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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 19:23

Leggy - Well done!

Oh and if anyone needs to identify me I'm the one running away from the heavy breathing maniac behind me! I'm not normally hovering sideways though!

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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 19:21

I think the same spot for meeting up for the breakfast run as we do for the marathon start is best. And it's in no way a fast run, easy paced 5km.

Breakfast Run meet-up (8:30am at the Arc):
Eggy
Thisisnatty
Mr Thisisnatty
Nodster
Meadower
Berkeley Runner
Orapidrun

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 13:24

Meadower - Well done at your parkrun! I ran a course PB at Tollcross this morning in the fantastic company of Scott the Walker.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 13:21

On the subject of the breakfast run. If you are worried about impacting you in the marathon I can provide my experience.

I first ran Paris in 2012. It was my 8th marathon. I did the breakfast run the day before and this was the first time I'd ever ran the day before a marathon. I ran what still stands as my marathon PB that year. I've ran Paris every year since and I've done the breakfast run every year. I've ran 13 marathons so far and my three Paris runs stand as my 1st, 2nd and 4th fastest marathon times.

Breakfast Run meet-up (8:30am at the arc):
Eggy
Thisisnatty
Mr Thisisnatty
Nodster
Meadower
Berkley Runner

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 15:53
15West wrote (see)

I've read that water stops can get very slippery due to water and fruit peel spillage? Any tips to avoid slipping over onto one's arse?

As others have said going on your pace the carnage should be slight. Further back you'll find more debris as more people have passed through, but even as a 4 hour runner I've found that staying in the centre of the road away from the food/water stations tends to be pretty clear of litter.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 15:50
Iain Hickman 2 wrote (see)

Thank you all, well it looks like the start is going to be absolutely manic. I guess for all the training I've done the hardest mile will be the first. Not setting off too quickly, but also not having a ridiculously slow first mile and being along way behind goal pace, which for me is between 8:30-8:40/mile.

Now I know this I can plan ahead and get my mental prep sorted and hopefully I will stay calm and achieve the time I want.

With Paris I wouldn't worry about the crowing at the start. The staggered start does mean you can wait longer to get going, but it also filters out the runners and in addition to that the road is extremely wide at the start.

If anything setting off too fast is a possibility, as it's a slight downhill first section. Not that I'd know anything about setting off too fast (set off too fast every single time)!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 12:58

I'm being stalked! Awesome!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 08:58

Formaggio - I'd say just use one pace band. One that measures 26.2 and gives the splits in miles/kms, which ever measurement you prefer. Don't use your watch for distance, just use it for the clock, so when you pass the first course marker you can then look at your watch and see if you are pacing it correctly.

Personally I'm not someone who checks the watch all the time. I only check every 5km. One thing to remember is that you're running through a beautiful city. Take the time to look up and try and enjoy and take-in the experience.

Meadower - Don't worry those of us from north of the wall often baffle people with our accents. Plus Emmy can do a very posh voice, way posher than a Morningside accent!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 22:24

Gunner Runner - That's a nightmare. Hope you get somewhere nice sorted soon.

Breakfast Run meet-up:

Eggy
Thisisnatty
Mr Thisisnatty
Nodster
Meadower

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 16:19

orapidrun - Does that 27 miles exclude the marathon? My final week is very light on running, 10 miles (4,3,3) plus the marathon. I'm looking forward to it!

Matt - I'm pretty sure our very own Jokeybhoy bought a stamp and did his own medical certificate last year.

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