Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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23/02/2013 at 17:20
Twenty mile run round strathclyde park today and I also saw a lot of swans , but u think they were local swans because they were all fighting over some chips and practiceing their hand brake turns on the loch

Today's run was brought to me by powerade and jelly babies

Well done kaz on ur running , so soon after being out injured as well
23/02/2013 at 17:28

Thanks Dave.  If I buy one I'll experiment!

23/02/2013 at 17:53

Good going Bedders and Simon

Did someone mention running with nuns? It's a bad habit to get into...

 Sarah - I've got a Camelbak Ultra. It's got two front pockets that hold water bottles, so unless it's a mega long run I'm doing, I'll leave the bladder at home and just put bottles in the pockets. I'd say go to a running shop and test a few on their treadmill to get an idea of what they feel like as they're as individual as shoes. Top tip as well.. store the bladder in your freezer and you won't have to clean it out as often.

You get bottles at the water stations in Paris, so could maybe just bring the tablets and add them as you go along.

Kaz - when does job No 2 start?

Edited: 23/02/2013 at 18:17
23/02/2013 at 18:53 simple...carry tabs and put them in water bottles! Brilliant.

23/02/2013 at 19:16

Sorry to be asking all these questions, pre race nerves kicking in early??  How much do people generally drink over the course of the marathon?  I just know I'm not drinking enough and if I take the strategy of using tabs in bottles of water at water stations I'd like to plan which stops I need to use.  I'll have more of a clue if any of you guys have experience of using the stops for more than throwing a bottle of water over your head.  S.

23/02/2013 at 19:20

Jings, Finn's run more than 78k... and there's 16 hours left to go....Has anyone else done one of these things? What goes through your mind when you are in the process of running for 24 hours?

23/02/2013 at 19:23

In races (both half and full marathons, don't need to take water in on a 10K or less) I usually just have two of three swigs at every water station, seems to have worked alright in the past, but think it'll be a case of each to their own...

23/02/2013 at 20:04

78k down with 16 hours to go. It's a bit mind-boggling. Fancy doing the Thunder Run one year but as part of a team tho.

Sarah - hard to say because it varies depending how hot or cold it is, but i'll drink a 500ml bottle of water about 45 mins before the start of the run, then maybe take on about 1,500ml during the run, starting at about mile 3, drinking to thirst rather than anything else.

23/02/2013 at 20:07
I need fluids on long runs, as I suffer badly otherwise. I drink a 500ml bottle of sports drink and then top up on the later water stations on a marathon. I probably consume around 750ml in a marathon.

78km is amazing, but you couldn't pay me to attempt a 24 hour run. I think the more I've ran the less tempting these extreme events have become. I struggle badly enough in the later stages of a marathon.
Edited: 23/02/2013 at 20:09
23/02/2013 at 22:48
I use Nuun too - can be a bit of a pain adding it to bottles while running as it fizzes for a minute or so as it dissolves. Does the job though.

I tried chewing one once - never again. Nearest I ever got to feeling what it's like to be rabid

ATM - I did the Thunder Run last year but as part of a team. I managed 60K so 78K with still more to go is mighty impressive. Aside from my bowels giving way at the end (a rather unwanted side effect) it was an amazing experience. I loved the night running part in particular and the atmosphere is brilliant.

Hoping to do 80K this year. Would love to try solo one day but that is really for the hardcore. If you ever get the chance to try it in a team you're in for a great experience.

Bedders and Simon - great going, well done!
24/02/2013 at 01:47

Home from  day out, not as planned as BF got called out(retained fire fighter) so I sat as 'billy-no-mates' for hours until some poor soul  got enough 'beer-googles' to speak to me!!!

Weedy-  Monday!

As for  the '39' debate - April 10th is the day!!!

24/02/2013 at 04:55
Kaz - so we might have a mini celebration at Paris?

78km?!? Finn is AWESOME.
24/02/2013 at 08:31

Emmy, she's now run more than 160k....They have less than 2 hours to go.

24/02/2013 at 08:53
160k? Hell's bells! Is there a progress update on he site, or is she wearing a tracker thingy?

On the subject of electrolyte tablets, I prefer High 5 Zero (no aspartame). I don't know if nuun are the same, but the High5's have a line across the middle, like an aspirin, so you can break them in half. Half a tablet would be about right for the size of water bottle you get in the race.
Dark Vader    pirate
24/02/2013 at 09:13

Go Finn..!    I have a 24 hour race coming up...  she will set the benchmark to aim for...!

Dark Vader    pirate
24/02/2013 at 09:16

For those that have been asking about backpacks..   this is the one I use...:


These are Nuun electrolyte tabs..:


I will add details later about the gels..



Dark Vader    pirate
24/02/2013 at 09:25

An old one...   but always good to see....:

24/02/2013 at 09:57

She's got 3 minutes left . They don't allow messages in the last hour but she was still at it on hour 23..I think she'll be around 170k....

 Ah, good...I've found her photo...

24/02/2013 at 10:01

Well I managed 19 miles yesterday and it was a lot better than last weeks fiasco.

Managed 3 hours 3 minutes. Avge 9.41 per mile. I also did 8 miles of those at marathon pace.

I took gels, jelly babies and an electrolyte drink (High 5) with me. It was tough towards the end but then I could have gone on a little more, however and more importantly I was fine afterwards.

Then I went an re-hyrdated myself at the Airbus UK v TNS (Welsh Premier League) game by having having 8 pints of Tetleys (not tea).

A lot more positive today but got a niggle on the knee so may have to rest up for a few days. two more long runs to do then taper.


24/02/2013 at 10:34

She passed the 170k mark.. She must've run her socks off in the last hour. Complete madwoman, of course...


Well done, James. See?! Last week's run is history. Tetleys do coffee too?

RR, the Nunn's tablets have that mark across the middle, too.

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