Cobbles & Red Wine - Sarah’s Paris Marathon Plan: Sub 3:35

Asics Target 26.2 - Previously lardy girl goes for a Boston Qualifier

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19/04/2013 at 14:40

Not sure the best way to train ?  You're the expert who we're all looking up to and waiting for guidance !  How many of the 17 Creme Eggs are left ? (If you're worried that Ruth's going to read it then lie, say 25 !! )

Good luck for the 9 miler, that's 9 more than I'm doing this weekend. 

19/04/2013 at 16:48

Hiya RRR, sorry about delay in reading your post, busy old week and packing to go to London tomorrow Re. Thunder Run Solo target, really have no target yet, it will be a 'see how it goes' job I think! It is just one of my jaunts in order to complete 13 marathons in (20)13!

21/04/2013 at 00:29

Evening PC91!

Eeek! Don’t look at me … you’re going to have to grovel to Marathon Coach Steve! I’m only on my 2nd marathon!! Probably the best advice I’d be able to give is: Use the portaloo while you’ve got the chance! J

There are about 5 crème eggs left … BUT I’ve been given a box of 12!! So am back up to 17 again!! Life is GOOD!!

Have climbed back into training again … although not into proper marathon training yet. Did 4 miles build up yesterday and a 4 mile fartlek today and will have a slow 9 miler through the country lanes tomorrow with a friend training for her first half marathon!!

You not back into running yet – having a well deserved rest?

21/04/2013 at 00:32

Evening Brer Rabbit!


Good luck for London tomorrow!! Hope everything goes perfectly to plan!!


Fair enough with the Thunder Run plan! I’m pretty much the same … going to play it by ear and try and enjoy it as much as possible! I’m not going to kill myself doing it as I’ve got the New Forest Marathon 2 months afterwards and that’ll be my main Autumn race really.


Wow!! 13 in 13!! What a cool target!! How are you getting on? Is everything going to plan and which have you done so far?

21/04/2013 at 10:38
Argh!! Marathon envy!! SO want to be running at London right now!!
22/04/2013 at 08:49
3:30::36 , so I've been told , that was my target and I achieved it so I'm happy , the last 6 mile were a killer , I've also got two beauty blisters on my right foot .
22/04/2013 at 10:18

Bloody brilliant Derrick!!! You always said you wanted 3:30 so you were bang on!! Well done!!

Got a race report for us?! Have never run VLM so want to hear all about it!!

What were the best bits? Did you hit the wall? What was the congestion like?

22/04/2013 at 12:13

Hooray!! Pics are working again!! Anyone got any of their race pics they want to post up??

Pics from Paris:

Just crossed finish line ... looking knackered and clutching poncho and race tee!

Mel walking up to the start

At about 7.30am ... the finish line in the background ...!!

 First celebratory beer!

 Me, Ady and Mel walking to the start with the Arc D' Triomphe in the background. Would like to reassure you that the ponchos say JOGGING not dogging.

 The view of the finish line from the top of the Asics area ... such a gorgeous day!

 The sun rising over the finish line ... with the Arc D' Triomphe in the background

 Milling around at the start

22/04/2013 at 19:19

Fab pictures!

Had an ace day in London, 3;34..bit gutted not to go sub 3:30 but too many people to weave around. But enjoyed it immensely. No. 4 of the year done, White Peak marathon in 4 weeks...just a little bit different to London!

23/04/2013 at 23:36

Evening Brer Rabbit!

Thanks! Was watching the video of us all crossing the Paris finish line yesterday too ... was a bit emotional!! Needed a creme egg after watching that!

That's a cracking time in London - ESPECIALLY as that was your 4th of the year ... wow!! How are you finding knowing you've got one every month? ... and then one?

Are you planning them in advance or just looking out for ones that really appeal? White Peak marathon ...? That sounds seriously hilly!! Where's that?

23/04/2013 at 23:49

Lots of cheese and a video of us crossing the Paris Marathon finish line!

We may be a slightly bit happy in this ...!!! Video link here: video

Edited: 23/04/2013 at 23:51

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