The Jimbob

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New York 2016

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 13:41
Sath wrote (see)

Hey Jimbob, I tried out the 10am Heathside group today. Was a lot of fun running with people instead of on my own (and without music! who would have thought!) Thanks!

Nice one Sath. It's a great club, very friendly and a nice route. Come 'n'join  .... I did the 9am run. Quite a few of us turned back at the Hub on regents park as we have London next week. It was 9 miles out and back from Highgate tube but I had already ran from home so was 11.5 miles for me.

London this weekend to complete the my Spring16 hat trick which also included Tokyo and Paris. Legs are giving me the evil eye. Just have to "manage" them to the finish and then the pub, then I'll give them a little break.

Evil Eyes

New York 2016

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 22:03

Btw Bedders I'm not running on Saturday but I am doing VLM from FGFA so maybe say hello ?

New York 2016

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 22:02

Bedders ..... I've switched to 6.30am ..... I have another pal who wanted to go 6.45 so we split the difference. A lot of advice has been, to not be hanging around too long. If I'm in wave 1 then I'm getting on the ferry over 3 hours before race start. 


New York 2016

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 15:11

hooray we finally made it page 2 ..... who else is running this year? must be loads going over from the UK.

Sub 3

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 14:23

Cheers Professor Pub, I like your targets by the way

Sub 3

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 13:08

Ryan Snell #864  A) Sub 2:30  B) PB (2:34:20)
TippTop #754 (I think) - A) keep up with Dachs and unleash my stunning sprint finish up The Mall B) Just get it done and go to the pub
CD #773 - I'll put down my usual sub 2:40 target, but as long as I finish without running like a numpty I'll be OK with that.  If that turns out to be 2:4X then so be it.
PhilPub #22011 A) 2:58:59 B) 2:59:00 C) 2:59:01
Dachs #1272 - A) 2:35 B) 2:37 C) 2:39:59

The Jimbob #30926 A) 2.59.59 B) sub3.04.12sb C) sub3.05.22cb

(I don't know how to make the gap go away)


Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 13:01

yes but Orbutt's opening comments at the beginning of this 2016 one are so helpful. Whoever starts it off should have all that stuff at the beginning

New York 2016

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 08:45

originally opted for a 5.45am ferry and bag check .... but this morning have just done the switcheroo to Poncho and a 6.15am ferry. a lovely pal who is also running said her hubby will carry a couple of items (light jacket and compression tights) for me to put on when I finish just to give me an extra layer. I've heard bag drop can be a bit of a mare

Sath, welcome, this is my first New York Marathon, will be my 15th in all. I'm based in North London and use Regents Park sometimes. The outer circle is good for a hard tempo run but it's a bit of a rat wheel. I'm a member of London Heathside AC so our Sunday long run takes in most of the usual parks. We start at Highgate tube and weave our way to Hyde Park and back via Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill and Regents Park. It's a big group who range from 2.40-.3.10 marathon finish time, so it's fairly lively for a long run. Quite a few of us target 3.00 hours so the pace is around a minute a mile slower than marathon pace. If it's a shorter run say 14-15 miles we crank the pace a bit more, 7 mins to 7.20 ... if it's 18-22 it tends to be slower. 7.45-8 min miling. Whatever your goal time is my advise to anyone is to take the long (20 miler) run slow/easy relaxed pace.

Sweety, panic not my dear. We'll meet on the Friday and get our bearings on the Saturday. I reckon Steve Kellett 2's advice on how to get to the start is the way forward. I've used the NY subway a lot myself in previous visits and it's the only way to fly if you want to get anywhere reasonably quickly. There will be other runners heading to the ferry from your area so get on the 1 southbound and give another runner those puppy dog eyes and tell them that you need a bit of marshalling to the ferry and you'll be sweet!

New York 2016

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 17:25
UrbaneFoxLondon wrote (see)

Cheers Eggy - I totally underestimated the mental part. It's hard to keep training for marathon PBs throughout the whole year and not burn out!!

Well done for entering Paris again - a good target race as any given what a great support network there is  


Sweety2 wrote (see)

I'm keen to get my hubby one of those Grandstand seating tickets, do you get them off the website?  I can't find anything on there.  Thanks

Good weekend everyone


here you go x

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 14:40
UrbaneFoxLondon wrote (see)

Cheers Eggy - I totally underestimated the mental part. It's hard to keep training for marathon PBs throughout the whole year and not burn out!!

Well done for entering Paris again - a good target race as any given what a great support network there is  

You can run more than one marathon a year but you need to pick and choose your battles (in all your distances). Some races you should use to gain experience and concentrate on a good execution. It's not possible to run a PB every time apart from when you are on your big up-curve of improvement (2013 for me). Last year was kind of my "Olympic" year, and I managed to drag the best out of myself for 6 or 7 of my many races .... this year I'm still running races and looking to do well, but I've an eye on 2017 for attacking some of my personal records again. I guess I'm talking about peaks and troughs. You need to keep yourself interested to keep coming back and having a go at all the training. If you have too many bad days it can be a bit demoralising.

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