Having just recovered from a nasty bout of man-flu (women are so lucky they don't get afflicted by it!) ran 22 miles yesterday. I needed another long one despite the proximity to Paris date. I was about 15-20 mins behind what I would normally expect but I'll put that down to my condition. It was bloody hard graft the last couple and not pretty.
Still haven't got my doc's certificate yet ... got an appointment next week, hope he doesn't charge too much.
Looking forward to Arc picture pre-race, Corcorans and maybe running with a few of you.
Sorry its taken me over a week to respond Stuchbury but I was away at the Cheltenham horse racing Festival last week drinking, eating and gambling far too much for my own good. Put a few pound on (waistline) and lost a few (pocket)
You and Heroine passed me in your Foch T-shirts within the first mile I believe before disappearing into the MK horizon. I will try and keep up a bit longer in Paris.
Couldn't squeeze in a LSR at the weekend because of family commitments etc but finally got round to running 21 this morning. Did I enjoy it? Did I hell.
The prospect of 22 next weekend fills me with utter glee!!
I better get off to the docs for the certificate judging by how many of you have already got yours.
Hope the old geezer doesn't want too much for his precious signature.
Well done to everyone over the weekend. I too was at Milton Keynes for the 20 miler. How incredibly repetitive was that. I almost jumped in the lake at mile 16 just to break up the monotony of going round and round the same course. And I didn't see one concrete cow.
But I broke 3 hours by about four minutes which I was chuffed with considering all my recent injuries.
I saw a couple of lasses wearing where "the Foch is the finish" t-shirts which made me smile and got me in the mood for Paris.
Could you add me to the purple pen please Heroine. Thanks. My bib number is 31006.
Thanks for the kind words and invitations. Can't make the breakfast run due to flight times but count me in for the plate of pasta, the Arc photo and most definitely Corcoran's. Sounds like it could be a long night of merriment.
Hi guys. This is a second bonjour from me. I came on the Paris thread quite a few months ago full of beans after securing my place.
But since then I've been beset by a two-month hamstring injury and repetitive lower back pain after running Snowdonia in October.
I thought I had no chance of making Paris. I felt so down in the dumps, I couldn't even look again on this site.
But the hamstring is now ok, my back pain is easing and my form is slowly coming back after running 16 on Sunday. I've entered Milton Keynes 20 this Sunday coming and now booked my flights and hotel for Paris.
The plan was to bring the other half but because of how things have panned out I am coming on my own. Just to save me trawling back through 240 pages is there a get-together planned of forumites before or after and would I be welcome?
If you can add me to the list I'd be most grateful my bib number is 31006 and I'm in the purple pen.