The Jimbob

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Sub 3

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 06:05

T moth, 26 miles at 3.08 in training with no race adrenaline or other runners to drag yo ass round! That is great going fella, that should give you a lot of confidence. Well done, kow tow

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 19:59

Here's my list with a few things added, it will be updated over the next couple of weeks:


Running Shoes, Running Tops(1 x GB Vest, 1 x Adidas Long sleeve, 2 x Technical T's: BCRC & LLR), Shorts (1 x Short, 1 x long), Running Tights (Adidas), Running Socks x 2 pairs, Compression Socks (for after), Cap, Sunglasses, Sweatbands (wrist, head), calf guards

For Race Day & other important items

Safety pins (inc spares for other runners), Gels x 8 (Carb & Isotonic), Jelly Babies (2 bags), Running Belt, Gel belt x 2 (High5 & SIS), Bottle Belt & Bottle, Paris2013 Waterproof Poncho, Space blanket (prepacked), Vaseline, 2 x Bottle of isotonic sports drink, Garmin, Garmin charger, Garmin power adapter (for use in Europe), Heart rate Monitor, Phone & tablet Charger, Power adapter (aka travel plug), Contact Lenses, Contact Lens Solution, OROD, MP3 headphones, my trusty spoon, plasters (aka tit-tape), a small plastic bag (waterproof protector for your smartphone in the running belt in case of rain or drink station splashes)

Other foods

2 x Porridge Pot, 3 x M&S Fruit & Seed flapjack, Bananas x 2, 1 x Marmite travel portion, 1 x pack of M&S Choccy Hot Cross Buns, 2 x Bottle of Water, Tea Bags


Passport, Train tickets, Accommodation paperwork, Convocation, Medical Certificate, Travel Money, Credit Card, Proof of recent performances (Valencia & Silverstone) 

Electronic Back up

PDFs of Train tickets, Convocation, Med Cert and accomodation booking confirmation all saved on phone, tablet and in dropbox. Also all emailed to my hotmail account.

Regular clothes

Light Jacket, Tracksuit for disposal, Pants,Socks, tshirts, Hoody


Nurofen, Paracetamol, Asthma Inhaler Blue, Asthma Inhaler Brown, Epilepsy Meds, Antihistamine tabs, ibruprofen gel


Shower Gel, Deoderant, Moisturiser, Travel cologne, Toothpaste, Toothbrush

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 12:53

btw Lloyd and luke - it's easy to get moved to Blue. I moved their from grey last year, said I am faster and asked for blue ad they didn't even bat an eyelid - just gave me a blue sticker to stick over the grey bit. There's a desk that do the pen changing - its a doddle.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 12:50

LloydR - back of the blue pen should be fine for you ....

Luke - further up blue / in sight of one of the sub3.30 pacers should do it (good luck trying to get past them if you are having a good day and feel fresher than 3.30 )

Sub 3

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 12:03

Lev, it's just that feeling you get where you might be injured, how much is phantom? overuse? genuine injury? muscle fatigue?  - it can make you have a bit of a grumpy turn!

not thinking about sub3 aspirations any more - I've trained, there isn't anything else I can do apart from get to the start, try to execute on race day and we'll see if I can limbo under the 3 hour marker - it'll be close!  So it's one run at a time from now till then.

Sub 3

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 10:04

Selbs, so sorry to hear the news. Had a similar situation with my mum a couple of years back - late diagnosis. Keep your friends close, your family closer, What can one say?, just try to spend as much time together as a family as you can.

I've been having a mini meltdown this week. My Paris taper started on Monday, went out for 6 mile stumble to work on Tuesday after a Monday rest and my legs had nothing, all miles were in the 8s and niggles'a'plenty. Had to abort run home that day and have been a bit "quiet" at home, elevating, icing, rolling, massaging, applying ibruprofen etc.

Feel a tad better today so tested it with a 10 mile commute tempo run - 5 at sub3 marathon pace, plenty of steep uphill, headwinds and crosswinds. 71 mins - felt more or less ok, legs still feel tired from all the training. I think the 23 miles on Sunday took it's toll, I've had 8 x 20+ milers in this training cycle which is a lot for me. Keeping an eye on things. Planning an easy run tomorrow and then a 14/15 miler on Sunday with some marathon pace.



Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 22:29

Yes, it appears to be

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 21:05

your Doc may charge, some didn't , inc mine, I went in with the form for a regular check up and then sprung it on him saying I was running the marathon for charity. He had the stamp in his office, some people took a hit when they had to go back into reception to get it stamped .... I've heard of people being turned away if the med cert on in order

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 20:57

You might have to be creative if the doctor doesn't have a stamp but they will ....

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 20:56

It has to be "stamped" 

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