The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 17:44

you take it with you to the expo Betzza. Once they check the name matches your ID and dates are right and cert is signed and stamped - they validate your convocation and then you can collect your bib. If anything is not right you risk getting to Paris and not being given your bib so it's important get the Med Cert signed and Stamped using the one you download from the Paris marathon website. I recommend making a photocopy and a PDF of it for back up.


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 16:41

I'm definitely more hungry on higher miles ..... so the body needs it - or am I just greedy? Today I've had large bowl porridge, 2 bananas, a tuna/sweetcorn baguette, a brownie (mmm) and a (double mmm) toffee cornetto (sainsos own brand) - seems like a lot?, but did 11 miles to the office and won't eat that much this evening - maybe I am just greedy!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 13:49

jokeyboy - unlucky on the ballots. In London my ratio is 1/11, Royal Parks is 1/5 and GNR is 2/2. After my first in 2004 I had guaranteed entry (for a premium) - good luck with NYC.

On the subject of calories I'm fluctuating between 155-160 lbs. The RDA is 2500 calories and I'm running between 50-60 miles per week which gives me about another between 5000-6000 to play with. So this week I have around 23000 calories to replace (or 11.5 large size Dominos Pizzas). I try to keep the diet varied and healthy, most people don't take on enough healthy proteins so I am conscious of that trying to at least tick all the boxes at every meal. It doesn't always work like that. I would say, moderate sized portions, balanced, little and often and low sugar is the way forward. I don't really keep track but if I have a couple of greedy days/boozy nights, I'm snacking on the spinach fruit and water and trying to flush the excesses out of my system soon after.

The main problem is, beneath this skinny frame is old Jimbob, who has an insatiable appetite and a sugar addiction - the root of all evil.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 21:33

Berkley. Nice PB action

Pottermoss. Good work on the longy

TD, glad to hear you managed a decent session

Meadower. Congrats on the GNR place  Snap! Got one too. Quite pleased as I particularly wanted to run that one this year. It fits in with my plans. Also got a place in the Royal Parks Ballot but will not bother paying for the entry and let that place go back into the hat. GNR was my preferred choice despite RPH being on my doorstep! 


Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 22:34

Cheers Steve - what a useful list!

Bedders. I won't do the 5k at Race pace despite the temptation I'm sure i'll get. I may "stretch the legs" for a mile of it. I want to save my turbo boost for the big day.



Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 12:05

alright Bedders. Yes you are right about the baseball. You need the beers, burgers and ice cream etc. I'm going on the Friday and will allow myself a couple of beers and a little bit of fast food.

I'm running the 5k (not at 5k pace though) on the Saturday. There is a Red Sox game on the Saturday as well. Tickets not on Sale yet I believe.

did 17.5 miles yesterday on Dartmoor. Made a change from the Big Smoke. Bit of a cut back week last week on miles and pace - but it was so blimmin' cold and the body needed an easier week. Still took in 50 miles.


Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 19:26
Yep it's getting tough. 58 miles last week. 5 weeks heavy training on the schedule....

Well done on the 16 TM

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 22:27

Jokeybhoy , Those HR stats sound a little scary.  my max HR is in the mid/late 180s. My easy (long run) pace is in the late 130s. Although when I go out with the club on a Sunday it's always a little quicker than it should be, maybe 140-142. I know you are talking about losing form when you run slower, but it'd be worth doing that long run at "talk about the price of fish" pace and letting the HR dictate the pace. 

If you are comfortable (when fitter) doing 15 at 7:20, it sounds like there some potential for welly there. Do some shorter steady or tempo runs where it's more about pushing the pace and getting the HR up.

btw Orapid, someone aiming for sub3 doing 7:30 average for a longy is still probably going a little too quick, IMO, it should be more like 7:45-8:00. Plenty of other sessions in the plan to rev the engine. 

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 11:25

TM - the jet lag isn't that bad when you go east-west. It'll be much worse coming back as you'll probably skip a night's sleep. Going out it'll be like having a really late night. My flight out is 11am ish and get's me in at 1.30ish so body will feel like it's evening time, I have Red Sox tickets, so after that I will be shattered!


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