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Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 08:37

BM - Sorry to hear you've been struggling with injuries. Hope you're back to being injury free soon.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 11:30

Being Scottish I refuse to accept any heat reported starting with a 3 unless it's 3 or -3!

I also do my long runs in shorts with pockets for gels. Not sure if they still make them, but mine are Ronhill trail shorts. Have pouches and loops for gels built into the shorts.

I managed my highest ever placing on a 10km trail race on Saturday morning, finishing in seventh place. I think that might say more about the quality of the field than my running ability right enough.

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Posted: 19/07/2016 at 11:32

kenno - There are worse things than a foot in a support boot. I broke my foot at the start of August last year. It was booted for 10 weeks and then another couple of weeks before I was walking normally again. After that I was back running short distances soon after and back to marathon training five months after the break.

I was able to return and train hard. The only issue I've had is that I lost the best form of my life that I had pre break, had just ran a half PB two days before the break, and my race times this year have mostly disappointed me.

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Posted: 12/07/2016 at 15:52

Welcome to the thread Franz!

That's what I call a man with a plan. Already training!

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Posted: 11/07/2016 at 08:39

agentpenguin - Well done on that sub 3! Fingers crossed that you get your spot in Boston.

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Posted: 04/07/2016 at 11:35

Kenno - I hope the consultation goes well. I know it can feel like you'll never lace up the trainers again, but give it time. Sometimes these injuries take a lot longer than we'd like to clear up.

List Fairy could you please put me for the Great Scottish Run on October 2nd.

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Posted: 01/07/2016 at 08:55

You know Paris makes sense!

I can't help with UK based marathons at that time of year. The only two I've done are London, not exactly easy to get in to. Edinburgh, which I wouldn't recommend at all.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 10:26

I might try and get a place for it next year. Sounds like it could work out well timing wise for Paris.

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Posted: 30/06/2016 at 09:09

The Alloa half is open already! I've still not gotten around to running that one yet.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 09:13

I made if back from Tromso. Based on the travelling involved it's certainly more difficult to get to and further away than you'd think. I was roughly 12 hours each way from door to door. That's the equivalent of travelling to east coast USA!

I had a great time over there. Always good to catch up with friends from here. Lovely part of the world..

I'm reasonably happy with my time. I ran faster than at Copenhagen last month, but was never really in a position to run the time I wanted. I don't think I got my eating right on the day, had a few stomach issues early on. I also suffered all through the second half of the race with tight hamstrings. Either I wasn't in the shape I thought I was, the day of travel the day before took it out me, or I hadn't fully recovered from being an idiot and gunning for it in the heat of Copenhagen four weeks earlier. Still it goes down as my third fastest marathon, which is a bonus when I know that run was far from perfect.

Good event. The route is a mixed bag. I enjoyed the first half of the course. The later section out and back to the airport isn't particularly interesting though. Glad to have ticked that one off the bucket list.

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