The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 10:30
15West wrote (see)

Blimey Jimbob. You got me scared now. Hope you recover ok.

I am stressing over what shoes to wear now. Lighter, racing trainers that will leave me feeling battered, or heavier trainers with more cushioning and support that I do all my training in.

Worry worry.

On the marathon, I would definitely go for more cushioning. On a shorter race, a racing shoe.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 09:55
orapidrun wrote (see)

Happy birthday Leggy, hope you have a good one 

One convalescing child = track session tonight when relieved from duty. Might not be as doomed as originally thought, phew.. not aaa-chooo!

rather you than me on the track session. My legs have nothing to give. Hopefully i'll manage one next Tuesday.

Happy Birthday Leggy


message to all: BEWARE THE 'EFFING LOOSE DRAIN COVERS. I was doing my short commute run today. I'm very aware of going up and down pavements, pedestrians, cyclists, slippery sections etc. Some peds stood back to let me run through without having to stop - very nice of them I said thank you as I ran through. The route they gave was straight but contained a seemingly solid drain cover. As I stepped onto it, it gave at least an inch which was enough for me to stumble and have an awkward ankle turning moment followed by a 4 letter word beginning with F at a reasonable volume. I stopped and walked back and forth for a couple of minutes to get the joint moving again, and examined the drain cover, which was more like a 4cm tilt when you put your foot on it. Dangerous. I finished the run, it felt ok (1 more mile) got the ice straight on it here at work. It's still a bit sore but it could have been worse.  I was just thinking this is the last week of proper training for me and plotting the remaining sessions before taper. You can't take your eye off the ball for even a minute. Take care all.

Sub 3

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 22:13
Dachs. Ah yes Dean that was him, spectacled silver fox.really friendly, turns out we have a mutual friend who is also after their 100 marathon club bib. She's on 95 in under 3 years. Not my thing but I can see how you could get addicted. There always seems to be a nice atmosphere at those races between the runners.

Thanks Dr D. I was ridiculously happy with the result. It's been a tough 6 months on the home front. Obviously much tougher on my wife but yes I guess I have been feeling the burden of it most of the time. Thankfully I've had very busy work, marathon training, parenting the little 'uns etc to distract me at times. My halves at North London last week and Reading really did release the endorphins. They've been a long time coming.

RW F7 – sub 3.30

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 19:37
Carl D. Just dropping in to say hello. I see you rode the PB train at Reading on Sunday as did I and everyone I know who took part. It was perfect conditions. Congratulations that's decent blasting and a really good confidence booster. Keep in touch.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 15:19
Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)

If anyone could do that then it would be Emmy!

Orapidrun, Jimbob, Jellybum & Agent Penguin - The more I think about Reading Half the more that I realise how much I enjoyed it! What a fab weekend!


yeah it was Epic!

tired 7.75 mile commute to the office today with another speedy type I bumped into on the way, he's from H*ghgate H*rriers. A nice lad despite his allegiance. I've met him at Hampstead parkrun a couple of times and recently at North London Half (where he ran 81 mins) 

Sub 3

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 14:37

Selbs. Well done, tidy time. Them hills at Beachy ain't for the faint hearted. I ran to work with a pal today who did the full the other day, he mentioned it was a fantastic atmosphere. Another pal ran in the half. Not sure of his finish time.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 09:35

Gunner Runner - I think TD brought a bag of GF pasta to Pasta Papas the last couple of years. I love the Sainsburys GF range. I'm not intolerant, but I used to be a bit of a wheat monster, so by eating some Free From produce it helps me keep my gluten consumption down and I feel less bloated as a result.

Onetit - Great 33km the other day. You've done so well and you are an inspiration. Paris will be EPIC for you.

Really nice catching up with posse at Reading - we all bagged PBs. Haven't heard from Matty but I gave him Kudos on strava for his run. He also has the eye of the tiger like another young lady who frequents this thread. You know who you are Speedy ......

Anyone feeling they need a push for the final week's hard training before tapering starts? Must be time for the Rocky 4 Train Montage:



Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 14:04

Well done TM. You know what they say, with the long run you can't run it too slow.

I've 22 planned for this weekend and maybe 16-18 the following weekend. My tapering won't start till next Monday - but I still plan 45-50 miles next week. Doing a shorter-sharper taper. Hope it's enough.

Couple more minutes off the half PB yesterday at Reading in perfect conditions. A lot of easy miles planned this week - and nothing fast.

How's everyone's progress?

Sub 3

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 13:52

cheers Peeps for the info on the Half Maras. There's clearly some good races out there to try. 137 runners under 75 yesterday at Reading so it is one of the faster ones

TT - sorry to hear about the injury and London being a no no. Hope you recover soon

Sub 3

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 08:48

Bains-interesting what you say about Reading not being fast course but the field that makes it fast. There's no doubt that you are surrounded by many more runners of a high standard. But even in my slower years I always found the course fast. The position of the two main hills. One between mile 2-3, at a point when you are not totally in the zone despite taking a deep breath to haul yourself up, that early in the race you can recover from it pretty quickly. The other is at mile 8 which is followed by two miles of gradual downhill. The race is full of gradual downhill and it's this I find that makes the race really fast, able to keep motoring along but not really breathing too hard for large chunks, and momentum from those sections carrying you through the little undulations through town in the middle part of the race.

Perhaps I'm a bit of a tourist and like the bigger races, but where are the really fast half marathon courses?. What's the top 5 fast UK half maras? (in peoples' opinions)


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