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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.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 10:31

i love that loads of peeps are signing up. It's hard to run your first Paris and not go back the following year. It is a FANTASTIC marathon. I'm sitting it out though. I will do my best to come over with Running Rodent and minionise .... might drag my eldest daughter along as well. Next Spring I plan only one marathon. 3 is 2 too many.

is anyone doing a bib list?

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 08:52
You definitely struggle mentally more in the 2nd one.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 00:46
Steve Duffy 2 wrote (see)
Eggyh73 - thanks for the advice. Think I'll just keep my legs ticking over (as best I can!) between now and then. How did you find your second one? Did it feel a lot harder than the first?

Steve, I've got London in 3 weeks, last year I did 2 marathons (at pace) 6 days apart. What Eggy says is probably right. For you i'd recommend a couple of short slow runs this week, and about 8 (no more) slow/steady on Sunday .... then 2 short sharp 5k runs the following week (not eyes out) . Message me your email address and i'll email you the pic I took of us at the start.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 16:44
I saw Foxy around 37k .... He shot away from me at the start and when I passed him in the woods of death the wheels had come off. It was a warm one.

I was happy with mine but no pb, didn't gun for pb ... went out in 1.29.45 and managed 3 hour pace until 30k .... then it was a gradual slow down for a 3.05.08....... pretty happy with that considering.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 19:02

waddup? I spose I better pack then .... being so blasé about it this year.

Smudger .... sorry to hear about all the bollox you've been having today. i'll text you in the morning when I get to the queue. 

Anyone running the Breakfast run make sure you save your best run for Sunday.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 12:02
maslinda mohamad wrote (see)
Can't see one!! No one else seems to have one either.

shit! OK plan B initiated. Half-Shell, I've got your back gf x

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 11:51
maslinda mohamad wrote (see)
Thanks Radar Sal! This is where the inexperience shows...

Maslinda ..... any sign of the plastic garbage bag thing as Radar Sal mentioned? This item is pivotal to my pen pee strategy

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:03

ahhh the medal looks ok


Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 09:26

Morning ... just had another little run, don't feel particularly well tapered.   .... resting up now. Hopefully a few more days and maybe feel a slightly bit fresher.  Need to pack tonight, not so organised this time round ... need to get the big list out tonight and pack everything that I might need over the weekend.  Focus for the next few days is remaining calm.

Looking forward to the "I'm in Paris" posts that will start later today .... lets see the bib selfies .....

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