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Happy birthday Emmy! I think you should wear your bling from the weekend all day to celebrate !
Some great running out there this weekend - the racers, those coming back from injury, and those who just dragged their backsides outside the door in horrible weather. Hang on in there, those on the injury bench, it will get better.
And a special thanks to Scott and Jimbob for towing me around London at a rather faster pace than I would normally have managed.
Well done RR on your run. Love the picture.
Hmm... I'll see what I can do about wearing the bling... maybe I could pass it off as birthday bling?
Penblwydd Hapus lovely girl Let there be cake!
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Penblwydd Hapus lovely girl Let there be cake!
Cake.... I struggled with breakfast
Happy Birthday Emmy. Hope your celebrating!
Well done on everyones running at the weekend. i must say I am a touch jealous of the meet ups.
Rest day here.......or as much of a rest day as I am going to get! Strangely, given the fact my legs ached and felt sooooo heavy last night, they are fine this morning. A relief considering all this weeks mileage is over the next 3 days - weather permitting!
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Morning all, Back online finally! Summary: A quad is harder than you think!
Back online finally!
Summary: A quad is harder than you think!
Happy birthday Emmy.
I love that quote. I couldn't even contemplate running four marathons in four days never mind under-estimate it!
Wow! You are all doing so well (and I got all excited at my 5 mile pb yesterday!) I'm not doing Paris....just as well really!
Congrats and much awe to all.
Hello; long time lurker, first time poster!
Doing my first Paris marathon this year (and my second overall, Brighton 2012 in a slightly personally disappointing 4.21). Run several half marathons as well, hitting a 1.39 PB in the Cardiff half in October. Am currently trying out the Hanson Brothers training method (http://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/marathoning-hansons-way), sticking to it as closely as I realistically can, or at least I have done since the Christmas party season... It's certainly had a fantastic effect on me as a runner - would never have thought I could do successive 50 mile weeks before - but the proof will really be in the pudding as to whether it works for the full marathon.
Only really aiming to beat 4 hours, though current timings suggest something a little stronger could be on the cards (finished a 50 mile week yesterday with a comfortable 10 miles in 81 minutes). Looks like there's some great progress being made all-around here, I look forward to joining in the conversation!
Happy Birthday, Emmy!
And welcome into the daylight,tmbrntt. You'll be surrounded by quite a bunch in the Sub-4-or-die corner.. And I think you'll love the course.
When you get rid of that pesky work-habit, DV, could you post a Runners' List for us?
tmbrntt - Welcome to the thread. Based on that training and your half PB then sub-4 should be well within reach.
Happy Birthday Emmy!
And wow, what an achievement Emmy and Weedy - absolutely amazing. It's hard enough to run that kind of distance but to do it in laps like that makes it so much tougher. I get bored doing an out and back!
So what are your marathon counts up to now?
tmbrntt - welcome! They are a great bunch here but I reckon you already know that if you've been watching from the sidelines
I agree with Eggy, sounds like you could indeed be capable of getting well inside 4hrs. What happened in Brighton? I'm assuming it didn't go to plan?
Malcs - at that point I wasn't really the runner I am now in fairness, had gotten out of it for a little while before starting training (my most recent half at that point was 1.53, with a 1.44PB a couple of years previous).
I was on track for sub-4hrs until about 19 miles when I really started to struggle; in the aftermath I came to realise that only taking on water (i.e. no lucozade, jelly babies, gels, anything) during the race may have been a mistake! You live and learn though eh.
tmbrntt - ah, yes I made exactly the same schoolboy error in my first marathon. Hit the wall terribly at 20 miles. It's a horrible, horrible thing.
You'll see a big difference with in race fuelling and also a proper carbo load (its far more than just a big bowl of pasta the day before).
Best of luck - certainly seems like the training is going well!
Malcs - I'd be interested in what has been suggested as properly carb loading before a marathon. Although I fear it may just point out that I'm on a 365 day a year carb load!
Hi tmbrnttMalcs - 25 for me now
Weedy - wow, racking them up there! Is the aim to make the 100 club?
Eggy - lol
I was gobsmacked when I found out what I should have been eating. I tried it for the first time last April and it made a massive difference.
Here's what I have been advised to have this year based on my weight of 73kg. This is to be done for the two days prior to the race.
Many of the items you could swap for things with a similar carb content. The reason for going for the items below is that they are things that can easily be acquired in Paris (you guys are the experts though so let me know if you spot anything, although malt loaf I'll be taking with me). French bread for example is, I believe, very easy to get hold of . So is beer but oddly that's not on the list.
70g of porridge or other cereal with 200-250ml milk & raisons with syrup & 200ml glass of fruit juice
100g French bread with jam (or three slices of thick sliced bread & marmalade) & 500ml fruit juice over morning
100g pasta & 250ml fruit juice & 1 slice of malt loaf.
500ml low fat milkshake (again can sip on this over the afternoon) & bread & jam
100g pasta with tomato based sauce & pint of fruit juice or high juice/cordial & 1 slice of malt loaf
4 x weetabix with large banana and 200ml of milk
even if I could eat that stuff, I think I would be sick with the quantity of food
I would never have thought of drinking that amount of fruit juice! Other than the malt loaf/Weetabix supper it's not far off what I've done the last couple of years in Paris.
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