The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 10:57

Lovely morning in north London - thought i'd pop out and lose my parkrun virginity. 3.68 mile run there, then the park run  - i was dithering at the start and everyone started running away from me - i realised its one of those things where a lot of people "race" so i spent most of it powering past people making gasping noises. i could hear the snipers trying to rein me in towards the end but i held form up the last hill and came in 15th with a 20.55. I don't really like running that fast, i prefer relaxed running rather than huffing and puffing running, but i suppose it's good to get one on the board. I don't suppose they'll get my finish time right as both of the barcodes i took wouldn't scan. 2.3 mile home gentle. Hope i havent used up all my nitro boost for Monday's 10k. Not that bothered anyway - Planning a cutback week after Monday, then onto the distance stuff - eyes on the prize for Berlin.

Well done on the parkrun pb Yermaj. Eyes on the prize tho - your next Marathon is bound to be a sub4 if you keep up all this training, plus i expect you to have a decent showing in the Strawberry half.

TD - Pottermoss is also running the Brussels20 tomorrow.  Good Luck to both of you, quite a bit of racing this weekend including crazy Emmy doing another 26.2 and DV running all bleedin day and all bleedin night. Good luck all of ya

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 21:28

DV my colleague put on a cd today, after 15 mins of it I asked him, is this the new daft punk album? he replied yes and I said , oh it's bloody great

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:50

and clearly i can't spell

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:49

thats amazing that DLR is a qualified teacher. My sister also qualified and then decided not to pursue it .... the insentives arent as good as they used to be. You get the job satisfaction of helping educate a child and making a genuine positive impact on their lives weighed up against, low pay, long hours, bullshit legislation, admin and paperwork. It's a shame - i think teachers are so important - one of the most important proffessions in life ....

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 23:50

I've no degree so I'd have to be a teaching assistant while i study which the pay s rubbish. 

Macpeky, I an still see you on garmin, ave u messed wic ur account settings? I've commented on a couple of your workouts

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 21:53

Quality DLR. Cheers for the supporting words ladies its scary contemplating a change of career, for now I'll have to make do with being helpful dad who goes into school to help out with music and sport activities.


Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 20:43

Sorry I left out the word PE , I'd like yo be. PE teacher!!!

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 20:23

I did a cool thing the other day, took my bass and guitar into my daughters class and gave the kids a kind of introductory music lesson. Their little faces, they were loving it and all queued up for a go, Alice was kind of crowd control organising the line for the bass and line for the strat. I wouldn't mind being a teacher, people have laughed when I've talked about it.

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 20:06

RR when was u running up hampstead Heath ways?

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 18:03

YM ouch, sorry about the injury, what's the plan, few days off at the least?

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