The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 22:17
Ha ha ha Nodster!

Talking of running book, today I received a brand new shiny copy of Eat and Run by Scott Jurek from a very dear friend who sent it as a suprise gift. She'd recommended to me and now it's arrived so I'm going to tuck into it. I've heard it's very good .....

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 13:21
I got some cheers along the way so kindly flexed and kissed the guns a few times for added comedy. Picked up plenty of support ....

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 12:46

Ha ha Lloyd. It's fairly roomy at the sharp end so I can't say I felt like I was invading anyone's airspace with my pale torso. Actually, quite a few peeps followed suit. Overheating in races is really dangerous and I don't cope well. Never done it before but I would again if I felt like I needed to, as it did really help me cool down. I've not found a crop top that suits me yet ......

HIAHS - yes I will give it a month or so and then try to convince the missis I need a spring half and sign up for that.

Wendy - never tried acupuncture full stop ..... I tend to keep "recovery" running on the quads till the DOMS goes away

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 10:20

oooh Nodster, you're tarting yourself about next year proper styley!

Marathon training on tired legs (grumble). The Pros' of running a quickish half time at GNR the other day - the mile markers came very quickly and I was out of South Shields and in a pub across the water in North Shields by 12.37.  The Cons, my legs feel like poop. The quads are trashed. 5 miles yesterday and 7.5 this morning. I must have seemed pretty pathetic stumbling down the steep hill from Kenwood this morning making ouch squeaks as my tired quads took the brunt of my short strides.

Well done to Meadower and Andy for getting it done on Sunday. The conditions were really nice (for spectators) making it a great atmosphere. It was calm and cloudless for a while making it a little warm and tougher than expected. I found myself drying out pretty quickly and followed OO-52's method of going topless for most of the race. It helped a lot.

15 days left on this training plan then I'm tapering. It's the eye of the storm. My legs feel tired all the time.

Regarding spring half - I still don't got one, but need one on 28th Feb or 6th March.

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 10:02
Get new shoes and roll those calf's kenno

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 09:52
Paris 2013 I nearly took a guy's legs out at the feed station around 19 miles. Berlin 2013 the drinks stations were carnage ..... like pigeons in Trafalgar Square.

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 15:09
Oi Yermaj. .... are you ready to 'ave it large in the Dam?

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 10:32
Carl D wrote (see)

Last time I ran Paris was in 2013. Always said I would go back and as next year is the 40th year of the event I thought I would have another go.

Blue pen. Race number 21484.

Little matter of running Chicago to get out of the way first though ....

Carl, welcome back mate - Paris Baby!. Hope the prep for Chicago is going well? We've you and Dannir over there and its the week before Amstercarnage, so we'll be looking for some inspirational performances from you both to help fire us up (no pressure!)

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 20:47
Stuchs you should have your "nombre de dossard" on your acceptance emails for you both......

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 19:03
Don't be shy Danni .......
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