Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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21/05/2013 at 07:09

Ditto!

21/05/2013 at 07:49

Weedy - I had a nice chuckle at that! Thank you for brightening up a rainy Tuesday morning!

Kaz + Jimbob - you guys put me to shame. I should of gone swimming this morning but after a disrupted nights sleep I just couldnt get out of bed 

21/05/2013 at 09:20

Hehe - plenty more bad puns where that came from 

21/05/2013 at 09:47

Emmy -  you ran 3 marathons in 3 days ffs only a couple of weeks back - i think you are aloowed to have a breather!

21/05/2013 at 13:33

Good tempo run this morning - slowly cranking up the speedwork ready to start HM training again

21/05/2013 at 13:37
The Jimbob wrote (see)

Emmy -  you ran 3 marathons in 3 days ffs only a couple of weeks back - i think you are aloowed to have a breather!

Nah, I feel lazy at the moment

21/05/2013 at 13:40
The Jimbob wrote (see)

I'm out in the morning for a 10K race that came up last minute so wasn't part of my training plans. Ive had a bit of a cutback week this week so will run a few slow miles to the race and then try to run reasonably well. It's very hill so won't be going all out.

TJB - If you got a PB on a hilly course, not going all out, imagine what you could do on a flat course with a bit of effort. Well done on your PB.

RR - Great report.

Weedy - Can you put me down for the Marathon des Sables (I'm not really doing it but it would look good on the list.)   You've Cannes'd the film references this week. Although you made up for it with TP - Mid Morning !

21/05/2013 at 14:07

PC - sometimes you can score quite highly on a hilly course. If you have a couple of really sharp steep hills to climb but then coming down the other side is much more gradual, i find you can build your pace up really nicely, if it's a gradual climb and a sharp come down - (like mile 11 of the GNR) that actually slows you down more, making the GNR one of my slower halves. Another example - Silverstone, perfect conditions, flat as a pancake - ran PB 1.37 couldn't have gone faster, 2 weeks later Reading - 2 shortish steep uphills at mile 3 and 7 and everything else just dreamy - ran 1.33.  The race i did the other day - the up hill and down hill were virtually the same gradient so i was 30 seconds a mile slower than average pace going up / 30 seconds faster coming down. Coming down a steepy you have to be careful not to go arse over tit, where if its gradual you can really motor and rejuvenate pace back into your tired legs. It's how you tackle the uphills (see a discussion on here a few days back) going up a quick sharp hill you can use momentum to take you up, but if its a long gradual you have to pace it well so you don't knacker yourself - for me - between miles 10 and 12 at GNR is an example where the hill just goes on and on and its tough. On monday morning i'm running Bupa London 10,000 - lets see if my waffly hill talk has any truth to it - Its a flat course! I be interesting to see how times compare (as long as i am in the same form) - no 4 miles gentle warm up this time and i'm gonna take a gel as well.

21/05/2013 at 14:25

TJB - just to sum up that lenghty paragraph, you're doing great and you're getting better .

21/05/2013 at 14:26

21/05/2013 at 14:57

Nah, he's going downhill rapidly .

21/05/2013 at 15:10

I thought about a Max HR check this morning....but decided on a tempo run instead.  Really must do the hill test soon though....

21/05/2013 at 15:38
Running Rodent wrote (see)

Nah, he's going downhill rapidly .

yeah with this sleeve deprivation - put me in a straight jacket

21/05/2013 at 16:14

I am doing this one on Sunday ..... a long slog up, twice ...

http://www.parissaintgermainlacourse.com/2013/images/page/Profil.jpg

 

Edited: 21/05/2013 at 16:14
21/05/2013 at 16:39

TP OUCH!

 

"sleeve deprivation FFS"

21/05/2013 at 18:39

TJB  - 4:44 AM? That really is KOC territory! Well done. And I love that Kaz has FINISHED her daily session by 5:44!!

Time trial cycle for me last night (best average speed yet) and a swim time trial tonight. Planning a KOCish run tomorrow.

21/05/2013 at 18:48
The Jimbob wrote (see)

"sleeve deprivation FFS"

Makes sense if you are in a straightjacket ...

ATM
21/05/2013 at 19:08

I'm planning a midnight run so that I get to know how it feels to be running earlier, on at least one day, than kaz... Either that or I'm going for an ordinary dawn run....in Japan!

ATM
21/05/2013 at 19:28

Mac, I was out the house by 5.45 and back by 7. Planning to do one of those every week. No one can compete with KAZ tho, what time do you get up to finish by 545ffs?!  She's a batty loon, although its so close to the North Pole up there it probably gets light at 2am.

21/05/2013 at 19:30

My earliest ever run started at 2am in Keswick, The English 3000s. I cried that day.

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