The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 11:28
..... drinking cold beers and eating hamburgers ......

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 07:39

yeah I've already started loading as well  ..... feeling like a blob. Btw AA I pm'd you last week......  

The tracking app doesn't pick up the runners yet when you try to load them into favourites. I'm sure it'll start working soon

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 16:46
Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)

Well this race came up rather quicker than I'd expected. All that training that I had planned .... don't know what happened to it all but it definitely didn't get done! Hoohum, it's going to be very painful on SUNDAY!! Yep, SUNDAY!! Oh God!!

I'm going to do something a bit different for this one, normally I do about 10 miles in the week of the marathon, and I do it at a jog. But I read somewhere that you should blast it for a couple of miles in the lead up, so I might try that! In for a penny and all that, can't make it much worse than I've already made it for myself, I've basically been tapering since August!  

I'll do exactly that HIAHS, maybe 2 x 5 (or 6) mile runs progressing from a jog pace and winding up through the gears to the last couple of miles at almost half marathon pace. Just to rev the engine really. I plan no running on Friday and Saturday mind.

New York Marathon 2015

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 08:19
Alright Electric Sheep! Hope the training is going well for NYC. I've not posted on Sub3 for a while but will drop in soon. My usual haunt is the Paris thread. I'll see you back at the Red Lion next year I'm sure.

Jonah8. Hello again (from Boston thread). Good luck also. I'm also in the hunt for the 6, may not do the them all sub3 though! However if I run a sub3 in Tokyo in Feb and London in April I may have to consider my targets. So I'm in Tokyo through the ballot and heading over on my own so maybe catch up over there.

I've heard NYC is the toughest. Paula at her best was 4 or 5 mins slower than London so that says it all really. I'm targeting New York 2016. It's right what you say about Boston, Heartbreak not being all that bad. Coming from North London I run hills steeper than that every day. The problem with Heartbreak/Newton Hills section of the course is the timing of it. The first part of the race is so fast people use up most of their scooby snacks and then have no energy and then a lot of them death march that bit as it gradually rises for a few miles. As long as you pace sensibly and execute a good race strategy it's fine.

Anyway good luck you 3 and anyone else taking part. I'll drop back in after the event to see how you got on. I've got Amsterdam and Florence coming up so plenty to keep me on my toes. (and on the roller)

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 17:56
KennyM wrote (see)

No problem.

You're on the Paris thread... why not Paris?  (I may have missed it, sorry!).  If not, then as per above check out Rotterdam... it was brilliant and good value for money.  It was almost cheaper for me to go there than travel from Edinburgh to many other parts of the UK.

Once you come on the Paris thread ..... you can't leave ......

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 08:34
That's what I've done. Italian races also require a med cert or a "licence". My EA membership card is the licence apparently but I've used one of my med cert copies to make me a cert for Florence. Might as well just in case there's any gip at the expo.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 01:47
Here it is. Same as previous years.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 18:58
Yes O! Deffo, although to be fair I did 3 hours beer quaffing at both the last 2, but this time I'm staying until someone carries me out.

Paris Marathon - Bib collection/Expo

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 14:55

Everything you will ever need to know will be found over here:


Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 11:09
Welcome Smudger, PJ and all the newbies.

Reminder to all, to print off your med cert from the Paris Marathon Website, fill it in and get it signed and stamped (very important) by your GP.

I just got mine done (for free-result-some GPs charge).

Eurostar is booked so just need to get the Accommodation sorted. Leaving the family at home this time so looking for a party apartment option or room share with running pals who are also in the race.
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