Hi Fazza, I agree with Emmy and Eggy - I've also done both London and Paris and hugely prefer Paris. I would say that the scenery in Paris is much, much better than in London. It feels so much more open in Paris, wide streets, beautiful buildings and plenty of park/woodland to run through. There's a 30minute difference between my slowest London time and my Paris one (albeit with two years' marathon experience) and I think that a lot of that's down to the course.
I'm still undecided about Paris next year - I'm doing Larmer Tree a few weeks before. If I don't do it, I may well come to support although I don't know if I'd be able to cope with just watching it!
Emmy, laxatives? That's terrible! Why would anyone do that?
Good morning all , cycled to work on the Green Lantern four days this week and ran Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Pleaded brick session defeat yesterday though and drove to work. Got 50ish lengths to do this evening as the pool's right on the cycle back, which is handy. Hopefully it'll be nice and quiet as everyone has rushed off on their summer holidays, hooray.
Ha, Eggy. It's not really sunny here, it's just really warm, high 20s. I moaned all the way round yesterday as I thought my running buddy was trying to kill me - Loch Ness plan states 1 x M warm up followed by 4M 'marathon pace 9min/mil then a 1M cool down. It does NOT state 1 xM warm up followed by 4M marathon pace at 8:40min/mil!! Yeah, I know, I'm being a bit 'controlly'.
TD glad you're ouchies are healing. is it itchy? I reached at least 15mph on the bike this morning and thought of you - I don't know how you reach top speeds!
Not nearly enough commonwealth games in my life right now. Darn running/swimming/gigs/engagement parties...
My bum is broken well, technically I have hip bursitis. 3-4 wks to recover. No running, cycling or swimming. Pretty much anything cardio with legs. Any ideas?
Helloooo esther!! Is paris your first? Am very excited for you. Paris marathon rocks!!!
Ouch, that sounds really painful. Hmm, cardio with legs. Exercise class? Zumba or something? Sending healing thoughts to your... er.... bursitis...
Welcome Esther Tony! How exciting! Paris is brilliant and this thread is a wealth of information and silliness. Like RunnngRodent, I'm undecided about Paris as yet but I've done it twice in a row and chances are I'll either do it or be part of the support crew.
ha Weedy, is that Ralph as in Ralph or Ralph Fiennes' pronunciation? You're right, it was Ryan Reynolds. Seth Rogen is Green Hornet. I think I'd rather have Ryan Reynolds... Speaking of Ryans, we watched Crazy Stupid Love again last night. It's so good.
Well done Natty, amazing time! Ouch about the blister though, hope it feels better after a wee rest.