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Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:31

For those of you who haven't met me I'm easy to spot. I'm the tall, handsome chap with rugged good looks who'll be surrounded by the ladies*.

* The above statement is absolute bollocks apart from the tall bit!

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 14:23

Since when are we supposed to look presentable at this? That's me done for!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 11:38

My doctor doesn't seem to care if I live or die. I just hand the form in and get it back a day later signed and stamped free of charge!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:35

KS - Nipple chaffing suggests his running top isn't a great for him. I've had it with cheap tops when I first started running, but only ever suffer it now if I get really soaked on a long run. I've found Brooks tops to be really good.

Vaseline would help prevent it, or the good old advice from the Paris race pack of 'bandages for your tits'!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 08:46

Dannirr - That's interesting. I found personally I need to bank those long runs fairly regularly to maintain any sort of stamina over the longer distances, so I was interested to see how you'd get one with regular running but not going too long on any of your runs. I've found I can wing it on anything up to a half, but beyond that I need to be trained properly.

RR - Glad to hear you are getting back out there.

 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 20:05

Dannirr - What's the issue you're having with that approach?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 16:03

And the really cool kids also do the Breakfast Run on the Saturday!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 15:33

Betzza - TinkerBEL on here has a hotel guide.

In terms of location anywhere around the Arc is ideal for the start/finish, but will be costly because of that. Anywhere with good Metro links will see you fine. I've stayed out in the Ibis in Montmartre the three years I've ran, which was cheap for Paris and easy for getting to the start/finish and expo using the Metro.

A lot of people have rented apartments through Airbnb, so it's worth a look on there to see if anything is to your liking.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 09:03

Kaz - For this run I'd just run based on how you feel. No need to push it for this one.

 

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 16:31

It's really only the last few days you want to be taking it very easy. For the rest of the taper you want to be keeping the intensity as before, but you're mileage will be dropping.

Some folk if they are feeling really tired will drop a run during the taper, but for most the noticeable change will be the LSR suddenly dropping from 20 miles or so down to 14 miles or so this week and lower again next week.

I think most common mistakes at this point tend to be over training as much as anything else, particularly if you are new to the distance. There can be a lack of belief in what you've done and a fear that not going out for another 16/18/20 miles is wrong, rather than understanding that it takes time to recover from those runs and there's a good reason why you are dropping the mileage in the lead up to the event.

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