Turning back time - GFA category
For those that have run Paris before can you advise what the course is like nowadays. I ran my first marathon there but it was in 1986 (before I became a proper runner!) and all I remember is quite a lot of cobbled streets - and it was very warm, but it was in May back then!
Any questions will have to wait til morning. I'm off to bed so I can get my 'stupid O'clock' run in before I go to work.
Seeing as I'm constantly on these forums at the moment I need to get in early to at least get some work done first thing!
Got up early to run and it was minus 4! Lovely
I've done a lot of my running in recent years on a treadmill, but I gave up my gym membership so it would force me outside. Best decision I ever made. I'd forgotten just how great running outside feels, whatever the weather. As long as you have the right clothes on, that is.
Happy winter running!
No Pain - couldn't agree more. I take it you follow the P&D schedules? How many miles do you do generally?
When I set my PB I was running between 55-70 and intend to get back there over the next 18 months to give me a chance at a sub 3 at 50. I know I probably need that kind of mileage but worried I may break down. I guess I need to be careful.
Any advice will be appreciated.
I'm doing about 35-40 pw now but last week I had a cut back week and can feel the benefit of it this week.
That's exactly what I need to hear No Pain. I will take it carefully but I too won't do less than 800m intervals. In fact I probably will do mostly mile reps for my marathon training.
Having said that, I need to do something speedwise!
I will probably bother you again as things progress if you don't mind!
I am the oldest person left in the competition so I need to do something for the greying/balding brigade!
I like to think so! You certainly are!
Are there any forums on here for the older runner. I'm sure I could nab a few votes there!
all the best
Thanks micknphil - I remember seeing you guys featured on one of the televised events. Keep up the good work.
My godson has cerebral palsy, pretty severely, but lives a full life and gets his kicks from competing on a quad bike.
My kids disability is easier in some respects because physically they have little restriction other than dyspraxia. The mental disability is another story though!
Nice to hear from you!
Are you due to race in the South East anytime soon. be great to meet you both!
televised event ?? where was that then ?
south east - i dont know tbh - i've had a bad year - and am now in recovery from having a NON milignant lung tumour operation
i resume running in January - how things will go i have no idea
but yes, it would be great to meet
DS2, I was one of lucky ones last year the course is pretty much flat apart from 4 underpasses. It starts on the champs eyleese (sp?) then out to the zoo before returning along the seine before looping through longchamp to finish at the arc du triomphe.
If you get through Steve will be having you doing a full range of reps (some very very evil sessions!)
I was sure it was a televised event unless it was in the RW magazine. You have a website don't you? I remember taking a look before. Maybe I'm confused but I'm certain I remember seeing you running along pushing your lad. Maybe it was just a picture. At my age the mind plays funny tricks!
Good luck with the recovery. Delighted it was non-malignant. I shall folow your progress and it would be great to keep in touch. Do you contribute to any of the forums on a regular basis?
Choisty - Yes, I remember following you. Tough session are what we like. makes you feel alive....... afterwards!
Were there a series of underpasses on the course. There were when I ran back in 1986!
RW - sometimes, just not as much as i used to - i lurk more
and fetcheveryone website, i lurk amd blog there
No facebook, or Twiter or anything ......
feel most free to keep in touch
Great to have met you DS2, all the very best, I'll be following your progress and join you for a run maybe in the near future?!
DS2 - the Runner's World sub 3 schedule has delivered me two sub 3 marathons - including this year at the age of 56. Mileage peaks in the low 60s and I include one track session in that. I know nothing about HADD, P&D and I don't do the different pace sessions that the Runner's World one recommends, but just try to keep my overall pace for the week up to below 07:30, 07:15 on a really good week. As I live on the edge of the Cotswolds there is a lot of ascent and descent in that.
Ohh yes. I also do the full 26.2 in a training runs but absolutely nobody recommends doing that!
As an oldie, you get my vote, but of course as an oldie I don't how to vote and shock horror I am not on any social networking sites!
The Runner's World magazine for January has a big article on marathon training which you might find interesting. One of the case studies is on someone even older than yourself I guess.
CaroT - Indeed it was and I hope so too. Good luck with the comp! Didn't realsie you were a Vet - where do you practise?
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