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Old 03.10.2019, 11:33
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It means that they need to have run 10k in under 40min, if male and 50min, if female. Then they get to run in a separate race with only the really fast guys & gals, instead of with the rest of us tortoises .
Kind of - the actual rules are slightly more complicated

For males, if you raced the escalade in the previous two years and went sub-30mins (male) then you are allowed to sign up for the Elite race.
The same applies for females who ran sub-25mins (2 tours) or sub-40mins (3 tours) in the last two years.

If you didn't do the escalade before, but have run a similar distance (7ish km) at 15km/h average (male) or 12km/h (female), then you can write and ask for dispensation to run Elite too.

The full details are here: https://escalade.ch/courir/reglement...-de-lescalade/

It is a little less crowded in Elite, but if you get to the start early for the normal non-Elite block races you can get a pretty clear run too.
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Old 04.10.2019, 00:03
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Thank you for your kind words! I keep focus because I love it and I have also experienced what life as a couch potato was...and my life is 100% different in every single way. Plus, I prepared the right way and I was able to enjoy this. I am looking forward to do it again. I can speak for hours about what I have learned by doing a marathon
I know you can. And when you need to - we are all ears and will really appreciate it.

I run only every other day now to spare my shins of the sprint impact and it sucks

Couch potatoes are....couch potatoes. Missing out.
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Old 06.10.2019, 16:57
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Watching the World Championship in Athletics is fabulously motivating.

Alas, I hit a plateau cca 2 wks ago. It is annoying but I should face it with a better attitude, embraced the cardio this morning, harder and faster. There is no other way about it. I think I will still switch to running 4x a wk instead of daily running, lift weights on the rest days.
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Old 07.10.2019, 10:34
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Watching the World Championship in Athletics is fabulously motivating.
Yes, the World championships were great, in the end. Several races run from the front, instead of the usual "easy pace until 400m left, then sprint like mad". I especially enjoyed the men's marathon where our (UK) guy caught up the Ethiopians and Kenyans with only a few km left. Unfortunately after that titanic effort, he did not have enough left to get a medal. Apparently he did heat training by buying a bunch of heaters from Aldi and sticking them in his shed with the treadmill.
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Old 12.10.2019, 17:12
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While taking it easy after my marathon good news came by email: I was accepted by a charity that supports disabled children to run London Marathon 2020
Humbling and challenging moment
I am not sure if I am allowed to post it here so just in case you want to help me raising the necessary amount pm me! Thank you!
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Old 12.10.2019, 18:48
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Good for you!

I raise a lot annually by singing operas in London, another concert planned for december. But never dine it by running, we will be cheering for you!

In the meantime, i am experimenting with distance and sprints to see what combo lets me run daily without killing my shins.
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Old 13.10.2019, 17:24
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Brigid Kosgei just knocked more than a minute off Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old world best for the marathon. A fantastic run at Chicago with pathetic coverage by NBC.

In other news, I just had my best week's training for 25 years close to 50km. Various niggly injuries have prevented me from doing more than two runs a week until recently. I put it down to all the yoga, Pilates, body weight exercises, etc. that I have had time to do since being given early retirement. It's never too late!
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Old 15.10.2019, 09:31
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Congrats! I had to slow down..trying to pack in more sprints in shorter distances, and happy I found a decent gym while travelling, yay!

I gotta get new running clothes, what a drag.
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Old 27.10.2019, 15:06
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It's been quiet here for a couple of weeks. What's going on people? These are perfect days for running: cool and clear skies.

Somewhat predictably, I overcooked it a bit. After my 50km week, I did two fast(ish) days back to back (will I never learn?) and my shin niggle came back, so 10 days easy. Today I managed to do my regular monster hill climb without mishap: +1300m, running the rare flat bits. It was lovely with autumn leaves underfoot and views over Mont Blanc and Lac d'Annecy from the top. Walk/jog back down. Then the traditional Sunday Subway to get back the lost calories.
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Old 27.10.2019, 21:34
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I did for the first time today the Lucerne Half marathon. Had no goal so I enjoyed the scenery. Awesome weather and lovely crowd.
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Old 11.12.2019, 17:07
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Amazing front running at the course de l'escalade by Geneva's finest, Julien Wanders.



I'm not sure I want to qualify for the elite race if it's to have this guy rocketing past me on television.

How's everyone getting on? I'm still managing to keep up 45-50km per week, despite the discouraging weather. Bon courage!
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Old 12.12.2019, 11:27
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The official Adidas Runners season ended in the beginning of December so in order to protect my right knee, I decided to take a break from running this month. I am focusing on biking and HIITs and I am happy so far. Also, I am doing a lot of stretching to improve flexibility because that is why I had knee problems.
In January I am starting my London marathon training because I decided to run for a charity in UK.
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Old 07.09.2020, 07:51
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Despite of corona Switzerland Marathon Light took place yesterday on Sarnersee. I must say that they did an amazing job trying to make the event happen and my wife an I really enjoyed it. Great weather, great atmosphere and an amazing accomplishment: I paced my wife to finish her first half marathon under 2 hours and she did it.
And now Hallwilersee Half!
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Old 07.09.2020, 16:10
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Despite of corona Switzerland Marathon Light took place yesterday on Sarnersee. I must say that they did an amazing job trying to make the event happen and my wife an I really enjoyed it. Great weather, great atmosphere and an amazing accomplishment: I paced my wife to finish her first half marathon under 2 hours and she did it.
And now Hallwilersee Half!
Well done, both! Lucky to find a race in these difficult times. Also thanks for waking up this thread after 9 months "resting".

I'm hoping to go to Madeira for a 10km race at the end of October, but it's very uncertain, of course. At the moment the island is being given better conditions than the Portugese mainland. Fingers crossed.
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Old 19.01.2021, 13:49
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It's hard not to swear at times in these temperatures..
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The weather is manky but I saw some fellow runners in shorts. The spring is coming!
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I've been running in my treadmill for around 2.5 weeks straight now. I miss the outdoors. I don't mind the cold one bit, but the rain I just can't tolerate.
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Old 31.01.2021, 09:50
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I've been running in my treadmill for around 2.5 weeks straight now. I miss the outdoors. I don't mind the cold one bit, but the rain I just can't tolerate.
I know what you mean. I think I prefer rain. Anyhow I don't have the choice as I don't have a treadmill at home . My equivalent is the rowing machine, but it is in the basement and it is VERY cold down there. Even with a PC to watch shows, I can only manage 40 min before dying of boredom.

How do you keep motivated on the treadmill?
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I know what you mean. I think I prefer rain. Anyhow I don't have the choice as I don't have a treadmill at home . My equivalent is the rowing machine, but it is in the basement and it is VERY cold down there. Even with a PC to watch shows, I can only manage 40 min before dying of boredom.

How do you keep motivated on the treadmill?
Sprints. Works for me.

Caleb - one day of no rain here today, yay.
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After some heath issues in the past, my wife got back to running so we enjoy a lot of runs together...plus we started with a lot of road biking last year.
We are outside no matter what. We just finished a half this morning in the rain followed by a hot bath with recovery salt...awesome!
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