The Jimbob

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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 .....

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 21:39

Cheers for the well wishing GoldEagle, and thanks also for your mention on the Tokyo thread ....... Hope you are well mate. 

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 13:39
born2run4 wrote (see)

Hi all,

Do they do a similar thing on the metro like they do with London where you get free travel on the tube if you are running the marathon?


I don't think so .... but a couple of miles walk before the race won't hurt you, it'll help.

if you get a Carnet it works out about 1.50 per journey which isn't too bad. I will carry a few in the wallet with me for after, but hope to walk a bit after. it really helps

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