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My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 15:12

Great race report James and you smashed sub-4 on your first mara - impressive stuff. The congestion of Paris puts me off. Would you do it again? 

Have to say this forum has helped me achieve my target. Kept me on target and inspired. Thanks James and all.

I enjoyed Manchester. Pretty flat, good support in places, perfect temp for running. I was ready for the isolated bits at 19 miles to 21/22 miles. Beyond 22 miles my legs did get heavy but it was bearable. There was a great sign from 2 people saying 'pain is temporary, chip times are forever'. Definitely spurred me on. I was trying to encourage the walker in the final mile to get running again  - someone thanked me afterwards as they jogged again.

As Andy said we saw each other at the finish. Not sure I was as fresh as he thought I was! Really enjoyed the finish though. I was sprinting in with a girl just ahead of me. I turned to look at her to say well done, and she turned out to be from my running club! Never spoken to her before so nice to have a little chat.

So, as James said, has anyone got anymore races planned? I'm doing the Nike 'we own the night' 10km in Viccy Park (where my running club trains). Also got Berlin marathon booked in September. I really, really want to do London and New York over the next couple of years too.

Great running all


My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 23:10

very well done malcs for achieveing your aim. for those of you doing London I'm helping with bags on the lorries in the morning. Will probably wear my pink hat so if you see me, give me a holla!

My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 09:24

All, just to say well done us all for getting this far. Have fantastic runs at the weekend. I'm well jel of James C and Sophie in Paris, Manchester just isn't so glamorous! I'm excited and nervous at the same time, but know that I've got a solid 16 weeks of training in the bag to call on and I'm streets ahead training wise compared to last year's mara attempt. Can't wait to hear how you all get on!

Well done on your 4milers James C and Sophie. I did a session on the treadmill this morning (my only one in 16 weeks).

Reiki, would love to see your list!

JamesLinney - I have the same plan for Manc as you! Also off the booze this week (ended up having an impromptu all-day drinking on Saturday, love the Summery weather). Being off the booze made a lot harder by the fact my boyf got really good job news, ah well, we've got Sunday afternoon for a few celebratory drinks I'm sure!

My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 16:57

James C - yay to positive attitude. Got my number through from Manc yesterday - makes it seem a lot more real!


Ooh reikirabbit I'm doing Spitfire. Thanks for the tips on the hills. May follow your pacing lead, unless you want to plod around together?? Apparently they do good bacon sarnies.

My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 07:25

Thanks James Linney - yes, if you're local I would recommend. The volunteers were all very cheery - certainly caputured some of the 2012 spirit. And there were also loads of loos with no more than a 2 min. wait, what more do you need! Indeed, here's hoping to sub-4 in Manc!

My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:57

Hahaha I always have double knots - will make sure it's triple!!

My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:40

Sounds like everything going well on the whole for all.

James C - echo what AndyB says it's only one slightly negative run in what has been an outstanding marathon campaign - and even then it's not like you collapsed after 12 miles and couldn't continue. Also, best to have a negative experience now, rather than in the marathon.

James Linney - I'm doing Manc too. Crikey, it's three weeks on Sunday (as well as those doing Paris)!

Orapidrun - it is a learning curve isn't it.

I'm doing the Surrey Spitfire20 this weekend


Well done Sophie on your 21 miler.

I did Surrey Half yesterday and got myself a pb - 1:45:10 (had to bloomin' re-tie shoelace otherwise would have been sub-1:45, ah well)! As you all experienced it was a warmer day than we were used, and there were a few more inclines on the return than I would have liked. A well organised run though.


My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub 4 James

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 13:49
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Orapidrun - I will share my marathon pace guide for the 10/10/6 but have confused myself with numbers since stalking with Sam! I think it was around 8:50/8:40/8:30 - my calculations lead that to slightly quicker time of 3hr40? Bit too fast Sam... I am hoping Paris is considerably flatter than my previous LSR, which would boost the confidence. Negative splits def seems to be my best form of attack!

Ooh, I love this strategy for splitting up the race - def gives something to focus on/distract during those miles.

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-4.30 Isabel

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 20:10

Hi Isabel. 20 miles went well, windy in parts, but managed to feel strong (it helped that after having what seemed like miles 7 to 18 in a headwind I had a following wind in the final two miles!

I think you've got a great attitude towards time expectations, and as you say, you can assess how you feel after the 20 this weekend. Remember to keep thinking strong!

btx I use that belt for my long runs or run-commute homes and it's true, you hardly know it's there. I've not tried hanging gels from it yet but will this weekend. I bought it from Runners Need.

Good luck with your training this week

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:00

Great write-up of the training day Malcs - I hope there was some good food provided post long-run! I think you should shoot for parkrun pb next week. I've got Surrey Half marathon next week so looking forward to hopefully pb-ing there

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