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Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 14:14
Barry Lee 4 wrote (see)

Hello all,

Are the distance markers all in KM? I can't decide whether to switch my GPS from miles accordingly. Psychologically, is measuring progress in KM harder (it's a bigger number!), easier (you rattle through them quicker!) or much the same - it's the same distance after all.

I've trained in miles and I know what my target pace feels like, so I'm leaning towards working from miles on my watch.

Best of luck all - stay healthy and smash it!

Barry, I am leaving the Garmin in mile mode so I can use it to help pace myself, but I will taking notice of the KM markers which are more prominent - they come much quicker, and you get the mile markers as well, so you feel you are making progress with loads of markers all over the shop. The worst bit is where you go through the 25k marker and the next marker is 16 miles - which somehow feels like you've got longer to go than at 25k (when you've actually a little less to go)

Sub 3

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 09:48
Dan A wrote (see)

Never run a negative split. Loads of +30 mins positive ones tough.

PB came unsurprisingly off my closest split (01:22:22 & 01:22:45 = +23s)

Worst was at NY in 2003. Finished in 4h15 after a halfway split of 1h37.


London 2010 - 2hr16 mins crossing tower bridge - finsihed in 5h16m! DOH! (i did hobble from 14 miles with bad achilles to be fair) that was much tougher than the .....

3 maras last year - 3 negative splits - Paris 3.23 (1.42/1.41) Berlin 3.11 (1.37/1.34) Valenceia 3.05 (2nd half 30 seconds quicker)

Sub 3

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 09:43

Morning all, tonsilitus update - meds are taking effect and i've been calorie and fluid loading as advised by a running Doctor friend who said my best hope of running close to my target is to stop the muscle breakdown from calories burning during the fever.  Did i mention the youngest sproglet is struck down with Chicken Pox? - and we're all off to Paris so we are a right bunch ..... i had her clambering over me in the night trying to sneak into our bed so awoke tired and grumpy and nipped out the door for a 5k at marathon pace,l a little too much effort for my likeing but stretched the legs finally after 6 days out.. Will try at least double the distance tomorrow but a lit less effort. More protien and ice cream today and then from tomorrow a bit more carb, and less protien, in the diet again  There's my woes, not that bad really - i'm not in a dark as place as i was...........onwards and upwards ..... happy days

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 09:08

i love this - Seargeant Radar Sal reporting for duty ..... this is actually very helpful for someone like me who relies on RS to be the boss in these situations

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 07:45
Morning all. A wee leg stretcher today 5k to turn the legs over in just over 21 mins. Felt sluggish and tired, had little chicken pox ridden girl clambering over me in the night and fidgeting so feel quite tired. Needed to turn the legs over at marathon pace today so in that sense I achieved what I wanted although it was harder than it should have been. Sensible to keep the run short while I still fight the tonsilitus. Meds are doing their thing. Will try to double the distance tomorrow but slower with less effort.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:09
Tricky-Dicky wrote (see)

Leggy - my advice is just to go backwards until you find it

9k run tonight to keep the legs spinning. Felt very nice. This time when I coughed my body didn't convulse and come to a complete and abrupt stop. So I'm taking that as a good sign.

You feeling any better Jimbob?

Anyone getting a bit excited?

Rico, yes a bit, anti Bs starting to do their thing......not in quite as dark a place as I was 2 days ago. I'm realistic about my expectations, I'll do as well as I can and be happy with any result ....

Greg, a cold FFS? 

anyone in two minds about Corcoran's, this is a drink up Viking style, we will drink flagons of ale and we have wenches and everything (they where Eiffel Tower dresses) 

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 21:12

KS no I don't have the pox! I've got tonsilitis .... My little Sophie has the pox, she's 4. Just wondering about where to bring her in Paris .... The spots are out. it's contagious before the spots appear but just letting people know

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:29
Last time I checked O ....

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:32
Btw I will be meeting Orbutt n Emmy and anyone else who wants to play early at Corcorans at 5 on the spot ...... Don't be shy

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:26
Anyone out there not had chicken pox?
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