The Jimbob


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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)

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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.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 11:35
He's entitled to his opinion. Screw scientific data! I need a big brekkie in my tum every day. Definitely if I'm gonna be on my feet for hours. I accept it's probably a "habit" and habits are there to be broken. I suppose you can train you body if you really want to. I suppose if you want to reach your potential you've more chance of succeeding if you heed advice from experts in their field. Me personally I'm prepared to do some of it but not all so I probably won't get as I could as I could be.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 19:28
HIAHS. So you limped home from a session on Sunday. Saw a physio yesterday who told you to ice and rest, so you had a hard session this morning???? And of course London was tough. You had fatigue in your legs from an amazing run in Paris 2 weeks before. Don't worry about speed or fitness for a few days. You can do Parkrun next week and a couple of tempo runs. It'll be there in Stockholm. Don't worry about going long. Just get properly rested and do some short tempo runs in the couple of weeks leading up to Stocky

Sub 3

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 18:16
Joolska wrote (see)

Chicago was high up my list until I saw the overseas entry fee is $210...

I'm going for New York in 2016 which is $375 for overseas entrants. (SKANK)

mind you Boston was $225 but that was worth every penny!

It's amazing when you compare New York to London on the entry fee. Outrageous really

 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 16:45

ahhh HIAHS. soz u feeling a bit cack. Nothing like a bit of leg pain to batter the moral down. Rest that knee for a couple more days and then keep the jogging light. You don't need to taper for Stockholm, so you could do some short very fast runs that week and the week prior. No need to batter yourself too much. For Amsterdam we'll plot your path to the Championship pen.  

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Posted: 05/05/2015 at 14:39

yep i'm with what Eggy and Sunnysider said.

I know of very fast runners who have trained their bodies so they don't need gels (or no more than 1 or 2 / or a mouthful of powerade hear and there in their marathon). In training they go out and do the long run with a cup of coffee or a glass of water for breakfast.

I like to go out with tea, porridge and crumpets in my tum, cause I'm greedy and love brekkie - on the long run I might use one or two gels on top of that if there are no drinking taps. On race day I have the same breakfast but my gel belt is loaded with 6 and I'm on the first one after 30 mins and then 1 every 3 miles. Each to their own. It works for me. The gels won't really replenish your glycogen properly. It won't get into to your muscles quick enough to have a meaningful effect, but they help a little. It's all in the long runs and the race pace. You do your long runs slow to improve your endurance, the body gets better at burning fat and storing the glycogen, you don't overcook the race pace, otherwise you burn up the glycogen stores too quick and then you're in the sh!t.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 14:46

cause it's a stupid Ballot. I guess they know how many ballot places they have once all the GFA entries are in and they flogged all their gold bond charity places. Plus, there's never any information about it.

Boston has this - which puts people in the picture

http://216.235.243.43/news-and-press/news-listing/2014/september/2015-boston-marathon-qualifier-acceptances.aspx

 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 09:07
List Fairy please put me down for Ickenahm 5 on 7th June and the Cityrace 5k on 9th July

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 13:54
There's loads of us signed up ......
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