The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:24


HIAHS: Dossard 3230 - Rouge

Still got DOMs from Hackney. My legs are proper p!ssed off with me.

Re lists, thanks to Natty and HIAHS for their efforts. I shall provide a packing list nearer the time, it's quite thorough, if anyone has a marathon abroad soon and needs it just give me a shout.


Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:20

you know you wanna Heidi

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 17:57

Hello. I'm running the Paris Marathon in 2016. Hooray.

lets get this filthy thread started then ......

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:58
Beetle. I also train to HR. Except in recent weeks when my HR monitor died. I've got used to how different efforts feel so I've been able to get by without the monitor. I'm going to get a new one sorted for the Amsterdam plan as I've made fitness gains and improvements. Don't want to be slacking off on my hard sessions or pushing too hard on the long run. It definitely helps using the HR monitor.

Sub 3

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 17:46
CW. Nice age cat win!

Sub 3

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 17:44
Lev, I was one of the silly people who didn't pace it right. Ran a 10k pb (39.02) in the first split and then bonked!:1.25.23

It was warm today. I had fun. Was too early in my recovery really to be blasting a half. I was not at all fresh. Bupa 10 next.

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:19

Betzza. Well first you need to recover slowly from the op which takes you mid/late June. Then you need to build a bit of base training to act as a platform for your proper training plan. Maybe 4-6 weeks running getting the miles up to 25-30. It won't leave you much time for a meaty training plan. It might only leave you 9-10 weeks and not much time to taper although you won't really need to taper, just do very little running during the week of the race. You may be slightly undercooked for the Dam but given the circumstances I think getting to the start line with some miles and long runs in the legs and have a good race execution, you may well get a pb but I'd use this as a stepping stone for Paris2016 and just concentrate on good training/recovery in between sessions. We'll talk in the coming weeks about your plan. Make sure it ticks all the boxes.

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 13:52
I've got Hackney tomorrow. Legs feel like lead but will try to rev the engine and hope nothing falls off.

Good point Beetle. Spring marathons behind us....time to get that base training ticking over again before the dreaded training plans start up June/July time. Deffo need some encouragement and read about other people getting out there to inspire me to get off my butt.

Good luck fellow racers today and tomorrow.

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 21:32
This will be my 4th trip to the Dam. As a younger man i visited a couple of times and enjoyed doing the "things" groups of young lads do when they visit Amsterdam. As a slightly older young man I visited with my wife-to-be and enjoyed the city in a far more grown up way, such a great city, Van Goph museum, Ann Frank's House for a reality check and a history lesson. They have nice beer over there and the Dutch are friendly. It's a flat city (country) so hopefully the marathon will be a quick'un.

Amsterdam 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 21:17
Hey Jimbo! Cool screen name mate

Miss-Laure , Re your Paris entry, if you want your name on your bib changed you can contact them, they will change it (nickname) for you to whatever you like. A pal of mine did it recently. If you like I can ask him what email address he contacted. He then logged back into his ASO account and was able to get his jpeg of his bib with his name as he wanted it to appear.

Btw I'm in for my 3rd Paris next year. Did 2013 and 2014 and had a laugh with lots of pals who did it. Skipped this year in favour of Boston. This will be my 1st Amsterdam and 10th marathon.
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