Paris Marathon 2013



  • OrbuttOrbutt ✭✭✭

    Did my first post-holiday run today and it was hard going. 

    Woke up really tired and had to force myself out of the door.

    The intention was to run about 20k but my legs were really heavy from the start and I was still tired. I could feel that if I pushed it too much my legs would really suffer for the rest of the week, so cut it short after 10k.

    I know it's a temporary blip and I'll be firing on all cylinders soon - but the hard work starts here image

  • yer majyer maj ✭✭✭

    6 hours of digging and planting at the allotment counts as cross training, right?  image

    I.  Am.  Shattered.

  • Yep. It counts double aksherlly. Now go look treat your organism.

  • James B73James B73 ✭✭✭

    Always liked Ann organism. Very healthy

  • James B73James B73 ✭✭✭

    An that should read. 

  • DannirrDannirr ✭✭✭

    12 lovely miles in Salzburg today.

    Weedy - 3D video camera.  Still gotta figure out how I'm going to edit it as iMovie doesnt do 3D, and the Sony software that does is not very user friendly.

  • Off to see the physio again the morning. He's about six foot four of knowledgable loveliness. Just a pity he wants to stick pins in my legs image.

  • Marathon Maus wrote (see)

    I'm alive. Antibiotics finally started working around midday yesterday - not a moment too soon.

    But I'm still just absolutely, bone-achingly exhausted.

    MM - take it easy and recover well this week.

    Dannirr wrote (see)

    12 lovely miles in Salzburg today.

    Dannirr - the Salzburg marathon is on my bucket list. fab city. Is the Alpine romp over and done?

  • Fingers crossed the formatting works this week...

    Jul 4: Bluegrass 10k - Lawyer Aaron. Peachtree 10k - Danni.
    Jul 6: Hampstead Race4Life: Alice. Foulees France des Isles - ATM.
    Jul 13: Loch Lomond Tri - Simon Mac.
    Jul 14: Manchester 10k - James B.
    Jul 16-18: Badwater Ultra - DV.
    Jul 16-22: In The Long Run - DLR, Douglas Maus, Emmy, Helterskelter, Iain M, RR, Suzy M, TD, Weedy, Dingo, Donk, Nugget.
    Jul 20: Wohlf's birthday. Musselburgh 10k - Wohlf.
    Jul 21: Lottery Anniversary Run - Jimbob, RS. Run Melbourne Half - Jus T.
    Jul 27-28: Thunder Run - Malcs.
    Jul 28: Ironman Switzerland - Engineer.
    Jul 30: Maus' birthday.
    Aug 3: The Devil O' The Highlands Ultra - Kaz.
    Aug 5: Dublin Half - Straycelt.
    Aug 10: North Downs Way Ultra - DV.
    Aug 11: Isle of Maus Marathon/Half - Iain M, Maus, RR, RS, Weedy.
    Aug 17: Enigma Gold - Weedy. Helsinki Marathon - Pottermoss. London Gay Pride 10K - DLR.
    Aug 17-18: Enigma Gold Double - Emmy.
    Aug 25: Perth 10k - Eggy.
    Sep 1: Wolverhampton Marathon - Weedy.
    Sep 7: Aberfeldy Marthon - Clag.
    Sep 8: Elizabeth's birthday. Cumbrae 10-miler - ATM, Eggy, Helterskelter. Run to the Beat Half - Jimbob.
    Sep 9: Bala Olympic Triathlon - Dave The Ex Spartan. English Half - Orbutt.
    Sep 14: Eco Trail Brussels - Emmy, TD. Silkstone Shuffle - DLR.
    Sep 15: Great North Run - Iain M, Jimbob, OO, RS, Steve Duffy, Tiddy, Weedy. Lake Vyrnwy Half - James B. Stirling 10k - Eggy.
    Sep 21: Langdale Marathon - Weedy.
    Sep 21-22: Cotswolds 102m ultra - DV.
    Sep 22: Harvest Trail Half - Yer Maj. Ladybower 35 - RR. New Forest Marathon - Emmy.
    Sep 29: Berlin Marathon - DLR, Emmy, Iain M, Jimbob, Kaz, Maus, Neil B, Orbutt, RS, Suzy M, Tiddy. Paris-Versailles 16k - ATM, TP.
    Oct 6: Cardiff Half - Yer Maj. Great Scottish Run - Wohlf. Kielder Marathon - Weedy. Royal Parks Half - Carl D, Lawyer Aaron. Onetit's birthday.
    Oct 8: Jersey Marathon - Princess Fiona.
    Oct 12: PF's birthday.
    Oct 13: Chicago Marathon - Danni.
    Oct 17: Paris registration opens (possibly).
    Oct 20: Abingdon Marathon - Steve Duffy. Amsterdam Marathon - Emmy, Megs, Weedy. Cabbage Patch 10k - Nic E. Toronto Half - Danni. Yorkshire Marathon - Malcs.
    Oct 20-25: Inverness to Skye 136k - TP.
    Oct 26: Beachy Head Marathon - Yer Maj.
    Oct 27: Frankfurt Marathon - Emmy. Marine Corps Marathon - Fanfan, Iain M, Rick. Northumberland Castles Marathon - Weedy. Venice Marathon - Elizabeth.
    Oct 28: Dublin Marathon - Carl D, James B.
    Nov 2: DLR's birthday.
    Nov 3: New York Marathon - Tiddy.
    Nov 6: Danni's birthday.
    Nov 9-10: Enigma Fireworks Double - Emmy, Weedy.
    Nov 10: Athens Marathon - Wohlf.
    Nov 17: Marathon d'Orleans - PC91.
    Nov 24: Florence Marathon - Engineer.
    Nov 25: Jimbob's birthday.
    Dec 1: James B's birthday.
    Dec 8: Newcastle Racecourse Marathon - Weedy.
    Dec 14: Enigma Christmas Marathon - Emmy.
    Dec 27: Wiola's birthday.
    Dec 31: TD's birthday.
    Jan 3: OO's birthday.
    Jan 4-5: Enigma Double - Weedy.
    Jan 9-12: Disney Dopey - Danni.
    Jan 12: Orbutt's birthday.
    Jan 15: Yer Maj's birthday.
    Jan 19: DV's birthday.
    Jan 29: Kaz's ginormous dog's birthday.
    Feb 3: TP's birthday.
    Feb 6-9: Quadzilla - Emmy.
    Feb 10: Emmy's birthday.
    Feb 28: Iain M's birthday.
    Mar 1: RS's birthday.
    Mar 2: Silverstone Half - Jimbob, Wohlf.
    Mar 8: Jus T's birthday. Peter B's birthday.
    Mar 16: Barcelona Marathon - Emmy, 1T.
    Mar 17: Week at the Knees Marathon - Weedy.
    Mar 18: Paris Half - PF, Suzy M.
    April 6: Brighton Marathon - Iain M.

    Apr 6: Paris Marathon
    Definite: ATM, DLR, DV, Eggy, Emmy, Jimbob, Kaz, Maus, Mrs DV, Mrs O, NGUG, Orbutt, RR, Steve Duffy, Suzy M, TP, Weedy, Wohlf, Yer Maj.
    Maybe: Carl D, Danni, Engineer, James B, Lawyer Aaron, NCane, Nic E, OO, RS, Scott W, Simon Mac.

    Apr 8: Al

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    ...Apr 8: Alexander's birthday.
    Apr 10: Kaz's birthday.
    April 13 London Marathon - OO, RR, TD.
    Apr 24: Audrey's birthday.
    May 15: Scott W's birthday.
    May 17: Simon Mac's birthday.
    May 23: Suzy M's birthday.
    June 25: Keyser Suze's birthday.
    June 2014: Comrades - Danni, RR.

  • PC -PC - ✭✭✭

    Weedy - What's a Donk ?  When you live near Paris and have the occasion to pass the day in the company an elegant young lady where would you take her ?  21st September - Mud Day !

    Hope everything is feeling better.

    DLR - cracking run.

  • Don't need a gun when you've got a Donk

    That Mud Day looks mad. Reckon running's hard enough without adding mud and electricity image

  • OrbuttOrbutt ✭✭✭

    Damn - I'd have got the Donk reference too image

  • PC -PC - ✭✭✭

    *everyone  (before coffee)

  • The JimbobThe Jimbob ✭✭✭

    Weedy that's not a croc Dundee ref is it by any chance?

  • Tis indeed Jimbob. Top film

  • Weedy --thanks for reminding me that my 10k is in a few days.  Not really looking forward to it.  I had intended to try to set  PR but just haven't had to energy to train hard for it.  Ran the distance on Saturday and was happy because we finally had a cool day (78/25 C) but the humidity was a killer.  So my July 4 race may just be a meander, or possibly a mosey.  Either way Im trying not to burn myself out before I start training for the Royal Parks half in 2 weeks.

  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭
    Weedy Gonzalez wrote (see)

    Good luck to Emmy doing Giantshead marathon this morning. PB please image


    No PB... but a bloody long way nevertheless! You guys need to do this race next year. Great race, great group of people - hard as nails but you get cider at mile 20 and a naked farmer in the bath cheering you onimage

    MM- Hope you're feeling better today

    Orbutt - have a safe trip home

    Am on my knees today... struggling with work and things in general. Must drink more coffee.

  • PC -PC - ✭✭✭

    I was meant to do Mud Day with TP, I was organising a work's team and TP wanted to join us.  This morning there were no more Team places, only individual, I registered myself and sent a message to TP however at lunch time the inscription closed.image

    Weedy - did you chose Crocodile Dundee for our friends north of the wall or south of the equator ?

  • Congrats on another marathon Emmy! Cider definitely sounds interesting!

    Missed yesterday's run because saturday's was a zero energy disaster. Have bootcamp tonight and am hoping for a better albeit shorter than planned run after that before I try maybe 10-12 miles tomorrow. I think the problem was not enough food more than anything else but if anything I definitely seem to be getting slower... 

  • Emmy H wrote (see)
    Weedy Gonzalez wrote (see)

    Good luck to Emmy doing Giantshead marathon this morning. PB please image


    No PB... but a bloody long way nevertheless! You guys need to do this race next year. Great race, great group of people - hard as nails but you get cider at mile 20 and a naked farmer in the bath cheering you onimage


    image Girl farmer or boy farmer?

    PC - North of the wall. Inspired by that crocodile rock.

    Aaron - take it easy in the heat.

  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭

    This was the gentleman at Mile 2 who has offered to sweep the marathon next year absolutely starkers.... and his wife will take the bath instead.

    The link is here:

    but it wont post properly. If you're on FB look for: Giants Head Marathon and Sydling Hill Race and then it's the cover picture



  • The JimbobThe Jimbob ✭✭✭
    Weedy Gonzalez wrote (see)

    Tis indeed Jimbob. Top film

    that might be a ref from croc d/dee 2.....

  • PC -PC - ✭✭✭

    Hello is there anyone out there ?  It's very quiet today, have you guys started another thread without telling me ?

  • PC -PC - ✭✭✭

    I forget Murray is playing !

  • OrbuttOrbutt ✭✭✭

    ......and Tour De France

  • No one here but us fairies PC91. Everyone else must have gone on holiday. I'm here trying to feel guilty about not running so that I might be inspired to GO RUNNING. But it hasn't worked yet...


  • Allez Allez! Tour fever has well and truly taken hold here image

  • yer majyer maj ✭✭✭

    Me TDF blog gets me through the day...chances of getting any work done, slim to none...image

  • yer_maj wrote (see)

    Me TDF blog gets me through the day...chances of getting any work done, slim to none...image

    Pfft.  Not like me.  I was on the phone all afternoon.

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