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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    


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 22:37
agentpenguin wrote (see)

Faffage love it jimbob yep that applies to my 3 yr old sprog!! Interesting discussion on pacing going on re LSR


not looking forward to 5 am minus 5 temperatures brrrrr

Yo! AgentP! How's it going? I see you are at Reading this year. Make sure you catch up with us all. Yep regarding long runs, different strokes for different folks. I've a lot more easy mileage on the plan this year, and more miles. One thing I must remember to do is take my downhill training as seriously as my uphill training. Boston ain't no pancake ....

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 15:01

ooooooh Matron


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:57

that's the one ......  I can tell that I have passed on the word FAFFAGE into your vocabulary! maybe one day it'll turn up in the dictionary like other slang words have over the years and we'll remember where it began. Paris Baby!


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:38
RUN FOREST RUN2 wrote (see)

cheers The Jimbob have to admit your message has made me laff cheers.

If you've got little sproglets you know about the faffage. Every time you try to leave the house / leave for school on time, everything's a faff

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:20

RFR2 - Paris 2013 I went on my own and met all this lot and had a ball. 2014 I took the family, Kids were 7 and 4. While we were there my wife and I coined the phrase "faffage" - faffing about with the kids and trying to keep everyone sweet while you are getting psyched for a marathon. I'm not taking them to Boston or Amsterdam this year. So my advice would be, let hubby and the dustbins have a nice weekend at home and you go to Paris and have fun with all this crowd and Rock the marathon!

Peter Sting Wray - I also run the long run to Heart Rate. (and some other sessions)


Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:13

Well done TS. Yes, another week ticked off. 20 yesterday with Heathside. Last week was more about putting miles in. This week will be lower mileage with a couple of pacey sessions thrown in.

Any advice on how to train for the course would be appreciated. TS, we live in North London so I suppose a weekly blast down one of the big hills (like Highgate West Hill eg) would probably be a good plan to get those quads toughened up. Also when running up those hills, try to keep good form. Cheerful Dave mentioned the Hills back on page 1 of this thread. As long as they are alive with the sound of music i'll be happy.


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