Dirty Leeds Rob

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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 19:12
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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 12:08

For me, weight and running are inexorably linked in either a virtuous or vicious circle.

When I'm running consistently its more than just the calorie burn, it's the change in mindset:  I tend not to overeat or crave rubbish.

When I get injured I continue to eat at the more active levels but also start to crave sweet stuff and eat through boredom, self pity or even self sabotage.

In the last 13 months or injuries I've gained over 2 stones.  That in turn makes the injuries slower to heal and more likely to recur...

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 06:55
Edinburgh - Orbutt is spot on. I've stayed there three times, initially on RR's recommendation. They look after runners, do breakfast from round about 6:15 on the day, and it's a very good buffet breakfast by French hotel standards. Rooms are a wee bit small but quaint and the location is surprisingly quiet.

Danni - you know what to do

Orbutt - I've found 34 extra pounds over ths last year and a half. Injuries suck

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 21:25
Orbutt - going good thanks buddy, thee? Yep, we're in the Astrid again this year.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 19:48
If training had gone well and Id racked up a few 20 milers id be tempted to full on race the half three weeks before and have the couple of miles warm up before. Still got 15.2 miles done but also a very clear idea what pace to target in Paris.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 11:58

Sorry List Fairy, 1 more please for me and the good lady:

September 15th - Yorkshireman off road marathon

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 10:50

No idea what plan I'll follow for this year.  Pretty much sod all running in the last 12 months and wont get a physio all clear for at least another 8 days so that limits what I can do as it'll be a complete standing start in terms of running base.  May try and build a bit of a base then follow a 12 week plan.


On book recommendations I bought one recently called Build Your Running Body.

I already have a running body, but as it's now hidden beneath 34lbs of excess body fat I still thought it'd be useful

Some sections are  very, very basic and others maybe contradict other books but there's still some good stuff in there - not least the strength and stretching sections which I've found interesting enough to motivate me to start.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 23:14
Eh up Newey.

You could follow a plan with 3 runs a week and add in a couple of x-training sessions on top, sort of in place of recovery runs. The purist in ne says that's lack specificity but if it keeps you keen then why not? Otherwise I find following a plan very very closely works - if the plan says do it then I do it, and the fitness gains and small pleasure of ticking off another run, keep me focused.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 09:38
Oh, and list fairy...

...can you put me and our lass down for the Otley Chevin Chase on Boxing Day and the Ribble Valley 10k on the 28/12 please?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 09:28
Nah then George. Welcome to the thread.

I joined the thread in late 2006 before running my first marathon in Paris in 2007. Not posted much in the last few months primarily because I've done chuff all running, though hoping for a physio all clear in a week and a half.

If this is your first time in Paris you can get any question answered here - feel free to ask owt at all. Likewise if it's your first marathon at all, collectively we'll have done hundreds so there would be no shortage of advice. Not all the advice always agrees but it's a good place to seek encouragement or bounce ideas.

Like TD, I met the love of my life through here too, and aside from us four there was a thread wedding last year. I've often wondered about JimBob and Orbutt on that score too...
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