Rotterdam 2009

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30/03/2009 at 17:58

hmmmm - reminds me of Berlin last year when someone suggested a place for a drink and they couldn't remember the name so they called it one thing and when we got to the bottom of the TV tower there were two restauarnts with similar names. So one group went to one, and one group ended up at the other.  We were 50m away and no-one realised.....

I don't mind emailing my number to someone.....

30/03/2009 at 19:37

Hi guys - I've been struck down by gastric flu', not good, just relieved that it struck now and not in 6 days time! Can someone please convince me that spending the day in bed is good last-week marathon prep?!

Hope to be on my feet again tomorrow, good to see so many messages, it's getting close!

30/03/2009 at 20:28

A day (or two) in bed at this stage is good last-week preparation - but make sure you are fully recovered and stocked up on food, we want to enjoy the marathon not suffer it

I hope Steve hasn't been overcome by his unshakeable cold.......

Take care!

30/03/2009 at 22:41
RebekahJane wrote (see)

A day (or two) in bed at this stage is good last-week preparation - but make sure you are fully recovered and stocked up on food, we want to enjoy the marathon not suffer it

I hope Steve hasn't been overcome by his unshakeable cold.......

Take care!


What, what! Somebody mention my name there  

I've been offline all weekend due to travelling up north to help plan a wedding  - mine apparently. But I'm stil none the wiser as to what's going on..... Still it's well over 4 weeks away so more importantly.....

Cold is still hanging in there but not really feeling any the worse for wear at the moment, apart from the inconvenience of snot that is. Jolly little 8 miler on Sunday helped with the nerves. Have also stocked up on gel's, powders and the like so only a silly little ziplock bag needed to get it all through customs.

A big hello to those who've just found the thread and a big  to Vixx, hope all is sorted before the weekend.

31/03/2009 at 14:57

OOOooohhhhh, congratulations Steve (on your forthcoming wedding, not the snot ) - your last marathon as a singleton, eh. Is Mrs Steve-to-be coming to cheer you on?

Mr RJ will be around somewhere.........I've told him he needs to find me at the end in case I am sooooo tired I can't remember where the hotel is! I think he's looking forward to me having more than one conversation topic again (the fool, it'll just change from "I'm doing a marathon" to "I did a marathon"....)

One run left for me before M-day.......just a short tempo session to remind my legs what to do. Did 8 miles on Sunday and a couple with the dog today.

Hope everyone is keeping fit - or returning to fitness.

01/04/2009 at 07:03

ok, back on form again, and ready to run!

Forecast for Sunday confirms RJ's earlier post: 11C, light rain (BBC), 12C, partly cloudy (Yahoo!).

Great weather forecast, nice and cool, wouldn't mind some light rain either!

01/04/2009 at 17:24

It had better bloomin' well NOT rain on Sunday, thank you Simon !

If anyone does fancy meeting up in Rotterdam over the weekend and wants to discuss possible venues, send me a private message and I'll pass you my mobile number.

 GaleForce, my pre-race preparation is back on track after going slightly off the boil last week, thanks.

Steady run with GCR 18:30 group last night - first off-roader of the year, so absolutely paranoid about turning my dodgy ankle over on the uneven ground. Thankfully survived unscathed. Just one more short one to get through tomorrow before the big one.

01/04/2009 at 19:01

According to uk.weather.com: Partly cloudy with a 10% chance of rain, wind now from the North North West at 6kmph, high of 13 degrees C and a UV index of 3 so that's sun cream on people and of course cool sunglasses .

No injuries at this point, please! Glad the sickies are feeling better.......almost there now!

01/04/2009 at 19:50

OK, I think meeting up would be nice. I suggest we meet at Paddy Murphy's as it is central (and we should all know where the WTC is by Sunday) between 5 and 6 to give everyone a chance to freshen up after the run.....

If everyone will have their mobile with them, I can text anyone who says they want to be there but doesn't show up - email me your number and I'll add it to my phone (already got some of you, say yeah if you're in). I fly out Friday morning so you'll need to email me by tomorrow if you want to be added to the list (or email someone else and they can contact you.....). Or just turn up at PM's.

If we have interest I'll come up with something that everyone can spot and let you all know it tomorrow evening

01/04/2009 at 21:01

My mobile number is

07748622690.

I will be going PM, immediately after run, but will certainly return afterwards.

will check in tomorrow.

Life good everyone, we're going tp have funn, fun, fun.

GC

01/04/2009 at 22:56
RebekahJane wrote (see)

OOOooohhhhh, congratulations Steve (on your forthcoming wedding, not the snot ) - your last marathon as a singleton, eh. Is Mrs Steve-to-be coming to cheer you on?

....


Thanks RJ. No Mrs Steve, she has more sense! I tried to build a stag night around the event, but the mention of a marathon seemed to scare all away! Probably for the better.

I've hopefully shaken off the cold and have a couple of miles to do tomorrow and maybe a couple on Friday to keep loose. Can't waiti for Sunday! Good luck to all

I'll head towards PM's post run then (assuming I can walk).

01/04/2009 at 23:42

I'll be in for the pub - but may not be there til 6 as I don't expect to finish before 4.30pm......and that'll be with me knocking people out of the way to get over the start line......

I'm ready for this now - BRING IT OOOOOOOOOOOON

02/04/2009 at 09:07

OK, PMs by 6ish (Vixx, t'was us slower types I was thinking of when I suggested the times!). There are three bars - front bar, music bar (Irish musician playing on Sunday) and sports bar (Man U game on TV).

I suggest we meet in the front bar, but shout if you think you'll be in one of the others! We can then decide whether to stay there or move on once we have all gathered to celebrate our marathon achivements, Steve's forthcoming nupials and my birthday. I'll check back with/for identifying marks, but I guess we should be able to spot british types who've done the marathon - the bar staff are Irish so they should be able to point us out if we tell them we're waiting for peeps......

02/04/2009 at 10:13

what a grand way to spend a sunday, 

do a marathon, then later go to a pub named Paddy Murphy's

and watch man united play with a point of guinness in your  hand. 

now that is closed to what i call  a dream sunday.  and some people  call running boring.

metronome good to here you are back on track. 

and  when  sunday  comes,  i am sure  you will at your best form,

Edited: 02/04/2009 at 10:19
02/04/2009 at 10:54

Details from PM's website:

Sun April 5
Music: Paul Martin
Sport:
16:00 Everton v Wigan
17:00 Man U v Villa

I'll be a small female with short hair (dragging - or being carried by - a Scottish man who feels left out coz he didn't do the marathon) - wearing a leopard print gilet (quite probably over a Rotterdam Marathon T ) and a badge of the letter "R" in rainbow colours........

I'm glad to hear we're all raring to go! Excitement building over here - if it gets much higher I won't need the airplane to get there

02/04/2009 at 10:56

LOL - we can fly by ourselves.

I have no distinguishing features, but you can see my photo here, so that'll give you a clue....

02/04/2009 at 13:30

While I think about it - is anyone going to wear an iPod or MP3 during the race - I can't see anything that says we can't....

02/04/2009 at 18:42
Vixx76 wrote (see)

While I think about it - is anyone going to wear an iPod or MP3 during the race - I can't see anything that says we can't....


I'm sure you be allowed to. I won't as I'll be busily converting minutes to miles to kilometres to anticipated finish time to required pace and so on and my brain can only just about cope with that  - perhaps some chilled out beats would be a better option though.

Just done a final tempo (sure I've said that before) and now down to some serious carbo loading.

02/04/2009 at 18:52

The final run of the sacred schedule is now complete, I believe in the schedule . Tempo for me too.

Vixx, I don't wear mp3 players either, but the previous year's videos show many people with headphones in so there shouldn't be a problem.

Good travels everyone - stay safe and well - have a good race, and may all your marathon dreams come true.......see you after it is all over

02/04/2009 at 19:18

Getting close now!

feel like I should be outside putting in the miles, but I guess rest and short runs is all that's needed now.

sorry to disagree Sean, but I'm still hoping for some rain! looks like fair with cloudy intervals though.

Not sure if I can join you all in the evening. I'm driving over first thing in the morning from Brussels, then family is coming over later in the day by train & we'll go back together (hopefully I won't have to drive!). Will see how we get on, & will join you if I can in Paddy Murphy's. 

Hope the showers will be available post-race in the changing halls, since I won't have anywhere else to go!

Starting to get phantom aches and pains now in my legs, which I'm sure is psychosomatic!

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