The Jimbob

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Sub 3

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 15:00

Its not till next week guys n gals but cheers for the well wishing. Hoping it will cool down a bit, by then. Not expecting any improvement from Berlin but would like to do similar if conditions permit.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 13:57

RR - "special" - so thats what you kids are calling it these days?

KS - i believe that weekend is not Easter Weekend. Which is a bit of a pain for me! but i'm a half marathon tart and my missis's folks are plymouthians so i'm thinkin on the same lengths as you ....  be good to have a fellow BC doing it, i bet TrevO might play as well.


Valencia Marathon 2013

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 10:24

Daniel - Pottermoss and I are flying back in the evening - we are setting up camp in a bar/eatery type place for most of the afternoon and then hopping in a cab back to the aeropuerto at 7-ish. So post race, i'm gonna wait for him and then head to bar (no idea which one). I suggest we try and arrange something for post race. Especially if its warm - the post race pints will taste EPIC - plus the day of a marathon is like Christmas day for me (in terms of my eating habits) - i'll be looking to take on about 4500 calories for the rest of the day - and that will start with a big fat lunch and ice cold brewskis!

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 07:50

Orapidrun. Based in North London. Quite a few of us are in the big smoke. We are all running Silverstone next year as a warm up for Paris. Join us, its not too far for you is it?

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 22:11

Orbs, I don't know, u guys are resourceful. I will keep eyes peeled on web for such info

Sub 3

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 19:42

Evening all. Just prepping myself for Valencia Mara next week. Had an 8 mile tempo run at Mara pace today, although cranked it up a bit for the last 4 miles with miles in the 6s. Felt relaxed, will go for a 12 on Sunday and a few short runs next week, then I fly out next Saturday morning. Word on the street is temperatures are still in high 20s and could still be in mid 20s on the day of the race. Today I punted for one of those bottle belts made by 365run from sports direct, only 3quid. Will try it out this weekend. Figure if its hot on the day I will probably abandon time goal aspirations, carry extra water and just concentrate on enjoying and finishing the race. I'm thinking that's a sensible play.

Valencia Marathon 2013

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 14:21

Just picked up a run365 bottle belt for 3 quid in sportsdirect. Never used one before but will try it out this Sunday. They didn't have the bottle harness thing I was in the market for but this may do the job. 3 quid worth a punt!

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 10:53

8 miles of tempo running this morning ..... some quick miles in there, but controlled.

Not thinking about Paris yet - have a small matter of the Valencia Marathon next week with Pottermoss. Not really tapering for this one - so not having taper madness as such, just generally mental all year round. I've heard the temps out in Spain are in the high 20s so going to buy a bottle-sling for the race next week and abandon time goals if the temp stays up.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 19:25

So only 18.5 miles in the last 2 days Kaz?! Takin it easy ....

Valencia Marathon 2013

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 13:07

i might run with a water bottle if its going to be boiling - which will be slightly annoying ... if it is warm i'll be sipping every km

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