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Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 13:32
Nothing like a faff, faff and more faffs to stretch the patience to my limit. Anyway here in Paris good to be back ..... See u all down the pasta

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 08:03

Let'eth the Gathering commence ......

Sub 3

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 23:57

thanks guys, gonna go short and sharp in the morning 5k max .... night night

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 16:18
Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)

Yeah well Britney-Lector doesn't look quite so bad now that I know what is written on the t.shirt ....... I saw the picture a few weeks back and thought the t.shirt said 'enema'!

it's the way he's got his leg cocked ..... well disturbing!

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 15:30
E mmy wrote (see)

Orbutt - Oh my... my heart is all a flutter. Here you are Orbutt

 Barry - I work in both... just to pass the time I have a pace band per KM but track my garmin in miles as my brain seems to work better like that.


Phwoar! that's like the opposite to Orbutt's "Britney Lector" which is very disturbing ......

Sub 3

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 15:00
OS wrote (see)

LJB. Amongst other reasons why running a marathon on antibiotics, certain classes are associated with Achilles' tendon rupture. I urge you to look at the small print in your package insert. 

very knowledgeable OS - who'd have thought .....

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics, famously ciprofloxacin, are known to increase the risk ... Quinolone has been associated with Achilles tendinitis and Achilles tendon ... damages to soft tissues

I'm on ......

Clarithromycin (6-O-methyl erythromycin) is a macrolide antibiotic

(So I hope I'm OK) ......

Sub 3

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 14:17

Quick question .... given my current state - 3 days into antibiotics, and after this morning's blast, is there actually any more value (would it buy me a few more seconds of PB?) in going out again in the morning for a steady 6 miles? I've done so little training in the last 6 days I feel like a caged animal but would resting be better?

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 14:14
Barry Lee 4 wrote (see)

Hello all,

Are the distance markers all in KM? I can't decide whether to switch my GPS from miles accordingly. Psychologically, is measuring progress in KM harder (it's a bigger number!), easier (you rattle through them quicker!) or much the same - it's the same distance after all.

I've trained in miles and I know what my target pace feels like, so I'm leaning towards working from miles on my watch.

Best of luck all - stay healthy and smash it!

Barry, I am leaving the Garmin in mile mode so I can use it to help pace myself, but I will taking notice of the KM markers which are more prominent - they come much quicker, and you get the mile markers as well, so you feel you are making progress with loads of markers all over the shop. The worst bit is where you go through the 25k marker and the next marker is 16 miles - which somehow feels like you've got longer to go than at 25k (when you've actually a little less to go)

Sub 3

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 09:48
Dan A wrote (see)

Never run a negative split. Loads of +30 mins positive ones tough.

PB came unsurprisingly off my closest split (01:22:22 & 01:22:45 = +23s)

Worst was at NY in 2003. Finished in 4h15 after a halfway split of 1h37.

London 2010 - 2hr16 mins crossing tower bridge - finsihed in 5h16m! DOH! (i did hobble from 14 miles with bad achilles to be fair) that was much tougher than the .....

3 maras last year - 3 negative splits - Paris 3.23 (1.42/1.41) Berlin 3.11 (1.37/1.34) Valenceia 3.05 (2nd half 30 seconds quicker)

Sub 3

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 09:43

Morning all, tonsilitus update - meds are taking effect and i've been calorie and fluid loading as advised by a running Doctor friend who said my best hope of running close to my target is to stop the muscle breakdown from calories burning during the fever.  Did i mention the youngest sproglet is struck down with Chicken Pox? - and we're all off to Paris so we are a right bunch ..... i had her clambering over me in the night trying to sneak into our bed so awoke tired and grumpy and nipped out the door for a 5k at marathon pace,l a little too much effort for my likeing but stretched the legs finally after 6 days out.. Will try at least double the distance tomorrow but a lit less effort. More protien and ice cream today and then from tomorrow a bit more carb, and less protien, in the diet again  There's my woes, not that bad really - i'm not in a dark as place as i was...........onwards and upwards ..... happy days

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