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  • shane, your finish time is the time it takes you to reach the finish line from when the starting gun goes, so once it was fired it took you 1 min & 4 secs to cross the starting line as there were obviously lots of other competitors between you &…
  • I stuck with the 3.10 pacer through to College Green coming in in 3.09.02. Pleased as this is a new pb by more than 6 minutes despite having run a 3.27 marathon just over two weeks ago. Lesson learnt for me: a reduced taper seems to suit me; previou…
  • yeah Jim, it's looking like we're in the clear (fingers crossed) weather wise now...majority of models have Dub looking good...right, off to negotiate the expo now..
  • yeah, it'd be much easier if they just posted the stuff out...easier on them & us most likely...prob obliged to host an expo for product promotions etc, blah, blah... well, the weather is still kind of touch & go, so g luck:
  • sjpc14-cheers for that - hadn't seen it before...will watch the rest of it later...great stuff
  •   you're right, it's taper madness!     
  • from here jim: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uqs1YXfdtGE#t=0   but seriously:
  • Dublin may just miss it (fingers crossed), but then maybe not; 2 possible tracks of 'storm' from the uk met office:
  • sausageroll:  yeah, for what it's worth, here's what i'd do: i'd definitely wear the new runners in the race (that is if they're the same/generally similar model to your old model of runners...obviously wear whatever type of socks you intend wearing…
  • this weather predicting thing this early on is a fool's game but given the weather for the last few years as been so good for the DCM a bad one is due some time...but an optimistic one forecasts:
  • Noticed this post over on boards.ie: Latest update from MT, the boards weather guru: NEXT WEEKEND OUTLOOK ... Rain should begin to ease Saturday morning and there could be some brighter spells by afternoon with highs 12-14 C, fresh westerly breez…
  • beware of some major engineering works affecting some train routes on the marathon weekend: http://www.irishrail.ie/media/OctoberBankHoliday2013v31.pdf - this is a real pain as it kind of complicates things on marathon morning... spontaneously e…
  • monty39, I'm no expert but if i were you i'd (if you can) try & get another 10-miler in tomorrow & then taper...but i wouldn't do an LSR...the 10 tomorrow should give some of an LSR's benefits due to the successive-day effect without the wea…
  • this is my home-city marathon & indeed the last marathon that i ran (back in 2010 - did a 3.15...since veered off into the slower world of ultra running)...registered for it at the last moment...have the stamina but just not sure what pace i've …
  • only 20 miles in total for me for all of last week after two consecutive weeks of 40miles each - ouch... but struck back today with a 17.5-miler which went reasonably okay given that it was hilly, clammy & windy... prob venture out tomorrow …
  • charlie s c - We're both aiming for a similar target. I too am hoping to come in just under 3.10. 
  • after a day's rest following my 20-miler, i did a comfortable 9-miler at hoped-for mp earlier... legs felt good...no twinges... charlie speddings caterpillar, what time of time are you aiming for off that weekly input?  yeah, rafiki, it is fla…
  • 20-miler for me today...happy enough as just brought 500ml of water, so 40 miles for the week which equals the previous week's total... endurance is fine so going to focus on strength & speed for next couple of weeks.... what are we now from…
  • good to see the odd familiar face from previous years on this thread & its associated dublin '12 predecessor thread...kicked off my 15-week programme last week (just to have some bonus days) from runrepublic.ie...using it as a general base guide…
  • Chris, I did this as my first marathon back in 2008 and it was great; I have been intending to return to do it again, but despite good intentions haven't quite made it (yet!). I have my first Ultra on April Fool's Day 2012 (39.3 miles), so I kind of…
  • Finbarr, you wouldn't think of just going out with the 4-hour pacers, would you?  I find the pacers a great help - it makes it all so simple: all that there is to worry about is keeping up.   Where are all the regulars from previous years on this…
  •  still pretty quiet on here compared to previous years...I'm a happy camper endurance wise (have 3 20-milers & one 22-miler in the piggy bank) but have done ZERO mp runs/speedwork plus I'm a stone (!) heavier than when I ran this last year...a P…
  • Hello all, did my second 20-miler of this campaign yesterday in 2h50 which I was pleased with as there was about a quarter of it was ascending... looking forward to Ireland giving the Aussies an examination in the morning...
  • Finbarr, hope the hiking in Poland going well; after 2-3 weeks off running, you'll have to polish (ha,ha) pretty quickly for the DCM. Very quiet on here compared to previous two years. Did 24kms yesterday, with 8k splits of 42m, 38m & 39m...ha…
  • - was just being a bit dramatic what with the exploding hips phrase! but at one point mine did feel as if it were exploding... ventured out on Sunday for a very gentle 10k - this was the inaugural comeback run...it went well...no symptoms either on…
  • Hey David,  Yeah, the old hip problems are a real pain - I will not have run for five weeks come this weekend - a lot of fitness lost (ouch); mine was very bad at one point, but it feels back to 'normal' now. I'm going to try a run on Monday (12 wee…
  • Hey Paddy, Yeah, I was pretty bad for a few days there..but it's been easing (slowly)...obviously haven't been doing any running...was doing some long walks, but no other training - so prob lost a lot of aerobic fitness (ie more than two weeks of n…
  • Yeah Paddy, it has subsided but it's still hanging around in that I'm constantly aware of that area's presence if that makes sense...I can walk without the limp now but the hip area is whispering to me not to forget it...yeah, I'll see what happens …
  • MAN DOWN! Finbarr/Paddy - yeah, never did that half-mara (they got near-perfect weather conditions for it)...did some 800m intervals on Sunday evening instead...nothing to serious (no dramatic jump in duration or intensity etc...all quite modest r…
  • PADDY - yeah, best wishes for the recovery...& do check in & gift us some training advice now & again... ...in two minds whether to do the Clontarf Half on Sunday morning...apparently limited registration will be available up to tomorro…