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Nice one Eddie

Rev\'d GatlinRev\'d Gatlin Posts: 190
edited September 2009 in The bottom bracket
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8256589.stm

43 marathons in 51 days. Top effort. No previous experience, 5 weeks of training. His 1st marathon took about 10 hrs, he's now down to just over 5. Would that work on a bike? Would it be possible to knock lumps out off your sportive times in just a couple of months?
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  • It's a really inspiring story.
    Would it be possible to knock lumps out off your sportive times in just a couple of months?

    I would think so. The key element is the lask of prior experience. Once your body adapts to something new, you should get some fairly rapid improvements.
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8256589.stm

    43 marathons in 51 days. Top effort. No previous experience, 5 weeks of training. His 1st marathon took about 10 hrs, he's now down to just over 5. Would that work on a bike? Would it be possible to knock lumps out off your sportive times in just a couple of months?

    Saw a piece on this on breakfast telly this morning, sterling effort from Eddie. Excellent choice of support vehicle too!

    http://www.thisisbusiness-staffordshire ... ticle.html

    David
    "It is not enough merely to win; others must lose." - Gore Vidal
  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8256589.stm

    43 marathons in 51 days. Top effort. No previous experience, 5 weeks of training. His 1st marathon took about 10 hrs, he's now down to just over 5. Would that work on a bike? Would it be possible to knock lumps out off your sportive times in just a couple of months?

    Saw a piece on this on breakfast telly this morning, sterling effort from Eddie. Excellent choice of support vehicle too!

    http://www.thisisbusiness-staffordshire ... ticle.html

    David

    I saw him running in the Lake District in the summer, but I didn't see the van. I feel cheated.
    Eddie%27s+WM+van+s.jpg
    If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
  • When asked what was next on the 'to do' list after the final marathon, Izzard's reply was along the lines of "go to sleep for a week". And boy has he earned it!

    David
    "It is not enough merely to win; others must lose." - Gore Vidal
  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8256589.stm

    43 marathons in 51 days. Top effort. No previous experience, 5 weeks of training. His 1st marathon took about 10 hrs, he's now down to just over 5. Would that work on a bike? Would it be possible to knock lumps out off your sportive times in just a couple of months?

    You have to remember on the first day he would have been woried about having another 50 days to go of doing the same thing, so probably took it steady. He was also stopping to meet people, have photos taken, for interviews etc.... every day.

    Yesterday was a planned attempt to set a PB, he had pace runners, 3 rickshaws as well as the ice cream van, he told people on twitter that he wasn't going to stop to talk to people or take photographs. To be honest it's amazing he managed it still with the efforts of the past two months. Especially as he injured his ankle last week and was pretty much walking most of the route for a couple of days.

    His previous best was set on Saturday (5h 48), he took Sunday as a day off, did a 5 mile run/5 mile walk strategy on Monday, all to save himself for the PB attempt yesterday. Apparently he was pegging it at under 8 min mile towards the end yesterday as he wanted to get under 5 hours as well as set a PB.

    Excellent effort alround. Don't forget to donate http://www.comicrelief.com/donate/eddie
  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,043
    It hasn't made the news in Hong Kong; did he do it in a frock?

    Either way, fair play to him.
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