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Paris Marathon 2011

Posted: 11/04/2011 at 17:54

Hello one and all and many congratulations to all you finishers.

My target time was sub 3.30 made it home in 3.37.13 (chip time). Like everyone else the heat was a killer an absolute killer. I was doing well all the way to the 20 mile mark and then this Finnish snowman started to burn up. Which brings me on to the next subject:

TD's time! What the heck is that about? Well inside the 3hours in that kind of heat. Keeping up the pace after 20miles in those conditions is awe inspiring. Simply awe inspiring. Many congratulations.

I was very pleased to put a face to the names of a few of you in the pub and was glad to shake hands very briefly with TD at the arc before kick off.

All in all the whole weekend was one amazing experience.

Paris Marathon 2011

Posted: 08/04/2011 at 11:36

Good luck to all!!!

 I got the stomach bug from hell last Sunday, vomitting fever the whole nine yards. At least it emtptied the system.

Managed my first training after the illness yesterday and a short run today. Felt a little sloggy but hey ho time to go. Will definiately have a slog at it on Sunday. My TGV to Paris leaves Luxembourg at 15.55. 

Here's to a great weekend. Where was the meeting up thingy again?

Oh yes and one more time.


Paris Marathon 2011

Posted: 18/03/2011 at 13:13

Hello all,

I am away from the thread for two days and there's enough posts to beat Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. Everyone seems well up for Paris. Great stuff.

Spotted this on the BBC website about places to see in Paris.

It's a Saturday 26k local race (very hilly) tomorrow and then I start to taper.

I sparred for the first time in 15years at the local boxing club. My boxing gloves were older than my sparring partner! Time does fly.

Paris Marathon 2011

Posted: 16/03/2011 at 13:53
ATM. Great picutres

How to become a mid-foot striker

Posted: 16/03/2011 at 12:41
I run in normal running shoes outside, but I use Vibram five fingers on the treadmill and that has really done wonders for my running form. No injuries and no serious problems and it has really strengthened my calves. I recommend to try it.

Paris Marathon 2011

Posted: 16/03/2011 at 12:37

Fizzio: The one I have is quite a small one. I think you might just be able to squeze 8 of those power bar gels in side, but they are small anyway. It is very similar to this one on ebay, although I think mine is slightly smaller (same brand and colour scheme)

Managed another 30 minutes this morning on the treadmill (that has to be the best purchase of my life), boxing tomorrow a rest on Friday and then a killer 26k race on Saturday. Put me in coach I'm ready to play... in Paris.

Have a good day all.

Paris Marathon 2011

Posted: 14/03/2011 at 13:22

Fizzio. I bought a very minimalist belt made by Asics at the NY marathon expo last year. Very comfortable doesn't bounce about at all and I could fit stuff like a phone, some cash, gloves and energy gel inside. A really good purchase all in all.

Ran 22 miles with my colleague yesterday and felt very good. Legs are fine today, feels like I did something, which is as it should be. This was my longest run before Paris, I have a very hilly 26k local race next Saturday and then it is time to start tapering.

Sounds like everyone is up for it in Paris and starting to be mentally ready. I must be getting in to the right frame of mind, because I have these John Fogerty song lyrics playing in my head over and over: Put me in Coach, I'm ready to play. Today!

Paris Marathon 2011

Posted: 10/03/2011 at 15:09
Frodo. Working 80 hours a week? How do you not spontaneously combust? Assuming a 7 hour nightly sleep you are spending around 70 % of your awake time at work?

Paris Marathon 2011

Posted: 09/03/2011 at 17:05

I am getting old. I still haven't recovered from Saturdays race. I went boxing on Monday and did a run on the treadmill on Tuesday. Went boxing today lunch time and had the energy of an exceptionally soggy leaf of lettuce. It might be that I had a 14 hour work day yesterday. I am scheduled to do a 34k on Sunday, so I might have to take a couple of days off to recover.

What happenned to the days when one could party all night, drink all the beer and whisky in the land and still get up the next day full of the joys of spring?

Paris Marathon 2011

Posted: 08/03/2011 at 16:22

Any one got the number for the nearest constabulary?

I just looked at puremalt's whisky list and am thinking maybe I need to give the wife the number of the local copshop in case I get done for drunk and disorderly on weak legs and need to get bailed out.

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