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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 23:52

Eggy - I'm going with a lot of speed work and a lot of hill repeats. We'll see how it works out, and I am mindful of the fact that I have a good base this year from all the Comrades training.  

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Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:40

I'm beginning to think the secret to marathon training is not to do the LSR - at least not as many as we seem to do.  Maybe just one is enough.  What does it achieve - we know we can run the distance and running lots of long slow runs makes you a slow long runner.  Perhaps its better to focus on runs of 8-14 miles and making them count - speed, hills, etc.  ?   Thats what I'm trying for ABQ marathon.  Haven't been over 14 miles yet.

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Posted: 14/08/2014 at 20:51

Great - I'm runner #2 - so that's legs 2, 14 and 26.  Really looking forward to it.  Start time 8.30 am - you?

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Posted: 14/08/2014 at 17:51

RR - how can you resist this:

"Runners will be rewarded with a special anniversary medal, which will be the same size as the one used in 1988, the 100 year anniversary of Pietermaritzburg, and 2010 the 85thrunning of Comrades."

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Posted: 14/08/2014 at 14:17

RR:  interesting - (highlighted by me)

Qualifying for the 2015 Comrades Marathon will be applicable from 1 August 2014 till 4 May 2015. Runners are advised that the 2014 Comrades Marathon will not be an automatic qualifier for next year’s race.

Guess I better take the Albutukey thing a bit more seriously now 

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Posted: 13/08/2014 at 20:16

Great!  I'll be in Portland next weekend for the Hood to Coast 200 mile relay.  

Paris is an awesome race, and the people on this forum are the most awesomest ever. You'll get tons of advice, some of it may even be useful

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Posted: 13/08/2014 at 20:06

I am Jimbob.  Indeed I am.  I hope RR comes for her back to back medal.....


Welcome Formaggio - you are in for a fantastic marathon.  What was your first?

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Posted: 13/08/2014 at 11:45

Agree with all RR said.  And with it being the 90th Anniversary run next year, they are apparently planning some special stuff (no idea what).  

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Posted: 12/08/2014 at 11:51

Comrades opens Sept 1st.  Glad to hear Emmy and RR are coming, and I think Radar is in too...  Weedy???   Kaz????

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Posted: 25/07/2014 at 20:35

I must be the odd one out.  I prefer London for the running experience - Paris for the friends experience.   Although London is certainly more crowded, I had no trouble getting a good pace immediately out the gate (3:40 ish marathon pace) and holding that until 14 miles - at which time my pace dropped dramatically but that was my fault, not the race's.   London's support is fantastic, but I think the course is also better in some respects.  In Paris, miles 20-25 ish are very boring - a time when you need support and interest and you have neither.

But, int he end, we are comparing two fantastic races - can't go wrong with either. The recently released running statistics quoted on a podcast I was listening to showed that both races were amongst the top 10 popular worldwide.

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