Auviour Paris: So long and thanks for the cobbles

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23/10/2012 at 11:10

mcs - the Brain Training for runners book I was on about a bit ago - whilst not so much about psychology uses the philosophy of replication built up over a 4 phase training cycle - ie increases segments of training at race pace.  To me the approach the author suggested made it seem much more achievable cos I like to plod in training as you know but I haven't put it into practice yet - that's my plan for after the wall!  It might be worth a read if you're thinking about that style of training.

oscarr - hope you have a lovely break - absorb some sunshine and the odd cocktail for me will you - hope you're taking a running book if not your shoes LLOLOLOLOL

23/10/2012 at 11:47

Oscarr - enjoy the beaches and occasional "sundowner"!

Come back, fit, tanned and ready for the fray........

23/10/2012 at 14:41

Thanks SB will order from the library for a read.......Oscarr enjoy jealous, I am off to the Lakes next week in a POD!!!! Near Joss Naylors home at Wasdale, should be wet and fun.......

23/10/2012 at 19:46
Mike/Oscarr , great reports! Mike such a great time, very impressed. I loved the way you blow that young buck out the back door, made me laugh! Oscarr really pleased for you, a marathon where you don't stop are the best and you showed true grit to finish.

Oscarr have a rest on your hols you deserve every minute of it. I will have to catch up with you after NY mara.

My sister won the Reading Half place (donated by sweatshop) at my charity dinner paid ??110 and I am training her and will pace her on the day!! Could be interesting.

Did 10.5 miles at MP on Sunday which was good, my aim at NY is 7.55 pace so will have a couple of mins spare for the last 2 miles. Any guesses on my time ??

23/10/2012 at 21:44

oooh oooh a new round robin....

AC8 was closest on oscarr so he wins the right to eat as much cake as he likes next weekend.

So - NYC marathon 4th November - FH  hmmmmm now

I'll go with 3:28:45

Complete random guess by the way no idea what the NY course is like - happy to round up the guesses as and when I can

23/10/2012 at 21:54

FH - thanks, it's the way I tell 'em, Lol!

If you hold 7:55 with 2 mins to spare then you are shooting for 3:26:xx if you make it or 3:30:xx if you need the buffer!.

Just beware of the V Narrows bridge.......and I will predict 3:29:50

Good luck

23/10/2012 at 22:17
SB, good work and thanks. Not really sure on my own prediction, but if the weather is not too hot I would like to think just under 3:29. Current PB 3:42 at London 2012, was hot for me that day. Half PB just under 1:35 at Reading this year.

Gold - sub 3:25

Silver - sub 3:30

Bronze Sub 3:40 or new PB

I am going all out to race and do a good time, watch this space!


P.s - charity night pics on
23/10/2012 at 22:36

Thanks for the prize SB
My guess for FH: 3:33:33 (This Sesame Street presentation was brought to you by the number "3") 


23/10/2012 at 22:49
All the 3's !!!

AC8 , enjoy your cake, lucky you !

24/10/2012 at 09:15

LOL - FH - so you're guess on yourself, to be exact, is .....

Come on folks the stakes are high - mince pie season is approaching fast

24/10/2012 at 10:02

3.29.59 for me go FH all the best love to do NY one day great city crazy city!! Enjoy..... now where is the cake?

24/10/2012 at 10:03

You are awesome at charity fund raising FH well done and great pics!!

24/10/2012 at 10:42

My guess is 3:27:37 based on some excitable 7:30s some painful 8:30s and some flowing 7:45s and a big push for the line...good luck

I am also on the look-out for cake!

24/10/2012 at 10:45

Cheers Mark.  I am still finding hard to understand that I managed to sell 110 tickets at £60 each in the first place and then to raise £6000 on the whole night is bloody amazing!! 

Better give my prediction - 3:24.45 ,  that sounds do-able, just !!


24/10/2012 at 10:54

Choisty, I was hoping for 21 miles @ 7.45, then 4 @ 8.00 and last 1.2 in 10 mins !!  I have been told by a friend who is a 2.42 marathon runner to race this marathon, I do tend to run and hold myself back too much.  I will to my utmost to break the sub 3.30 and anything after that is a bonus, that said I will have to aim for 3.24/3.25 from the start.


24/10/2012 at 15:18

Go for it FH look forward to a full page report please!!!

24/10/2012 at 16:06

FH, I agree completely, uping the pace after 20M is impossible, let's face it the last 100m is hard enough.  I hope it goes the same a Paris did for me, then you will enjoy the closing mile.

24/10/2012 at 16:06

O and if you are using a Garmin, don't forget you will run more than 26.2 and factor that in

24/10/2012 at 16:40

Cheers Choisty, last 1.2 is 8.20 pace !   To be honest I dont mind what the splits are its the finishing time and knowing I have given everything for 26.2 miles. 

Not sure when I will post Sunday week, I will try and get to a FREE WiFi zone and do a quick update with my finish time.

Leaving on 1st Nov.


24/10/2012 at 21:26

1st 4 mile jog/recovery this evening in the gathering gloom. Felt quite relaxed as I only ran at 9:04 pace and it seems to have eased a few niggles.

Same again on Friday......

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