The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 22:53
yer_maj wrote (see)
Jaysus Jimbob I know I'm on my phone but us your avatar a poo in a hat??

Come on! It's Mr Hankey The Christmas Poo. Hi de ho!

Sub 3

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 20:51

MM26, someone once told me half x 2 + 15 mins. Recently I ran 3.05 marathon and 1.25 half marathon, so that kind of fits, Macmillan calculates it at 2.59 but I think you need the training to be spot on, to be in line with those predictors. I'll be targeting a new half pb in the new year to give me confidence and belief that I can lower the full marathon pb

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 19:01

Welcome Cudo, you'll be fine here, every question can be answered. All stay near the start at different hotels and apartments, varying costs etc, you won't be alone, we meet up before the race, and at the pub after. Stick around, this place is full of lovely people who have a wealth of knowledge. Congratulations on signing up, now just a small matter of 4 months training 

Unlucky kS 

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 10:04
Eggyh73 wrote (see)

I'm fully mince pied up in preparation for being fully turkeyed up later in the month. Not sure if that's the right start to marathon training right enough!

For me to hit my marathon target I think Santa needs to bring me a new groin, one that isn't broken please. Oh, and some Kenyan legs to replace the Herman Munster shufflers I have right now.

COME ON EZZA! time to roll back the months and look at those Paris13/London13 medals - fantastic double, or the year before with the sub3.50 for inspiration. time to awaken the BEAST!

Actually, talking of mince pies, i was in Sainburys last night and picked up 3 boxes of the Free From range Gluton Free kind, plus a box of regulars. I'm saving two boxes of the GFs for Chrimbo at Jimbo's - Chez and i quaffed one each oven warmed with custard - very scrummy, just the right fuelling i needed for this morning's 10 mile tempo run. Legs still a little weary ... speed was fair to middling - i've some work to do in the coming months ......

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 16:26
Tricky Dicky¹ wrote (see)

Mmm, I've just phoned my friends at London Marathon to check that my deferred 'Good For Age' place is still valid, as i was copncered I haven't heard from them since March this year.  Apparently they emailed me in June and I had until July to pay again. Don't know what happened to that email but I never saw it.  So I will not be running London this year.


Any suggestions for alternatives?

Je nais ce pas .....

(seriously, very sorry about you missing London-get yourself in the zone de rouge - all the cool kids are in there - run the qualifying time for 2015 and stick it to the man!)

Sub 3

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 13:00

HR, great 10k pb and congrats on recent progress. Superb! Of course you will be sniffing out the sub35 soon enough and training even harder .....

Jools, it's been a great year for you, I'd take that sub40 and serve it with some leaves and lovely dressing. It's a great run. I have a sub40 10k for the first 10k at the great west run, but it doesn't really count, as it was a half Mara (although it was a chip timed split of the first 10). I'm targeting a proper sub40 (actually a sub39) at the Bupa London10k in May (anyone else doing that-meet up?)- that'll be one of my post marathon training, still got some fitness in my legs, go hell for leather and see if/how much I've improved race. 

LordDids, nice sub19 at parkrun, that's another benchmark I will be trying to hit in early 2014. I have a 19.49 from the summer at Hampstead Heath and 21 even from plymvalley Glastonbury style mudfest from October, so looking for a new best at Hampstead around end of January and if I can't sneak under 19 I might slide over to the flats of Regents Park and hopefully nail something good there. I try not to do these parkruns too much as I cannot bear 5k running. It's just gaspy, no let up just run like the clappers and try not to get passed by too many youngsters at the end.

today had a nice 13 mile "Long run" in 1.36. Quite hilly round my way, took the hills slow, but maybe a little quicker coming back down the other side. 

Fantastic mileage I'm reading about on here as usual ....... I'm still in marathon recovery mode. Might hit 30 miles next week.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 12:03

Sensible Kaz, I think you can afford yourself a couple of cutback weeks, you are not one to shy away from graft. If you didn't feel right, then stopping was the definitely the right play. 5 miles is still a workout. 

I'm just in from my session. Was decent, 13 miles, quite hilly so took them slow, took the downhills a little on the quick side .....

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 09:11

Oatsosimple Big Bowl, let nature do it's ting, then I'm out this morning for some mileage. It won't be anything too taxing seeing as I'm still in "training hibernation" but will try for double figures.

Andy-w. Nice mileage, sounds like you are improving a bit but not at the rate you'd like. You are in the habit of running a lot of miles every week so you have a really good base to kick start your Paris plan. To improve your speed I would take one of those 4x6/7 and flip it into a 10/12 mile at marathon pace. V-DOT calculators have this pace at 8m30s per mile based on your parkrun time, although personally, based on the info you have given, I would run the marathon pace sessions at more like 8min mile. Then I'd take another of those midweek runs and flip it into an interval/fartlek session-where you alternate between jog and sprint. That can be your speed work for the week. The Saturday run could just be your LSR, I'd consider ditching another of the midweek runs for a rest day, but I don't do high mileage. Also, I don't do too many parkruns, although I plan to do at least one parkrun before Paris around end of Jan early feb. These can help to tell you where you are progress wise. Others use them for speed work. 

Hope Emmy has a cracking marathon today. 

Good journey to all those who are commencing proper Paris training tomorrow. I'll be a couple of weeks behind you, although will be aiming for 3 ok-ish runs next week as long as today feels half decent.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 22:32

Weedy, 50 quid for the entry fee, plus 46 quid for 3 years membership. i need to think it through ....

kS, sub24 5k, awesome, thats just the start of it, 4 months paris training and pb awesomeness ahead of you

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 13:42

Any Great Northerners get their GNR prioirty booking email? mine's come in ..... who else is thinking of doing it next year?

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