The Jimbob

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Sub 3

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 14:55

Bainsjp - yes Boston always been "the Dream" since I was Big Man Jimbob and a source of motivation to help me change myself for the better along with "staying alive longer". Of course my GFA performances last year game me automatic London entry and I just couldn't say no.

PP - re the Pride Vouchers .... hook us up mate! I might have to quaff a couple of Super Ts on the street before I come into the pub just to give me a head start. My bank balance will have suffered

Sub 3

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 12:38
Ha ha Selbs, snowboarding?! Knacker your Achilles, recover and come to London and run a scorcher! I'm sure you will do great and hope you make it.

And Tmoth, well done on doing London El Cheapo. My Boston costs will probably come in at around 1200, just for me! (Gulp). Mind you, from the saving you make you'll need extra gold to pay a fiver a pint in the Red Lion. Actually I will be there as well as being extra sensible running London 6 days after Boston. So looking forward to clinking glasses with you all. Hopefully I will be sporting both medals, I don't put them on eBay!

10 miles with a bit more zip this morning. Lovely conditions in London. Kept it steady around early 7mm after first couple of miles

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 16:26
Embo, a little bit of flat out, a chunk of slow, a wedge of tempo, a side of steady and slither of easy with a sprinkling of freshly chopped steep hills scattered throughout all of the workouts.

Scotty, in the ballot for VLM?

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Posted: 03/09/2014 at 09:33

Agree with RR and Emmy. EA membership won't cut it in Paris. No signed stamped med cert, no racey.  

seems like next week is signing up week. Paris for lots on here and for me Boston (baby). 

legs are feeling spent today. Having day off work to spend with my lovely daughters. No training, just did 47.5 miles over the last 4 days. Will do some ORODing later and some stretching/Pilates type exercise.

Sub 3

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 10:03

Morning All

Dan - sorry to hear about the nightmare with the race. Hope you rise from the ashes and have a great race at your next outing.

DrD - would love to chat and banter a bit at Abo. I expect you'll be competing for gold and trinkets up there, I might hang with you in the fast pen and then watch you disappear up the road like Road Runner when they fire the gun.

I'm not in as good form as I was this time last year. Not enough in the legs. Would love a finish time with 3:0x:xx. We'll have to see. I am feeling a little less lardy than I was 4-6 weeks ago so will hopefully do alright. Just on a 4 day cycle of 46 miles running including an 18 mile, a couple of 10s and a 20:30 Hampstead parkrun on the even tougher Route B. Today's 10 - my legs felt like lead, but i know that's just the fatigue of the 4 days. Maybe trot out a few more miles later and then take tomorrow off.

Glad to see none of you are letting the side down and keeping up that crazy high mileage - I'm proud of my 192 in August, I've only been building since early July, but am up to 50 per week and will up that a little more by the end of the month before I start tapering .....

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Posted: 01/09/2014 at 12:32

Weedy you forgot Hightower and Mahoney

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 22:36

Britrisky- I took the 8.40 train home, which wasn't the last one and that got me in at 10pm. The later train train is half hour after. I managed a couple of hours in Corcorans and then grabbed a cab with a few threaders to GDN. if I'd been on my own could have paid 1.30 for a few stops on the metro.

BUT, I advise you to stay in Paris on the Sunday night as well and get blaggered with us (actually not me cause I'm skipping Paris this year for Boston, I will be back in 2016). When I left I was not ready to leave, was having too much fun. The race is great and we have a big get together at Corcorans ........

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Posted: 29/08/2014 at 18:55
Ahh the UFD Hackney Half marathon at the marshes.....6 laps I believe. Did that 3 years ago finished 10th from last. Nice event. I got lapped by the winner on lap 2! And when I finished lap 5, most people were finishing the race which was pretty grim. Have fun Team Swag

Sub 3

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 14:49

Hello Sub3-ers super speedy fast peeps. I'm still around, been on a bit of holidaying, been a bit grumbly as having had many little niggles that have made my training a bit stop start. On the whole can't complain too much, am managing to put together some sort of prolonged training together for Abingdon. Nothing like you lot mileagewise, but 45-50 per week is something. Barbeque belly is dissappearing.

Had a burn in the Thames Meander Half at the weekend - 11th overall / 1st Old Codger in 1:27 odd. Was nice to get a decent run in to keep the confidence alive. There was a nice fella called Gav who kept me company for most of the second half of the race nagging/pulling me along for the difficult miles and i managed to turn in ok consistent pace. We knew we were outside sub1.27 pace so i conceeded that i didn't fancy racing all the way to the finish as i was pretty shattered so he started dropping me with about half a mile to go but still shouted out encouragement as he gradually pulled away. If i hadn't had that company - i'm sure i wouldn't have worked as hard. I reckon - i'm in more like 1.26.30 shape - that course was good, but there were some hairy moments dodging walkers, dogs, kids on bikes, other runners, single filing along a tight bit with marathon runners coming toward you. That definitely forced me to drop down a gear or two when i didn't want to. One the whole happy with the race and progress considering i'm not in as good as form as 6 months ago and don't have as many miles in the legs.

BTW i saw Ryan having a photo finish moment in the full marathon.They were pushing each other right over the line! They have the same chip time but Ryan nicked the second on the gun time!  I didn't get a chance to say hello but it was good to see him turn in another good performance. I think it warmed up a bit for the marathoners.

i'll read back in the next couple of days and see what you lovelies have been up to..

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Posted: 28/08/2014 at 13:08

ahh TD you must be referring to my showdown with the big guns last Autumn ....

 Of course, the great man finished so quickly he didn't get a chance to have a smooch with the lovely Melanie Chisolm ....

TD - you are a monster on the bike these days, some crazy stats come from you. If only you could safely run another marathon soon. I hope that knee problem abates at some point.

KS - yes it's loaded with pure iron!  Actually, just a few light work clothes, gels, money, keys, work keys, some work paperwork. In the grand scheme not much in terms of weight compared to all the bags of sugar i used to carry around in the old days but enough for it to slow you down just a smidge i think, and i'm using the water feeder on the long run, which contains a litre of liquid. I certainly felt like i had a bit more spring on Saturday in the race.

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