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Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 21:46
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Wordslinger - I've only ever worn Brooks and I've never had a reason to change. The shame about mine is one heel always wears out before the other, and the other shoe would still have miles left in it. If only I could find someone with the opposite problem and the same size feet

Right heel wears quickest on mine - so if you're a size 11.5 I'll send on my leftover lefties...

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 18:34

A week off the thread and absolutely no chance of catching up and staying current. Blimey things move fast on here.

Had a cracking week off over half term with the kids, packed with too much good food and cake (youngest turned 6). So I'm carrying a little more timber, and I'm down a couple of runs. Time to get my backside back into gear.

Hope you're all well and enjoying the autumnal running.

(Ooh, new shoes today too. Given up on Saucony - last pair (Omni 11) lasted over 100 miles less than the previous pair (Omni 10). So, giving Brooks a go this time.)

Weight loss name and shame (or congratulate!)

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 18:25

Back after a half term packed with good (but bad!) food, kids' parties and lack of exercise. So that explains the 2lb gain then...

Oh well, off we go again. Ding ding, round 1624 of the big diet.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:47
Emmy - Berlin for me, but Koeln's a close second. Lived in Berlin as a kid (forces child) also lived in Jena (nr Weimar) for a while in my student days. Love Germany, end of!

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:30

Gratuliere Dich, Emmy - great result! (love Koeln; hope you enjoyed the beer!

TD - hope the MRI doesn't result in another op. Fingers crossed.

Afetr having run three races in the last three weeks, it felt a little strange waking up this morning and not pinning a race number to my shirt. Took myself off for a ten miler along the coastal path, one of my favourite places ro run. 1 hr 30 mins for the 10 miles, which I'm happy enough with at the moment.

Hope you've all had a good weekend, and happy running for the week ahead.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 08:16

Thanks, Emmy. I'm inclined to give it a go, to "race" Paris and "enjoy" Geneva - now all I need to do is persuade the rest of the family that that's the ideal weekend for our trip...

Autumn seems to have arrived with a bang. Very chilly for my run this morning, so I fear it's time to dig out the hat and gloves.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 21:47

Eggy - I know someone who did Brighton then Paris (a week apart, I think). They crashed, and didn't get to London a week later. Three in three weeks? Not for me thanks. Sound advice on treating the two races differently - thanks!

Helterskelter - I've a feeling I'll break in half too. Recovery is generally OK (last year I did a h/m two weeks after my first marathon and got a tasty PB), but my conditioning needs work...

Stephen - welcome to the thread!

Weight loss name and shame (or congratulate!)

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 20:39

Toby, that's fantastic progress. Good work!

Booktrunk, like Toby says, go with what works for you, not what other people say. Just remember to stop before you waste away!


Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 20:36

Another quick question for you experienced runner-types... Turns out we may be heading to Geneva to visit a friend weekend of 3/4 May, which just happens to be Geneva Marathon weekend.

So, what are your views on running two marathons just 4 weeks apart? Think it would be a shame to miss out on another contintental 26.2...

Weight loss name and shame (or congratulate!)

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 10:48

So. it's been a while...again (although I am on the Paris Marathon thread more regularly - I think I'm subconsciously avoiding this thread because the weight loss isn't really happening).

Time to kick arse into gear. Again. I'd like to lose this last, stubborn, stone by the end of November.

In the last three weeks I've run the Swansea 10k, the Men's Health Survival of the Fittest 10k obstacle race (more like 11-12k!), and the Cardiff Half. Didn't exactly cover myself in glory at any of the events, but they were fun.

Cardiff Half gave me large blisters on the arches of both feet, and I'm really not sure why. They'd started blistering by mile 4 or 5 - my shoes are OK and my running style hasn't changed (I think), so I'm a bit confused. Possibly I need new socks.

Booktrunk, with a BMI like that I'd say you don't need to worry - why not concentrate on toning and weight maintenance, rather than loss?

Toby, we all need a CBA-day now and again.

Hope you're all doing well.



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