The Jimbob

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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!

Sub 3

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 14:57
Little M.iss Happy wrote (see)

You could always change your donation date PP?

Nice multi eventing Padams!

Sounds a bit of a mixed evening for you Jimbob.

no, it was a good evening, enjoyed both races ... I'm all about showing up and having a go but I'm slow on the short stuff .... my heart lies with longer distance and results are much more respectable ....  every run I do until November 5th is training for my goal race on November 6th - NY Marathon.

The 800 is not for the faint hearted, clearly you have to be very fit and prepared to welly it from the off and then somehow have a bit left for the home straight. Padams ran a strong race yesterday, I watched it unfold .... one of the other guys had a look at about 600 but as they came off the bend the big man eased away. Quite impressive.

Good luck at the Watford race chaps .... I couldn't qualify, you have to be sub11 - I'm 11.12

Padams hope the hammys are ok after the 200


Sub 3

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 13:09

Morning All, yep met Padams last night and he was very lucky to share the lens with the Aviators (see poncing selfie photo below) .... which came in quite handy btw as it was a lovely sunny evening. Due to a number mix up I jumped into the V50 800m race as a non scorer and ran a not very impressive 2.43. It felt more comfortable than a recent 2.40 as I probably took the first lap a little on the easy side .... which was ok in this race as I managed to move through the field and have a mad dash for the last 40 metres to pip another fella by half a second. Good fun (hate the 800 with a passion). The 3k was again not all that impressive by me but I was treating it as tempo run so happy to 6.06 average for the first half 5.59 average for the second half for 11.18'ish. The best bit was the relay which I video'd from my phone up on the steep bank ... and our boys brought it home.




New York 2016

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 23:57

Plenty of time to train ....... I'm into mine now ... Racked up 3 x 20 milers of my targeted 8/9 ..... Out today did 18.5 ..... Had a good few weeks, will push on a bit more before i cut back a bit for family holiday and then ramp up again mid Aug for a couple of months. 

New York 2016

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 14:39

Hi Janine, Welcome. Congratulations on the 4.10 in Paris and signing up for NY.

we'd need to know a bit more about your general running. After Paris did you carry on with the training?. Where are you at now with your shorter distances? and what is your weekly mileage at the moment?

My school of thought on improving the marathon time is ... more experience, more general miles and more training.

More long runs (at an easy pace) - shorter hard runs at a very hard pace, track intervals with the club are great for improving the speed. Frequent long marathon paced runs don't necessarily help, as they tire you out to the point where you are not able to train properly the following week. There are different plans like e.g P&D 55-70 which is a good plan to work to if you already have a good training base. There are some plans available on the VLM website. Have you thought about joining your local club? I definitely took my running up to another level when I joined London Heathside. Also, you have to be realistic when setting your goal for the race. 4 (or 3) is just a number - it's an arbitrary time target. The target should be based on what you capable of based on current fitness and maybe take a little off as the marathon is so hard. So if you can run a 1.50 half then calculators suggest you could run a 4 hour marathon ... but if you haven't done enough training then the wheels will fall off in the last 6 miles. So many things to consider but you have time. If you start training this month taking you up to mid October for peak mileage and then 3 weeks of tapering you'll do well I'm sure. With that 4.10 you are close enough to the sub4 you can almost taste it!

New York 2016

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 09:41
PCleasby wrote (see)

This happened today 17:45 at the parkrun!!!!! First ever sub 18. I'm buzzing with that I can tell you.



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