The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 10:09

will 2017 be your 5th Paris Eggy?

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 16:54

"ran" into me old china UrbaneFox at the Middx 10K champs today. He was sporting a new tash and was relaxing with a drink and a banana by the time I scrimped over the finish line in just under 40. Running Rodent was there giving me support which was helped but I lost a bit of momentum through the last lap as I seemed to be running a lot on my own. Saying that it is a great race and I recommend it. Normal training resumes tomorrow .....

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 11:11

I'm doing London so see you in FGFA hopefully, and I'm really hoping to run Chicago next year .... there is serious talk of a big group outing to the Windy City in 2017, and i'll want to be a part of it. I'm running my 5th WMM in NY on Nov 6th leaving Chicago to complete the set .... and i'll want to do that as soon as possible .... but I can't bring it up with the missis until NY is a distant memory. Keep in touch

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 10:03

Welcome back FOXY!

yes you did have a mare with Paris ... it was bloody hot as well (relatively speaking of course) out of the 49K finishers I doubt there were too many negative splits. You were flying to start with ... but in the marathon the virus always catches up with you .... you did well to finish in my opinion so good to just chalk that one down to experience. It's always good to try to take a positive out of every race. In this case it's a warning to all, that running when you are post viral is risky, and you have to know your limitations and be prepared to DNF if things really get on top .... the organisers always say don't run if you have had a virus in the last 4 weeks .... because they don't want you collapsing mid race, but we are stubborn marathon runners who can just keep going, we are mentally very strong.

good luck in Philly Foxy .... you like a Stateside race .... surely you should try to bag a couple of a 20 mile training runs in September and upgrade your bib to this: and google Rocky Challenge, maybe do 39.3 that weekend

New York 2016

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 14:07

How's the training going everyone?. September is a big month for us all ... by the end of it we'll be feeling the fatigue of marathon training and counting down the days to when we can start to taper. I'll probably have a 3 week taper if I can make the next 6 weeks count. Good Luck everyone

New York 2016

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 15:17
Slinkyminky wrote (see)

101 days

looking forward to hanging out with you and Mr Slinks x

FYI everyone ... the deadline for transport and baggage option is imminent so I guess log in and double check your options (make sure you have an email from them confirming it all) ..... I guess I need to practice what I preach .... i'll check mine later today

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 06:19
BM .... I found that happened a lot with the SIS gel belt .... but the high five has been so reliable for me. Let's face though, a loaded gel belt is kind of annoying. Once you get down to your last 1 or 2 gels it's far more pleasant but then you are 16 miles into a marathon and starting to struggle. I wish I didn't feel so dependent on them as they start to taste horrible after 3 or 4. They kind of "work" for me at the moment. At some point I'll end up chundering at the side of a road and they will balls up my race strategy and maybe I'll have to rethink things.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 22:03
The High Five 6 gel belt also has a mesh zip pouch for a wallet. This is by far the best I've used, tried a few. I own two. Can be purchased from Evans Cycles online for about 6 quid click and collect. Have recommended to others and they have all agreed the ones that tried it out.

New York 2016

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 13:26

with Boston the 5k on the Saturday was good as it was a nice leg loosener but you still had Sunday to have a complete rest day before the race on Monday. I need a rest day the day before a race.  

I'll skip the 5k and do some touristy stuff, or if its crappy weather then do a movie or something

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 15:43

Welcome Franz

Kenno - consider having a longer period off to try to shake the injury ... maybe a month ... no running or cycling. I know that is probably torture but worth a shout. Cycling still puts some strain on the Achilles although so does walking up the stairs.

Agent P ... well done on the sub3 .... outstanding achievement! ... that BQ means you can apply in the first week of the application window (on the Friday and it should get you in) - I'd reserve your accommodation now. Plus, all the cool (silly) kids do the Boston-London double (6 days apart) - 'ave it son!

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