The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 18:11

Gertcha hawker

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 22:29
Baldstan. I've survived for years with the 110 and it's served me well. I've paced many of my favorite races with it and I will still use it on the marathon. But this 225 for training is great, so much nerdy data .... I have the garmin app and strava app on my phone and it all happens in the background. I just have to press start and stop.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 13:37
Just bought the 225 last week from Decathlon for ??155 and I'm lovin it lovin it lovin it......

New York 2016

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 09:11

Morning GB. I'm not great at sleeping before a race so I like the idea of falling out of my hotel and onto the ferry. My main concerns will be keeping warm not needing to pee just before the race starts. That is a good idea to get the bus from midtown and then kip for a while.

 talking of sleep I'm on day 11 of consecutive training days and the thought of running a marathon is making me want to get my nut down

Sub 3

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 16:47
Padams wrote (see)

CW - very impressive race considering recent weeks' efforts!

Dan - Hope the infection clears quickly. I was reading a bit about your ultra and looked up some info on Pinnacle Ridge. Looks "interesting"...

bains - that's a bit gutting, seem to be a few short courses coming out of the woodwork these days.

Coro - nothing useful from me on the carb depleting/loading from me I'm afraid as I never do either really (other than carb loading virtually all of the time!).

Mainly just easy running for me the last few days. I managed to join our Sunday cycling group for the first time in 3 months and was quite pleased that I managed to keep up (and at/near the front on the climbs). 56M averaging about 19.5mph.

Tonight I have my first ever Masters athetics event (3,000m) - I think it's a pretty low standard league so hoping I can take it fairly easy before the first 10km road race league fixture tomorrow night.

Ha Ha Padams ..... you lapped me just after you got the bell! As I approached the line it said 2 to go and they changed it to 1 ... I said "I've still got 2 right?" and then I heard you galloping up behind me ... you passed me on the bend and I gave you some encouragement, said something like go on mate finish strong! ... I was in Heathside vest and The Jimbob Aviators . Looking at the results your were about 30 seconds ahead of the 2nd placed Barnet & District guy.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:17
Just lay off the little red chillies till after the race Eg

New York 2016

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 22:52
DonkDonk ..... very informative. That's a real help. Based on what you said about the finish I think I will keep an eye on the weather forecast. If it's due to be mild then I'll head to the meet and greet letters to meet my running pals who are on similar finish time and then head to a pre - determined pub. If it's cold, scrap that idea and head straight to the pub. (Any excuse)

New York 2016

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 21:25

actually at the end of Boston, I went from sub3 elation to shivering broken mess very quickly ....  i'm making arrangements to have a small backpack containing a jacket and compression tights ready for me when I finish. Steering well clear of the bag drop as advised by many.

New York 2016

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 20:51

we'll go for a quick pint Bedders, easy!

New York 2016

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 09:01

i don't think there is a better last drag of any race than the last 4 miles of London. Boston is the special one - the grandaddy of all marafuns, London for atmosphere on the day is more or less on a par. Tokyo and Berlin not quite as good but still amazing races. Can't comment about the other two WMMs but hoping NY is same sort of atmosphere as London.

I've heard it has some quiet sections plus we know it's a tougher course. I'd love to run close to 3 hours over there but I know i'll have to work very hard in the summer and make a noticeable improvement. Then still have a very good race execution on the day. There's got to be at least 5 minutes (if not more) for course difficulty so a 3.05 at NY is comparable to 3.00 in London.

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