The Jimbob

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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


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 ......

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 14:12
I like to go 20+ 3 weeks out

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 13:01
Racing the 10k 2 weeks out would probably be ok .... although I'd still err on the side of caution. With Boston I had the belief that my tune up races were done and out of my legs. I did a Parkrun 2 weeks before the marathon, that was not my finest performance but it doubled up as a nice short threshold run.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 12:02
Jokey, what meadower said re half 2 weeks before. If you go flat out it would be unlikely that you execute your best marathon as you would still have fatigue in your legs. Two weeks out I'd do no more than 10 of the 13.1 at marathon pace (probably less). With the first 3 easing gradually up to the desired pace. I'd find it hard not to "race" the half but if you have discipline you could make the session progressive. Do 4 miles easy, 4 miles steady and the final 5 at marathon pace. That'd be a sensible and beneficial workout 2 weeks out. My personal opinion is you need a half 4 or 5 weeks out to have a real crack at both.

Sub 3

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 19:55
Nice One Lev. An epic run deserved an epic writeup.

Wardi nice meeting you on Sunday fella.

Ryan. Cheers for your encouraging words over the last 18 months as I closed in on the Sub3. When you yelled at me at Abingdon that really gave me a lift to finish strong and produce a result I was really happy with. Sitting London out must have been horrible after all your efforts but you used your loaf getting yourself properly rested and recovered. You'll do great in October.

Sub 3

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 17:28

Respec' Due to the B&W ladies on the team win. Worth mentioning that the London Heathside Ladies, fresh from their smash & grab win on the final day in the Met league, took Third place at VMLM the other day behind Jools's lot and some other fast lot.

Anyhoo, I've not been running yet but plan a few miles tomorrow. My legs gave me evils after doing the double bubble. Actually my commutes involve a fair amount of walking (if I don't run them) so I've been grabbing lifts here and there. Want to get back on that.

Hackney Half Marathon next Sunday anyone?  It was boiling last year, I was caked in salt by the end and tipping water on my head every couple of minutes throughout the race. Marigold and Marders came in 4th and 5th in a bloody fast time (for that heat)

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 12:42

Well done AA on doing a decent double. It was too much really trying to recover from Boston. We were never going to be all that fresh. Unlucky for the quad injury SM but congrats on the Boston PB - progress is progress, London doesn't count. I'm glad we managed to meet up, don't be a stranger.

I'm already signed up for Paris next spring on April 3rd 2016.

I'm also in for Amsterdam this Autumn. If anyone joining us get in touch. It's loads of us from the Paris thread doing the Dam so catch us in there. We haven't started a separate thread yet but I guess we will when we get clear of the spring marathons. The Paris thread is very busy and has been going for many years

Paris is earlier next year but that works for me - London is 3 weeks after and i'll hopefully have a gfa place, so hoping 3 weeks apart is far more manageable.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 00:56
Meadower. Ditto what the TD/HIAHS said about that 5k speed - Tasty!. You some great fitness in there. If you heart lies in the longer distances, the right training will get you there I'm sure. Are you joining us in the Dam? A good block of training could see you take a decent chunk out of your PB and then we all get to go on the sauce after as a bonus

Orbs the Vid is class, we'll be back on there next year old bean!

List Fairy: please put me down for the Cityrace Corporate 5k on 9th July. It's organised by the London Marathon. I'm not really into 5k running, but I'd like to try the course out once. I did the Boston 5k two days before the marathon so I didn't race it at all (which was quite weird having race conditions and not going all in).

My priority this year is Amsterdam. Recovery from the marathon double continues. I will probably take in a few miles on Saturday and a couple of short runs next week. After that I have races in May and June. Training will start proper in July
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