The Jimbob

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Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 11:25

TM - the jet lag isn't that bad when you go east-west. It'll be much worse coming back as you'll probably skip a night's sleep. Going out it'll be like having a really late night. My flight out is 11am ish and get's me in at 1.30ish so body will feel like it's evening time, I have Red Sox tickets, so after that I will be shattered!


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 10:18

HIAHS. Just cause they legs feel fantastic doesn't mean they are fantastic. Most would advise no more than 3 miles gentle pace today just to turn the legs over, and then 6 or 7 miles max steady run on Sunday - before you resume your Paris / London training.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 22:47
TS , I will have 7 gels on the belt in Boston and will expect to use them, one every 5k.

Like FWo I like a sip of water here and there. If it's cool you can skip the odd drinks station , especially if it's chocker and you just want to push on and keep the flow. If it's a warm day gels don't cut it for hydration and taking water is imperative.

I mainly use the SIS

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 12:31

Well done on the Med Certs guys. Sorry to hear of all the charges. My doc has been good as gold over the last few years and not charged. He'll retire soon so I need to get in there beginning of May for next year's Paris. They are valid for a year.

Well done on the long run PM, keep the pace easy for a few weeks. You need to prioritise getting to Paris and finishing it. Come March if the Half is good and the pain is at bay, then you can consider your time goals a bit more.



Sub 3

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 22:36

Bains. Good to see you're getting it all moving. Keep it slow and steady as you build it back up. I'm sure your lightening pace will return soon enough.

tmoth, sorry to hear you had to have a cutback week forced on you! You're slacking with a measly 72 miles. Punishment should be on the menu this week. hill reps a plenty. In all seriousness, it might not have hurt to have the weekend off. 

Might as well call Al_p and SL a couple of slackers with that mileage! AL looking good for the 2:2X:XX in London. in answer to your question, not as hilly as you would think. The route is no muddy hilly off road trail across moorland. It's a beautiful spot, a service road that goes around the burrator reservoir. There are loads of runners, cyclists, walkers. It's a great place to train, 3.9 mile route. Three shortish up hills, two of them make me puff a bit, but 5 and a bit laps, it's not a flat course, those hills drag out a few 4 letter words once you get in the teens. 

If anyone is down that way and wants to join me on a Sunday I could be back there soon. message me. 

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 18:30

Howdi. Cheers for dropping in RR and CD. Since my little melt about the downhills a couple of weeks back,I've incorporated some more downhill into my plan, plus the track session with the club, my quads always feel a bit trashed after so hopefully it will all help.

Yesterday did 20 mile long on. It's an undulating course with a couple of short hills (up and down) but it's a 5 lap run so there was plenty to keep me busy. Also, focused on finishing the session stronger to train myself for Boston which is tougher in the second half.

Well done on the 14 TS,  and honourable mention to Running Rodent, seeing as she's dropped in to say hi, for that 30 (that's THIRTY) mile run she did yesterday! Hardcore!

How's the other Boston Peeps doing with their training?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 09:21

Morning All ...

TD sorry you had calf ag - well done for getting out there

Embo, HIAHS, Natty and Stuchs - toats amazeballs yesters for the marathon / double marathon antics! You made me feel quite emosh.

Well done Eggy and me for our 20 milers at the weekend and hats off to all the Threaders who got out and got their long runs done!.

TD - I'm emailing you a pic for the Rogues gallery. I think fresh piccys surely .... last year's are a bit seventies. Yes I want to be in the Rogues gallery even tho' I'm not running paris - I've nowhere else to go.

Sub 3

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 09:12

Morning All

Brilliant long running from all you guys and gals last week. Nearly at Feb and the "main course" of marathon training. This where WE do the business.

I had a good 20 miler yesterday in 7:28 / 141 bpm on Dartmoor. Decided to crank it for the last 5-6 miles (relatively speaking) with Boston a course that gets tougher towards the end getting my body used to working harder late in the race, Slowest mile was mile 1 and quickest was mile 20. Was an OK week's training for me. 55 miles total inc the 20 mile long, track session 7 x 1200s and a 10mile tempo run with a few at yeehah! This week the will be a slight cut back on miles and intensity

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 12:33
HeatherS wrote (see)

Postie just been...Bath half number arrived 

that's nice and early to get your first bib of the new season. I like it when the first half number arrives - usually Silverstone and Reading, but there'll be no Silverstone this year so not expecting a bib till mid/late Feb. It's exciting, the heavy training is nearly over, the races start and you can sense the marathon is close.

Of course, i expect some of you race tarts out there don't get that same feeling, cause you've got race numbers dropping through yer letterboxes every other week!


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 12:28
KeyserSuze wrote (see)

Dreams! They're my least favourite part of tapering. Dreaming of missing the start completely, missing the flight/train/car etc.

Trying to stretch every minute of the day. Ankle flexes at your desk. Calf raises in shops and at the bus stop. Periformis rubbing on correct height corners (handles on the Tube are great for this, I've found)


A dream I've had a few times is arriving so late and missing the start and just running through Paris, or Newcastle trying to catch up with the back markers, and finding a few of them, but they're lost, there are dead ends and stairwells and I  ending up having to cut through shopping malls and pubs and all sorts, but can't seem to find them - weird shit like that, anyone had those?


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