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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 13:07

You are all invited:


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 04:43

List fairy:

please put me and BRF down for the Hot Chocolate 15k on Jan 25th.  thank you

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 13:39

I think we need a shoe lace tying video

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 04:53
The Jimbob wrote (see)
Agent P - the target for Boston will be 3-fold. 1) Run a PB  2) Run (& finish) with a big smile on my face  3) and get a humungous Double bacon, cheese and chilli burger with extra Mayo, spicy relish and pickles, and Chilli fries on the side, as my post race meal (and cold beers)   - take note Dannir


So noted.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:43

Would be hilarious to run Comrades in my profile epic headgear.  That headgear is only worn when racing vintage cars.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 04:01

Back in Atlanta after the most fabulous time imaginable in Albuquerque.

The marathon was a bit difficult due to the altitude.  I managed to keep my target pace through the first 17 miles or so, but I think I was operating at my limits to do that - even though I felt good.  Then I had the one and only hill and that too it out of me (and its not a major hill by any means) - I could just not recover my heart rate after that and just about limped home.  So, 4:11 - which is still a decent Comrades qualifier but not what I planned for.

Lesson learned:  don't try race at altitude!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 01:40

I don't live at altitude - unfortunately.  It kicked my ass as I was really running near my reserve the whole time, and the one minor hill erased that reserve and then I was spent, almost limping in from 17 miles.  But it's done

If I am ever stupid enough to go for a marathon at altitude, I need to buy an altitude chamber to sleep in for a few months.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 19:33

Qualifier done at the Duke City Marathon today in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Aside from the ridiculous altitude, all went well. 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 14:41

Whaqatac - my thinking is exactly like yours.  After this weekend's race I intend to really try follow a HR based plan with some speed work though through Tokyo Mara in Feb,, and then revert to all slow running for the build up to Comrades.

i do believe that heart rate training does work - it just takes extreme discipline to keep at it until the benefits are realized.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 14:48

I think the breakfast is well worth it.  On race day, it is available ultra early.  The night before, their buffet dinner becomes very carb focused too.   The Hilton is totally geared to Comrades in the week up to the race.  When you limp back in after your race, they greet you with towels and a huge bag of ice!

As for the qualifier - you just tell them about it.  I have submitted a link to my results, but I'm not sure if they actually checked it or not.

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