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PC91 wrote (see)
Hi Malcs I presume that Shady has left you in charge of his thread. It's strange they'll be here in Paris. I've already been to the Expo and I'll be eating with the Paris 2013 lot on Saturday so I'll only have chance to bump into the famous 5 on Sunday, amongst the 40000 other runners !!! I'll be in the 4h pen, I think Mel will be in the 4h15 and the others several pens in front. Even Steve will be hidden in the 250000 crowd. Are you involved in a thread for your marathon ? Following the 5 and the Paris 2013 has been a great experience for me and it makes me feel part of something special instead of being a runner lost in the crowd. However the taper madness is extremely contagious and the group effect multiplies the madness to higher levels. I'll be eaves dropping on your conversation for the next two weeks (?). I don't want to make you paranoid but, sincerely stay healthy. I'm sure I'm one of several who is expecting a race report. As you said to Steve, it will interesting to follow his progression, perhaps there could be a group one ? I went back through Steve's thread to re read Ruth's carb loading advice and I saw your recommendation, the Milk Tray would kill me. pmsl everytime. Probably the threads will be buzzing tomorrow as everyone will be relaxing in their rooms. All the best
Ha Not sure he would trust me to stand guard. All hell could break loose! Like leaving the kids at home for the weekend and coming back to the house trashed after a two day party.
Of course with all this competition talk you forget that other people are doing Paris too. I really hope you have a great race. Say hello to the Paris thread lot. I have to say I'm quite regretting not entering Paris myself now. There's always next year but I fear it might not be quite the same.
There's quite a few of us wh went to boot camp still lurking on the 26.2 competition thread. This includes Sarah O, Clive, Jen and DS2. I'm sure we'll all be feeding back on there but starting a new thread going forward might be a better idea.
I am already suffering from taper madness. Another 2 weeks of it will finish me off for sure. I am looking forward to tackling the carbo load again. After mouthing off about it before, when I finally tried it out I failed miserably. I just couldn't eat it all (and that's Ruth's healthy version - the one I prepared for Steve would destroy me).
Really glad you've got involved with the forums. As you've seen everyone is so friendly and helpful. The Paris thread is brilliant but it moves at 100 mph. I struggle to keep up.
Anyway, as I said, have a great race and do let us know how it all goes.
RUTH MCKEAN wrote (see)
Shady-Ady is going to be a daddy! You will never regret it
Ruth can of course say that with hand on heart as she has clearly put her money where her mouth in going for number 4. Me, I stopped quite happily at 2 - read into that what you will! I actually had 3 but sold one of them on ebay because I couldn't cope
Seriously though it is a wonderful adventure. There's nothing like it. Full of great highs and more than a few Kevin and Perry moments as well.
Ruth, I'll say it again, yourself, Sam, Steve and Sarah have all been amazingly geneous with your advice and your time (it was free wasn't it? I'm not going to get a bill in the post I hope?)
Thanks so much.
Will you be hanging around or are you taking a break until next year?
More importantly (as I may have missed it) when is number 4 due?
Ady - good to hear you're installed ok and your head is in a good place. What's this about pick pockets? Sounds pretty awful.
I'm off to invite the world and his wife to your thread while you're out. Paaarrrtyy!
Sleep well and have a damn fine race tomorrow!
DS2 - best of luck with PW tomorrow. Looks like the weather is going to be perfect.
Nervously awaiting the results. I have everything crossed here so hurry up because I'm getting cramp
Fantastic, well done!
LOL - awesome news delivered in your customery inimitable style
I am so, so pleased you did it. I know how badly you wanted it and you have got nothing more than you truly deserved. I'm only sorry I wasn't the first to congratulate you but I've been fixing a leaky tap - such is the life of a mere mortal
Have a fantastic night. You have conquered the Great Wall of China and now you've conquered the great wall at Paris - now go eat your way through a great wall of pastries!
PC91 - well done yourself too. I know you were hoping for faster but to get round any marathon is always a fantastic achievement.
DS2 - I really was fixing a tap, I think I may be more proud of this than any marathon PB! Watch now, I'll be back tomorrow to report how I coped with the flooding in the middle of the night
Not heard anything regading Mel. Maybe if Angela has an app for that she could have a lookie?
Great effort Ady. Congratulations.
i have the app, but I don't know Mel's last name.... if you give me that, I can find out for ya...
How did your half marathon go today DS2?
Sub 3.30- that was your aim! Well done Go drink and be merry!