The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 09:21

Morning All ...

TD sorry you had calf ag - well done for getting out there

Embo, HIAHS, Natty and Stuchs - toats amazeballs yesters for the marathon / double marathon antics! You made me feel quite emosh.

Well done Eggy and me for our 20 milers at the weekend and hats off to all the Threaders who got out and got their long runs done!.

TD - I'm emailing you a pic for the Rogues gallery. I think fresh piccys surely .... last year's are a bit seventies. Yes I want to be in the Rogues gallery even tho' I'm not running paris - I've nowhere else to go.

Sub 3

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 09:12

Morning All

Brilliant long running from all you guys and gals last week. Nearly at Feb and the "main course" of marathon training. This where WE do the business.

I had a good 20 miler yesterday in 7:28 / 141 bpm on Dartmoor. Decided to crank it for the last 5-6 miles (relatively speaking) with Boston a course that gets tougher towards the end getting my body used to working harder late in the race, Slowest mile was mile 1 and quickest was mile 20. Was an OK week's training for me. 55 miles total inc the 20 mile long, track session 7 x 1200s and a 10mile tempo run with a few at yeehah! This week the will be a slight cut back on miles and intensity

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 12:33
HeatherS wrote (see)

Postie just been...Bath half number arrived 

that's nice and early to get your first bib of the new season. I like it when the first half number arrives - usually Silverstone and Reading, but there'll be no Silverstone this year so not expecting a bib till mid/late Feb. It's exciting, the heavy training is nearly over, the races start and you can sense the marathon is close.

Of course, i expect some of you race tarts out there don't get that same feeling, cause you've got race numbers dropping through yer letterboxes every other week!


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 12:28
KeyserSuze wrote (see)

Dreams! They're my least favourite part of tapering. Dreaming of missing the start completely, missing the flight/train/car etc.

Trying to stretch every minute of the day. Ankle flexes at your desk. Calf raises in shops and at the bus stop. Periformis rubbing on correct height corners (handles on the Tube are great for this, I've found)


A dream I've had a few times is arriving so late and missing the start and just running through Paris, or Newcastle trying to catch up with the back markers, and finding a few of them, but they're lost, there are dead ends and stairwells and I  ending up having to cut through shopping malls and pubs and all sorts, but can't seem to find them - weird shit like that, anyone had those?


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 11:55
Eggyh73 wrote (see)

Heidi - You can read 'beware the taper' in two ways. One is that you should be careful around some cute four legged animals, or that some people tend to go a bit bonkers when they reduce the mileage when they start their taper for a marathon!

Some known issues for tapers:

- Wanting to kill anyone who even looks like sneezing within 100 yards of you

- Thinking the slightest niggle is a sign that your leg is about to fall off

- Despite all evidence to the contrary thinking you haven't done enough and thinking wrecking your legs with just one more long run will make all the difference

- Checking that you did print the medical certificate and convocation at least five times a day

ahhh Love tapering season, all the work is done - just a couple of weeks of loopiness, packing, repacking and packing some more.

Orapid - it's a large T-shirt (2014 blue w yellow text) but just looked again and it doesn't have the Where the Foch tagline on the back, only the normal BCRC logo and design on the front. RS ordered a couple with no print on the back, so that people could put there own taglines, Boston Baby, Sub4 or Die, Look out Lector's About etc

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 21:42
Radar Sal wrote (see)

And the last 2015 purple where the foch top is taken! There's 60 tops in circulation this year so keep your eyes open for them. You never know where or when the paris forum with represent...well unless you read the race list each week

There's still a brand new, still with tag, 2014 Where the Foch top going. It's blue with yellow text, 6.50 payable to Radar Sal. Contact me or the RS on personal message to arrange. HIAHS, what about the other half?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 17:16
TrevO wrote (see)

I'm alright thanks TJB, you? I'll be up that there London in April for the biggy. Fingers crossed for that sub 3:30 that I fell well short of in Paris.

To all those doing Paris for the first time, its a great marathon and you will love it!

We're definitely meeting up for London mate! . I'm there too, i'll text you nearer the time .....

 yep - I'm alright, you know, training and getting ready for Boston which is my A race this spring. Mentally busy in home life, back and forth to Devon as wife's family got stuff going on ....

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 16:56


How are you mate? Got any races over east sides any time soon?


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 16:41
Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)

Hi TrevO, you name two races that are very close to me, are you also living in Devon? I shall be marshalling at the Dartmoor Discovery because I wasn't quite brave enough to enter this time round, it's a bit tight with my other races, but as long as I don't see anything too atrocious whilst marshalling then I shall definitely enter for next year!

HIAHS - TrevO is a local lad (to you) - he is in the BCRC, t-shirt n all! You should go for a run with him and put him through his paces!


 btw HIAHS - you should write another email and really nag them for an official result. You paid all that money - it's your right!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 11:38

HIAHS - have MDP sorted out your result yet? Did you nag them? (with all that bumph I sent you)

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