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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 6:17 am

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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 6:52 am

let us know how the race goes
 
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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 9:30 am

the geneva marathon is today, start is listed as 9:45am local time
 
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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 11:46 am

Good luck! Time to put the "go" in TaGOma!
 
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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 2:44 pm

Merci, guys.
3:18'21". My personal record! (previous was 3:25'38" or so, last year on the same race).
So, I'm quite happy with that. Temperatures were a bit high and weather was super sunny which probably lost me a couple of minutes.
Running with Garmin thing really helps to manage your pace. Awesome!
BTW there is always a great ambiance during that weekend in GVA. E.g. there are only 2K people running the marathon, so you have your "own space" throughout the race. Relatives/friends can along with you for most part of the race. They can jump over the fence and run with on the final lane. Etc... Really nice.

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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 2:51 pm

Good luck!  Time to put the "go" in TaGOma!
TAGoma

Well done!
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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 4:18 pm

congrats!
 
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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 4:27 pm

Thank you messieurs!
 
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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 5:41 pm

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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 6:43 pm

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I want to drink beer so badly, you just can't imagine!!  But I'm afraid that doesn't help to recover after a running race!   :D
 
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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 6:56 pm

Congratulations on the race - 7 minutes and 17 seconds  off of your last best time is impressive.

So, a toast to you, with a tall cool glass of...

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In solidarity - with the finest purest water one can find. (And in a glass bottle to boot!)  :)
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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 7:50 pm

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I want to drink beer so badly, you just can't imagine!!  But I'm afraid that doesn't help to recover after a running race!   :D
Sure it does! It's got lots of water for hydration, carbohydrates for replacing glycogen, various vitamins left over from the yeast, etc. And the alcohol is a muscle relaxant.

A couple of beers and a couple of burgers will fix you right up!

And congratulations on the PR!
 
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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 7:51 pm

Congratulations on the race - 7 minutes and 17 seconds  off of your last best time is impressive.

So, a toast to you, with a tall cool glass of...

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In solidarity - with the finest purest water one can find. (And in a glass bottle to boot!)  :)
That's very kind of you TS. Merci!
On a side note, the last 10km of the marathon follow the Léman lake. There were quite impressive catamarans (carbon-black, super agressive look, and vast sail, to say the least). Searching a bit on the internet, it looks like it was Décision 35 boats. In this article, they explain some Swiss engineers are developing a modern version of D35 they will call TF35 and that is an hydrofoiler catamaran (is that how one call the "flying-boats"?). They hope those things will sail three times faster than wind speed. It seems impressive to me but I have no clue how it compare to e.g. the technology of boats of the America's cup., to be honest. 
 
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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 7:53 pm

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I want to drink beer so badly, you just can't imagine!!  But I'm afraid that doesn't help to recover after a running race!   :D
Sure it does!  It's got lots of water for hydration, carbohydrates for replacing glycogen, various vitamins left over from the yeast, etc.  And the alcohol is a muscle relaxant.

A couple of beers and a couple of burgers will fix you right up!

And congratulations on the PR!
Thanks T4A.
Burgers and other greasy food => tom!!!
Beer => next weekend
 
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Re: Running free

May 6th, 2018, 8:20 pm

Nice on those D35s and the hydrofoils.

Here is some footage of the current AC boats.  
No voiceovers - just fast boats going around 30-40 k in about 20 knots (wind speed).

The sequences at 40 and above are on the outer edge of control.

So you can imagine this new 3x-windspeed design will be - wet and wild.  ;)
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