Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Paris Marathon, 6 Apr 2014 – Race Report

Posted: 8th April 2014 by mockjogger in Race reports
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The travel connections, like almost all the logistics for the Paris Marathon went like clockwork. I flew from Edinburgh to Paris on Friday morning before the race. Off the flight, RER to Chatalet, a couple of metro switches later and I was at the Expo in Porte de Versailles. There were no queues at all […]

Paris Marathon Countdown – 1 Day

Posted: 5th April 2014 by mockjogger in Race Preparation
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I started writing this post about two weeks ago when, fuelled with a class of red zinfandel, I wondered what I would feel like the night before my first marathon. At that time, I expected that I would feel inspired. I expected that it would feel like the before one of life’s more momentous events. […]

Paris Marathon Countdown – 13 Days

Posted: 24th March 2014 by mockjogger in Race Preparation, Training Plan
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I will never be the fastest runner out there but I have found that I am pretty adept at tapering. I am quite enjoying not having to get up at 5.30am for a long solo run. I don’t think I am any more irritable than normal. I feel the odd twinge in a joint, but […]

The first part of my training plan for the Paris Marathon went precisely how Hal Higdon would have liked it to have gone. Bring it on, I thought. A little early, as it turned out, as when embarking the second part of the plan, several life-factors conspired to rob me of energy, making each run […]

I signed up to offer my marathon virginity to Paris four months ago with all the zeal of a turkey in springtime, safe in the knowledge that Christmas is a long, long way away. When I started looking at training plans a few weeks back and found that I should have started yesterday, reality started […]

Marathon Training Code

Posted: 4th December 2013 by mockjogger in Race Preparation, Training Plan
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I am taking the 2014 Paris Marathon very seriously. On Tuesday evening I found myself daydreaming about a candidate restaurant in which to replenish my expected calorie deficit when I get back to Edinburgh after the event. The restaurant I was thinking about was “Home Taste” a Chinese Hot Pot restaurant. I have been there […]