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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 09:35

Walking to the pub is also part of training for Paris.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 12:59

Jokeybhoy - Bulk of the training is done. Missing a week now is nothing. Rest up and make sure you're ok for Cancun.

HiaHS - I love the fact that easing off is just the two marathons!

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 10:48

Wendy - If your aim is to complete I wouldn't worry about doing pace work. That can come in training for future events if you wish. Pace work helps you get faster, but if you are new to marathon training you'll no doubt find that steady running alone will help with that.

I'd only recommend throwing in some speed work if you've been running regularly for a while before embarking on your marathon adventure.

Like Orbutt I don't follow an official plan and use one I cobbled together myself over the years. I tend to run all my shorter mid-week runs hard/fast and then take it easy for my long runs. I can do that now after years of experience, it would have killed me if I tried that for my first.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:53
LloydR wrote (see)

Oops. Just signed up for the A20 marathon on Sunday. How did that happen?

Credit cards and online shopping are a dangerous thing!

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:27

I always stayed at the Ibis in Montmartre, which was reasonably priced and has great Metro links to the start/finish and expo.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 12:57

Wendy - It does get better. One thing to note is that you'll feel better if you keep active after your long run. Something simple like an easy paced walk will do wonder to help the legs recover. The worst thing you can do is the thing you probably want to do, sit down and not move for the rest of the day.

Also wearing compression tights after a long run can help the muscles recover from my experience.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 13:04

Good stuff. I believe we already have another couple of sign-ups for that one.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 12:46

Get out there and run. I often find once I'm out I'm good to go. The motivation to get out can be the tricky part.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 11:04

Meadower - Copenhagen is the month before Tromso, 22nd of May. I've never been to Denmark either, which was one of the reasons I fancied trying that one.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 09:54

Well since I'll be missing out on running Paris for the first time in five years, after delaying entering until my foot was better, only to find out Paris sells out in record time. I've now signed up for two marathons! Bring on Copenhagen and Tromso. Many types of pickled herring!

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