I just want to shout out: I've exceeded 40 weekly miles for the first time ever!!! It's probably nothing for most of you, but I'm very pleased with it, and only managed that as I took some leave during weekdays and managed a long run then, and a semi-long run today.
Sarah, I missed the flying bouncy castle in York! I must have been busy trying to find some sunshine and walking about to keep warm during the 30 minute start delay! Leeds 10k had a very different start to York, even though they were by the same organiser. The corporate teams were all starting ahead of the masses, not a good idea, since there were quite a few walking by 1k!! In York, the corporate teams were able to start at the timed pen like every one else. Timed pens weren't actually used in Leeds, unless you're super fast and are allowed to start before the corporate runners.
Glad to hear the legs are better reikirabbit!
Super impressed by all the runners at the European Athletics! Very motivated just watching them!
Not sure which region you're in, but I tried go:cycling in West Yorkshire, and I highly recommend them!! http://www.wygocycling.com/Free_Training/ They're free, and they do and 1-to-1. I'm sure there are similar programme elsewhere.
I had not been on a bike for 20 years, I wobbled on the first bike I went on outside a bike shop, fell into some bushes on my first ride out! I booked onto the free training course, 3 lessons, I said I couldn't lift my hands off the handle bars to do hand signals, he said 'you will at the end of this 2 hours', and he was right!!! I had endless cycling round and round in a deserted car park (sunday mornings are best!), as I was too embarrassed at my zero confidence and terrified of traffic.
3 months later, I cycled from Paris to Leeds, all 500 miles of it!
Granted I could cycle 20 years before, unlike your collegue, but do check out local free courses for adults, they are qualified instructors with a knack of teaching adults! Good luck with your collegue!
So, I'm doing this marathon again. Last years training was very different to this year so far! I did it last year as a 'warm down' from doing Berlin 3 weeks before, so I had a good period of training leading up to it.
This year's training has been interrupted by a 500 mile charity bike ride from Paris to Leeds in July, so I've only really started my 'marathon training'! They say cycling helps running (and not the other way round), but I stopped running for 2 weeks during the ride, and ached all over after just 5k of running after that!!
Well, I've not been back on my bike, I can't really multitask!! I find it hard to dedicate time to both properly...
I'm really enjoying running again, and really got into training now!
Hey Malcs, hope you're having a fab holiday! Sounds like you are, with all that running!
Really enjoyed my first York 10k, and yes, didn't run into Sarah.The race started 30 minutes late due to traffic! Tried to find the loo then, and was 'impressed' by the queue, so gave up! Very twisty and turny, but an interesting course throughout, so much so the only bit I got bored was by the river! I must say it was much better organised than Leeds 10k, even though it's by the same organiser. Happy with my time, tho it was 1 second off my PB!!
Very conscious now about training for York marathon, your training is giving me a kick up the ...Please keep posting!
How are your legs reikirabbit? I appear to be more and more aware of any slight niggle I get in my legs nowadays, I think seeing a few people I know getting injured etc and out of action has really scared me!!
WOW! Well done Team Malcs and great TR24 report, reading it feels like I was there with you! Well done to everyone who did it too, that's a real achievement! Hats off to all of you!
My epic cycle ride was a month ago! How time flies! I can now say I enjoyed it, but I would have given you a completely different answer if I was asked during the ride! I was the most inexperiences, and felt like I was always sprinting after the other 5 guys who seem like no effort for them! At one point I even felt that it's so unfair that I'm always having to keep up with them and not getting there! I also realised that France was such a lovely place to cycle, but only when we got onto UK roads! Still, I'm very happy I did it, only had 2 falls! We raised close to £10000 which is quite another achievement!
I didn't really have a chance to enjoy the aftermath as I went straight onto another epic journey of my life the day after! I had the gruelling task of being assigned to look after one of the 22 Tour de France team buses, and travelled with them through the 3 stages all the way from Leeds to London! This whole experience over shadowed my personal cycle challenge!
I was in Paris over the weekend to catch the last stage of TdF, and saw the contingent of London to Paris riders, and I couldn't believe I had cycle-envy!!
Since my little cycle stint, I have treated myself to Leeds 10k 2 weeks ago, and looking forward to my first York 10k this sunday. It's so good to be back running properly