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Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 23:23
Kenno - You can get back to a decent level of running fitness quicker than you think. I had close to three months off running last year after breaking my foot and getting back out hurt, but after a few weeks I could certainly feel a difference.

Funnily enough it was in Amsterdam I did my first run after breaking my foot. A very gentle jog around Vondel Park the day before the marathon, which I had to DNS due to the injury.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 14:50

Orbutt - Hope the injury clears up soon. It can't be long now until the London ballot results come out. I'm glad I no longer have to worry about that one.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 08:34

JokeyBhoy - Nice to see you back here. Hope you can stay injury free for Loch Ness, not long to go now until that one.

Stirling sounds like it could be an interesting one. It's one I've got down as a maybe, as you say the fact we could get to it from home on the day is something of a novelty factor.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 20:22
I was probably due a tough one. Just one of those days I guess.

A rest week sounds good, but I have a couple of halfs on the horizon that I need to whip myself into shape for. Would like to have a right good crack at a time for one of those.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 15:57
Enjoy your rest week Franz.

I ran a local 10k this morning. Bad day at the office for me. I was feeling really run down and lethargic as soon as I woke up this morning. Tried to give the race a good go, but was struggling through the first 5km and then suddenly felt good and pushed hard on the second half of the race. Finished in 46:13, which is over a minute off where I'd like to be.

Been feeling a bit ill since getting home, probably should have skipped that one.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 21:20
RoddyMac - The breakfast run is a nice route to run to loosen the legs up. Finishes at the Eiffel Tower and there's coffee and pastries at the finish.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 08:35

Bexi22 - Welcome to the thread!

I'd imagine after moving house with a young child that running a marathon will be a breeze.

Chicago Marathon 2016

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 22:07

I'd say you'd be struggling to get from O'Hare to the get your bib if you land that evening at 6:30pm. It might be doable if you get a taxi straight there from the airport, rather than taking the train into the city.

I don't think there was a breakfast run the year I did it. If you want to stretch the legs out on Saturday morning, if your based near the start at Grant Park, the lakeside is a great place to go for a morning run amongst the locals.

I'm not sure if they've changed things since, but a lot of the marathon gear is sold at the Nike store on the Magnificent Mile as well as from the expo. I fact in 2012 the shirts with 'finisher' on it were sold from that store, which is something I didn't find out until I saw someone wander by wearing one at O'Hare when leaving!

Chicago Marathon 2016

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 09:12

I ran it in 2012.

Wonderful city to visit. A good event and well organised. The course is flat, but fairly twisty early on. I'd certainly recommend that race.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 13:43

Franz - Well done!

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