Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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19/05/2013 at 20:01

Sub 60 mins is a huge psychological milestone, Maus.  Took me 3 goes to crack it and it made all the difference

Your limbs will thank you for it later.  Honest.

19/05/2013 at 20:01

ATM amd YM: Now where's the photo of this bonnie lass? C'mon....please? 

Gee. My skirting boards are dusty...

19/05/2013 at 20:07

Maus - the photo is on spacebook.

19/05/2013 at 20:08

Thanks! It's been bothering me for a while. Didn't intend to do it today but just had the legs for it. I've come precariously close a few times, so felt nice to have an unexpected achievement. Like I said the other day, wherever my little speed increase inspiration has come from, please running gods may it continue...

Have managed to crawl into my bedroom where I'm chastising myself for my overly ambitious and energetic yoga exertions on Friday and Saturday. 

19/05/2013 at 20:09

Cramps! Cramps! DLR! There's a love. Pop over and gove them a run? My legs aren't as fit as that young strapping lad in London, though...

19/05/2013 at 20:11

I have a little darling who does all my dusting, skirting boards included for part of her pocket money!

MM- Well done on the run!

19/05/2013 at 20:16
The Jimbob wrote (see)

Maus - the photo is on spacebook.

Oo oo. Where? Not in BC group?

19/05/2013 at 20:18

Hmmm Kaz: might be a bit extreme to have kids just to get my skirts dusted! Maybe your would like an island getaway. We have ice cream!

19/05/2013 at 20:19

That would be the young strapping lad who collapsed in tears in front of us would it?  Only to be attended to bt DLR and JB...poor wee soul.

The 60 minutes thing really is a huge time to break...my 10k time has slid down almost without noticing it since I managed that, but getting there was blody hard work!

Orbutt - you beat my PB you bugger

19/05/2013 at 20:21

"Gove them a run"! I sound like bloody Officer Crabtree. 

Give them a rub...is what I meant. Please?

19/05/2013 at 20:44

Better than Radar's "KEEP MOVING!!  JUST PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER AND DON'T BLOODY STOP"

19/05/2013 at 20:51

Well done on breaking the 1 hour 10K MM. It's always nice knocking these barriers down. DLR is awfully quiet. Must be hot footing it to Isle of Man.

19/05/2013 at 20:53

And shrinkage wasn't so severe this time YM. My bits are acclimatising.

19/05/2013 at 20:58
yer_maj wrote (see)

That would be the young strapping lad who collapsed in tears in front of us would it?  Only to be attended to bt DLR and JB...poor wee soul.

The 60 minutes thing really is a huge time to break...my 10k time has slid down almost without noticing it since I managed that, but getting there was blody hard work!

Orbutt - you beat my PB you bugger

I'm afraid I also participated in massaging of his thighs. He was pretty cute! Albeit about 15 years younger than me...

19/05/2013 at 21:02

Oh you know....once you get to my advancing years, there are distinct advantages to 15 years younger....

19/05/2013 at 21:31
Marathon Maus wrote (see)
yer_maj wrote (see)

That would be the young strapping lad who collapsed in tears in front of us would it?  Only to be attended to bt DLR and JB...poor wee soul.

The 60 minutes thing really is a huge time to break...my 10k time has slid down almost without noticing it since I managed that, but getting there was blody hard work!

Orbutt - you beat my PB you bugger

I'm afraid I also participated in massaging of his thighs. He was pretty cute! Albeit about 15 years younger than me...


ha ha  - i remember you and Radar Sal were blatently shouting support at all the handsome boys at mile 11!

19/05/2013 at 21:35
ATM wrote (see)

 Well, getting to meet the Ladies' Winner was cool...

Is that 'Ladies' Winner' in the sense of 'ran the fastest time' or 'snagged Eggy'? 

Well done Alexander, Orbutt and Jimbob on the PBs and anyone else who was out there racing today (Keyser Suze?). Also MM on beating the 60 min barrier - it's all in the mind, you know. 

I've sorted out my plan for the Ladybower 35 today. The good news is that my peak mileage week coincides with ITLR, and my longest run with the IoM marathon (might need to add a bit on to that one). The bad news is that I'm supposed to be doing 35 miles a week next week, which is some way off what I've been doing over the past few weeks. . Might work up to that gradually. 

Just for you DV - Ethiopian speciality. Don't know what it was called, but it was grilled strips of beef served up in a pot with charcoal underneath, and sprinkled with onion and chillis. And it was just fabulous. 

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/13234/gallery/beef.jpg?width=350

 

19/05/2013 at 21:47

Well done to everyone running this weekend. Sounds like PBs falling all over the place.

RR - Great trip report. Sounds amazing.

I had a great time at Dunlop today. It was great as always to catch up with ATM and Audrey and I was really happy with my time of 49:01. Only two minutes off my PB on a hilly 10km route with no speed training at all for months! Plus you can't argue with a free cake and a cup of tea for finishers.

Getting to go with the first female finisher and carry the basket of goodies she won was a big bonus. That's about as close to first place in any race as I'm likely to get!

Edited: 19/05/2013 at 21:47
19/05/2013 at 22:01

You went with the female finisher's basket of goodies as well as the female finisher?? Goodness me, that's a lot of energy after knocking out a 10k....

19/05/2013 at 22:06

Well done you lot - stack of PBs there. You all been bitten by radioactive gazelles or something?

Orbutt - Calf feel okay tonight?

TD - great news.

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