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Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 23:48

Nice 5 mile post London recovery run.

Comrades 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 00:31

Terrific time in London - not enough to get me one pen closer, but that really was not my goal - it was purely to have fun - and I did!  Now I'm back in Atlanta for the final push to Comrades.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:21

TD - the accelerometer is in the watch.  There is an additional one in the heart strap for the oscillation measurements etc.  I don't use the heart strap butt still get cadence. 

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 14:01

Attempted to go look at the finish today - all the security wont let you near it. I guess to see it I'll have to run. 

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:00

Radar - one minor correction - the new Garmin's 220 and 620 don't use a footpod for cadence as they have the accelerometer built into the watch.  

Had a wonderful evening with Running Rodent and Radar Sal last night scoping out the start for the London race tomorrow and then a good, carb heavy meal. Am looking forward to the run tomorrow.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:48

tired legs2:  it's always a let down if we don't achieve our goals. Use that feeling to examine why that occurred.  Were they realistic? Did you train properly?  Did you eat and sleep properly?   If the answer to all those questions is yes, then feel proud that you did all you could do and it just wasn't the day.  If you answer no to some of them, then use that on which to base your future changes.  But, and I really mean this, you finished your first marathon and that is a huge achievement! Feel proud in yourself, you've earned it.  

When I was fretting over exam results in medical school, my father pulled me aside and said "do you know what they call the guy who finishes right at the bottom of your class? - they call him Doctor".   The same applies here - you are a marathoner. No one asks nor cares about how much you walked or how fast you ran.

 

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 16:13

I'm thinking about the Jerusalem Marathon (March 13) next year....  anyone else want to go play in the Holy Land?

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 21:35

To hit an A goal, everything has to be perfect on race day, assuming your training puts you in reach of that goal anyway.  An A goal is an all out performance, and you need perfect conditions for that - health wise, head wise, weather wise, people around you wise etc.

Not having been there, it seems to me that heat was a major factor for almost everyone. To do well, you need cold weather.

I have had a DNF at the Paris Marathon (last year) due to illness. You brush it off and move on.  Sure it sucks to put in all that training effort, not to mention the cost of the trip from the USA, but I don't spend a whole lot of time mourning things that I cannot control.  I do spend a whole lot of time pissed at myself when it's my fault I missed the goal (going out to fast at the Steamtown Marathon).

I firmly believe that if you are attempting a new pb, or an aggressive A goal, it can only mean that you have trained appropriately - and that's a huge effort.  You should still hold you head high knowing that you did all you could do, and that the vast majority of the populace did not even have the temerity to try.

 

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 18:50

Sounds like a brilliant weekend had by all  Some exceeded their goals, some fell short.   That is the why the marathon is so hard. Whatever your individual outcome you can stand proud.  I admire you all.

Weedy - can you add to the list May 4th: Strolling Jim 41 mile ultra, Tennessee for me please?

 

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:52

Seems like it was a tough day to race, but I am immensely impressed by all the threaders.

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