The Jimbob


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Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 14:23

See u then Orbs

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 13:55
Hello all, there's been lots of talk of meeting at the arc at 8am for the photocall. I think we should aim for more like 7.40. 8 cuts it a bit fine for getting to the pens especially if u have to get in pre race pee. Last year I met Orbutt at 7.35 , quite a few of the peeps were there by then and by 8 we were disbanding. Also that 25 mins flew by .... Shall we say from 7.35?

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 17:33
TartanPimpernel wrote (see)

Fat and sluggish is how I feel ... 

TJB not good about the calf, throwing your advice to me back at you - RICE

TD better this week than next, I'm sure TBel's loving care will work wonders.  Hope you are on the mend asap.

Hows your healing up going TP?

Sub 3

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 14:45

DOH! 9 days out from the marathon and tapering nicely .... slow recovery run this morning and boom! - did a few awkwrad steps into the road to avoid joggers coming towards me, slghtly off balance and over extended, then when i stranightened up had the faintest CRAMP flutter in the left calf. There's a little meany in there now and i'm on the edge of proper metldown.

Any tips of how to handle it? (the injury that is)

it wasn't really a full blooded cramp attack - more a "pre-cramp" and i ran on home gently another mile with no pain or feeling.  Having a good feel around in there, there is a tender area, it's local to a small area half way up the muscle (inside leg bit of calf) but as the day is going on the muscle is going into a bit of a spasm. It doesn't hurt to walk, just when i feel in there, there's a sore bit. I think i could run, but i'd be paranoid of having a full scale cramp so am planning rest for at least 2 days (if not more)

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 14:25
TinkerBELysees wrote (see)

 

Weedy Gonzalez wrote (see)

Emmy - I'm still working on creating an air of mystery surrounding me. I'm about to have my lunch, but I'm not telling anyone what I'm going to have...it might be soup, it might not be. You can guess, but you'll never, ever know for sure...


So that's why you run all the Enigma events, huh?!

Le Jimbob wrote (see)

Doing a gentle short recovery run today, i just stepped into the road to avoid some joggers coming towards me and the over extension of my leg as it landed in the gutter slightly awkwardly led to a feeling that i might get cramp as i straightened up - GREAT - i've a twinge in my calf now that i have to manage till race day .... will spend this weekend doing sodall. It's not horrendous but it's there alright, little devil Can feel it. It's enough for me to say i'm cancelling all training for a few days. Shame cause since i've been tapering the legs are starting to feel so bouncy and lively. This will get me back down to earth. Yes 9 days out and i've got something DOH

Want a massage?

BRF wrote (see)

I am on the verge of a full blown panic attack.... Anyone want to join me??

Yes please. Tears a-plenty from me. Maybe a hug?

Yes pweeze

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:26

Doing a gentle short recovery run today, i just stepped into the road to avoid some joggers coming towards me and the over extension of my leg as it landed in the gutter slightly awkwardly led to a feeling that i might get cramp as i straightened up - GREAT - i've a twinge in my calf now that i have to manage till race day .... will spend this weekend doing sodall. It's not horrendous but it's there alright, little devil Can feel it. It's enough for me to say i'm cancelling all training for a few days. Shame cause since i've been tapering the legs are starting to feel so bouncy and lively. This will get me back down to earth. Yes 9 days out and i've got something DOH

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 21:20

OO, there's pacers, and then there's those fookin' pacers. Trust me I will be giving the latter the wide birth after last year's shenanigans. They get mobbo, and I get the 'ump

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 19:24
Dannir , I nearly made that very point last night, typed out loads of stuff and then thought it was a bit waffly. It's dangerous to run together if your goals are more than a couple of mins different. The whole point me and TD talked about running together the other day was our target pace and strategy are exactly the same. If he were shooting for 5 or 6 mins quicker then I'd do my own thing. I'm a stickler for even pacing so his strategy works for me. A good point he made to me recently is your target should be the pace, not the finish time. I agree with that.

Sub 3

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 14:56

just had a good interval session around Regents pk outer circle .... the roast din dins and wine from last night took the sparkle out of my reps as I got more tired but it was a nice burn, and now that is the last of my hard stuff bar the odd mara paced cheeky mile or two. Planning an easy 5 at silly oclock tomorrow, 10 with some at marathon pace on sunday and then short relaxed couple of runs next week with the occasional burst thrown in, but it's all light stuff planned from now ....

LD - noooo, you still have time, just abandon the time goal and come down for the jolly. Rest up, heal etc - you might surprise yourself!  

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 13:57

(puff huff puff)

Just back in from a hard Interval sesh ..... thought I'd batter out one more, before I now officially shelve that workout until mid-May (hooray)  - I had 8 on the plan originally, so that was number 8. Now I'm on easy running bar my last Sunday long run which won't be all that long or strenuous. 8.5 miles with some reps, the recovery jogs were a bit stumbly but I did have a big roastie last night and wine so I'm not firing on all cylinders ....

Weedy, can't you pace someone for sub4orD, keep 'em company?

Embo, you're gonna Rock Paris with your awesomeness

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