My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub-5 Gareth

Target 26.2 - 2014 - Gareth Edmondson (Sub-5)

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12/04/2014 at 07:51

Great race report Gareth, written from the heart. It sounds like a great weekend in Paris, - running your first ever Marathon in Paris has got to be special. 

Have you been out for a gentle post Marathon leg loosener yet ? If you are looking for the next challenge - have you seen the competition for the Chester Marathon on this site. It even crosses over the border in to Wales to appeal to your patriotic streak!


12/04/2014 at 09:39

Just read your race report Gareth. It's inspirational stuff, and i hope that you're really proud. You should be! Running a marathon is an amazing achievement, especially your first one... hope you share your next one with us too! 

Yesterday at 22:53

Isabelabos: Thank you for your kind words. 

booktrunk: Thank you. I agree and have since risen from my fed up-ness about the time. My Autumn marathon will be a lot faster if I can get my arse in gear.

Ruth: Thank you. Gutted we will not be in touch again. I’ll send you a quick email this week.

LMActive: Seems my report touched a few people. Several members of staff in school commented on it as well - I didn’t know they read it

Andy: Been a long time since we sat in that motorway services eating a healthy meal 19 or so weeks ago. The weekend was very special, as was the marathon. I’m chuffed that I popped my marathon cherry in Paris. I wonder where my next one will be? Will you be entering the Asics competition again next year?

NTGNR: Thank you Sir. I will indeed share my next one.

Yesterday at 22:54

Tuesday - not been for any sort of run since the marathon. Is this right? Is this wrong? I don't feel like running.

I'm not quite sure how I'm meant to feel. Can any experienced marathon runners tell me?

Should I feel like running soon? I feel the need to get out there, but I don't feel the passion for it at the moment.

Any advice appreciated.

Today at 05:22

Gareth, three friends of mine also ran Paris. One went back out a couple of days ago, one yesterday and the other hasn't run again yet. I think that you just go back out when you feel like it (although I'm not basing that opinion on any real knowledge, just gut) 

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