Thursday, February 07, 2013


Honestly, I did not even think about the lost training and if those few days would impact on my marathon. I knew we would be away for a few days right at the time when I should be doing the heaviest training load, and I contemplated what to do. In the end I overloaded my training for a few days before we left and I regarded those last 4 days as much needed recovery. I ran nothing on Sunday and 6 miles each on the next few days in the flat French countryside around Chessy and Magny-le-Hongre. Of course I also spent much of these days on my legs walking around the place.

When Princess Maia met Princess Ariel. Probably the highlight of the entire trip.

Disneyland had everyone giddy with excitement and we all enjoyed the spectacle. Of course everything there is fake - it is Disneyland after all. The food is eye-wateringly expensive and the merchandise so ridiculously overpriced I was lost for words at times, but the smiling eyes for four days were worth it.

Oh, and remeber my race on Saturday? My watch read 17:51 when I crossed the line, so I rounded the time up to 17:52. When I came back from France I found that they had rounded it even further to 17:53. It's still a PB, though.
4 Feb
6+ miles, 47:01, 7:42 pace, HR 139
5 Feb
6 miles, 45:54, 7:38 pace, HR 141
6 Feb
6 miles, 45:52, 7:38 pace, HR 139
7 Feb
8 miles, 59:48, 7:28 pace, HR 142


  1. Photos are brilliant, looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. Like the jacket.

  2. Awesome! I wish I could take my son there.

  3. Great pics! How you could find the time to run there in Disney land?

  4. well done Thomas, Everyone need's a break. if there was a choice of no running or no more kids smiles?
    That aside, is there a greater pleasure than running with fresh leg's after a few day's off? Ok, maybe there's one or two but its up there.

  5. Great pics - esp of Maia - it'll be a good one to bring out on her 21st birthday. The cup & saucer ride was our favourite in LA. You should organise a trip to the states to co-incide with one of the Disneyland marathons ;)

    Yes, strange quirk about road times. 17:52.01 will be rounded up to 17:53. Mona actually broke 30 at age 47 (?) on the printer but it was rounded up to 30:00.