The Jimbob

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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!

Sub 3

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 15:25
JAP. I didn't notice the quiet bits cause I was on cloud 9 for most of the race, some noisy sections were deafening like in London. I assume NYC is crazy as well for atmosphere. Spot on regarding the event. The Bostonians get behind the race so it's really cool being there. Such a good atmosphere whereever you go. I picked up my jacket just after my bib and wore it a lot and everyone seemed to want to talk. Loved it! Have ordered a second jacket (cheap off t'internet)

Sub 3

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 11:54
Wardi. Boston as an experience? I only have positives to say really. I was lucky to be in a good hotel near the finish and near the expo which made my life much easier. The expo was better than London / Paris / Berlin / Valencia. More stuff. Really good atmosphere, quite busy, I went 3 times. Race experience, they bus you from Boston Common out to Hopkinton which is the town where you start. It takes an hour but I was rabbiting to other runners and the journey seemed to pass quickly. The buses were yellow school buses so not particularly comfortable. Security was tight going through all the checkpoints. The assembly area in Hopkinton was spacious enough. The weather was grim so I huddled under a very large marquee with about 3000 runners. The starting pens (waves/corrals) are strict and well organised so the assembly area doesn't get too packed at any one point. When they call your wave/corral number you walk close to a mile to the start and then you are off. The atmosphere is electric, the marshaling and drinks stations are abundant. You guys should do it. You'll fell like just once won't be enough.
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