Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

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02/05/2012 at 11:36
Add me to the list for the marathon of the north!! Getting very nervous now argh!!
02/05/2012 at 13:22

Oscarr Marathon of the North
Rosie Marathon of the North
mcs Edinburgh Marathon, Greg(Son in law) Marathon;(wife, daughter one and two Edinburgh Half)
Rosie Edinburgh Marathon
Oscarr Lakeland Trail Marathon
Funny Hat Lakeland Trail Marathon
Sleepy Bear Lakeland Trail Half Marathon
Anthony Collins Shinfield 10k
Rachel Hodge Marathon of the North

Reckon New York would be a nice weekend away, go for it.........can I come please??

Not raining here today and planning to run this evening due to work issues.  Bank holiday weekend coming up and going to run a biggie with my no2 daughter doing 13 she says as in training for Edi Half and hopefully son in law too so should be a good Sunday run out.  Back a bit sore so taking it a little slower with the intervals this week.

02/05/2012 at 13:24
Birmingham Half 2010 my second half marathon alittle heavier than I am now with Roderick in green who paced me round to 1.49.50[1].jpg

02/05/2012 at 13:52
The MK Marathon website now states that the detour added approximately 0.23 miles to the distance (which ties in much better with my garmin correction at 8 miles). So....

a) I really PB'd the marathon distance by a couple of minutes; and

b) it is the longest I have ever run and I hereby claim my first Ultra!

Good luck for the coming weekend guys and gals! I'm now in the process of inverse-tapering, which means I'm going to have a whopping great pizza tonight!

mcs - love the family race outing! My son (5) wants to go out running with me.
02/05/2012 at 14:54

(Bing Crosby style) I'm dreaming of a.....(Lenny Henry style) whopping great PIZZA ( and a load of beer) .... just wait til Sunday night - if i go under 4 hrs there will be a few tables i will go under as well by the end of the night - STOP,STOP don't get ahead of yourself - never mind, good to have somehting to look forward to ...

(need mcs ability to paste in a picture of a "whopping great pizza" - now i'm verging on taper insanity..!!!)

02/05/2012 at 15:13

Not raining here!  But got wet anyway, did a mile in the pool to satisfy my exercise needs for the day.

How tough is the Marathon of the North then?  (Sounds tough!)

02/05/2012 at 16:17

Here for Oscarr in readiness...........<img src="" width="155" height="114" id="bigImage" /> and you better have a couple of these too!!! Get them lined up in the mind for mile 20 to 26 buddy!!!

Edited: 02/05/2012 at 16:19
02/05/2012 at 16:20
<img src="" width="155" height="116" id="bigImage" />
02/05/2012 at 16:21
Sorry cant get the pizza in will try again!!!
02/05/2012 at 16:23

Here you go Oscarr get that down you!!!

02/05/2012 at 16:27

Or you might fancy a feast........

02/05/2012 at 17:09

I'll have a punt on Oscarr's time - I'll go for 3:58.  Any other offers...

WW - by any chance are you doing the swim and bike parts of a hardcore triathlon plan?  By the time you're back running you'll be doing an Ironman/lady at this rate

What's the pacing plan oscarr?  Have you got a negative split for just under 4 hours that I could borrow?

Lovely jaunt in the sunshine today and have spent the last couple of hours doing battle with overgrown shrubs - very much loving the branch croppers my M-i-L got me for Christmas - chop, chop - very satisfying and gotta be good for the biceps!

02/05/2012 at 17:28
I walked 1.5 miles in thirty minutes this evening, and I didn't even walm-up or cool-down!

I think I've earned my pizza. Or should I say pizzas? It would be criminal not to take advantage of the BOGOF, or the stuffed crust, or the chips. I did read somewhere that you should eat what you want in the week after the marathon, because your body knows what it wants for recovery. Or maybe I dreamt that last bit - probably while hallucinating at mile 18.

Anyhoo... delivery is imminent.
02/05/2012 at 17:38

Enjoy Ten - you've earmed it! Quite right - you eat anything you feel like! 

oscarr - put that slice back -!  Thank you young man - now just you wait til Sunday!  Bring home the sub4 and I'll buy you the pizza myself!

02/05/2012 at 18:06
I'll go for 3:56 on oscarr's time.

AC3: Paris is a first come first served thing with increasing costs, like Brighton and berlin. Not sure about NY though...
02/05/2012 at 18:07
Ten: Eat what ever you want... Pizza, chips nuggets full English....
02/05/2012 at 19:29

SB - Ironman now there's a thought....  My friend said she needed to put me in a straight jacket after the marathon to stop me entering more races.  Now I'm injured and she despairs as I've entered a 40m bike race in 2 weeks instead to keep me going.

Liking the sound of the branch cutters, should add those to my routine perhaps.....!!!

 I'm on week 2 of marathon recovery (or is it week 3?!?!) so eating needing to be curbed now....

02/05/2012 at 20:34

mcs - i'm just loving the beer and pizza and feast but as i am a good boy (!?!?) i will have to do as Sleepy says and put it all down and wait a while - there you go Ten, its all yours..

Sleepy/Bo - if i get anything with a 3 at the start i promise to leave Bo's knee caps alone and buy Sleepy all the chocolate she can eat (tee hee) - as for pacing plan, here it is at moment (pending final day conditions etc);

Asked myself the question Sam asked Bo - what time would you absolutely be chuffed to get (not the dream but the time i would say it had all been worthwhile) and the answer is 3:59 (remember my current PB is 4:10) - also, liked the philosophy of not putting yourself under pressure by going off too slowly behind target - also, believe strongly that negative split is the best way to enjoy races and get good times - so;

start to 10 miles - 9:07 (3:59 pace)

11 to 20 miles - 8:45 to 9:00 (depends how i feel but need lot of energy for final 10K)

20 to 26.2 - slowly increase or hold on depending what's in the tank

The start pace of 9:07 is slower start than any other marathon, fits well with my training and cos i've stayed clear of illness for at least 4 weeks am confident i will have lot left at 10 miles.

How does this sound?? 

02/05/2012 at 20:42
Oscarr: leave my knee caps alone. What did they ever do to you???? but in all honesty I think that plan sounds spot on. You can increase at any point, but don't have to. Going too quick at the start is a total no no, but you will still be on target.

Go kick proverbial butt!
02/05/2012 at 21:12
Good one Oscarr need to stay at 9s for the first 10 miles without fail. What's the course like? Going to go 9.30 for 10s this weekend then try to come back nearer to 9 min miles, to feel the pace as tend to run too quick. Up early to run tomorrow prior to work. It's mile 20 to 26.2 that are my concern. Helped me to read someone's mantra," leave nothing on the race track give it everything." think I will need that.
3.55.22 go oscarr.
Whatever you can do will be great! No pressure.
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