The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 16:56


How are you mate? Got any races over east sides any time soon?


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 16:41
Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)

Hi TrevO, you name two races that are very close to me, are you also living in Devon? I shall be marshalling at the Dartmoor Discovery because I wasn't quite brave enough to enter this time round, it's a bit tight with my other races, but as long as I don't see anything too atrocious whilst marshalling then I shall definitely enter for next year!

HIAHS - TrevO is a local lad (to you) - he is in the BCRC, t-shirt n all! You should go for a run with him and put him through his paces!


 btw HIAHS - you should write another email and really nag them for an official result. You paid all that money - it's your right!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 11:38

HIAHS - have MDP sorted out your result yet? Did you nag them? (with all that bumph I sent you)

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 16:44

HA HA - makes think of the Calf-Off with me Weedy G, OO51 and Iain Moore 2 we had at the curry house after the great north run a couple of years back. (not my idea btw) Weedy is a bit of a contradiction if you go by his screen name, him and OO were flexin' - they're monsters - looked like they had implants in there!

I'm size 2 on the 1-4 scale of Compressport calf guards. And the legs are so very very very horribly pale.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 13:51

SW16 - congratulations on securing a place through Sportstours international. I dabbled with the idea of using them for New York Marathon a few years back. They are expensive.  They only have a limited number of places so you are still lucky to get one. It's a once in a lifetime and the right time for you so good luck.

Re the starting waves I don't know. Probably best if someone from across the pond pipes in and gives us their view, regarding start times. Or you could look at Boston thread. I'm sure there will be a lot of useful info. 

The start times are quite late so if you are running from wave 3 it'll probably be warmer for the second half of the race. Of course you'll have to huddle up with the family beforehand. I imagine there will be many people in the same predicament.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 13:34

I hear ya TD and RR. Deffo agree that normal training in a hilly area won't cut it. It'll improve my all round game a little, but you're right I need something specific for the quads. The track session will give something extra, My quads do feel trashed today which is a sign that I'm working them harder than usual. Fortnightly clearly isn't enough so am going to try to do it weekly. Just don't really want it to impact my 10-12 mile tempo run on a Thursday.

Finding a workout that fits in with my training for the uphill sprits is OK. I have a route that has a very long upfill. With lampposts along the way. Can do fartlek type training for the uphills, knock out 8-10 reps over a couple of km.

The downhill is a little more Tricky (excuse the name drop) - sprinting flat out down hill scares the bejesus out of me. The best I am managing is a kind of tempo effort (7 min mile pace) down steep Highgate West Hill (1km) which flattens/gradual downhill out and I have just over a mile at marathon / 6.45 pace. All that session is doing really, is training me not to fear the downhills, but I've a little way to go in that department.  

The Club LSR is quite good and imitates Boston a bit, fast gradual downhill for the first bit, flat and then fairly big uphills going back (a different route through Hampstead)

TD you're flexin' in that piccy!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 22:49
Running Rodent wrote (see)

TJB. - I'd recommend doing some long downhill runs followed by running on the flat. I was caught out in Boston after running the start at my target pace, and thinking all was going well. Then I realised I'd effectively been beating my quads with a meat tenderiser for an hour, and hence I started to suffer much earlier in the race than I would normally. So good to practice the transition from downhill to flat/uphill.

RR- another good way to trash the quads is track sessions. Tonight's was 7 x 1200s at Yeehah Pace. gonna try to keep that session on the plan all the way to Boston (baby). Feeling a little buzz off the training. Just over 15 miles total for the day.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 13:48

BM - yes good call. I'm in a pretty hilly part of the world so I try to take the hills as much as poss. Get puffing up the hills and holding a good technique going down the hills (rather than running down on your breaks)

Heidi Barr ..... .....


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 11:23

Heidi - last year was close to 5000 people from the UK signed up for the marathon

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 09:30

Formaggio. I'd expect to run a 20 miler on the Sunday before. Then a half on Sunday 15th March, Another half on Sunday 22nd, then another 20 miler on Sunday 29th with a chunk of it at marathon pace. Thing is, the marathon is my A race, and despite it being the perfect time to run a shiny new half pb, I will see how I feel nearer the time. If I am feeling quite fatigued (and there is a good chance I will be) then I would back off one or both of the halves by 10% turning them into hard tempo runs and giving up an attempt at a pb so that I give my absolute very best in the race that counts. Have to see how the next 6 weeks go.

Agent Penguin. Hope you have a cracking Seville fella. Why don't you join the BCRC group on Garminconnect. Tricky Dicky posted the hyperlink to it a few days back. I'm not sure how to. 

5 miles "downhill training run" today. It starts with an longish decent uphill and then the longest steepest downhill in the area. Really wanted to smash it and I still call it a tempo run despite only 7:22 / 145bpm. With the slippery sections and generally quite a busy route with peds and side streets, lights, main roads etc, it was impossible to floor it for more than 20-30 metres at a time. Still, I have another opportunity to trash my quads at the track tonight. Dannir and Running Rodent have already warned me about the downhill sections at Boston, but It dawned on me that I need to up the ante. Apparently, the last 5 miles are downhill and while that sounds like you could coast home, all I hear is that people say how much it hurts and it took them by surprise and how they will do so much more quad strengthening next time. I'm a bit scared    


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