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Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 06:04
Good luck st Saxon Shore everyone!

I'm currently exploring northern Thailand. No running, but plenty of great food. Another week in the country before returning to the lovely weather back home!

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Posted: 16/11/2016 at 09:18
Well done Franz!

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Posted: 12/11/2016 at 14:31
TT - Welcome to the thread.

I've ran PB's twice in Paris, so I'd certainly recommend it as a PB course.

Great reports again Nodster.

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Posted: 06/11/2016 at 16:35

Well done Andy! That's some impressive running this year.

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Posted: 05/11/2016 at 14:22

Good luck to Sweety, Jimbob and Nodster in NYC this weekend!

It wasn't that cold here Franz, but it felt it due to the wind. First time in ages I've had that tingling sensation on my face as it started to defrost after getting in from this mornings run.

Kenno - If you're stuck I'd be happy to hold that bags for you at my place. I'll be based in Montmartre. Check with your hotel though. Many have luggage rooms are are happy to keep your bags if you don't leave until long after checkout time.

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Posted: 02/11/2016 at 15:12

On that note I find it's very rare for a French hotel to include a kettle.

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Posted: 02/11/2016 at 13:02

ryantilley - I think bringing your own is best. You don't want to risk anything new on race day. The best plan is to eat what you used to fuel your long training runs. Use the breakfast the days of your long runs to find out what works for you, in terms of feeling ok and how long before the run you need to eat. 

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Posted: 01/11/2016 at 13:18

Stockholm is my current marathon PB course. Although the weather that day was cold and included a torrential downpour for pretty much the entirety of the race. I think that's why I ran a PB, as I was determined to get out of the cold.

Copenhagen is a wonderful city and it's a great event. The heat just killed me that day, and it's a course that offers no shade, so you're exposed to the sun for the length of the run. I'd certainly recommend the city and that event to anyone who was interested in it.

After Paris I have the Luxembourg Night Marathon in May. I've ran both Berlin and Amsterdam in the past. Amsterdam is a perfect going for a time course. The weather tends to be on the cool side for that one too. Berlin's a wonderful city to explore, but outside the start/finish the course is fairly bland I thought. The finish to the Brandenburg Gate is spectacular though.

I do similar mileage and number of runs to yourself. I've found four runs a week seems to work well for me. I'm a good bit slower than yourself though with my marathon PB at 3:44:14 and half at 1:37:00. From my knowledge the folk here who run closer to the times you're aiming for do higher mileage and and run more frequently. Hopefully one of them will be able to give you some advice, as I've seen a few of them make huge improvements in their times.

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Posted: 01/11/2016 at 11:44

mordo - Welcome to the thread!

There are a couple of cobbled sections in Paris, but I have to admit they've never bothered me at all. They're in good condition and unless you're looking down you probably wouldn't notice it's cobbles.

I'd say the banana skins/orange peel that gets dumped by other runners at a couple of the water stations are more of a concern in terms of watching your footing.

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Posted: 31/10/2016 at 16:00

GuyKynn - Welcome to the thread!

There will be others along who can give you better advise on what they did to get their times down to that sort of range. It would be best to give some details in terms of what you did when training for Paris this year, mileage, frequency, types of runs etc.

I'd imagine the heat was a factor in slowing you down. I missed Paris this year for the first time in several years, but I remember reading race reports and the vast majority seemed to be slower than their target times. The heat seemed to be the most notable factor in causing people problems this year.

I got caught with that in Copenhagen this year. Training went well, everything suggested I'd be on course to challenge my PB. Then had a race from hell, as I couldn't deal with the heat on the day.

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