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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:35

I really needed a break over the summer, as I'd more or less been in long race training constantly for about 4 years. It ended up being a bit longer than I'd intended, but maybe that was no bad thing, in the end. I'm still struggling a bit with what my longer term running goals are - faster, or longer? I've probably got a sub 3:45 marathon in me, but I think I'm getting diminishing returns from that kind of training, so I'm not sure I'm prepared to put in that kind of effort. So longer is probably easier for me. But I've signed up for Thames Meander on the grounds that it's a nice target, something to aim for, logistically easy and gives me Christmas off.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:52

Well, there's been torrential rain, and wind, and sunshine, and more of less everything bar plagues of frogs. But some good trail running done.

Weedy - can you put me down for the Thames Meander on 1 Nov.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 08:01

Hello Formaggio. You'll have a blast in Paris, and the Hood to Coast thing sound fun.

Weekend in the Lake District for me - I'm hoping not to get completely and utterly soaked, every day. I have very low expectations, weather-wise.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 08:51
A word about Comrades. Physically, I reckon if you can run a marathon in under 5 hours at the moment in reasonable comfort, and commit to 750 miles in training next spring, you can do it. But, as Weedy wisely points out, you really have to want it.

However, if there's anyone out there thinking they want to run it one day, but isn't sure about the cost, next year might be the year to do it. The Rand is exceptionally weak against the pound at the moment, so hotel costs etc are very low. I paid a third of the price for a 3 star hotel with a pool within walking distance from the finish that I paid for a B&B in Boston. Of course, rates may change, but hotels can be booked now.

Tracking App. for Iphone

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 13:58

Cheesy - yes you can post links from a phone/fruit based device. You have to add (url) in front of the address and (/url) at the end, but use square brackets instead of round.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 08:07

Actually, scrap that, I don't know where I got 1st Sept from, it opens in 2 days, according to the FB page 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 07:59

Happy birthday to all the furries. I have a very nice pot plant. And a small but persistent collection of spiders. 

Emmy - Paris opens on 9th September. And Comrades opens on the first .

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 08:06

43k? Did you run a marathon and think 'actually, that's not quite far enough?' Good job in that weather,

12 miles verrryy slllooowwly yesterday - that's easily the furthest I've run since 1st June. Feels good to be back out there again though.


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:37
Hi Jamie. Last year was the first time you had to register for the breakfast run / previously you just turned up. If it's the same this year, I think you can register when the main race opens, which is some time in September, I think?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 18:27
Weedy - can you change the Devil's Dyke race to 10m, not 15 (organisers' decision, not mine. Boo).

KS - what worries me more than your carb intake is your description of stopping sweating. Profuse sweating, which then stops, is a symptom of heatstroke (which would also explain the dizziness). If you (or anyone else for that matter) notice it happening again when you're out on a run, please stop straightaway, get into some shade, and try to get some water over your head, or a wet towel on the back of your neck.
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