Hi Lagerman. Welcome, Boston will also be my 8th. Congratulations on qualifying. This will be a nice one to add to a quite decent set you have already, well done on the 20 milers. Seems like you are experienced enough and timing things just right. Good luck with the training. Stick around and keep us updated with your preparation. There's some useful posts already from some folks who already did Boston.
National XCs on Saturday in the mud, a real slow struggle,and 20.5 miles on Sunday. Last week's planned high mileage wrecked by a virus in the early part of the week, but finished strong with a decent MLR on Thurs, then the XC, then the Longy .... Prep is ok but starting to feel a bit tired from it all.
you take it with you to the expo Betzza. Once they check the name matches your ID and dates are right and cert is signed and stamped - they validate your convocation and then you can collect your bib. If anything is not right you risk getting to Paris and not being given your bib so it's important get the Med Cert signed and Stamped using the one you download from the Paris marathon website. I recommend making a photocopy and a PDF of it for back up.
I'm definitely more hungry on higher miles ..... so the body needs it - or am I just greedy? Today I've had large bowl porridge, 2 bananas, a tuna/sweetcorn baguette, a brownie (mmm) and a (double mmm) toffee cornetto (sainsos own brand) - seems like a lot?, but did 11 miles to the office and won't eat that much this evening - maybe I am just greedy!
jokeyboy - unlucky on the ballots. In London my ratio is 1/11, Royal Parks is 1/5 and GNR is 2/2. After my first in 2004 I had guaranteed entry (for a premium) - good luck with NYC.
On the subject of calories I'm fluctuating between 155-160 lbs. The RDA is 2500 calories and I'm running between 50-60 miles per week which gives me about another between 5000-6000 to play with. So this week I have around 23000 calories to replace (or 11.5 large size Dominos Pizzas). I try to keep the diet varied and healthy, most people don't take on enough healthy proteins so I am conscious of that trying to at least tick all the boxes at every meal. It doesn't always work like that. I would say, moderate sized portions, balanced, little and often and low sugar is the way forward. I don't really keep track but if I have a couple of greedy days/boozy nights, I'm snacking on the spinach fruit and water and trying to flush the excesses out of my system soon after.
The main problem is, beneath this skinny frame is old Jimbob, who has an insatiable appetite and a sugar addiction - the root of all evil.