The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 20:17
Heidi Barr wrote (see)

Oh by the way my profile pic was taken at the Reggae Half Marathon in Jamaica in December! Was great fun and we were all handed refreshments in the form of a can of red strip and a fresh coconut at the finish line


Howdi Heidi, you're looking kind of warm in the profile pic. Paris is brilliant and you'll have a ball. Enjoy the journey. The first marathon is always special. It's about conquering the distance. That feeling when you cross the line is just amazing, it's months of winter traning plus a monumental effort on the day to push yourself further than you've ever been before. What's extra special about Paris is you can go on the mega lash with all the posse in here, and trust me those beers taste good!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 11:31

it'll be a 20-21 miler (I hope)

Yes the track intervals, say you do 8 x 800s at 3 mins per interval. That's 6 minute a mile pace which is reasonable leathering. Then you get 1 minute break. Then the coach barks at you a 5,4,3,2,1 countdown and you're off again at the same pace. Also, the people in your group are roughly the same standard so if they're beating you it means one thing - you're a lazy basket and not working hard enough - so you get your finger out. And you're puffing like a steam train. It's a brutal session. I imagine it's similar to spinning in terms of cardio, but better for your speed endurance in terms of marathon training.

Not heard from reading yet but looking forward to it. Lots of work to be done before then mind so not really thinking about races at all. Just taking it one run / one week at a time .....

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 10:32
orapidrun wrote (see)

HI Lozza, welcome to the thread!

TinkerBel - hoping you find your running mojo soon, good advice there on the get round strategy if needs must from RR. I like Eggys motivational therapy there about the run round Paris before a few refreshments in the evening, good one.

Jimbob - 8 gallons of tea, that's one huge help for the tea growers of Ceylon!

Plenty of time if on the injury bench, a week's rest could only see a 1-2% loss in fitness, wouldn't worry about it and the rest would possibly be quite welcome?

Track session done yesterday, smashed it on the track. Need to go into stealth mode now, sneaking out of work for an hour for an Easy6m.....

Nice Trackage Rapids. It may be a huffy old puffy session but your fitness and leg speed will improve. This will help you to run a new pb at a shorter distance, but more importantly keep those legs ticking over at pace when you get to the business end of the marathon.

Yes I love a cuppa, and a nice slice of cake if it's going.

7 miles easy commute today after 11 miles yesterday (5 tempo / 6 steady) and 15 on Tuesday (10 tempo-ish / 5 easy). That ends my 3 day mini block of training. taking Friday and Saturday off and then hope to go lonnnnnggggggg on Sunday.  

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 23:45
HeatherS wrote (see)

BR I put my name in that box ....hoping that was right or will need to spend another twenty quid on getting signed  

It doesn't really matter as long as it's signed and stamped 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 23:30

Berkeley Runner: Race name = Marathon De Paris 2015. (That what i put last two years) 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 16:07
Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)

Ages of time yet to get over some niggles but I completely understand the dread that you feel when you're injured, I have a constant feeling of pressure to be as fit as possible even 3 months out.

yeah you are you Whippet!  

It drives me insane when I can't train for 3 days let alone 3 weeks or months. I feel for the peeps out there who have had long layoffs or recurring injuries that interrupt the journey back to full fitness. What can one say. Hopefully you can all get running regularly soon which will toughen up the legs making you more equipped to train properly.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 09:42

Orapid ..... does it count if I drink 8 gallons of tea a day?

It's not that same problem that i talked about after abo but that one is bound to pop up with the volume of training I plan to do in the coming weeks. I got in a tangle with some branches as I ran through a bushy patch (to avoid a particularly bad ditch at the XC) and there was a flick on the back of the leg as I forcefully untangled myself without dropping pace and avoided hitting the deck. I have a bruise on the calf, but the sore point is very localised, so I'm just managing that with caution.

Keep it up Rapids - you'll see the benefit at your next race!

Skipped my track session yesterday in exchange for a slightly easier 10 mile steady run with some surges - still a useful workout, and a then 5 mile commute run home in the dark.  5 miles tempo-ish run this morning. H.R average dragged down to 142 by the first couple of miles that were more warm up than tempo.  

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 20:52

Orbs, oh Sh!te mate. hope it feels better soon, my calf is a bit dicky at the mo but managed some training today. No track session mind.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 15:12
Telstar Man wrote (see)

It's over 4 months until the race so there is plenty of time to put something together.

Unless I'm missing something. it's just over 3 months!

Whoopsie  - well a bit of time then!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 13:39

HIAHS - The XC champs will have to see what the conditions are like. No way in hell I'll "race" it.

RADAR Sal - 'ave it

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