Paris Marathon 2019

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  • Carol4Carol4 ✭✭✭
    I found a free banana and an ice tea at the expo. I found there was a small queue at the ASICS wristband but it moved fast. I had the the reply email with the barcode and the guy just scanned it and the band printed out. Super easy and fast. Doing the breakfast run this morning so having a practice of my breakfast this morning. Can anyone advise which is the best metro stop for the start of the marathon. Sorry it probably had already been covered. I thought a lot of that stuff would have been printed out and given to us when we registered. Also we got a cool backpack 
  • Radar SalRadar Sal ✭✭✭
    Carol4 said:
    I found a free banana and an ice tea at the expo. I found there was a small queue at the ASICS wristband but it moved fast. I had the the reply email with the barcode and the guy just scanned it and the band printed out. Super easy and fast. Doing the breakfast run this morning so having a practice of my breakfast this morning. Can anyone advise which is the best metro stop for the start of the marathon. Sorry it probably had already been covered. I thought a lot of that stuff would have been printed out and given to us when we registered. Also we got a cool backpack 
    Charles de Gaulle/ Etoile https://g.co/kgs/EkqcDd
  • Webby4216Webby4216 ✭✭✭
    Nice and easy to collect my bib this morning. I like the little backpack we get. All very real now! 

    Have a great race everyone
  • I’m on the RER to the expo now...it’s getting real indeed! 😀💪🏻🏃‍♂️
  • Just walked down the champ Elysee!
    its looks like they are preparing for a war rather than a marathon!

    i counted over 200 minivans , police tanks and water cannons! All the roads, parks and metro stations boarded up! There are police every hundred meters or, doing stop and search on people especially with bags! 

    if you are going there today... do not wear a yellow vest!!
  • Dom NorrishDom Norrish ✭✭✭
    Getting to the Breakfast Run was an exciting last minute challenge (most of the Line 1 stations towards Etoille are closed due to the protests, bag checks when approaching the Arc de T). 

    Never done this run before, but it was great fun!
  • @domnorrish I got kicked out of Concorde station this morning whilst changing trains as they were closing it (bad timing!). Was on my way to Parkrun - thank goodness for Citymapper!

    I’d highly recommend using Citymapper if anyone needs to check their route. Once it tells you which lines you need I’d also check on the ‘lines’ section of the app that there aren’t any planned closures. It’s also useful to have in case of any last minute changes (like I had this morning).
  • clairejonesclairejones ✭✭✭
    Yes I saw all the police too!!! Just got back from the breakfast run. Always great fun to do. I felt fine running as my chest is finally clearing, it was good to put myself to the test to see if starting tomorrow is realistic. My lungs feel a little congested now but nothing to worry about so I’m feeling more confident about it than I was. 
  • Radar SalRadar Sal ✭✭✭
    We're on the eurostar! Was the Charles de Gaulle/ Etoile exit open this morning?
  • mentesmentes ✭✭
    My cold which started on the plane, turned into a chesty cough and some weaknesses by yesterday evening after exposure to cold Paris weather after warm spring temperatures of Cyprus. Skipped the breakfast run to get as much sleep as I can, I'm getting lost of rest at the hotel today, and getting a combination of painkillers, vitamins, honey lemon teas! Definitely not the best scenario and not what I was expecting for the 1st marathon but I will be on the start line tomorrow morning to run as much as I can.
  • Radar SalRadar Sal ✭✭✭
    Nice one khanivore! We have expoed and are waiting for dinner. Had some fun on the rer and metro with Charles de Gaulle/ Etoile being closed as are staying near the arc but are done for the day. Bring on tomorrow!!!!
  • That's my carb loading sorted anyway. Went passed a local bar yesterday , and saw they were doing cous cous. Thought "useful".  Ordered got massive pots-not bowls- of cous cous and stew,plus some chickpeas.  Enough for two ,maybe three. Kept having to tell myself it is possible to Carb OVERload. 

    With drinks ,less than 20€. There are some advantages to  staying out in the sticks. 
  • Good luck everyone for tomorrow! Hope you all have the races that you trained for! 
  • phronesisphronesis ✭✭✭
    Good luck and thanks for all your helpful commentary. One last thing anyone got a cure for a common cold the night before a marathon? 
  • Good luck everyone!
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    <div class="QuoteText">Good luck and thanks for all your helpful commentary. One last thing anyone got a cure for a common cold the night before a marathon? </div>
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    You might sweat it out if you run 26 or so mile? Worth a shot

    good luck everyone!<img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6027274/uploads/editor/jo/fadq2ckbwfzz.jpeg" alt=""> I had a little run today and it was nice
  • Radar SalRadar Sal ✭✭✭
    Morning all! Brilliant words from pistol above. Have an awesome race!!! And in the words of Steve way, "don't be shit!“. It doesn’t mean you have to run the fastest or the most amazing race ever but be true to yourself and find your not shit groove.
    Enjoy and look up! It's a beautiful course and we have perfect goldilocks weather for it.
  • K83nd0nK83nd0n ✭✭
    Good luck everyone! See you all on the start line
  • Sunday April 14 2019
    Paris, France
  • Bex89Bex89 ✭✭
    Wishing everyone the best for whatever today has in store for us all, we are all winners 👍😊
  • Dom NorrishDom Norrish ✭✭✭
    What a beautiful morning for running that was! Hope everyone came out the other side still smiling :smile:
  • Loved it! Got the time I was after too. I hope everyone had a good race and you’re all safe and sound. <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6027274/uploads/editor/s2/hj3lu23jwtvv.jpeg" alt=""> 
  • OuchOuchOuchOuch ✭✭✭
    I enjoyed that. Did slightly better than expected 2.48, my second best time. Nice and cool once the race got underway. Hope every one enjoyed their races. 
  • Webby4216Webby4216 ✭✭✭
    What a great day for running! Beautiful weather and city. 

    Exceeded expectations as well, 3:32:15. Really happy.

    Hope race was great for everyone else
  • About 4.40, so about an hour outside my target time. Disappointed ,but not too much. The glee of passing the finish when the last 8 miles were such a slog made up for it.

    First marathon ,but won't be my last. I know I can do better. I'll probably do one every year or so-or at least that's how I feel at the moment- so I might as well make it a big one. Stockholm early summer looks interesting for 2020.
  • Radar SalRadar Sal ✭✭✭
    Congratulations everyone who finished and commiserations anyone out there who didn't. 
    We both had a great day! Not fast but weather was beautiful and course alterations were lovely. See you at the pub. We should be there at 6ish.
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