The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 00:16

oh yeah excellent mileage from many threaders i'm reading about today, special mention to Liz with the marathon today, FANTASTIC

TD - hope the latest course of treatments give you a decent go at London or Paris. You must be frustrated not to be able to train properly and enter a full mara when clearly you have so much speed over the shorter distances and you are always on here giving out great advice and support to the rest of us.  At least you find other ways to keep your fitness up  ...... was talking about the crazy long bike rides you do

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 00:10
KeyserSuze wrote (see)

Hello all!

Very excited today as I ran a three minute PB at the 10k, hoorah! 50:22. The sub four inches ever closer...

Dannirr wrote (see)

Well, pretty crappy 20 miles done this afternoon, but it brings to close a 58 mile week so at least there's that!  

Two thumbs up from the Jimbob

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 21:28

talking of entry fees into marathons - 50-60 quid sounds alright to me for a mass participation event. Obviously London is the best value if you can blimmin' well get in to it at 30 odd quid. New York is $255+$11 processing fee for USA residents and $347+$11 processing fee. Holy phxxk! Anyone serious about Boston, those fees are a little lower but still high in comparision to the rest of the world. For 2014 it's $175.00 for US residents and $225 for so i'll be expecting to pay around $250.00 for 2015 if my application is sucessful plus flights etc .... best be getting on the 0% Purchases Credit cards then. But New York my god that is mental!

Sub 3

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 12:54

Nice review LD - which Athens Marathon are you referring to? there appear to be two

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 12:48

well done for de-cloaking Chris. There's a good crew of people in here, there's a few crazy people who do ultras (so you'll feel at home) and one bonkers person who does a marathon a week (almost).

With an 8 bib number in Paris you are probably in the yellow zone. From there you should be able to attack your target - there will plenty in there doing the same thing, trying to run the GFA for London & Boston. in an unlikely and annoying scenario where you missed the London QT by a few seconds, you would still have a pretty good chance for the Boston QT which is slightly easier and is not a bad full-back to have to take the pressure off. (cost you a few bob more to do the race mind) So you have options. We have quite a few crew in the yellow zone - i'm actually in Red and based on the race the other day i may well stay there but hoping a couple forumites have a good Paris campaign and bump themselves up to Red at the expo. It's nice to have company in the pens. For me It's all about how the tune up races and tempo runs go come end of Feb / March time. If i'm not hitting the spot, i can always drop back to yellow. 

Have you been for a run yet?. I'm having a bit of a turn, needing to stretch my legs, but haven't gone yet. Plus i've had an annoying post-marathon cold. By not running i feel like i am not flushing my system out properly.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 21:03

So did I but this bird needs to fly

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 20:24

4 days on from Valencia and I need to run. Legs feel ready. Going to wait a few more days and not do anything reckless.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 20:37

Miles ...... And I like the fact that European marathons are in kms, as when I am pacing myself on the garmin to minutes per mile, the kms come at different points which makes it feel like I am making good progress. 

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 12:13

Speedwork. I do a longer workout - 8.5 miles in total. It’s a mile warm up. 7 miles of intervals/jogs and half a mile warm down. It’s a beastly session.  To start with, you have about 6 reps – and the rest is a jog, but then you build it up over the training plan to about 11 reps and the reps last longer. The in between jogs get quicker as the session goes on and the reps become more knackering so the raw speed of the reps towards the end are a bit slower. I do it on the flat circuit of the Regents Park outer circle. I am able to measure improvements over time by the mile averages and overall finish time of the session. The heart rate graph on garminconnect has the right spikes.  This is good session for those who only train 3 or 4 days in a week as the length of run helps your endurance. If it’s a race week, i tend to take this session out of the equation and replace it with a similar distance at target pace.

Sub 3

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 16:29

TT et al, sorry about the shocking grammar! Thanks for all the advice and support tho'

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