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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 09:28
E mmy wrote (see)

Morning all!

What a weekend! I just wanted to say thank you to so many people from this thread that turned up to my 100th Marathon. It was a great weekend!

Welcome Sunnysider Phil

KeyserSuze - That's an epic effort! Well done!

Sorry I couldn't be there Embo x

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 08:07
Yes Phil. Travelling back from Boston I couldn't sleep on the plane as my legs were hurting and I was uncomfortable. So basically I got up at 3.30am on the Monday , ran a marathon at 10 am and then on Tuesday night went to bed back home in the UK!

Andy - what Phil said about the 3 weeks apart. Paris will be my A race, nicely tapered and give it a real go. Saying that I will try my best to give London a real go but really there is a reason why really good marathon runners do only one or two a year max, so I wouldn't be too downbeat if I didn't run as fast or faster in London as long as I had a successful Paris. You never know, you might do a "heroine in a half shell" and pull it out the bag! It'll be a glorious double no matter what the finish time that's for sure.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 00:51
Yes Phil you have plenty to keep you busy on there mate. I just did the Boston London double and it was tough. 6 days apart doing two marathons at hell for leather is not possible (for me anyway). I managed a 3.05 yesterday after the 2.58 last Monday. It was a brave run, out in 1.31 back in 1.34, fatigue got the better of me. I struggled a bit mentally but no regrets as the atmosphere was superb. Went on the beers and was still having a few drinks later on with Jellybum.

If you do Paris on 3rd April you will have two weeks to recover which is just about manageable but perhaps still tough. I'm doing Paris and London so I'll have a 3 week gap.

Having a rest now, but want to say thanks for the great support yesterday from my friends on here (Jellybum, Nells, Running Rodent, Scott The Walker, Yermaj, Stuchbury, UsigeJo, keyzeSuze, Helterskelter and of course the legend Radar Sal who jumped on course and ran along with me and then smacked my arse) and great running from the likes of Orapid, Pottermoss, LloydR, Heroine and my other running pals and club mates. Was just a great day.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 15:14

Hello All. Yep survived London - didn't manage a 2nd sub3, that was too much to ask of my objecting legs. Managed 3.05 (1.31/1.34) - it was very tough and I struggled mentally late on - but as I approached Big Ben, I found a bit more for the final push. It turned out to be a pretty decent run so I'm taking positives from what has been a very tiring but very rewarding week. Would I do b2b in the same week again? er no, been there done that. Next year I will do 2 spring marathons but probably 3 weeks apart.

How did the other Boston London Doublers get on?

Sub 3

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 05:19
Morning all. Had a nice meet up at the red lion with the posse. Running London 6 days after Boston was a stupid thing really. I couldn't run as fast as my legs just wouldn't have it, and mentally It was so tough. However, London is one of the best marathons and I put in a brave 3.05.22 and worked off the crowds. Pretty pleased to run that well after the sub3 on Monday. Had a boozy binge for the rest of the day hitting another 3 pubs and stumbling in at 11pm. Was a bit emosh yesterday. It's been a good campaign and I need a rest.

Great performances all round yesterday and good to see PBs getting slayed left right and centre. Same time next year?

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 13:54

Great effort Steve, brilliant time and placing. The crowds really get you through. Imagine if we had had perfect weather conditions.

I was a shivering mess at the end

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 09:23
Well done KS!

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 23:18
Telstar - well done, it was tough, the conditions made it very tough. It was a fast course but my quads were hurting from about 8 miles in. I heeded the warnings and tried not to get too greedy early on. This proved to be the right tactic as I paced it perfect and held on for a 2.58. (4 min pb) with no slow down and a 5 second positive split. From 35k to 40k was my quickest. Despite the agony of my quads I kept pushing to the end and was very happy. Now I feel like I've been beaten up!

Well done also Always Aching.

How did everyone else do?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 22:58
On that thread the winner of the Manchester Marathon is going to dress as spiderman and run sub 2.30 potentially pacing people to sub 2.28 as long as they donate. That'd be awesome

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 22:01
Marathon training seems to improve all my distances .... but my priority is running the marathon . It's my favorite ..... its the Big Fight, The Main Event. I've some short races coming up in May and June and I'll use up the mojo from this spring campaign. Then I'll have to think about the plan for the dirty Dam. That's gonna be pure FILTH
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