The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 09:05
Smudgerncfc wrote (see)
1:41:35 in the North London Half today.

I was on for a PB up until the 10th or 11th mile before I decided to reign my pace in a bit and think of Paris over the last two miles or so.

Course was much more undulating than I'd anticipated. A very enjoyable and we'll organised event other than the very narrow roads at the Start for the number of runners taking part.

Now all ready to take it easy until Paris.

Good Job at NLHM yesterday Smudge! That is a tricky course, did it last year.  Yesterday I was there for the schools challenge supporting my daughter. After her race I plotted up in the car park (right near the finish before you run into the stadium) and there is no doubt that you would have seen me and experienced my yelling of support like a crazy person - you would have ran right past and I was yelling classics like "COME ON! dig in for a strong finish" and "Amazing run!" .... you may have even high fived my younger daughter.

I'm hoarse today from shouting .... and legs are still a little tired from a tough long run on Saturday

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 08:53
Eggyh73 wrote (see)

Nice to see everyone slipping into full on taper madness! Although I can't figure out why Jimbob is posting pictures of Olivia Wilde, not that I'm complaining.

It's Thirteen! (from House)

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 08:00


Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 11:42

Another 20 miler ticked off the plan this morning .... ouch!

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 21:14
I'd steer clear of races now until the big day mate

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 17:30

BORN2RUN .... the form on the website does mention "running competitions"

that's fine!

yes you can change pens ... i'll explain later if no one has by the next time I have logged back on

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 14:52

Radford70 ..... I think there will be an email close to the day. For now, log into ASO, download a PDF of your convocation and print a copy to put with your med cert.

Everything else you need to know will be on this thread.

Another tip for everyone .... anyone intending to go to the expo late on the Saturday .... it closes earlier than Thurs and Fri .... I think about 7 ... and it gets more chocker as the day goes on, so get it done early so you can relax in the arvo. If you have a late train into Paris .... head straight to the expo from gare du nord, do not pass go, do not collect 200 francs ....

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 13:11

..... perfect place for Radar Sal and her bunch of merry minions to express themselves

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 13:10
Orbutt wrote (see)

I was just looking at the 2016 route map and I noticed that they have 4 'Fan Zones' marked at 36.5, 37.5, 38.5 & 39.5 km - aka The Woods Of Death.

I have no idea what these are but they sound interesting. Any ideas?

looks like they are trying to shake off the "woods of death" tag and create a new improved "woods of fun" reputation

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 11:53
MoominRun wrote (see)

Imodium conversation?!

don't do it .... it always sounds like a really bad idea. People in the medical profession will not recommend it. Just get your toilet "routine" sorted for race day and get up nice and early to give enough time for the coffee and bananas to do their job.

Heroine .... one day (if it's meant to happen) and I can still run a BQ in my 50s

Dannir - I agree about taper. Also, if you train hard - lots of tempo running and lots of distance, your muscles need to recover otherwise you will not be fresh on race day. I've kind of tapered already for Tokyo and then started up again, focused more on tempo and will definitely need another (mini) taper. Probably about 30%-40% cutback on volume next week ..... and sweet FA the week after bar two short hard runs early in the week (race week)

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