Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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26/03/2013 at 18:25

I hope this will inspire you all this man is my hero

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ-_3Ug3wqU

26/03/2013 at 18:50
Dannirr wrote (see)

DV - yup, it was me - I'm a Crunchie-holic.  Thanks!

Confusion over the term "thong" reminds me of an incident early in our move to the US. I did not yet know what American's called their bum. The girl at a desk near me in the research lab came in in a Monday morning, we exchanged hello's and the usual "how was your weekend?". "great", she says, "my boyfriend and I went camping all weekend, but boy does my fanny hurt now!".  For the only time in my life, I was speechless.

My Australian Aunt and Uncle were horrified to attend a football match with supporters bearing placards reading "Root Your Fanny Off". This has a VERY different meaning in Australia.

PC91 wrote (see)

 Shawshank Redemption

I can't even find a reference to 'Gilda' in the bloody list!?

26/03/2013 at 19:21
I love Google Translate. Not only is it a great bit of kit but it also delivers some hilarious results.
When I get the regular ASO emails, they arrive in English but clicking on the link takes me to a French page.
So I bang the web address into Google translate and it translates the entire page for me - genius.
And then you get the results.
From the latest update

Also possible that the miles seem a little longer and the clock shows a decline. Do not panic: we must remain focused on the effort and make sure gels regularly to avoid the big crack.

Gotta watch out for the big crack
26/03/2013 at 19:51

Nice video clip Phill in Fitter. You'll all be Steve jones's when you cross the line in Paris. I hope everybody gives a huge shout like I did last year, that way Orbutt can make his own inspiring video. Lots of punching the air and kissing whoever is nearby. Really OTT stuff please.

Off to the Oook for 3 days in the morning (UK). Hope I can fit in a cheeky run somewhere

26/03/2013 at 19:58
I just hope that I can 'borrow' the footage like I did last year - but yes please, give it loads!!!!
26/03/2013 at 20:09
Give it loads of O-bots
26/03/2013 at 20:47

DLR - I've messaged you.  Thanks so much 

26/03/2013 at 20:52
Onetit - all the best to the llamas. Hope they're OK - do you get someone to llama-sit when you're away?

A very small patch of blue sky here this evening - didn't last, but it was nice to see. And that's the last set of killer intervals done - 8 miles including 3 x 1,600m @ 5k pace. Easy jogging from now on, with a few strides thrown in for variety .

I think the thing I'm most looking forward to after the race is to be able to go out again and just run for fun - no particular distance, no particular pace, just whatever I feel like. And if we ever get any nice weather again to do it in, that's a bonus.

PF - all the best people go to St Andrews . I was there about a thousand years ago, but I don't think it changes much - just the woollen mill shops change hands from time to time. Take Ms PF to Fisher and Donaldson for a fudge doughnut (or is she gluten free too? In which case try a giant meringue) and buy her a thermal vest .
26/03/2013 at 21:27
Tricky Dicky¹ wrote (see)

Nice video clip Phill in Fitter. You'll all be Steve jones's when you cross the line in Paris. I hope everybody gives a huge shout like I did last year, that way Orbutt can make his own inspiring video. Lots of punching the air and kissing whoever is nearby. Really OTT stuff please.

Off to the Oook for 3 days in the morning (UK). Hope I can fit in a cheeky run somewhere


TD - are you going to be in the Big Smoke this Friday afternoon by any chance? we're having a mini-get together / run at 3 oclock - followed by swift couple of pints and a snack

26/03/2013 at 21:53

Nice to hear from you Princess. Wondered how your Mont St Michel plans were going. Cracking race there, you can see MSM most of the way round. Your taper plan looks sound but it does depend a bit on the build up and how mant 20's you've done. I usually get away with a 2 week taper. Or I cut out the longest run but keep up the mileage. I'm on hols next week so will do a 15 miler Good Friday, 10k race Sunday (with 3 miles either side), then a 55 mile week. Then it's 2 weeks to go before London so I'll cut right back.

  

26/03/2013 at 22:04
Annie RW wrote (see)

Hey All,

You are sort of right here in that these problems aren't ones we can sort out directly so waiting on the developers, but we are chasing them and appreciate that this is frustarating for you all! 

Will keep you in the loop as best we can.

Thanks, Annie 


Stumbled across the above post in a thread about the problems with the messaging, uploading pictures, tiny text etc.

26/03/2013 at 22:11
Orbutt wrote (see)
I just hope that I can 'borrow' the footage like I did last year - but yes please, give it loads!!!!

That video really is a work of art. Although my entry to it is rather poor as I was in a state of shock of running the time I did for about 30 seconds after finishing. In my mind breaking sub four I'd be Mr Celebration after crossing the line. In reality I put my hands on my head in shock and then kept looking at my watch in a state of disbelief it said 3:49!

There will be no shocks this year from me, maybe a shocker though. I did 8 miles tonight and it was dire. Felt tired, legs weren't for having it and despite running a loop I seemed to have a constant freezing headwind in my face. Average pace minging!

26/03/2013 at 22:16
Best for me to revise my goals...
Gold 3.40.
Silver 3.50
Bronze 4.00
Above all to enjoy the journey!
26/03/2013 at 23:05

Eggy, Orbutt - i've just bought my race video in advance for €3.99 from ASO. Apparently it goes up to €14.99 after the race. I don't usually punt for those - but four Euros aint bad really. I looked at the low-res videos available of you guys on the 2012 results page. Not bad, chuck in a bit of Eye of the tiger and we're on a winner! I also bought the text 2 of yer mates, race updates thingy for €1.99 - but haven't been prompted for the  telephone numbers yet.

 

26/03/2013 at 23:18

Can someone please send me the spectator's guide.  Thanks

danni AT mindspring dot com

26/03/2013 at 23:18

Been a rough couple of days since I last posted. Have been having a fight with this virus thingy that I have and it felt as if I was dying yesterday. Maybe that is a little over dramatic but you get the picture. Back to the quack today and confirmed no chest infection just very bad virus but now got anotherr lot of antibiotics for the next week. Discussion re running marathon and not advising not to run but be sensible and if still not much of an improvement by the weekend would strongly suggest that I do not venture south to take on the french.

I have not yet given up hope and despite my OH telling me not to go, will provided I have turned a corner by the weekend.

So I will be at the Expo on the Saturday and will join you at the Arc 7.50 sunday morning if you''ll have me.

Off now for some more of that valuable thing called rest.

TJ - I will email you my details as per one of your previous posts.

26/03/2013 at 23:41
Carl D - 13 days dude. Hopefully corner turned by weekend and a full week ti get back on your feet properly?

Dannirr et al - I am considering getting a place for a Stateside run when I'm over later this year. Possibilities: Phillie (maybe the only one I can afford), Marine Corps Marathon (if I get a place tomorrow) or NYC (very costly indeed it seems). Any advice?

Phillie would be 7 weeks after Berlin, NYC 5 weeks, MCM 4 weeks...
26/03/2013 at 23:46
MCM. Then it's just relighting the stove to warm the roasties back up
27/03/2013 at 02:27

Iain - are you coming over for a conference only, or is there more than one trip planned?   From what I hear, Philly would be top of the list with MCM last on that list (although I do like runing in Washington).  

27/03/2013 at 06:59
Dannirr - I've the Atlanta conference November 7-10. Thinking of taking total 2 weeks in US (study and annual leave), so can go out early or hang around after conference for Phillie. I've run 16 miles of the Phillie course and it is lovely, so tempting. Although it'd have to be straight on the plane that night and back to work...

Jimbob - would love to do MCM one day too...
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