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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 15:19

Shades - I'm trying to aim for 2 weekends a month so just using this time to take it easier, rest and avoid any possibly injury. I've found that if i dont run every day - my legs really ache for the first few km.

Mowser - I've noticed this. A friend that started running in january is already aiming for a 50 miler in the autumn  I cant even contemplate that yet! I'm doing stort 30 in october. The day after Beachy Will you be there?

I heard that someone cheated on round the reservoir yesterday? It was reported to the RD and they didnt get a time on the results. Quite sad really

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 09:59

ATM - Happy Birthday!!

*waves*. It's a proper storm this morning :/ Quite worrying just how much rain can fall in such a short period of time!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 09:59

Morning all! I thought it was funny to see them switch over from the marathon to the boules! I mean... seriously?Can that be more entertaining?!

I dont have a race until mid august so using the time to work on speed work and resting. I'm quite enjoying it!

How is everyone else getting on?

Who else gets up at stupid O clock to run ??

Posted: Today at 07:06

Birky - how was the race?

Kate - Welcome back. I woke up this morning to the same and the dog is looking anxiously outside and looking like he's asking: are we really going out there?!

MC - how was outlaw?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 17:02

Suze - Yeah. I've heard it a few times from those have done London (and other major city marathons). It could all be speculation but I was talking to one person in the pens and they said that the previous year they were running and ate some haribo from the kids off the street. An hour later he began to get the start of the squits. Cue 3 hours of squits along the route. Apparently it's a known "joke".

I was told: unless the sweet is wrapped - dont take it. I've seen haribo/sugar sweets laced with salt/pepper/cayenne pepper.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:09

Eggy - I thought the same! For me the worst bit was between 6-13 miles as it just seems so dull! this was the same marathon where I did hear about people poisoning the sweets being offered with Laxatives

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 14:20

Hi Fazza,

No. My experience of London is that no matter where you are on the course - it is crammed full of people and very difficult to get into a good pace early on (unless you're a speedy one - less than 3.15).

In Paris - they set you off in waves. This means that you are taking a little longer to get across the line BUT it means that there are not so many people around you and you can run more freely.

Take into consideration: London has 36,000 runners and Paris over 40,000... it makes a huge difference. I also had the issue with London that i was a 5hr runner and I was constantly battling people who had started out way too far forward in the pens. In Paris I dont notice this as much.

Scenery is probably around the same. Where you have one nice building in london you get the same in paris. The crowd support in both in awesome and you dont need to worry about the french aspect. There's so many english around that i think i heard it more than french!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 12:47

Fazza - A lot of us have run both. Most of us are running Paris next year - others are maybe's or coming along for the support.

I've done both London and Paris and prefer Paris if i'm honest. London was my first marathon and the support is amazing but I found the course not as appealing as Paris and i find it easier to run in Paris than London as it tends to pace it out better.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 08:50

Molly - there was the same in the one where i used to live in germany. You never went near the Aldi but the lidl was already

Slowkoala wrote (see)

Molly - IM Austria sounds fab. What an achievement that will be. I'm interested to know how good your swimming was when you started triathlons. Would love to do one but I only do breast stroke nowadays and am not speedy.I love the idea of triathlons for kids as it doesn't limit them to one sport. Hopefully he will be inspired having watched the action today on TV. Hope the tempo went well.


I'm the same with swimming. It's on my bucket list to do an ironman but my swimming is awful. Where I currently am there are no decent pools/lessons available. The nearest one I could find would incur a 90min roundtrip and an early finish from work... both which arent realistic at the moment.

Lee - how is the achilles?


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 08:46

ooh - it's a bit quiet in here... are we all out running?

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