The Jimbob


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Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:19

Betzza. Well first you need to recover slowly from the op which takes you mid/late June. Then you need to build a bit of base training to act as a platform for your proper training plan. Maybe 4-6 weeks running getting the miles up to 25-30. It won't leave you much time for a meaty training plan. It might only leave you 9-10 weeks and not much time to taper although you won't really need to taper, just do very little running during the week of the race. You may be slightly undercooked for the Dam but given the circumstances I think getting to the start line with some miles and long runs in the legs and have a good race execution, you may well get a pb but I'd use this as a stepping stone for Paris2016 and just concentrate on good training/recovery in between sessions. We'll talk in the coming weeks about your plan. Make sure it ticks all the boxes.

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 13:52
I've got Hackney tomorrow. Legs feel like lead but will try to rev the engine and hope nothing falls off.

Good point Beetle. Spring marathons behind us....time to get that base training ticking over again before the dreaded training plans start up June/July time. Deffo need some encouragement and read about other people getting out there to inspire me to get off my butt.

Good luck fellow racers today and tomorrow.

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 21:32
This will be my 4th trip to the Dam. As a younger man i visited a couple of times and enjoyed doing the "things" groups of young lads do when they visit Amsterdam. As a slightly older young man I visited with my wife-to-be and enjoyed the city in a far more grown up way, such a great city, Van Goph museum, Ann Frank's House for a reality check and a history lesson. They have nice beer over there and the Dutch are friendly. It's a flat city (country) so hopefully the marathon will be a quick'un.

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 21:17
Hey Jimbo! Cool screen name mate

Miss-Laure , Re your Paris entry, if you want your name on your bib changed you can contact them, they will change it (nickname) for you to whatever you like. A pal of mine did it recently. If you like I can ask him what email address he contacted. He then logged back into his ASO account and was able to get his jpeg of his bib with his name as he wanted it to appear.

Btw I'm in for my 3rd Paris next year. Did 2013 and 2014 and had a laugh with lots of pals who did it. Skipped this year in favour of Boston. This will be my 1st Amsterdam and 10th marathon.

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 20:09

Waddup Amsterdamers! Spring marathons out the way, so time to think about the next ..... I'm in!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 11:39
HeatherS wrote (see)

BM sounds delightful.....will look forward to a full report post race 

and diagrams, charts, graphs and polaroids

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 11:37
Benign Murmurring wrote (see)

In August I will experiment with mid-race marathon fuelling composed of carbs ingested in the form of red wine and white wine and protein in the form of oysters. There appears to be very little scientific study to let me know what to expect

oh behave!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 11:31
Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)
Andy-W- wrote (see)
I'm confused now ... If carbs make no difference at breakie, then why would you bother topping up via gels containing carbs?

Gels are made to be easily digestible and an almost instant hit, just the fact that they are in liquid form instantly makes it a much quicker way of getting energy into your body. What is being disputed is whether eating solid carbs 3 hours before a race gives the body enough time to break the food down and convert the energy during the race. The muscles use glycogen stored within them for most of the energy during a race, certainly the carbs eaten at breakfast wouldn't have time to get to the muscles in just 3 hours, but carbs eaten in the days leading up to the race certainly would. This is my (very basic) understanding of it.

Actually the P&D book that arrived at my house today has a paragraph recommending a carb heavy breakfast 3 to 4 hours before the race.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 11:28
Eggyh73 wrote (see)
Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)

No I don't expect anyone literally crams carbs in Eggy, but what I mean is that you wouldn't actually need to have any carbs as part of breakfast, it could actually be eggs, bacon and mushrooms for instance not porridge and a banana, which have possibly been chosen for their carb content as much as any other reason. Certainly I have chosen a bagel and banana for my pre-race breakfast purely for carbs, I don't have that for my normal breakfast!!


I had eggs once before running and never again!

Got to agree with Dannii on the Paleo diet promotion that is trendy right now.

Why wife is doing very well with Paleo, but she isn't a marathon runner. The "experts" from whom where she got her advice aren't advocates of long distance running, so I'm not sure they'd be able to provide me with sound nutritional advice that meets my needs. So, with my dietary habits, my wife's, and my two fussy daughters it's like a bleedin' café in this place!

Sub 3

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:31
JAP wrote (see)

Jimbob, I have the jacket too, feels almost obligatory to buy one!
Only peace and quiet in NYC is going over the bridges.

got to have the Jacket!

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