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yer_maj wrote (see)
Dear lord TD would you ever delete that shot of my arse??!
This made me almost spill my coffee. Class.
Orbutt wrote (see)
Jimbob - I know what you mean about the come down, I've got the blues with added dark reds and greens. So much so that Mrs O is threatening to kick my arse if I don't get on here and get my head back in the game. I know I got a PB but I still wasn't happy with my time - which was mainly down to a poor feeding strategy - as identified by TD. I've got races lined up but I've still got in my head how crap I felt in the last 10k. Any advice on retrieving mojo?
Orbutt - clearly you have much advice already from the assembled experts. I suffered like you, those last 10k were tough. But I'm thinking of the beautiful skies, the fun I had running slowly up til about 25k, meeting TP on the course and chatting, and of course the crowd and our super support. The tough parts I find fade quickly.
Re: next one... Alnwick half up in Northumberland in June? Nice couple of days away for you two - and maybe Weedy and possibly OO too?!
Emmy - great perspective. We need to not be afraid to live. Thoughts with you and your family.
Ah,Orbutt... It's post-mara tristesse+ the ' if only ' quotient... It's clear that your best asset is Mrs O.
QED..Mrs O + rest, +rethink, +plan + X ( where x might be that photo of yer-maj s bum..)= ? From ' Never again!',I ve moved to ' Can you send me that P and what s -'is -name plan ?'.. I think I can take you with me..
Don't you dare delete it,TD! I'm not home,yet, and can't save it for future blackmail scenarios....
this is a rough one - if there are more and they come out well i think i'll punt for them .....
Emmy - virtual hugs!
Well I didn't get to meet you all I'm afraid but I got around in 4:19 (target was 4) but had a great time. Have really enjoyed following this thread, funny and informative in equal measure.
Maybe next year??
There's no maybe about it Kieren
I don't think there's many maybes for next year If you're not running, get out there supporting!
Now...waht theme song shall we have for this years video? Eye of the...anyone? Orbutt, can emmy and I go last?!?! We didn't come quite last but I think our awesome finishing hug deserves it
Ive seen a date for next year's paris marathon - 13th April 2014
if thats the school hollies - i'm comin wiv da whole mob
Where'd you see that James. I've seen 6th but not anywhere official. 13th sounds more likely.
Says 6th here http://www.tmorra.com/item/23901191
yer_maj - incase you need some leverage on TD, I direct you to photo number 25: https://plus.google.com/photos/103043585512970971799/albums/5864773371438027121/5864806910786172770?authkey=CKX3pI3F_NWnYw
Emmy - sorry to hear that. Big hug.
Keyser Suze - it was great to see you at the finish, and I can only apologise if I was a bit subdued - I was trying quite hard not to be sick at that point! Videos confirm my madwoman impersonation at the finish line - I'm most visible in the 25m from the finish line shot.
DLR - I recommend Myfitnesspal as well. I used it to shed over a stone - now I use it to make sure I'm eating enough in high mileage weeks. Helps you check carb/protein/fat balance too.
TJB - I was wondering about a London reunion too. Anyone running London/living here who fancies carb loading the night before (I do sympathetic carb loading, no problem) or a celebration after? I'll be at the RW supporters site at Mudchute (17 miles) dispensing jelly babies and sweaty hugs for anyone who wants them.
I'll definitely be in Paris in some capacity next year. Wouldn't miss it.
For those who are feeling at a loose end or lacking focus I recommend entering a 10k in about 3 or 4 weeks. You'll have recovered from Paris, but your legs will have benefited from the stress, and you might be surprised what you can do.
I've had my medal engraved. Shiny, shiny things .
RR - lovely to see you too! Did you enjoy the sit down? You made the right choice, it was a bit of a scrum to get out, but all I could think of was a can of coke...
Look who made a guest appearance on this blog: http://medalslut.com/2013/04/09/paris-marathon-2013/ (hint, she's wearing an Irn Bru vest!)
Right.In 48 hours, I ve gone from 'Never again' to ' Maybe, if I trained smarter...' So, before I cut down on the chat and actually train...
Please email me anything you think first-timers really need to know ,apart from that...any semblance of a vote being cast to the wind.. the Sunday night meetup will be in Corcoran's DOWNSTAIRS...
I'd like to update the Notes before anyone else does this.. And was Powerade anywhere but at 22k ?
Does anyone know how to get a full list of results? Would be interested to see my official chip times through each point and I don't show up because I didn't finish!
thats easter Sunday James - i wonder if it will be earlier? one website says April 1st for VLM