The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 09:32

Foxy .... I'm up for hanging in preferentials before we set off. I'm planning to run on my own though. I need an extra couple of miles to get up through the gears .... so we'll part company as we go through the start. Meet as at the Arc at 7.30 for the photo call and we'll head down. Post race wait for me and we'll go Beer station for a couple of swifties. Message me your mobile as well, we can swap details. Also, try to come to the pub on Sunday evening .... it'll be a laugh

It's right what you say about this thread. It has been going on for 10 years .... we renew it every year. Don't be a stranger, we're always here. We do other races and meet up. (actually another meet up coming at the Bupa London 10,000 - which is now called the Vitality 10,000 end of May)  ... May the Stool be with you ... Always

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 14:54

god there are some dumbos out there .... I had the "how far;s that" question on Sunday ...

Sub 3

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 10:26
Morning ..... got the VLM final instructions through. They'd changed my number previously and now i'm Red Start FGFA where you still have to go to Blackheath for the blue start. So I'm exactly where I was last year then. Anyone else not there this year?

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 10:17
Orbutt wins

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 21:45
As per Orbutt. ... The proper pup pup doesn't really get going till 5 .... Beer Station is for the Alkies among us! See u there Nodster Andy and anyone else

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 19:36

Or frites........

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 13:10

and anyone who crosses the line ..... earlier and feel the need to drink beer straight away ... which is what I will be doing, there is a pub nearby called Beer Station. The food ain't all that but they do beer and chips and its a stones throw from the finish ....



Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:10

Yes Orbs .... that's more like it. Nodster, you obviously don't know your Tolkien. (tut tut) 

Kenny .... there are many things to make it all work well on the day, and to lay down your best performance you need them all to line up. You can be perfectly fed, rested, tapered, trained, hydrated, toileted, everything'd ... but there are still some things that you cannot control, like weather conditions, or congestion, or someone tripping you up, so you need a bit of luck for everything to go your way.

I reckon play the percentage game with the things you can control, so stay off the spicy curry for at least a couple of days before, make sure you get good sleep through the week in case you have trouble sleeping the night before, don't spoon share with your partner or kids and risk catching one of their annoying little colds, if there is a chance of rain, tape up those nipples, don't overhydrate on race day but make sure you hydrate well through the week. There's probably a good list of dos and don'ts somewhere on the web ... but its percentages .... if you follow as many of those you'll have a better chance of doing the business.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:24
Andy-W- wrote (see)
Jimbob, thanks for the tip. Still have the poncho from 2014 and its big so would conceal my last minute wee wee!

I'm a little obsessed by needing to relieve before the start and usually still need to go 10 mins before despite having gone several times before

trust me mate, the minute I went through the start it was all I could think about. In Tokyo they don't let you take bottles into the whole race village let alone the start area! so I was holding this paper cup and searching for an opportunity .... and the fact that I couldn't screw a top on tight made feel like I couldn't do it so I didn't. In Paris there is better opportunity to do it and that last squeeze moments before the start makes you feel so much more relaxed.

Talking of relaxation, next week, however the race goes for me, whatever the time ends up being, I know I want to be calm in those first 2 miles. Champs Elysees is gradual downhill and with that rush of adrenaline through the start, one can give oneself a real blast at the beginning and going that fast feels quite easy (but it doesn't last).... and that can knacker ones race.

Happy Birthday LMB xx

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:10


c'mon guys!? surely .... The Nine:


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