The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 15:39
Radar Sal wrote (see)

Or come by yourself and we can have a little partaaaay south of the river

just come to London, do the race, hang out! - we'll make a special Kaz event for you. Kids or no kids, The London BCRCs will accomodate you

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 14:10


your weight is absolutely fine you little thing! Your improvements come from Crazy KOC training sessions and days where you go for a run twice in one day!

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 12:30

yeah Egg - that sub4 one was painful for you as you had so many 4s or there abouts. Just like me with the sub2. With my sub4 mara i didn't stress about it, my previous mara was a 5.16 so i knew i was going to hammer that time! That 3.40-odd pb tells you you can get pretty quick of decent training ..... but you have good race experience over long races so with the right training you could probably push well through 3.30.Where does it end? Clearly more training and races over different distances gets you faster. Plus staying relatively injury free and knowing when to rest when your body needs it. And getting the weight off obvioulsy will make you go a fair bit quicker as well.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 11:11

Leslie - over time the pbs improve if you keep up the training and good habits. it took me nearly 8 years and many many attempts to break the sub2 (my nemesis!) at half marathon. I ran a 58m 10k at my first ever race, but i've had a 64 and a 68 over the years. I don't really like the fast gaspy stuff but they help improve you over the longer distances.

Eggy, i'm the same - my best 5k (official) was my first split of the bupa 10,000 this year - 20.18 - as opposed to my only ever parkrun (2 days before bupa) 20.55. Although Bupa was nice and flat and i had just had Mo Farah walk right past me in my warm up so was feeling inspired!

Eggy, RR and Scott - you will all be subbing 22 mins fairly soon based on your existing numbers as long as you keep up the good work and then you'll be trying to sub21! As TD once said - it's a moving target ....

RS Calfs - youch, have a rest, elevate, massage them, rub some ibruprofen gel into them and then hopefully "test" them at Pride. Don't try to hammer out a PB tho'

Emmy - you call yourself a mere mortal, but you eat 26.2 miles for breakfast - a half is an insult to you - a parkrun is just a cracker with cheese to you.

Kaz, please sign up for next year's Bupa London 10,000 - bring the girls crash at mine - i think you'll fly at a 10K



Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 23:21

Beep beep

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 21:08

Nice pace Scottie, nice goal Scotland ...

Berlin Marathon 2013

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 20:17

I posted early on but then I forgot ....

btw flat coke = yuchhhhh

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 16:16

..... and its these kind of improvements that Emmy makes (and everyone else) that is really inspirational

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 16:15

Emmy - that is a superb effort - look at that even pacing - fan-bloody-tastic.

I'm sure you could be moving onto all sorts of levels craziness, Centurion Club, Ultra Club, Badwater, Ironman and all sorts. With your race experience, your current physique, your age, and the right structured training - you could probably smash through the 3 hours let alone 4 - but it's all about priorities. You want 100 maras in 3 years so you need to stick to 30 odd a year. Once you get your 100-club vest, body permitting, you could have a crack at one really fast one just to "tick that box" before you move onto running accross the sahara and then accross Antactica

Berlin Marathon 2013

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 10:48

blimey, i've been grazing in my local, The Paris Thread, all year and haven't really posted here all that much.  Turns out, i am deep into a 21 week training plan for Berlin and just knocked out a 10 mile tempo at marathon pace this morning. Last week was an intensive training week with a weekend rest.  Push the reset button and its onwards and upwards. 3 more sessions planned this week. Niggling aches and pains managed for now.

I know most of the peeps on here but there are a few names i don't recognise - will we be meeting you all at the Gate on the morning of the race?


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