The Jimbob

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Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 09:59

Morning All

I had a great run at Abingdon on Sunday. Ran a pb in 3:02:23. Couldn't have done any better on the day. Preparation was not perfect, but the conditions were good and I showed up in as good a shape as I could have been and executed well.

No more road races until the spring ..... and the Big One!

btw I managed to update my Boston entry with the new time, it might move me up a starting wave. As I'm flying home in the evening, I'd like to start as high up as possible.  If anyone does a marathon PB between now and then, Its worth letting them know.

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Posted: Today at 09:46

Great report LS21 and incredible performance

Selbs - ha ha taper madness ......

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 22:45

Meadower, Amsterdam is Sunday 18th October 2015. Confirmed on their Facebook page. It opens for entry on 31st Oct.

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Posted: Yesterday at 22:23
Tmoth wrote (see)
Lejb- noooooooo...!

It's the go faster shorts ...... What can I do 

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Posted: Yesterday at 21:36

T-moth. It was the short shorts .....

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 14:55

the timing may be just right .....

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 14:48

hoping you might make it to the Dam Kaz, it's a long way off .... you never know - you might fancy it nearer the time ....

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 14:02
Whaqatac wrote (see)

Well done Jimbob.

And now you know the reason why I won't run round Hyde Park with you!!

Cheers Buddy  don't be a stranger. Hope the family are well.

Carl D - don't you be a stranger either ... get yo ass into the North London Half .....  (and you Whaqatac!) - i'll buy you both a pint in Finchley after.

agentpenguin wrote (see)
Awesome running jimbob congratulations, what is the target for Boston?

Freddy1 - I plump for high 5 Isogel 60ml, smooth tasting


Agent P - the target for Boston will be 3-fold. 1) Run a PB  2) Run (& finish) with a big smile on my face  3) and get a humungous Double bacon, cheese and chilli burger with extra Mayo, spicy relish and pickles, and Chilli fries on the side, as my post race meal (and cold beers)   - take note Dannir

Weedy please put me, you, and a shit load of crazy pals down for the Amsterdam Marathon on October 18th. We'd better have a thread at some point instead of hijacking this old place - in the spirit of making other Dammers feel welcome to join in the banter. Lets wait till we all signed up and i'll start the ball rolling in a couple of weeks.

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Posted: Yesterday at 09:55

Continuing on from what Lev is saying .... you get those extra 3 weeks, but also if you wanted to go all out at the GNR (or another Autumn half) - I think you'd still have that race in your legs if you race 2 weeks after at a marathon. Really, one of them is your A race, but with all the training it would be a shame not to try and blast the half and nick a PB, recover, do a bit more mileage, then taper, then race the marathon.

I'm on the marathon come down, wondering whether or not to stick to my plan of doing no more road races until March.  I probably will stick to it. I like the idea of hibernating my racing urges and just doing some good hard winter training, coming back in the spring and seeing what (if any) progress I have made)  I'll have to rein my mouse hand in from clicking on entering the Gosport Half and the San Sebastien Marathon. I can't afford it - it's stupid, there's no value in it! (Stop it Jimbob!)

BTW did I mention? Ryan - that was a rallying call from you at the final turn. Thanks Mate - it got the blood pumping and I ran a good track!

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Posted: Yesterday at 00:08

My taper madness from last week has been fully replaced with post race ache.

Bufo, I'm in for Amsterdam next year. Abingdon was great Yesterday. Berlin was great last year, although at the end of Sept it is a bit early if you run a spring marathon, then have a rest, then do another full training cycle. I hear good things about Frankfurt. And Chicago, looks to be fun. Valencia is very fast and flat (did that last year) if you want something a bit later, and some people recommend Florence.

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