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Than Newcastle marathon is 8 laps around the racecourse - I can't imaging a greater mental torture. Apart from the treadmill that is....
Yes, forgot to say it's a lapper
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Hello Richard. Tell us a bit about yourself. What's that on your head?
Hey all. Um, it's a pair of dog ears. Oh and I had a tail as well ... my second London Marathon raising money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Rejected for the fifth time in a row in this year's ballot and I didn't think it was fair to fleece all my friends and family for a third Golden Bond place, so I opted for Paris. I'm doing a 'gentle' marathon next weekend in my home town of Telford ... called the "Groundhog Marathon" because it's 105.5 laps of the athletics track.
After Paris I'll be doing the Shakespeare Rotary Marathon in Stratford on the 27th April and then building up the training for "The Wall" on the 22nd June.
Hope the knees will last out!
My god there's a fair few of us doing Paris, isn't there! To my family's disgust I shall be proudly wearing my lucky marathon Union Jack shorts once again...
Jimbob - I really don't believe any shoes make you run faster. I wouldn't be switching this close to the marathon.
Tell me about it
DLR - pm me your email address
Speaking of the Wall, I've done another ten miles of it today Richard. I'll post write-up and pics some time tomorrow
Flaming 'eck Richard, Telford's bad enough without running 105 laps of anything there. I'm allowed to say that because I was born there....
Main aim is to get to the start line uninjured, fingers and all other dangling bits crossed, fit and healthy to date.
Training program has me down to race a half marathon tomorrow, as there are none happening locally I'm racing a mate who is training for Boston, Chris is 17 years younger and wants 8 minutes start
I get cranky if I have to do 2 laps of something.
TJB: I wouldn't be changing shoes this close either...
Richard: Well done you on raising cash for such a worthy cause. You're gonna love Paris.
On the subject of 'lucky' attire - my favourite pair of runnng shorts were eaten by my washing machine before I left Australia. I am still mourning their loss and am not sure what I'll wear instead. Probably tights so my thunder thighs are on show for all to see...
It's much too early....porridge eaten, back to bed for an hour now...
Hope everyones LSR's go well this weekend.
I have decided on 15-16 miles tomorrow, 18-19 next week then hopefully 20-22 the next two Sundays leaving me with a 2 week taper. Does that seem doable?? Its only 3 weeks since I got back to running and the vioce in my head keeps saying to much??
Kettlebell dvd and 5mile run this morning, off to work in a little bit for workout number two!!!
Oh Yer_maj, I didn't realise you were driving over. I may ask for assistance in getting cartons of milk over for junior since taking it in hold lugguage may have disastorous consequenses. I arrive in Paris about 1.30 on the Friday.
Oh.. just thought of another Top Tip for you marathon virgins....
Travel to Paris wearing your race day run shoes. If you lose your luggage you can replace everything else, but you can't replace your favorite (and well worn in) race day shoes.