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Comrades 2015

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 22:21

McHilly - I'll be at the bottom of a flagpole with a blue and white stool on it (long story, ask me if you see me...) about 16.5 miles just before the turn back up the Isle of Dogs. Come and say hello! Good luck to all the runners. Poacher - you can always eat the bananas if they fall off.

Good to see Marty at Fowlmead today - nice steady run for me, best I've had in a while, even if it wasn't super-long. 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 18:27

Epic running at Fowlmead today to celebrate Emmy's 100th .

Now gearing up for some serious supporting tomorrow - watch out between miles 16 and 17 for Stool flags, and also at other places around the course. Good running people - weather forecast's looking like it might be a bit drier than we thought originally.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 09:01
A short jaunt around the London marathon start area this morning. Everything looking rather lovely, and there are many, many portaloos.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 23:20

Interesting idea Dannirr. I might try that as well, as you say, walking uphill is different to running. Do you ever go steeper than 10%?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 22:46

Tight square pants ? Are we going to have to change your name to Spongebob?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 17:42
I'm a bit scared to come in here at the moment, it's all serious training stuff . Can we talk about pants?

Comrades 2015

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 21:27

Marty - I'll have my hat on too. Haven't decided how many laps to do. I'm thinking I might not go all that long as I'd like to get a 35 miler in and there won't be time for me to do that at Fowlmead before the cutoff. So I might just do a shorter one, and save the long one for a couple of weeks' time.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 21:06

KS - I can relate to what you're thinking at the moment, as after having a break last summer I've struggled to get back on form again, with constant niggling injuries and nowhere near my best times at any distance. However, the performance of Jimbob today at Boston has fairly inspired me to get back out there with a more positive frame of mind.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 23:00

Excellent result there Jokeybhoy - comfortably sub 4 . As others have said, it's common to get a poor night's sleep the night before, but it's still a good idea to reduce your stress levels if you can. Stay away from caffeine, try not to dash around too much, put your feet up as much as you can, eat carbs. You might benefit from a relaxation app or a YouTube video, there are loads of them around - helps you to focus and lower the heart rate. But it sounds like you're doing most things right anyway.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 08:44

Check with your insurance company - I know my annual policy definitely doesn't cover ultras. I went with Dogtag last year, which covers you for everything up to and including the Marathon des Sables.

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