The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 14:51
Marie27 wrote (see)

Great thanks very much E mmy. Starting to try & get my head around everything. I've not done a marathon that sets off in waves like this before (& until last week, I didn't realise it did) I'm used to just lining up in pens & getting over the start line 10-20 minutes after the start.   

Marie - if I were you, I'd change up to the Purple pen and then head to the back of that

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 10:39

yeah TM - if I feel like I'm not recovered I'll drop out of London. I'll go to the expo and get my bib and see how I feel on the morning of VLM. Got lots of pals doing it so it's tempting to just run it without any goal or expectation, just enjoyment. It'll be tough I know (if I do both)

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 08:53


the was no medal for my 24 mile effort in the pissing rain and wind. Had to make do with snacking on crap all day. My legs are giving me evils today.

Planned track session tomorrow maybe replaced with slow 8 miles. Might do parkrun this Saturday for the week's "speed". Planning 40 miles max for the week including 16 on Sunday with no more than half at marathon pace.

Double marathon you nutter

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 22:44

24 miles today - last long run before Boston. Taper starts tomorrow, although it still looks fairly intense next week

Runner passport received from BAA, also VLM registration pack also arrived.  Soon it it'll be time to start getting organised

Sub 3

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 18:20
Nice Longing Jools, Alan, SJ, TT, ALP and Selbs. Selbs i'll probably take in a couple of laps of regents outer circle next Sunday morning at marathon 645 pace if you are about and want the company. PM me if it works for you.

24 miles today in 3.08 / 7.52. Satisfied with the session. It was wet and difficult to motivate myself at first. Roast lamb dinner is imminent.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 08:35
Berkley you are correct. My bib name in 2013 was Jimbob. In 2014 someone else signed me up and didn't choose a nickname so bib name defaulted to James

Sub 3

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 17:34
Btw nice win ES

Sub 3

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 17:29
CC and Ryan. Sorry to hear you have to drop out. What a bummer. I'm sure you'll both come back strong later this year when you get things sorted. I'm doing Amsterdam in the Autumn. Big posse of us going over for that race, there'll be booze afterwards and everything. Join us!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 19:43

I don't have a convocation this year

the thing I'm waiting for is called something boring like a "runners passport", and the London equivalent that arrived in the post is called - wait for it "registration form" sooooo boring

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 16:29
Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)

I don't think that there'll be that much fruit on the floor when you are running 15West, there might be water bottles flying about though, but the fruit issue is far worse the further back in the field you are. I was languishing at 4h50 last year and there was enough fruit on the floor to keep a zoo going for a week, but then about 35,000 people had run on ahead so it was always going to be a bit dicey, you're starting right at the front of the field so I can't imagine it'd be much of a problem. If you are worried I would just say to keep your eyes on the ground and don't schedule a water stop at the same place as the fruit is, otherwise you're chopping and changing speed/direction and that is when you'll be at your most likely to slip.

You just reminded me of Reading the other day. I was doing my best to avoid the water stops as they do slow you down and I had a couple of gels on the belt, however it warmed up during the race and I had no choice. The first drink I went for was this woman holding a flimsy plastic cup of water. It wasn't a successful grab - I went steaming through and basically the poor lass got a face full of smashed cup and water. - I got nothing - till the next stop, a bottle, much more civilised, squirt some in, offer around to the runners around you before disposing of more discreetly.

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