Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

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02/05/2012 at 22:23

Looks perfect oscarr - I shall look forward to my chocolate feast LOL

Goes without saying - your best on the day will be good enough but if you feel there is a chance - take it, take it, take it!

Ben says good luck too!

And from me to everyone out there this weekend.

mcs - my approach is ... just relax - I reckon the worry build-up is what causes the wall to appear.  You can't hit it if it ain't there - stay at a comfortable pace and focus on feeling comfy! It's that tricky reining yourself in at the start that's important!

WW - nice work on the bike race - if you decide to do any duathlons - let me know - I'm thinking of doing 1 or 2 next year!

Night Night everybody x

02/05/2012 at 22:41

Good luck Oscarr I wish you a good run - 3hrs 59:59

52mins for 10k would do me. The thing that could screw it up for me is starting off too fast. *telling myself not too fast - like lines at school* I think I'd still be on target for getting into the shape I need for an October marathon if I do that time...

I'll check out Paris and NY marathons on google etc. Thanks for your responses.

03/05/2012 at 01:49
Good luck Oscarr, on pacing Steve's words of wisdom to me were stay on pace to half way, then and only then wind it up, as 10 is a bit short and can be misleading...I really think the man is a genius as he sorted my pacing out.

On food I haven't stopped since the marathon, including a 1,062 calorie sub for lunch today! But beer is soooooo good I missed it.

What's up with BD's knees?
03/05/2012 at 06:38
Choisty: Oh yes, the tale of oscarr, sub 4:00 marathons and my knees... There was a sweepstake on my Paris time and our friend through in the promise of extreme physical harm if I came in sub 4:00 on first attempt...

On the food front, I had 5 sandwichs and two shreaded wheat for breakfast yesterday... But no lunch.
03/05/2012 at 09:05

He turns green when he's angry too LOL!  Oh no - my mistake - that's just his club colours

Morning every one!

Just the 5 sandwiches Bo?  Think you need to get one of Choisty's subs : 5-in-1!

'Nother mystery club run for me tonight - looking forward to it already!

Anyone seen Emma / Rosie - they're upto mischief if they're this quiet?  Bet Emma's still plotting a bit of zoominess this weekend...

03/05/2012 at 10:14

Everyone, thanks for all your input and support - these forum threads over the last few months have been fantastic and not just for all the great advice and tips but also the community and family feel it has generated.

I will take on board all your help.  One of the things i have come to realise in this campaign more and more is the impact and power of mental preparation - on a lot of training runs i can psyche myself up for whatever session i am about to do but if i don't prepare mentaly then it dosen't go well.  So for the last week or so i have been telling myself that i can do this well, that there is no reason why any wall will get in the way and even if a bad patch occurs i will welcome it and bash through with a Bo "av-it".  Grrrrrrrrrr...........

mcs - course looks good with wide roads, only 1500 competitors and a total elevation gain of only 125 metres so no heartache hills

need to get a fleece from charity shop cos forecast is 2 degree morning with frost !!!

03/05/2012 at 10:24

Good luck Oscarr.

Cant see it being a problem. Nailed on sub 4

03/05/2012 at 10:30
Oscarr - it definitely helps to know that a bad patch will probably occur and that it can be overcome by focussing on the positive. You have done the real hard work already and the race is merely the sprinkles on the icing on the cake.
03/05/2012 at 12:53
I am planning to do my long run Sunday this weekend so send me a txt if you remember with your time on Oscarr as may have to run in the pm with any family I can drag out with them. All the very best........enjoy the icing as Ten says.
03/05/2012 at 13:23
Shredded wheat & sandwiches for breakfast BD? That's like having your breakfast before bedtime so you can get up early and out of the door!  Ahh food & beer, now your talking. I've been eating pretty much anything (within reason) since Paris and not put on any weight which is weird as I'm not doing as much weekly mileage anymore - probably only about 30 miles a week. Has anyone ballooned since their marathon?
03/05/2012 at 15:55
Duathlons cycling and running where are these guys? Fancy one as love biking but hate swimming personally. I have tried and did a few kilometres on the odd occasions but don't love it. Done coast to coast bike ride and various rides in the summer round here. SB let me know where you are doing one. Food ah KR I am dreaming about it as up to 43 miles a week,a lot for me. Waking up wanting to eat scrambled egg, toast, porridge anything in the fridge really.
03/05/2012 at 18:23

Anyone else's screen totally different ??

03/05/2012 at 18:58

yes Oscarr - I'm using Chrome.  some things seem a bit bjorked at the moment... but for the first time I can actually format my entry

  1. and do bullets
  2. and smiley's   
  3. and quote....
Surrey Runner wrote (see)
Did a session on the cross trainer last night and was fine. Going running with club tonight. Doing a 10k race on Monday.

oscarr wrote (see)

Anyone else's screen totally different ??

but it seems flakey with latest post, again 

03/05/2012 at 19:00

LOL - don't know how I ended up with two quotes 

03/05/2012 at 19:31
I like the new format as my spacehopper is talking. I have manged to put weight on but only in the US so I might just need a big poo
03/05/2012 at 20:03

Good Luck Oscarr

Not sure about new format

04/05/2012 at 07:17
What's happened? New format started by the kooks of it. time to run to work, youngest daughters teachers are running or jogging to the next school with an Olympic torch, I have been asked by the kids to capture pics for them as they don't believe their teachers will run! Oscarr are you having race dreams yet?
04/05/2012 at 07:58

Morning all!

Haven't decided which duathlon to do first mcs but here are a few that I know of:

<edited as linky's didn't work properly>  Looks like there are 2 or 3 up your way mcs!

NoFuss also run a fantastic winter series for beginners that I did last year but they're all up in the Highlands. If you're up there - totally recommend them and not just cos I managed a hat-trick of spot prizes!

Getting excited for oscarr and everyone else racing this weekend.  I had a sore throat by yesterday lunchtime but it's so much better today that I'll swap my yoga for a run and make up the miles!

I like the new format - think it looks much cleaner! 

Have a great weekend all - will look forward to hearing the news as soon as it's available! 

Edited: 04/05/2012 at 08:02
04/05/2012 at 08:15

Morning everyone - yes, mcs, couldn't sleep last night thinking about the race; its a good sign cos it was all positive - i travel tomorrow morning early and back Monday so will be without email from Sat morn to Mon night - will post report Monday

Sleepy/mcs - will text result sunday and no probs if you want to post it here for me

Ten/MWW/Choisty/Kevster - thanks for the support

New format is clearer i think

04/05/2012 at 08:21

oops slight lie - I did them the year before - must stop time travelling!!!

Yes please oscarr - I will be itching to find out!  Have you seen a weather forecast - looks pretty reasonable if just a bit chilly - perfect conditions by my liking - how are they for you?

Hope you're feasting merrily...

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