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10/18/12 11:32 A

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mineral water just means bottled water. they appear to mean plain sugar cubes (which my grandfather taught me to eat as a small child).
The French says

• 120 000 bouteilles d'eau
• 25 000 gobelets de boisson énergétique (glasses of energy drinks)
• 7 100 kg d'oranges
• 3 000 kg de banane
• 1 100 kg de pommes
• 148 kg de raisins secs
• 220 kg de sucre
• 10 000 éponges (évolution possible en fonction de la météo). -- sponges

you think they can get 30 000 people off in 20 minutes? I don't think they'll sweep quite that fast though (i hope), especially since the last several k are inside a park.

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10/18/12 11:23 A

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I saw the timing tables on the website but I don't see where it says those are anything more than guides. The site explicitly says the last finisher is at 12:50 so, assuming 20 minutes to get all the waves off, that leaves time for a 2:30 HM.

Looks like fun! Though it's hard to know how to interpret stuff like this:

"Every 5km, you will find mineral water, dry fruits, fresh fruits and sugar."

Plain sugar?! Mineral water?! I can only imagine they had a non-runner do the translation. Might be a good idea to double check. Or carry your own - for me, 5K intervals are too long for water stops.


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10/16/12 10:51 P

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Wow great times good luck ladies

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10/16/12 10:45 A

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Congrats ladies! As a very slow runner the 2:10 to 2:30 seems so out of reach for me so am cheering you and you speedy feet =)

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10/16/12 6:09 A

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us too, and 2h10 is way better than even my ambition, which is 2h30.
you (& yr daughter) might also want to come in for this
http://www.corrida-noel-issy.com
(there is a link for a briefer english description)

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10/16/12 5:33 A

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Nope! Not me! I picked the last possible 2:10 + expected time, which is faster than I've ever done a HM.

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10/16/12 5:00 A

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hey, Lizalot and I are running that too. although i expect you will be in an early corral!

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I just registered for the Paris semi-marathon this morning. I'm actually training for the full in April and figured to use this as one of my training runs.

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