The Jimbob

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Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 10:44

Yes TM - I'm doing North London half next Sunday (15th)

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 10:43

btw - did I mention I'm envious of you all getting together in Paris?. Wish I could be there - will be back in 2016. I'll have a posh Pasta dinner with Dannirr in Boston the following week in your honour!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 10:39

Nells - well done for coming in on the Olympic Park love-in. Hopefully there'll be a few more London Threaders wanting to get in on the action. Don't forget you get to finish on the track where Mo stormed to double gold in 2012.

Tinks - thanks for the kind words. It's the toughest week for my other half but it is still pretty hard on me and the kids as well. It's also bringing back the emotions of 4 years ago when I went through a similar crisis. What can one do except just keep moving forward putting one foot in front of the other - sounds similar to the advice you would give to someone running the marathon.

KS - well done on a steady half. Bath was not your A race. It was tough conditions. Glad to hear your are progressing.

11 miles steady this morning after Sunday's 22. I have more naughtiness planned for this evening so I would be doing the John Wayne by tomorrow

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 21:34

Btw Gunner Runner. Paris is pretty flat.

Lloyd. Not sure about the kiddies doing the Olympic Park. Missis Jimbob might object if I schlep her down to Stratford on a Sunday morning

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 21:31
greg sutton 2 wrote (see)

Running rodent - as an arsenal fan, if they used to be an arsenal physio i bet they know there way round a knee. Good luck.


So i have visited Paris once before and was wondering what the profile was like? are there any surprise hills? or are there any parts of the run that are quiet or uninspiring?


i Had a pretty decent run at the weekend. 17 mile LSR from Battersea to Angel in london, nice tail wind for the most of the run.... except the hideous head wind that hit me with 4 miles to go... needless to say that killed my energy!!  

Up the Gunners!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:49

Hi TD. Yes my entourage will be the top geezer known as Dannir. Not being joined by any of my family. Probably the wise choice. There was a lot of faffage with the family in Paris last year. I want to my 3 days pre-Bosti to be chill. We've got baseball tickets and the Boston 5k to look forward to. I won't have to worry about D being bored at the expo - or spectating at the marathon. He'll be WELL INTO IT (seeing as his brilliance in Tokyo last week has taken him within spitting distance of the qualifying time )

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:31
Telstar Man wrote (see)

Wow, it's a bit quiet round here!

7 week today...hope everyone's doing well. I got up to 19 miles yesterday, felt good but legs are a bit battered. Sports massage booked.

well done on the 19 miles TM. Got any halves coming up?


Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:30

Morning All

22 miles for me yesterday - feel tired today.

March is upon us. Races this month to lift my spirits (hopefully)

We'll be finding out soon what corral / waves we are in. (not that it really matters - it'll be based on our qualifying times so hopefully we'll be running at our target paces or thereabouts)

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 09:00

Morning All - March is upon us. Nice PB'ing yesterday from Threaders at the Bath Half - not ideal conditions I've heard..

TD - yes its hard to take in the liquids when you are puffing like a steam train. In a half I try to avoid the drinks stations for this reason (unless it's a warm one). In the marathon a mouth full of water here and there is kind of important - but I'm usually taking my fuel from the selection on my loaded gel belt.

22 miles yesterday to boost the week's mileage, added to the decent track session from last Tuesday it's not a bad week. My training has had to go on the back burner due to a double bereavement in 3 days in my wife's family.

Feeling a little creaky today - might try a gentle "recovery" 5 mile run later. This week is top heavy with little planned at the weekend and races starting next week, so need to make it count every day. Got to get through this week (taking one session at a time)

List fairy please put me down for the Olympic Park 10K on July 19th  anyone care to join?

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 23:49

Hi Lagerman. Welcome, Boston will also be my 8th. Congratulations on qualifying. This will be a nice one to add to a quite decent set you have already, well done on the 20 milers. Seems like you are experienced enough and timing things just right. Good luck with the training. Stick around and keep us updated with your preparation. There's some useful posts already from some folks who already did Boston.

National XCs on Saturday in the mud, a real slow struggle,and 20.5 miles on Sunday. Last week's planned high mileage wrecked by a virus in the early part of the week, but finished strong with a decent MLR on Thurs, then the XC, then the Longy .... Prep is ok but starting to feel a bit tired from it all. 

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