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Talkback: First Brit Paul Giblin wins bronze in World 100K

Posted: Today at 08:08

And three paragraphs from the bottom they get round to the fact that Ellie Greenwood, also British, WON the women's race? What? No criticism of the blokes, but that's a weird sense of reporting priorities!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 08:05

Aw, he's changed it back!

Comrades 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 12:01

Jacquie - same here, had heard you were on the injury bench but hadn't realised how bad it was. Best wishes, I'm sure you'll be back even stronger soon.

On the subject of flights - has anyone found a reasonably priced flight from London via Johannesburg? I flew via Dubai last year but didn't get much sleep because it's two medium flights rather than one long and one short. But any flight I've found via Joburg is almost twice as expensive (Dubai is coming in at about £650 return at the moment with Emirates). 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 11:45
KeyserSuze wrote (see)

Excellent Star Wars names! I have a brain failure with mine for Star Wars, Christmas and Paris names... I think I peaked with my original pun. Any suggestions?

Afraid not, I'll just content myself with sticking Danish pastries to the sides of my head.

List fairy - can you add me to the Greenwich 10k on 21st Dec. Ta 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 08:04

Yes, the Astrid's a good choice, you can't beat the location. The rooms aren't big, but that's pretty much standard for central Paris. 

Well done on the weight loss, folks. I find it's the long runs that take the weight off for me, not the total weekly mileage. I notice a change in my metabolism once I'm regularly doing more than about 12/13 miles.

First trail shoes - seem ok but what do I know?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 09:00
Adidas Kanadias are a good all round trail shoe and the grip is excellent. Salomon stuff is top of the range, but you're paying a significant premium for the name - if the shoes are comfortable for you I'd say you made the right choice.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 23:12
Parkrun this morning done to set my training paces for the start of the spring season. Hopefully I can shave a bit more off my time as I was slightly adrift of where I'd like to be but I still have a few weeks to go. Fewer cupcakes and less of the Costa hot spiced apple (my latest indulgence of choice) and I'll be back to fighting fit.

Run Walk strategy

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 18:20

I've experimented with various and find 9:1 works for me, and yes I'd do it from the start. If it gets tough towards the end you can reduce the running intervals, but personally I don't like walking for more than a minute as I find it hard to get going again - even if that means I'm down to 1:1. 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 08:17

Formaggio - I fear it might be. French bureaucracy doesn't have much flexibility. Could you maybe ask them to print it off on headed paper (or photocopy it yourself onto headed paper)?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 21:55

HeatherS - yay! 

Larri - the answer is - it depends. 4 hour marathon - no problem. My PB's 3:49 and  I ran my Comrades qualifier (Barcelona) in 3:56. There are plenty of people with much slower marathon times than 4 hours - it's not about speed, it's about endurance (and a high pain threshold).

Distancewise, I had only run further than marathon distance twice before I started my Comrades plan, one 30 mile race and one 36. So I wouldn't worry about that either. My longest training run was 37 miles and I've seen plans that don't go over 30.

But that said, I started my training off a fairly solid endurance base - I had been in training more or less solidly for 4 years, running at least one spring and autumn marathon each year. So I had quite a lot of miles in my legs before I started, and I think that helped. I wouldn't have liked to attempt it off the back of one marathon.

If you are thinking about signing up, don't leave it too long though - entries close at the end of November

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