The Jimbob


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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:44
RunBaz ..... They check your name, date and signature of doctor and doctor's stamp ..... then they stamp your convocation as "accepted" and then keep your med cert. Best to give them a photocopy just in case you want to do another race in France later this year. It's a very quick process ..... Once you have the acceptance stamp on the convocation you go to the desk for your race pack based on race number.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 22:03
Banksy7 wrote (see)

Good call on the travel Kettle - a lot of the hotel rooms etc won't have one. Best to take your own Kettle / Porridge / Coffee etc

 


the coffee is fine in Paris ..... but to get a decent cup of tea, take some PG

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 22:02
Running Rodent wrote (see)

You forgot the EHIC Jimbob .

Karl - that's quite a saga, I hope I get to meet you in Paris. Sounds like running the race might be the easy bit.

Saturday meal - Pasta Papa, Rue Jean Mermoz, 6pm.  Just off the Champs Elysées, about half way down (beware, there is more than one Pasta Papa in Paris). Bring cash, and small denomination notes. 

It's tucked into my passport case ... good point though .... add that and my annual WW multitrip travel insurance policy that covers marathons that I purchased for Tokes and NYC .... printout & PDF, emailed etc

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 21:58

26k Kenny? wow! i'm only running hard on short runs now .... the calfs feel trashed. tomorrow I will try to go 8 miles with about 4 at tempo'ish (not quite marathon pace)

time to hit the roller

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 21:33

here's a an old packing list that I am re-jigging for this year:

Kit Running Shoes, Running Tops x 4(1 x BCRC Vest, 1 x Boston15 Long slv), 2 x T: London15 & Tokyo16), Shorts (1 x Short, 1 x long), Running Tights (Adidas), Running Socks x 2 pairs, Compressport calf guards, Cap, Sunglasses, Sweatbands (wrist, head) – spare pair of trainers (new comfy ones to put on after)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, Contact Lenses, Contact Lens Solution, OROD (Triggerpoint grid foam roller), Travel kettle, blister plasters, tit tape, cold spay (like deep freeze), running backpack to carry one complete set of race kit. Other Foods: 3 x Porridge Pot, 3 x M&S Fruit & Seed flapjack, Bananas x 2, 2 x heart shaped Marmite travel portions, 1 x pack of M&S Choccy Hot Cross Buns, 2 x Bottle of Water, PG Tea Bags. Paperwork Passport, Train tickets, Accommodation paperwork, Convocation, Medical Certificate, Travel Money, Credit Cards, Proof of recent best performances (Boston & Reading). Electronic Back up PDFs of Train tickets, Convocation, Med Cert saved on phone, tablet and in dropbox. Also emailed to my hotmail account. Regular clothes Light Jacket (Boston), Tracksuit for disposal, Pants,Socks, tshirts, Hoody. Medication: Nurofen, Paracetamol, Asthma Inhaler Blue, Asthma Inhaler Brown, Epilepsy Meds, Antihistamine tabs. Toiletries: Shower Gel, Deoderant, Moisturiser, Travel cologne, Toothpaste, Toothbrush

don't worry there'll be another early next week .....

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 21:13
The Jimbob wrote (see)
EHN wrote (see)

Thanks Eggy and amazingly I also did a PB with a broken toe Paris 2013 -I remember running thinking this will either make me or kill me (though a tad over dramatic for a little toe I feel). 

Rest I will, and then see you all at the Arc or even maybe the Expo for a quick coffee if anyone is making that journey Saturday AM solo.

EHN .... I'm Eurostarring it on Sat am if you want to meet. We met before and quaffed lagers in the pub in the evening in Berlin 2013 after the marathon. let me know.

Quick tempo run this morning on the commute this morning .... not eyes out, but enough for pedestrians to stand aside and let me steam through!

EHN ... pm me and we can swap digits and i'll text you when am nearly at the expo .... will be there 12.15-12.30-ish

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 12:46
EHN wrote (see)

Thanks Eggy and amazingly I also did a PB with a broken toe Paris 2013 -I remember running thinking this will either make me or kill me (though a tad over dramatic for a little toe I feel). 

Rest I will, and then see you all at the Arc or even maybe the Expo for a quick coffee if anyone is making that journey Saturday AM solo.

EHN .... I'm Eurostarring it on Sat am if you want to meet. We met before and quaffed lagers in the pub in the evening in Berlin 2013 after the marathon. let me know.

Quick tempo run this morning on the commute this morning .... not eyes out, but enough for pedestrians to stand aside and let me steam through!

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 09:41

COME ON! surely it should have been:

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/kcpr5axyhjirwwnq10bx.jpg

 

Sub 3

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 13:54
selbs wrote (see)

things hotting back up here!  I was at norf London half Jimbob but you wont see me in the top 10!!  Found it quite tough/bit undulating, got round in 79:23 which sums up about where I am right now, although I had at least run for an hour prior to the race/getting there to make sure I got around 20 miles in for the day as I haven't done a long run since 20 Feb. 

Didn't you see (hear) me yelling at the runners in the car park just before you go back into the stadium? .... my daughter was high fiving and I was yelling out support things "well done" and "go on mate!" and "dig deep for a nice strong finish!" .... was making a right noise ..... (maybe you switched off as it was a bit embarrassing! I'm hoarse from it today

Sub 3

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 10:28

Superb Run Ticktock!

I was down at North London half yesterday close to the finish at Wembley. (my kid did the schools challenge) - did my long run on Saturday, lots of up and down. I took some photos of the leaders .... anyone here in the top 10?

I'm also getting prepped for Paris targeting c.3 hours .... my 3.04 at Tokyo a few weeks back with no sleep suggests I'm thereabouts and I've had a good couple of weeks training. Mainly I'm just going for the beer and jolly up with pals (Paris thread and club mates) - got a few friends targeting sub3 from Rouge Zone Banksy so go and hang out with them pre-race if you like. We're meeting at the Arc - see Paris thread for details nearer the time. I'm going from preferential (last year's sub3 got me in) I'm planning to go off gentle (relatively speaking) and try to ease up through the gears so I'm not planning to run with anyone .... that's always a risky strategy. Starting on someone else's terms can be very damaging to your own race.

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