I did the Orpington parkrun today and bagged my first sub 20 there! I didn't think I'd made it but I fumbled a bit with my watch at the start and finish so there was always a chance I missed a few seconds.
Ended up with an official time of 19:53 which I am very pleased with. It's a much tougher course than Dulwich and I was ony 14 secs of that time as well. Not a bad start to the post marathon running
It was a good day all round as Mrs Malcs improved on her PB of last week with yet another one this week. She's on fire!
Also Malcs Jr. finally got the sub 25 he's been after for so long. I think I have now been officially sacked as pacemaker, he's going it alone from now on
Jen - all of TR24 is trail! A few runs round Cefn Sidan should acclimatise you well. If you want to be fully prepared make sure one of those is at 2am in the middle of a downpour
Mc Hilly - you are too kind! I'm very impressed with your recovery (or lack of need for one). I wish it had been the same for me.
Wow, I like the sound of an Easter running festival alot! Ha Yes anything that can help with the guilt of seasonal chocolate is always a good thing. Have a great time!
Stapes2 - lol, well that'll teach him for texting on the move!
When I did my first London, about a mile or two in there was a bit of a ripple in the crowd of runners ahead of me and I kid you not, a guy emerged running in the opposite direction! No idea what he was thinking.
I did check if he was running it backwards but he was definitely running towards me. I saw a chap running it backwards last time I did it. Quite incredible.
Hans C - aha, sounds like she's reaching the 'get this thing out of me' stage. That's a good sign I think. Sorry to hear that she's getting the s**t kicked out of her though - that's just adding insult to injury. Do let us know when he or she appears!
Half Ironman eh? Impressive stuff. Hope the training goes well for that.
Are you aiming for sub 3:15 in York or do you have some other target in mind?
I hope York will be a good one for me. I didn't get the chance to really go for it last year so fingers crossed.
As you can tell my thoughts on how to play things are starting to crystallise. I'd quite like to go for it in York if I can but I'll be seeking the advice of the guru first.
Well done on those short times, heading towards 19 for 5K now and I bet you'll be sub 40 10K soon too - great stuff!
I went out for my second run post Paris this afternoon. I did 5 miles with 4 x 800m fast reps. I felt I needed to get the legs moving a bit. Just looked back and it seems this was the very first interval session of my paris plan, spooky
I felt much less sluggish than on Monday's gentle 3 miler. Will probably have another rest day tomorrow and run again on Saturday, hopefully Parkrun.
I'm still trying not to upset this calf too much so taking it easy for now.