The Jimbob


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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 18:05
The Bostool will be packed for my Journey. Will feature in 2 races

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 23:46
15West wrote (see)

Can't decide whether to bother with the baggage drop off or not....

15WEST - here's my experiences from 2013 and 2014. 

2013, didn't bother with bag drop, my hotel was very close to the finish line, I finished, headed back to hotel straight away, was showered and dressed by 12.45 and headed straight for Beer Station where I met Running Rodent and a few pals. We were there for a while then went to Corcorans.

In 2014, again I didn't use bag drop. Accom was 10 min walk from Arc- I had the wife'n'kids in tow, left them to have a lie in. It was pleasant enough weatherwise to head straight out "race ready"  My wife carried my tracksuit in her backpack and waited for me at the end of avenue Foch. I threw that on - we went to Beer Station. Then later went back to the apartment and showered etc before heading to Corcorans. I don't think the collecting is the problem, it's putting it in there which is the faff. Better off getting a cup of coffee and head straight to the ADeT to meet these guys.

Also, I think some threaders, arranged with other threaders who had accommodation closer to the finish to , store bags / use their showers.

Having done Paris twice and feeling a little more confident about getting about the place, I think in 2016 I would be more open to getting accommodation closer to Corcorans, although it's nice to have a tracksuit or long sleeve top and trousers to put on straight after the race, so hopefully someone can hold one for me. If not, maybe I will have to use bag drop in 2016.

 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 14:36

Morning Parisians. I've done this race the last 2 years and had a ball with all my pals on this thread. I'll be at Boston on April 20th but I'm back in Paris for 2016. For now here's my packing list for 2014. Some of you might find it useful. You can adapt it

Kit: Running Shoes, Running Tops(1 x GB Vest, 1 x Adidas Long), 2 x T: BCRC & LLR), Shorts (1 x Short, 1 x long), Running Tights (Adidas), Running Socks x 2 pairs, Compression Socks (for after), calf guards, Cap, Sunglasses, Sweatbands (wrist, head) For Race Day & other important items:Safety pins (inc spares for other runners), Gels x 8 (Carb & Isotonic), Jelly Babies (2 bags), Running Belt, Gel belt x 2 (High5 & SIS), Bottle Belt & Bottle, Paris2013 Waterproof Poncho, Space blanket (prepacked), Vaseline, Plasters (& or tit Tape) 2 x Bottle of isotonic sports drink, Garmin, Garmin charger, Garmin power adapter (for use in Europe), Heart rate Monitor, Phone & tablet Charger, Power adapter, Contact Lenses, Contact Lens Solution, OROD, Travel kettle.  Other foods: 2 x Porridge Pot, 3 x M&S Fruit & Seed flapjack, Bananas x 2, Marmite travel portion, 1 x pack of M&S Choccy Hot Cross Buns, 2 x Bottle of Water, Tea Bags. Paperwork: Passport, Train tickets, Accommodation paperwork, Convocation, Medical Certificate, Travel Money, Credit Card, Proof of recent performances (if changing up to a faster pen). Electronic Back up: PDFs of Train tickets, Convocation, Med Cert saved on phone, tablet and in dropbox. Also emailed to my hotmail account. Regular clothes:  Light Jacket, Tracksuit for disposal, Pants,Socks, tshirts, Hoody: Medication: Nurofen, Paracetamol, Asthma Inhaler Blue, Asthma Inhaler Brown, Epilepsy Meds, Antihistamine tabs: Toiletries: Shower Gel, Deoderant, Moisturiser, Travel cologne, Toothpaste, Toothbrush

 

Sub 3

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 14:10

SL Holy Guacamole on the mileage!

Selbs, message received and email sent

10 miles today at not quite marathon pace. felt a bit more tempo than steady but you wouldn't think so looking at the data - but its all I could muster

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 14:51
Marie27 wrote (see)

Great thanks very much E mmy. Starting to try & get my head around everything. I've not done a marathon that sets off in waves like this before (& until last week, I didn't realise it did) I'm used to just lining up in pens & getting over the start line 10-20 minutes after the start.   

Marie - if I were you, I'd change up to the Purple pen and then head to the back of that

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 10:39

yeah TM - if I feel like I'm not recovered I'll drop out of London. I'll go to the expo and get my bib and see how I feel on the morning of VLM. Got lots of pals doing it so it's tempting to just run it without any goal or expectation, just enjoyment. It'll be tough I know (if I do both)

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 08:53

MORNING EMBO!

the was no medal for my 24 mile effort in the pissing rain and wind. Had to make do with snacking on crap all day. My legs are giving me evils today.

Planned track session tomorrow maybe replaced with slow 8 miles. Might do parkrun this Saturday for the week's "speed". Planning 40 miles max for the week including 16 on Sunday with no more than half at marathon pace.

Double marathon you nutter

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 22:44

24 miles today - last long run before Boston. Taper starts tomorrow, although it still looks fairly intense next week

Runner passport received from BAA, also VLM registration pack also arrived.  Soon it it'll be time to start getting organised

Sub 3

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 18:20
Nice Longing Jools, Alan, SJ, TT, ALP and Selbs. Selbs i'll probably take in a couple of laps of regents outer circle next Sunday morning at marathon 645 pace if you are about and want the company. PM me if it works for you.

24 miles today in 3.08 / 7.52. Satisfied with the session. It was wet and difficult to motivate myself at first. Roast lamb dinner is imminent.
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