Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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10/07/2013 at 22:19
Tricky Dicky¹ wrote (see)

That's better. So apart from Dannir and his hill repeats, has anyone else been running around here?


Yes I have been sodding well running.  Your Demon Plan told me to and I *always* do as I'm told....

 

10/07/2013 at 23:06

I ran! I ran! And accosted some guy to take my photo. Best run in ages. Love it.

It would *never* be the Aussies, never!

I had a devastating discussion at the gym this morning. My real life running/gym buddies declared that running was boring and they didn't want to do it anymore  They want something new. Wtf?!?!?

10/07/2013 at 23:33

...they're not doing it right, clearly.

...and anyway, we're your real life running buddies

Aaron - saw a game in Calgary a couple of years ago and loved it. I looked like a bit of a dork sat with my Wikipedia print-out of the rules mind you.

Kaz - like the Full Metal Jacket drill sergeant?

I haven't been to the gin for ages

10/07/2013 at 23:33

L-aaron - yup, Hotlanta.  But I dont think its much worse than Kentucky 

11/07/2013 at 05:59

Clearly they are derranged JusT!

All has clear today..........I have woken up  with such a sore throat its bringing tears to my eyes..........kidz are in for a peaceful day!

 

11/07/2013 at 07:25

Question for those who've used Hal Higdon. A friend of mine is about to start training for her first half marathon and has been sent a copy of Hal's plan. I think she just has the plan, rather than the book. On non running days apparently it recommends strength training, but she's not sure what to do. Does the book itself give any strength training exercises, and if not, does anyone have any favourite sites they would recommend for a (more or less) beginner?

11/07/2013 at 09:46

I can answer the first bit - no the book doesn't have any exercises.

Whatever your friend does, make sure she does her strength training in a matching outfit....otherwise it'll all go to hell in a handcart.

ATM
11/07/2013 at 11:02

RR, somewhere on the site, Hal does explain the type of exercises he recommends...they involves lunges-with-cans-of-soup...from memory.

+1 for the matching-outfit caveat...* although why a girlie is doing any of this is surely the question....*

and http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cms/article-detail.asp?articleid=1058 is the 20-minutes- at- home-3-times-a-week session that someone recommended to me. Alas, if only I'd done it...

July seems a good time to make a New Year's Resolution

ATM
11/07/2013 at 16:54

I think it was DV who spoke about Kilian Jornet.  This morning he (Kilian, not DV but it could have been) completed the ascent of Mont Blanc in under 5h. The report doesn't say the distance travelled but Chamonix to the summit is nearly 4000m in elevation.

11/07/2013 at 18:15

did you get the cash back dv? 

Sr junior#1 did a similar thing with in app purchases on a fruit based tablet device and I was able to get the money back on the basis of it not being his card - as a one off exception.

he is only 7 and didn't understand it was real money...

 

training for Yorkshire is going really well at moment get out early most days to avoid the heat.

 

bday wishes for yesterday rr

11/07/2013 at 20:59

Thanks folks - yes, I've warned her about Hal and his 'views'.

Any other ITLR types getting a bit tapir crazy at the moment? I've convinced myself my calves are going to explode, and I've got Lassa fever (again).

However, I have a plan B. I'm going to see if I can fit DV into my suitcase, in case I need some help in making the mileage .

11/07/2013 at 22:29
Dannirr wrote (see)

L-aaron - yup, Hotlanta.  But I dont think its much worse than Kentucky 

Danni - I've had a Crunchie or two today to celebrate your recent Alpine endeavours.

Best not send them over... they'd only melt in all that heat you have over there!

11/07/2013 at 22:29

I don't think I've run enough in the past there weeks to tapir  I'm in for a seriously tough week ahead. I'm really fed up of work always always taking over and everything having to stop to fit it in. Sigh. Sorry moan over. Much as I'm going to find ITLR seriously tough I really am looking forward to it.

11/07/2013 at 22:30

Oops and happy birthday RR!

11/07/2013 at 22:43

 

helterskelter wrote (see)

I don't think I've run enough in the past there weeks to tapir  I'm in for a seriously tough week ahead. I'm really fed up of work always always taking over and everything having to stop to fit it in. Sigh. Sorry moan over. Much as I'm going to find ITLR seriously tough I really am looking forward to it.

Right there with ya, HS. Rather worried about it but it'll be class.

Edited: 11/07/2013 at 22:44
11/07/2013 at 23:11

It's gone to be immense!

12/07/2013 at 03:51
Iain Moore 2 wrote (see)
Dannirr wrote (see)

L-aaron - yup, Hotlanta.  But I dont think its much worse than Kentucky 

Danni - I've had a Crunchie or two today to celebrate your recent Alpine endeavours.

Best not send them over... they'd only melt in all that heat you have over there!

I had my fair share of chocolate over there!  I figures I was in Switzerland afer all - might as well eat the stuff

Dark Vader    pirate
12/07/2013 at 07:44

Kilian and one other ran from Chamonix, up Mont Blac (4818m altitude) and back to Chamonix in 4:47.  I don't know how far that is, but its bound to be a incredible endurance challenge.

Chocolate...   mmm...

Running..  I have totally lost my running mojo...  but, I will get out tonight and will be doing my London run, but in the opposite direction this time.   Plus, since we moved house it's a bit further...  so...  train to Charing Cross and then run home...  that'll be about 47 miles I think.

ITLR..   I haven't yet sponsored this, but I want to..   there are lots of links floating aorund...   do I just pick someone and sponsor them, or is there is a main page..?

 

12/07/2013 at 08:14

DV - link here to the main  pages http://inthelongrun2013.org/donate/ or here for a list of runners' individual pages http://www.justgiving.com/oasisinternational

Edited: 12/07/2013 at 08:18
12/07/2013 at 10:33

DV - I'm in the situation where my company will double funds raised up to a certain limit and I'm nowhere near it. The money will be collected together so there is no competition about who gets what. If you'd like to sponsor, and you do seem to be offering so it's very much appreciated, you can use this link.

9kgs of sports drinks arrived today for ITLR runners. Although daily distances are not so tough (15kms/ day?), we are going to face several really big challenges: maintaining 10kms/ hr for 16-17 hours a day over 8 days, through hot conditions, with lots of hilly terrain (over 800m in places), and with a constant logistical challenge that the team will never be stood still, always rolling and changing roles.

There's also the possibility that as runners tire or possibly get injured as the week goes on, then a greater burden of running will fall on the remaining runners! I am massively looking forward to the team dynamics and even more looking forward to when it is over and I can stop staying up until 2am to do planning and logistics for it

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