second a mile improvement over the exact same route from last night. I felt like I was actually running slower. It's funny how the mind/body tricks you regarding what pace you're actually doing over what you think you're doing.

I must admit I never vaseline (unless we're taking about the band), bandage or invest in plasters for my tits! I only ever suffer runners nipple in extremely wet conditions since starting to use Brooks running tops for most of my runs.

20/02/2013 at 20:29
Vaseline is good. Especially for chapped lips.
Mausey, glad you are now in the connected world again. How has your first month living in the northern hemisphere been?

Did 6kms of tempo running today at lunchtime with a few kms each side for wucd. Was a bit of a struggle. Would say I am about 15-20 seconds down on pace per km compared to say, a year ago. But did I mention I can run again?! Coolio.
20/02/2013 at 20:37
I had a bit of chaffing between the legs but have used Vaseline since and it works wonders. I also understand if can be used for many other things.

Cut short my run tonight. Knee hurting. Going to rest a few days as i think tiredness is an issue. Week 9 and 10 turning into weeks to forget.

Bring it on.
20/02/2013 at 20:45

TD - Great to hear your back running again and 10-15 seconds down per km is nothing after the lay off you've had.

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