The Jimbob

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Valencia Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 07:56

Good luck today Team Valencia. Hope everyone has a fantastic experience

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 19:17

Evening Darlings, welcome newbies. Continuing on from TD. I've been in this thread since Sept2012. Lurked a bit before, they welcomed me in when I de-cloaked. Ran Paris in 2013 and 2014. Not doing 2015 as running Boston/London double one week apart. I'll be back in gay Paree in 2016. Mainly so I can hang out with all my lovely friends that I met on here. It's a fantastic group. And Paris is a fantastic marathon.

Today I had the London XC champs on Parliament Hill..... Or did I.... was so up for it, but circumstances on the domestic front meant my transportation was delayed by an hour and that was enough time for me to arrive 10 mins after race start, and despite doing everything in my power to get there, I was told flat no I can't run. 

i joined a club, at the beginning of this year and have seen some improvements to my running. I'm doing the cross country season in a bid to toughen me up as I ramp up the mileage and training so I can try to produce "fireworks" in Boston on April 20th. We'll see.

P.s today a club mate gave me a nice pair of trail shoes. Very nice shoes, very nice fella .... Will try to put them to use in the coming months


Sub 3

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 13:12

Dan A - I loved Valencia last year. Berlin flat without the congestion. Expo a bit pony but the race was great. Good conditions, good time of year to run. The finish area was good and served FREE BEER .... Banksy - let us know if they do that again, I had 4 Amstels while sitting around chatting to other runners waiting for pals to come in. (video of the finish here if you are interested - blue tshirt/aviators)

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 16:04

Adrian. Hope the training for Tokyo / Boston goes well in the coming months. They both look amazing so hopefully we will all get inspired by the atmosphere and produce our best. Stick around and tell us about your progress. 1.30 at the half is a decent PB. In principle converting that to a 3.15 marathon should be straightforward with the right training, but we all know the marathon is a different animal. At some point i'll be putting my training plan together and will be happy to share it with anyone who's interested although I'm always open to suggestion and don't claim to be any kind of expert. My plan is home made and adapted from running pals knowledge and a bit of trial and error.

SM - sadly I wont be able to do the Brewery tour as I'm heading back to the UK on the 11pm flight the day of the race. My home life dictates that I get home and resume my responsibilities - I'm lucky to have a pass for the weekend

Sub 3

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 21:14
Evening All, just about to watch Interstellar. XC at Stevenage yesterday in spikes for first time and ran well. No Aviators mind, just too murky, had to go to plan B - cap on backwards. Still got the shades out for team photo, was raining I think. 19 miles this morning at 7.25 per mile. Hangover helped (not)

Go boys next week in the Marafun!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 18:03

London you say TD .....

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 10:17
Welcome Adrian. Pull up a chair. Make youself at home.

Congrats on qualifying. Re the course, ive heard it's fast first half and undulating from 16 miles. I think the main thing is you need to pace it well. Loads of people blast it first half and come unstuck second half. I really want to pb there so I'll be training on undulating routes and trying to strengthen leg muscles, plus all the usual.

Sub 3

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 17:34
TippTop wrote (see)
Joolska wrote (see)

so just can't compete with those who have lost about half my bodyweight - if not more!

Can I propose that the unit required to quantify the amount of weight loss required to 'play' should therefore be the Jouleska

PP - you'll smash it at Berlin.

TJB - cheers. Those pictures are still horrendous though You don't still wear aviators, do you?

Dachs - great paces; looking forward to seeing how you do.

TT  Mange le merde ...... (yes I do, all the time)

BTW fantastic transformations from all the boys, how did you become super fast? and me not? is it cause ize sh!t?

Sub 3

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 16:49

at my worst I was 2 and a bit Joolskas .....

Sub 3

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 11:42

TT - Magnificent Running. Tough on your own at 30 - 35 k just chugging along like that.

PP - ha ha, I've also had - a young Bruce Springsteen!

My 2014 Road races are.

15/3 North London Half

22/3 Reading Half

20/4 Boston (Baby!)

26/4 London (gulp)

17/5 Crouch End 10k (not yet confirmed)

25/5 Bupa London 10k

Plus I'm doing the Met league XC and the Nationals XC at Parliament hill in Feb.

Hopefully bump into some of you at those races ......



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