Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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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 or here for a list of runners' individual pages

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

12/07/2013 at 10:48

TD - frankly, I'm terrifed, but excited too... Your hard work will be so much appreciated byt the reat of us. See you Sunday.

Danni - if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

12/07/2013 at 11:04

You know you love it, TD...

Will you be able to post en route? And  can you send us the GPS link thingy so we can stalk...I mean, follow, you?

12/07/2013 at 11:39
helterskelter wrote (see)

It's gone to be immense!

You guys need to go sensibly next week - 10 miles a day for 8 days on the spin is a lot of mileage and your bodies will feel it not having a day's rest - even the super speedo likes of Tricky Dicky Yoda and all his sports drinks.

You guys are going to have wonderful time and it's an amazing thing you are doing.

May the force be with you

12/07/2013 at 12:00

Today, oi shall mostly be packing (AKA making a pile of stuff next to my bag, then cramming as much of it in as I can)

DV - 47 miles  If that doesn't get you your mojo back, I don't know what will. Let us know how it goes

12/07/2013 at 12:01

RR - a belated happy birthday. 

ITLR - Good luck everyone. I'm sure you'll have an amazing time. Sad that I won't be there with you. 

I'm on the ferry back to Oban after a few days on the bike over on Coll and Tiree. Now with added sunburn! 


12/07/2013 at 14:11

TD - This must be the Rubik's cube of running. How can we follow you ?

Good luck to all the ITLR. 

12/07/2013 at 15:32

I need some advice from y'all.

Heat and humidity is killing my runs - too difficult to maintain pace.

So, while I can continue at almost the right pace for my long runs, easy runs and recovery runs, the speedwork is suffering and I am not getting the benefit of the workout I should be getting.

What I am considering is doing my "pace unimportant" runs int he mornings as I have been, but have 2 other options for the "pace important" runs:

1.) the evenings are less humid (about 65% instead of 95%), but also 15-20 degrees hotter (85-95 degrees versus 70-75 in the mornings)


2.) treadmill indoors

Advice please

12/07/2013 at 16:12

I've sponsored ITLR via the Virgin Giving page, rather than the JustGiving.

JustGiving take a cut of the Gift Aid, whereas Virgin Giving don't. 

If you haven't yet sponsored them - and you intend to - then use the Virgin page.

However, the most important thing is, sponsor your buddies

12/07/2013 at 16:17

Hi Dannir

Pace important runs are tougher in the heat, so can't you switch the quicker runs like the tempo run to the morning?

Personally, for my first 3 years of half-marathoning my only training was on the treadmill. Now i can't believe i spent so much time on those awful things. I understand the need for them but i would always pick an evening run in warmer conditions and just make sure you have access to plenty of fluids along the way. Of course if it were boiling and so hot you could barely be outside - (like a couple of years ago in Perth on Christmas day when it 46 degrees of dry heat and about 15 of us huddled around an aircon unit in our underpants!) then i guess i would suck it up and do the treadmill work. Better to run than not to run. Or go at KOC .....


12/07/2013 at 17:09

I must sponsor over the weekend!

I am really jealous of all involved in ITLR. So wish I could be involved in such a great cause.

Not much happening here. I have taken yesterday and today as rest days(apart from work) to see if I can shake off this awful virus which is just about putting me to bed. I also don't  know how the hell I am going to motivate anyone at circuit training tonight....

Take care this weekend everyone, make sure you stay well hydrated.

Good luck to Simon, and anyone else racing  this weekend!


Dark Vader    pirate
12/07/2013 at 18:08

Dannirr...    when is your next event..?   The preference must surely be to get outdoors when you can, but bursts of speed sessions on your new dreadmill in air-conditioned comfort won't hurt you....


12/07/2013 at 18:13
ATM wrote (see)

You know you love it, TD...

Will you be able to post en route? And  can you send us the GPS link thingy so we can stalk...I mean, follow, you?

We can only throw the live tracking link up each day as we commence running as it is generated by the Garmin Connect site. But on the ITLR main webpage each day, we'll post the live tracking link plus the runner's roster and probably a profile of the day's running.

And there'll be loads of blogs and commentary being generated as we go along

I got in a cheeky 10K this lunchtime, so my running prep is done for ITLR. By my standards, it has been dreadful. Organising a big event like this, trying to train, coming to the end of a 22 year marriage but trying to maintain good relationships with wife and daughters, finding somewhere new to live, keep on doing my day job... well, I'm looking forward to the end of July really.

A time to sit back, take stock, recharge body and mind, develop healthy relationships and restore some trust. I think I will get quite some running done as I try to work out how to do this.

Thanks for being a great bunch of people here. Maybe you don't know just how much i appreciate you.


12/07/2013 at 18:46

when you put all down in one paragraph there Rico, it must be one fkker of a tough time at the moment. Suprised you havent picked up a tranquiliser from Doc Moore! But seriously, you need some chill time, some nice long running and relaxing/bantering with good friends in the evenings over the next week or so should be just the ticket. You'll be recharged and ready for the exciting times ahead!

 Long distance running is therapy for us types!

12/07/2013 at 19:11

Dannirr - I'd say outdoors, but then I hate treadmills. If I had to run on treadmills I'd never stick to running. 

Simon - See you at Loch Lomond tomorrow if you're still doing the triathlon.

12/07/2013 at 19:46

Danni - I'd say if you can cope with the treadmill, go for that. Could programme in the ITLR route and run a few miles along that for the next week or so. Be good to have you running alongside us.

Kaz - hope you're back to normal quickly.

TD - that's a lot to cope with. It'll be a well-earned back seat.

And thanks to everyone here who's sponsored us ITLRers - it's much appreciated.

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