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Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 12:06
Emmy H wrote (see)
The Jimbob wrote (see)

I am feeling compelled to sign up for the Valencia Marathon end of Nov- anyone done it?

Valencia you say... *wanders off to see if there's a flight from Brussels*.

17th November - check

55EUR - check

Flights?... Eugh. Awful

there's easyjet from the UK - i don't know, there is something pulling me towards it .... need to get it signed off by the wife before i can book. I nearly booked all of us to go last night but decided it is too much to drag them to gatwick and then all the messing around for a 36 hour trip ..... i'll let you know if i end up going for it

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 12:04
Radar Sal wrote (see)

Emmy - there's a marathon on a rock in the middle of nowhere and you run around it a thousand times. You in?

Off to candanga today. Will try to check in. Don't get up to too much mischief while I'm away. I hate missing out. 

Safe trip RS - it won't feel like you are far away as you'll be on the thread/facebook soon enough.

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 11:27

KS - yeah been done that there with the baby wipe bath at Glasto vibe - if someone had unzipped my tent door and looked in at that moment when i was really getting to the heart of the filth they would have "seen stuff that can never be unseen"

Alice is running with Mrs TJB a.k.a Cheryl a.k.a Cherub. I'll take a photo of 'em avec le medals - it's gonna be 27 degrees tomorrow on hampstead Heath so i expect them to take it easy in the heat. Afterwards will be umpteenicecreams'o'clock.

Did a run this morning - 10 mile summer burn and the endorphins are kicking in BIG TIME - feeling like i've munched a whole bag of E's! (which would be a really bad thing to do kids) 

I am feeling compelled to sign up for the Valencia Marathon end of Nov- anyone done it?

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 00:46

Dirty Glasto girl! get smelly in a field and get out ya nut for 5 days (wish I'd been there .....) 

Man of Steel second viewing highly enjoyable cinematic experience although a little heavy on the crash-bang-wallop!

Will try to run in the morning. Would really like to do parkrun on Saturday but will probably wait another week before I go for anything quick. 

Attentions turn to Murray tomorrow and then Alice doing race4life on Saturday. And a big thank you to the lovely donors who have contributed to A's sponsorship. I'll post a photo of her when she finishes. 

Berlin Marathon 2013

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 16:47

couple of charity places left with Shelter if you know anyone who wants to join us .....


Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 16:43

Berlin charity places ..... (they'll be snapped up - be quick)

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 21:52
Running Rodent wrote (see)

And she's back in the game. Physio let me run for 35 minutes on the treadmill and nothing went ping!


Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 09:08

'allo peeps (and 'allo nutty birds Kaz and Emmy)

am relieved to get through this morning's 9 mile tempo burn into the office. After the longy on Sunday i had a soreness n the lower calf/achilles area and i was Panickin Skywalker about the dreaded tendon. With a couple of days of ice and rest (and an extra day off running-seemed like an age!) i woke this morning feeling like i could give it a go and it went ok. I woundn;t be so naive to think i'm out of the woods yet so will be treading carefully for a while. Keeping the mileage down this week. I wonder if the Shrewsbury hills uncovered my weakness in the achilles area or whether i just went at it a bit to hard the week after shrewsbury causing my ongoing calf niggles to play up.

Anyway it's a reminder to all to pay heed to the body and rest, injuries are grim - mentally they sap the life out of you! What Eggy was saying yesterday about going long and training for marathons while managing niggling injuries is not much fun, and hard to get motivated - i hear ya Egg

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 16:00

Ian - make sure you use the official EHIC application - there are "agents" (scammers) out there that will charge you £25 for getting you the card that you can get for free. Don't pay a penny!

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 14:28
Weedy Gonzalez wrote (see)

Tis indeed Jimbob. Top film

that might be a ref from croc d/dee 2.....

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