When you're watching the VLM on TV this year, will you be slightly bitter?

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28/01/2013 at 13:11

I think burger beforehand and curry afterwards is probably safest. That's my plan anyway.

28/01/2013 at 13:19

Following my marathon, I'm going to eat a humungous Pizza, with chips, garlic bread and a tex mex, followed by a mound of ice cream.  After all, I see no reason to change my normal daily diet just because I've finished a race.

28/01/2013 at 13:31
PhilPub wrote (see)

I had an animal burger last night at the Blackheath Tea Hut.  As it happens, that must be the closest possible burger to the London Marathon start.  I've never thought of that before.

http://www.thegreenwichphantom.co.uk/uploaded_images/Blackheath-Tea-Hut-750874.jpg

 

Oh Phil I've just gone back in time ten years to when I was a lorry driver...when I saw that I knew I was leaving London behind and would soon be on the open road.

and that reminds me - apologies for mixing my elitist marathons - of the Hot Dog stand on L'etoile just after you finish Paris, fantastic.


 

28/01/2013 at 13:33

David, I think we've solved your problem - set up a burger van at the finish line.

I reckon you'll make £2k profit from all these hungry finishers.  You can then use this to buy your charity place.

 

 

28/01/2013 at 13:45

Landmarks! what landmarks?

I've run London a few times. All I ever noticed was the backs of other runners, tarmac (poor quality) and loads of noise. Never realised I'd run past Buck House until I saw it on the telly.

In my kit bag I place several cans of beer with ice packs. After the marathon they go down quite nicely.

28/01/2013 at 14:03
RicF wrote (see)

. Never realised I'd run past Buck House until I saw it on the telly.

 


My OH said after she did FLM, "Did they change the route I didn't notice Tower Bridge" !!!!

28/01/2013 at 14:15
Mr Puffy wrote (see)
 

and that reminds me - apologies for mixing my elitist marathons - of the Hot Dog stand on L'etoile just after you finish Paris, fantastic.


 

Dammit!  I'll have to go back and do Paris again now. 

28/01/2013 at 14:19
PhilPub wrote (see)
 

Dammit!  I'll have to go back and do Paris again now. 

I'm doing Paris this year  (They let any one, Not just fat people)

28/01/2013 at 14:28

What's your marathon time, David?

28/01/2013 at 14:45

Just wondering, since earlier on you said 'pretty much any woman who can post a half decent time can get a GFA'. 

28/01/2013 at 14:53

like the Murphy's, I'm not bitter.

28/01/2013 at 15:08
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

whereas once youve been doing it for years like some of the women on here, you should be doing 3 hour 50 minute times like you were going for a Sunday stroll

Likewise this time next year if Im not well inside 4 hours, then Im going to pack in my running career and go live out my dream of being a top showjumper.

Don't do that! If you keep it up for enough years you'll get a GFA for sure by the time you're 65.
28/01/2013 at 15:12

depending how old you are now, obvs.

28/01/2013 at 15:19

If improvement is a linear thing I worked out that I should win it in 2025, you might get 2nd DF3

28/01/2013 at 15:19

Effort != Time.

Effort + Genetics = Time

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28/01/2013 at 15:23

WOW dave........4:02.............I thought you said you were a runner........

28/01/2013 at 15:29
I didn't start running marathons til I was 43, so I've got an excuse for my crap PB, and of course he last few years have been taken up with IM
28/01/2013 at 15:41
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
 

Ouch! I havent been that hurt from a comment since I was 5 and I brought home a drawing to my parents who were in the kitchen and after I left the room I could hear them going 'Ha, what is it supposed to be? Who can tell what this is. I spose we'll have to put it up on the fridge to keep him happy but I dont think we've got the next picasso here ....' Then I heard the door between the kitchen and the living room shut and I couldnt hear anymore of what they said.

I think we might be getting somewhere!

http://sidoxia.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/freud.jpg

 

28/01/2013 at 16:04
Perhaps dropped on your head ?
28/01/2013 at 16:04

Great memory of the moment though DF3, are you sure you were only 5?

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