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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 23:40

Ordinateur, could you attach it to the shoulder strap on your shirt (or bra strap if applicable?). Gets it closer to your ear. Or try a Gym Boss timer as well. Set both to the same interval and have twice the chance of hearing it. The Gym Boss is cheap on eBay, about 12 pounds I think. 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 12:46

Hi Meadower, thanks for the encouragement. There's so few races here that I'm tempted to do another one this year, just for the novelty of doing a race that doesn't involve an airport first!!  The problem is that I'm severely lacking in natural talent and don't have any of Emmy's super human traits! I can but dream...

Hi Ordinateur, I had the same fear of not hearing my Garmin before I ran at Disney. I had the poor man on the Garmin stand at the expo testing it for me! I promise you that it was fine and easily heard ( even when I didn't really want to hear the beeps for star t running again...) have you got it set to vibrate too? 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 02:03

Bit of a "how long is a piece of string?" sort of question...

As a beginner marathoner, how long should I leave it between races? I did a marathon in Jan, I'm doing London this year (bit close really but got a late place). Now I'm looking, foolishly, for my next race. I'm a slow runner, currently using Jeff Galloway programme, looking to move to Hal Higdon possibly. 

Your thoughts please?

Any first timers want to talk about VLM 2015?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 13:12

Your training so far sounds very much like mine. We shall cross our fingers together!! For the taper maybe you could look at Hal Higdon's plan or something like that?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 13:08

Hi TD. Waving wildly because someone from the forum is in my hemisphere! Perth to Melbourne, no distance at all really. 

Hope you have a great trip. 

Help!!!!! London marathon 2015 and 21st

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 22:26

Go John!! You'll be fine and your family will be so proud. 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 14:05

It's a windback week for me so my LSR day only called for 10km. It's still pretty darn hot here though and I did throw lots of hilly bits in ( such as they are in my flatfish part of Oz!)

Anyway it was just one of those glorious runs that make all the work seem worthwhile. Everything just fell into place and I came back with a ridiculous beam on my face. The garmin says fastest recorded times for 5k and for 10k tonight. Cue even bigger beam. Felt so good.

huge apologies if you are injured and reading this. My new times are still slower than all of you with one ankle tied behind your back! 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 02:24

Hope the run went well Nodster. Sending you positive vibes. 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 08:50

Dannirr, many congrats. Great report. How hard is it to get a spot for Tokyo?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 14:17

Managed a 17 mile LSR this evening, despite it being 30 deg C. Was meant to go this morning, but at 4am I had a severe case of alarm-ignorism, so it had to wait till this evening! All good, happy legs and the nice lady at the petrol station even refilled my water bottle!

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