Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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25/03/2013 at 22:44

RS and DLR - true, but there were not many places open.

25/03/2013 at 22:46
I'll be Vassing up my volume control and tone control, especially after the bloodbath at GNR all over my team GB vest. Don't struggle so much with chafin scats since I lost a few pounds but might apply some there as well to he safe. Is it safe?
25/03/2013 at 22:49

Rob - I also bought the micropore so will try it (but I've a hairy chest and don't want to shave...) I like the Kryten reference!

Dannirr - I'll see if I can get that on amazon uk.

I'm up for food after but, kickoff at 0845, probably over line at 0930, 5 hours running. I'll not be over the line til 1430 most likely so, back to flat, shower, dinner at 5pm for me. Maybe just catch you all for drinks...

Edited: 25/03/2013 at 22:50
25/03/2013 at 22:50

Hi Everyone


Great thread as always!  This will be my third Paris and wonder if anyone can help please?

I have a Forerunner 310XT and have lost the signal in the tunnels. The watch hasn't picked up when I have come out of the tunnels so the mileage and pacing have gone astray. 

Does anyone know the best way to get round this??

Thanks, Julie 

25/03/2013 at 22:54

Hi Julie. I've got a foot pod for my Garmin that takes over when you lose signal. As soon as signal's restored, it automatically switches back to satellite without having to do anything. Quite pricey and needs to be calibrated first time you use it. On the plus side, on your Garmin activity page it gives you a readout of your cadence throughout the run (I.E. even when your watch was connected to satellite) V easy to use, it's about the size of 2 50p coins and clips onto your shoe.

Jus T - I've got a Word document with my marathon pack checklist. If you're very good, I'll let you have a look. It's subdivided into stuff for hand luggage and stuff for hold luggage, and further subdivided into stuff that goes into my race bag for the bag drop. The subheadings are capitalised too. All joking aside, if you want a copy so you can adapt, just give me a shout.

PC91 - Shawshank Redemption spot on. Inspired by Kaz's incarceration in the bank vault. Luckily she didn't have to dig her way out via the sewage pipe. And points to you and Iain for Thirteen Days. V under-rated film.

ATM - loving the shed.

 This week, oiiii'll mostly be wearing Noike.

25/03/2013 at 23:01
Hi Julie,

Welcome to the thread. I will have displayed actual pace and average pace, I will also have a band with passage times at 5k markers. If my GPS messes up I will still have the actual pace, time and the band. Good luck.
26/03/2013 at 00:33

Thanks Weedy, have messaged you!

26/03/2013 at 03:14

When it gets tough in Paris, remember this:

26/03/2013 at 06:26

PC91 - you'll get that joke once you ready the marathon magazine tips...although it did start a very important conversation for the boys.  Maybe we should set up a waxing booth at pasta papas for those who's chest hair causes a problem with taping their tits?

Dannir - that gets me everytime!!


26/03/2013 at 06:53
RS - I don't really want to know. I'm sure that if I was courageous to wax, I would gain 10 minutes, lighter and aerodynamic.
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26/03/2013 at 06:57
RS, I'll be up for food and quoffing after the race. Presumably is before the carnage in the pub?
26/03/2013 at 07:18

'Carnage in the pub' ??? And here was me thinking you are all responsible, well behaved atheletes!

No 'carnage in the pub' for me...........bottle of wine in a brown paper bag watching the Eiffel Tower twinkle  from some spot -que ATM?!

Would 12 miles be ok for me today anyone????

26/03/2013 at 07:30

I confess I spent October 211 - July 2012 largely hairless on the chest front.  I found the tape tended to lift on long runs, just being attached to the hair so I trimmed some of the hair around the nipples, only to look in the mirror a couple of days later and realise I looked ridiculous - like my nipples were sporting halos, so the lot came off!

26/03/2013 at 07:31

Holy Moly, my young un has just announced that she met David Smith, paralymic Gold Medalist  at school yesterday - and she was one of the lucky few who got to hold his medal!!

26/03/2013 at 07:32
Dannirr wrote (see)

RS and DLR - true, but there were not many places open.

It was pretty much the only place open

That's the difficulty in France on a Sunday.  A few places might open in a residential area but if it's largely commercial they'll be shut.  The only places that will definitely be open are those in prime tourist locations where the cost is high and the quality variable. It's a bit of a lose lose.

26/03/2013 at 08:42

Kaz:  wow lucky girl, do what you feel ..

Well just to get back to training - and I know I've not been on that much but will fill you all in on gossip later ... did 20 + 1 mile cool down 2 saturdays ago, in howling wind, rain, sleet and remandts of 6 foot snow drifts (yes am still on Jersey) was tough but done in 3hrs 10mins - nothing fell off.  All good you may think ,,, so did I until I tried to do a 14 mile (cut back week) on saturday just gone, well my goodness I struggled, oh so tired managed 13 cursing most of the way (not very ladylike).  Did 4 with the dogs off road on sunday was better but very pleased to finish.  Have my really long run of 22 - 23 miles this Good Friday ... am feeling very nervous about his it is my longest run for my training and just terrified .. so I'm doing a mini tapir with no running until friday just power walking dog walking on the cliff paths.  Beginning to not feel quite so tired though.

Can I have some advice please ..  This is my plan for the long runs leading up to marathon from this week ... comments always welcome.

Good Friday:  22- 23
6/4 : 14 miles
14/4: 18
20/4: 16
27/4: 12
5 May: marthon

Remember I would like to finish mont st michel without any medical interference that's all I'm asking......

Thanks from a getting worried Princess as I'm feeling very tired ...

26/03/2013 at 08:42

Oh and I know you lot are the only ones who really understand

26/03/2013 at 08:47

Hi PF, nice to have you back. Am sure someone will be able to advise!Make sure you get Plenty of rest!

26/03/2013 at 08:51

Wow, I step away from my laptop and there are pages to read.  Well done all you who are still running LONG distances....and sorry to hear some of you are sick with colds etc.  Get well - stay well this week...NOT long to go.

Am slightly envious of those of you talking about "tits"....plural huh - lucky I don't have that problem

I'm a vasaline girl, smear it ALL over.  Never have chaffing or blisters (says, touching wood here). My new running T has a teeny pocket for my ipod in the front (so I can ffwd when needs) and that saves the velcro armband -which does annoy and slips down when sweaty.

Packing list done, now to find bag,

@EE well done on the watch - PHEW...!  have to remember to pack chargers...note to self.!


26/03/2013 at 08:55

PF - Personally I'd switch the 22 and the 18 around. Every training plan I've done has had the longest LSR just prior to the taper. I also think 12 the week before the marathon is maybe a bit long. I tend to run 10 miles at most and that is normally at the higher end of what most training plans suggest that I've viewed.

Kaz - I'd say 12 sounds ok for today, but start easing off on the longer runs now and rest up for Paris.

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