Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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31/07/2013 at 20:01

I finally seem to be seeing a return to closer to what I expect from my running. I managed 9 miles tonight at not far off the sort of pace I'd expect over that distance. It hurt like hell, but felt good to see it paying off in terms of time. That's off the back of a decent 11 miles last night. I think the departure of the big burny thing in the sky is helping big time in getting my times back down.

A few weeks of hard training and hopefully I can get back to some decent form for my up and coming races.

31/07/2013 at 20:50

Hope you can all see my halo shining - no running, no cycling, no kettlebells, no metafit...........

31/07/2013 at 21:38

Eggy -- keep at it, your times will get back where you want them.

Dannirr --Ive tried uphill marathons.  the other kind sounds a lot better

DV --Im a big Smiths fan too, but haven't listened to much of Marr's new stuff.  I will give it a try.

31/07/2013 at 21:42

You serious Kaz??? Nothing? Well done!

Eggy, good to hear your running is getting back on track... Wish mine was. Thinking about the Great Scottish Run on 6 October? How would you rate it?


31/07/2013 at 22:21

Simon - It's a good race. They've chnaged the route this year, with the second half of the route taking a completely different route from what it normally does. I'm not sure if that will be better or not. I think support wise the new section could be barren for support until you turn back into the city centre, while the part they've cut out included Pollock Park and a part of the city with amazing support from the Sikh community in Glasgow.

I think they've gone down the include the sites on route as they take you past the tall ship and the new Hydro building this year. It's a fast, flat course. The only hill on it is right at the start. It can be very busy for the first couple of miles until you clear the Kingston Bridge, but once you get over that the road widens and you should be able to dictate your own pace.

I've entered this year. This'll be my seventh year in a row doing the half there. It's a local one for me though.

Kaz - Well done, glad to hear you're looking after yourself.

Edited: 31/07/2013 at 22:23
31/07/2013 at 22:27

Thanks Eggy. Think I'll enter the half, and Mrs Mac will do the 10K. I really need to sort my running out first though. Even the easy runs are hard....

31/07/2013 at 22:39

I'm sorting out my running just now too. I've not been consistent with my running since doing Paris/London due to niggling injuries, work insanity and getting a social life.

I'm currently pushing as hard as I can to try and get my cardio fitness back by getting some decent pace going, along with trying to get a few decent middle distance type runs in. So far both pace and distance are hurting like hell, but at least the times seem to heading in the right direction. I'd love to have a crack at my 10k PB at Perth or Stirling, but I'm not sure I can get in that sort of form in time for them.

I'll be very happy if I can get to the start of winter training in good shape, particularly after last winters groin strain ruined training. I really didn't enjoy training for Paris this year as that injury meant my training was slow, and I found out I hate not being able to push myself and just getting to slowly plod along.

Edited: 31/07/2013 at 22:40
31/07/2013 at 22:46

Inverness 10K is a good one for a PB Eggy. That's where I got mine, and I don't think I'll ever beat it now. I just need to start enjoying my running again and stop chasing times.

31/07/2013 at 22:46

Simon, I've entered the 10k. * I'll PM .Maybe Mrs. Mac would like to join me and a friend in the same pen?* It's being broadcast live, this year.

Dark Vader    pirate
01/08/2013 at 08:25

Good Morning all..

It's August...!

As is traditional, and possibly written in a European Law, when we get to August we sweep up the mess, turn off the lights here and close the door on the fun and tears of the prevous year.   We then open a bright shiny new thread for the next year...

So..   any volunteers to start the Paris Marathon 2014 thread...?


01/08/2013 at 08:26

I really enjoyed the Glasgow Half last year - it's the same day as Cardiff this year or I would be back to do it again.  Shame they have cut out Pollock Park though...

01/08/2013 at 08:27

I'm on it DV....

01/08/2013 at 08:29

DV  +1 for JM. Everytime a French person says J'en ai marre (I'm fed up ), I hear Johnny Marr.

Kaz - well done.

01/08/2013 at 08:29

Aaaaaand we have a new hoose.  It's gonna have to be good to live up to 2013....

Edited: 01/08/2013 at 08:30
01/08/2013 at 09:13
yer_maj wrote (see)

Aaaaaand we have a new hoose.  It's gonna have to be good to live up to 2013....

Paris 2014 Thread LINK 

Lights are off here now. Thanks. It's been fun

03/09/2013 at 14:03

i is back on the forum

03/09/2013 at 14:06
James B 73 wrote (see)

i is back on the forum

Welcome back James!

03/09/2013 at 14:15
27/09/2013 at 23:40
After being rejected by London, entered Paris and staying at Disneyland Paris with the wife and kids Wednesday to Wednesday ... Is this the right forum for me (will be my 6th marathon after Chester next week??
28/09/2013 at 07:11

Hi andy - we have a new page for 2014. Running rodent has listed it above.

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