The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 06:38
I'm well jell Danni! Would love to run those races with you.

List Fairy, you better put me down for the Tokyo Marathon. My number came up and it seemed rude not to.

8x800s last night and various other running yesterday.

Boston Marathon 2016 Registration

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 15:25

Nice one Phil! IN THERE!

Good Luck everyone, it's such an awesome race / atmosphere.

Here's the entry stats from last year:

we're rooting for you 1T


Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 13:28
Banksy. Hello mate, we've chatted in the past over at sub3. This thread is my usual haunt. I've got my 3rd Paris in April , it's a great race, fast flat , enjoyable and really worth staying till the Monday so you can come out and get sloshed with us lot on Sunday evening after the race.

I am wondering, your PB does qualify you for Boston and your window of entry opens on Monday ..... just sayin!

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 09:58

Kenno! nice warrior run in the new shoes. Dry those bad boys out with newspaper.

Jimbo - nice wellying at the GNR the other day. I had a nice welly up there myself. Lovely weather making good atmosphere for the spectators,but slightly warm and surprisingly a little muggy and energy sapping for the Northeast. These conditions are reflected in RUNBRITAIN's adjusted course difficulty score taking into account conditions on that particular day. Despite it being a couple of minutes short of my PB earlier in the year at Reading, RUNBRITAIN puts this run as my best ever!? I'm not quite sure I agree, I reckon I could have knocked a minute off Sunday's time if I'd been in the same shape as I was in back in March.

Point is, you could probably knock a minute of your time in better conditions, and also, at not even 40 there are many years of PB bashing ahead of you, if that is your target. I'm nearly 43 and hope to improve for a few more years at least if I can keep things ticking over.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 09:38

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 22:17
Ha ha ha Nodster!

Talking of running book, today I received a brand new shiny copy of Eat and Run by Scott Jurek from a very dear friend who sent it as a suprise gift. She'd recommended to me and now it's arrived so I'm going to tuck into it. I've heard it's very good .....

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 13:21
I got some cheers along the way so kindly flexed and kissed the guns a few times for added comedy. Picked up plenty of support ....

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 12:46

Ha ha Lloyd. It's fairly roomy at the sharp end so I can't say I felt like I was invading anyone's airspace with my pale torso. Actually, quite a few peeps followed suit. Overheating in races is really dangerous and I don't cope well. Never done it before but I would again if I felt like I needed to, as it did really help me cool down. I've not found a crop top that suits me yet ......

HIAHS - yes I will give it a month or so and then try to convince the missis I need a spring half and sign up for that.

Wendy - never tried acupuncture full stop ..... I tend to keep "recovery" running on the quads till the DOMS goes away

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 10:20

oooh Nodster, you're tarting yourself about next year proper styley!

Marathon training on tired legs (grumble). The Pros' of running a quickish half time at GNR the other day - the mile markers came very quickly and I was out of South Shields and in a pub across the water in North Shields by 12.37.  The Cons, my legs feel like poop. The quads are trashed. 5 miles yesterday and 7.5 this morning. I must have seemed pretty pathetic stumbling down the steep hill from Kenwood this morning making ouch squeaks as my tired quads took the brunt of my short strides.

Well done to Meadower and Andy for getting it done on Sunday. The conditions were really nice (for spectators) making it a great atmosphere. It was calm and cloudless for a while making it a little warm and tougher than expected. I found myself drying out pretty quickly and followed OO-52's method of going topless for most of the race. It helped a lot.

15 days left on this training plan then I'm tapering. It's the eye of the storm. My legs feel tired all the time.

Regarding spring half - I still don't got one, but need one on 28th Feb or 6th March.

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 10:02
Get new shoes and roll those calf's kenno
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