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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 08:18

Eggy - or Yaktrax. They work a treat in conditions like that.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 21:39
Course you did, Pottermoss - have to keep standards up.

HIAHS - did she mean you shouldn't run tonight because she'd been working on your hamstrings, not that they were still recovering from the weekend? I wouldn't run the day of a massage either, because it does make your muscles and ligaments quite tender for a while.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 21:38

 Pottermoss - I read that as 'rouge pics'. I had you down as more of an eyeliner man...

Welcome back Coops! Indeed, there will be beer and pasta and body weight in croissants and all the good stuff .

Comrades 2015

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 08:04

Anyone else thinking of doing the Ranscombe Challenge on 14th March? I've just signed up because I realised I was due to a 30 miler that weekend and I might as well do it in company with a goody bag at the end.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 08:02

List fairy - can you add me to the Ranscombe Challenge on 14 March. Ta.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 20:27

Natty - I see you've signed up for the Stour Valley marathon. If you fancy something a bit longer I'm manning (personing?) a feed station at the Stour Valley Ultra on 14th Aug (100k). There will be cake.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 16:40
What Cheerful Dave said. But the runners starting further back can get later buses, so you don't have to be there as early as the speed bunnies at the front. There isn't much at Hopkinton, but there are marquees at the start area so at least there's shelter if it rains. There were quite tight restrictions on what you could bring last year (so no tents), but you could wear old clothes and carry things like small mats to sit on. There's some food and drink as well - bagels, bananas, tea, coffee etc.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 21:28

Cross post EL. See what the phys says but I would have thought you'd have enough time to work on your glutes and ITB to see significant improvement before April. Depending on what the phys says, a few weeks to get your knee right still gives you time to put in enough quality training for a get-you-round plan. I wouldn't give up hope yet. 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 21:23

Sorry to hear that TD. I think the cold weather is contributing to a lot of injuries at the moment - everyone's just a bit more tense and the muscles are colder.

One of my favourite core exercises is staying upright on public transport. Use your core when standing on the bus or the train instead of holding on. Works a treat and you can do it twice a day if you commute.

A probably inadvisably long run for me today but I wanted to test my fitness levels against this time last year. In effect, I did this week's medium and long runs together. Worked OK and gave me a good idea where I am, but I won't go that long again for a while.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 22:58

Baljc - looks like we're on the same flight . Which, if you're a 2:47 marathoner, will probably be the last I'll see of you all weekend.

Stig - excellent news, and that you and your lumpy bum will be coming to Comrades .

Jacquie - hope you get some answers soon, that must be very frustrating.

Sounds like people are racking up some mileage now. Getting a little bit excited...

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