The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 14:48

hoping you might make it to the Dam Kaz, it's a long way off .... you never know - you might fancy it nearer the time ....

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 14:02
Whaqatac wrote (see)

Well done Jimbob.

And now you know the reason why I won't run round Hyde Park with you!!

Cheers Buddy  don't be a stranger. Hope the family are well.

Carl D - don't you be a stranger either ... get yo ass into the North London Half .....  (and you Whaqatac!) - i'll buy you both a pint in Finchley after.

agentpenguin wrote (see)
Awesome running jimbob congratulations, what is the target for Boston?

Freddy1 - I plump for high 5 Isogel 60ml, smooth tasting


Agent P - the target for Boston will be 3-fold. 1) Run a PB  2) Run (& finish) with a big smile on my face  3) and get a humungous Double bacon, cheese and chilli burger with extra Mayo, spicy relish and pickles, and Chilli fries on the side, as my post race meal (and cold beers)   - take note Dannir

Weedy please put me, you, and a shit load of crazy pals down for the Amsterdam Marathon on October 18th. We'd better have a thread at some point instead of hijacking this old place - in the spirit of making other Dammers feel welcome to join in the banter. Lets wait till we all signed up and i'll start the ball rolling in a couple of weeks.

Sub 3

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 09:55

Continuing on from what Lev is saying .... you get those extra 3 weeks, but also if you wanted to go all out at the GNR (or another Autumn half) - I think you'd still have that race in your legs if you race 2 weeks after at a marathon. Really, one of them is your A race, but with all the training it would be a shame not to try and blast the half and nick a PB, recover, do a bit more mileage, then taper, then race the marathon.

I'm on the marathon come down, wondering whether or not to stick to my plan of doing no more road races until March.  I probably will stick to it. I like the idea of hibernating my racing urges and just doing some good hard winter training, coming back in the spring and seeing what (if any) progress I have made)  I'll have to rein my mouse hand in from clicking on entering the Gosport Half and the San Sebastien Marathon. I can't afford it - it's stupid, there's no value in it! (Stop it Jimbob!)

BTW did I mention? Ryan - that was a rallying call from you at the final turn. Thanks Mate - it got the blood pumping and I ran a good track!

Sub 3

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 00:08

My taper madness from last week has been fully replaced with post race ache.

Bufo, I'm in for Amsterdam next year. Abingdon was great Yesterday. Berlin was great last year, although at the end of Sept it is a bit early if you run a spring marathon, then have a rest, then do another full training cycle. I hear good things about Frankfurt. And Chicago, looks to be fun. Valencia is very fast and flat (did that last year) if you want something a bit later, and some people recommend Florence.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 23:50
Amasis Saba wrote (see)

You have to give us more than that OO-51!  Jimbob, what have you done?

General entry places have run out, but for anyone looking for a very flat HM in March to prepare for Paris, Cambridge still has places via Cancer Research: 

A good day at the office at the Abingdon Marathon. Bombed it in a PB 3:02.23 Was most pleased with this result

Sub 3

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 21:07
Ryan Snell wrote (see)

TJB -  I gave you a massive shout as you rounded that last left hander into Tilsley Park. You looked pretty good for 25+ miles The magic number is defo on for 2015

Saw you dude, and that gave me a huge lift for a strong finish ..... See my review above, did an edit job.

Sub 3

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:37

Perfect run by me today. Felt as good as I could be. I know I didn't have enough quality sessions in me on this training cycle. It has been littered with easy and steady runs. Still, with the aches and pains and various strains in 2014, I just needed to know that I could show up on the day and deliver as strong a run as possible. 

Pals of mine have been getting struck down with colds n all sorts. I kept a low profile about it all, and turned up on the day feeling confident and up for it. Went off at 6.50 as planned and more or less stuck to it. Just after the start some dude tripped on a speed hump and took a few others out with him. I steered clear and bantered with other runners for a fair while. Found one dude to run with who ran 3:00:03 in Bournemouth and he was desperate to pace it right and skim the 3. That was ok till about 6 miles but he was more like 6.40 so I let him go and settled in with another dude who was metronomic trying to run at 6.48. We had a group with us and slowly he and the group started easing away from me But not out of sight. 

After a couple more miles I was with them again, but it hadn't sped up, just clawed my way up ever so gradually. I noticed I was leading this group now still getting 6.45s, 6.50s etc and at half distance I was easing away from them. With 1:29.25 on the watch, I just ran my own race and kept it going. I was reeling in other runners who had gone bombing out for the sub3 and they were heavy breathing. My calf played up but didn't affect my speed. At 15/16 miles there was a slight uphill drag into a reasonably sharp headwind. That mile was a 7:05. Then I managed a few more at sub3 pace before I new I was tiring a little. Managed to hold it at 7s and was still bombing past people who had overcooked it and were walking. This gave me confidence.

At 21 miles I was just shy of 2:25 and knew the strong finish was not there. Just held it together, kept knocking back the gels and putting one foot in front of the other. Didn't get passed all day, just passing people (inc the Bournemouth guy, who probably still had that race in his legs and fell apart towards the end), but I was gradually tiring as well.

The underpass, the Marshall cocked it up, I lost time and rhythm there as he didn't clarify which way to go. Apparently upset a few runners today. DOOF!

mile 25 was windy and slightly death marchy at 7.40, steadied it up. Hit 3 hours with 25.5ish on the watch, then a strong finish, including a good lap of the track. When I saw 3:02 on the finish line clock I bombed it for a strong finish and finished official 3:02:23 with over 3 mins shaved off last Autumn's marathon PB. Chuffed.

had good banter with the sub3 posse today. fantastic podium for Al-P. hung out with him for a while after. He talked about Speed Endurance. I need to get some more of that. After my break planning to take up some track work with the club, and will be on you peeps cases about improving that, and my all round game.

Kowtow (nicking T-Moth's line cause was in the company of some great people today who delivered great performances)

Sub 3

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 18:04
Nailed it! But not the sub3. 3 min pb with a 302. 129.25 half way. It's good progress, couldn't have run any better, chuffed to bits THE JIMBOB IS BACK!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 21:28

Yes Amasis, plenty of pacers (welcome btw to you, DJC and EL)

the night before the morning of ...... 

Everyone running a marathon tomorrow have FUN .....

Sub 3

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 21:21

Anyone in the Premier inn?

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