The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 11:39
HeatherS wrote (see)

BM sounds delightful.....will look forward to a full report post race 

and diagrams, charts, graphs and polaroids

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 11:37
Benign Murmurring wrote (see)

In August I will experiment with mid-race marathon fuelling composed of carbs ingested in the form of red wine and white wine and protein in the form of oysters. There appears to be very little scientific study to let me know what to expect

oh behave!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 11:31
Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)
Andy-W- wrote (see)
I'm confused now ... If carbs make no difference at breakie, then why would you bother topping up via gels containing carbs?

Gels are made to be easily digestible and an almost instant hit, just the fact that they are in liquid form instantly makes it a much quicker way of getting energy into your body. What is being disputed is whether eating solid carbs 3 hours before a race gives the body enough time to break the food down and convert the energy during the race. The muscles use glycogen stored within them for most of the energy during a race, certainly the carbs eaten at breakfast wouldn't have time to get to the muscles in just 3 hours, but carbs eaten in the days leading up to the race certainly would. This is my (very basic) understanding of it.

Actually the P&D book that arrived at my house today has a paragraph recommending a carb heavy breakfast 3 to 4 hours before the race.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 11:28
Eggyh73 wrote (see)
Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)

No I don't expect anyone literally crams carbs in Eggy, but what I mean is that you wouldn't actually need to have any carbs as part of breakfast, it could actually be eggs, bacon and mushrooms for instance not porridge and a banana, which have possibly been chosen for their carb content as much as any other reason. Certainly I have chosen a bagel and banana for my pre-race breakfast purely for carbs, I don't have that for my normal breakfast!!

I had eggs once before running and never again!

Got to agree with Dannii on the Paleo diet promotion that is trendy right now.

Why wife is doing very well with Paleo, but she isn't a marathon runner. The "experts" from whom where she got her advice aren't advocates of long distance running, so I'm not sure they'd be able to provide me with sound nutritional advice that meets my needs. So, with my dietary habits, my wife's, and my two fussy daughters it's like a bleedin' café in this place!

Sub 3

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:31
JAP wrote (see)

Jimbob, I have the jacket too, feels almost obligatory to buy one!
Only peace and quiet in NYC is going over the bridges.

got to have the Jacket!

Sub 3

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 15:25
JAP. I didn't notice the quiet bits cause I was on cloud 9 for most of the race, some noisy sections were deafening like in London. I assume NYC is crazy as well for atmosphere. Spot on regarding the event. The Bostonians get behind the race so it's really cool being there. Such a good atmosphere whereever you go. I picked up my jacket just after my bib and wore it a lot and everyone seemed to want to talk. Loved it! Have ordered a second jacket (cheap off t'internet)

Sub 3

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 11:54
Wardi. Boston as an experience? I only have positives to say really. I was lucky to be in a good hotel near the finish and near the expo which made my life much easier. The expo was better than London / Paris / Berlin / Valencia. More stuff. Really good atmosphere, quite busy, I went 3 times. Race experience, they bus you from Boston Common out to Hopkinton which is the town where you start. It takes an hour but I was rabbiting to other runners and the journey seemed to pass quickly. The buses were yellow school buses so not particularly comfortable. Security was tight going through all the checkpoints. The assembly area in Hopkinton was spacious enough. The weather was grim so I huddled under a very large marquee with about 3000 runners. The starting pens (waves/corrals) are strict and well organised so the assembly area doesn't get too packed at any one point. When they call your wave/corral number you walk close to a mile to the start and then you are off. The atmosphere is electric, the marshaling and drinks stations are abundant. You guys should do it. You'll fell like just once won't be enough.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 11:35
He's entitled to his opinion. Screw scientific data! I need a big brekkie in my tum every day. Definitely if I'm gonna be on my feet for hours. I accept it's probably a "habit" and habits are there to be broken. I suppose you can train you body if you really want to. I suppose if you want to reach your potential you've more chance of succeeding if you heed advice from experts in their field. Me personally I'm prepared to do some of it but not all so I probably won't get as I could as I could be.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 19:28
HIAHS. So you limped home from a session on Sunday. Saw a physio yesterday who told you to ice and rest, so you had a hard session this morning???? And of course London was tough. You had fatigue in your legs from an amazing run in Paris 2 weeks before. Don't worry about speed or fitness for a few days. You can do Parkrun next week and a couple of tempo runs. It'll be there in Stockholm. Don't worry about going long. Just get properly rested and do some short tempo runs in the couple of weeks leading up to Stocky

Sub 3

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 18:16
Joolska wrote (see)

Chicago was high up my list until I saw the overseas entry fee is $210...

I'm going for New York in 2016 which is $375 for overseas entrants. (SKANK)

mind you Boston was $225 but that was worth every penny!

It's amazing when you compare New York to London on the entry fee. Outrageous really


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