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My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: Yesterday at 17:56

Malcs, thanks for de-lousing the kids next time... I’m planning on visiting again just before Christmas, and will probably do Brockwell... the 20th, you keen?

Hans C, Its fun doing a bit of parkrun tourism isn’t it?  Now there are more in the east, its actually a possibility without paying a silly amount of money in accommodation to do a free run...

Stan, I think parkrun is a strange beast... I managed to do 21:01 in Colchester last sat, which matches my pb there, set in July.  This was after staying up past 1:30am watching Greys anatomy and drinking wine, and then oversleeping so I woke up at 8:20 to get to parkrun, I need to leave home no later than 8:40 to get there for the start, and just made it!  Well done on your awesome time!!  Sometimes the rest in your legs has more benefit than the detriment of being tired/under the weather.

RR,  Glad that the Dr doesn’t think its anything serious... hope it all gets sorted soon x

Sarah,  Well done in your parkrun even if you didn’t get the official time of sub 20!  I can’t believe I exactly matched my pb from July!!  What a difference between us if your slowest ever half was 1:53!!!  Mine was 2:24.. but that involved drinking wine at Bacchus!!   My first half marathon was in 2008 – Royal parks, I did it in 2:15 and swore I would never enter a race that far ever again!

Tigger, I’m sure your 2nd visit to bootcamp tomorrow means you’re a shoe in to win the competition!! Sub 4 here you come!!!

Chris, Welcome, and good luck at bootcamp tomorrow.  Definitely stay on these forums, and like Malcs says. YET, is a crucial word.  When I first joined these forums my marathon pb was 4:33.... now its 3:39 and I’m going for sub 3:30 in London

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: Yesterday at 17:39

Hello all!  

Hows it all going? Sorry I keep on vanishing in and out of here... What can I say, building a business from scratch is really exciting, but does take me away from the forum... my old desk job used to leave me hours available to be on RW forum!!

I've had a month of parkrunning, and raced each one, 3rd lady at harlow on the 8th, 2nd lady at Dulwich on the 15th and 1st lady at Colchester last weekend.  I was hoping to visit another one this weekend, but I think I'll stick to Colchester as a lot of my clients are planning to run there this weekend.  I wont be racing it again though, too much in a short space of time, especially as 5k isn't what I'm focussed on!.  I will try and catch up with y'all now xx

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 17:31

Ello ello, sorry for the vanishment... Do you like my new word?

So sorry about ur aunt RR, I hope you can find peace in the coming weeks and months x

Was fun parkrunning with Malcs on Sat, although I'm blaming the cold I have on his brining young people with him, those carriers of disease!!  Didn't have quite the run I wanted - it was a pb 20:53, but only 8s quicker than my pb at Colchester Castle parkrun which I set in July.  Colchester is known to be quite a challenging course because you have to go up this godawful hill twice during the second half, but I am now starting to think the predominantly flat/downhill first half is a big advantage.  Dulwich started on an up.  That said, I did have quite a heavy training week last week swim, bike, run, weights, and I clearly was beginning to come down with something.  A shame as I was expecting, and training would indicate that I'm in shape for 20:30ish at Colchester and probably a bit quicker on a totally flat course.  Either that, or at the ripe old age of 28 I've hit my peak!

I believe that Sarah can claim her sub 20  

Malcs/Nayan I also hate 10ks- they used to be my favourite, but since I've done more long training, and the expected 10k pace has come up, they just plain hurt!  Least a 5k is over in 20ish minutes... 10k is prolonged pain!

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 21:39

Shhhhh tigger, don't mention the swimming, they'll exhile me.... U wanna do it?? Does the date work for ya? There's A 5k for genius swimmers like you...

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 19:00

Helloo I'm back from my trip where i did a bit of a run in VA, and watched the NYC marathon on tele... Oh and attended my cousin's wedding- he now lives in Florida, so I'm thinking a Disney marathon may be on the cards in the next couple of years . Maybe that will be the consolation if I don't achieve my Boston qualifier.

since RR posted her 2015 race list I thought I'd post mine! After a year of many marathons I'm finding it quite tough not having raced for a month.  Looking forward to some parkrun tourism in the next couple of weeks, with Harlow this sat and dulwich the following week, as Malcs mentioned.  And then:

18/1 brass monkey half (hopefully)

22/2 tarpley 20

15/3 Essex 20

29/3 Colchester half

26/4 London marathon

7/6 stour valley marathon

20/6 great east swim (hope no one notices this isn't a run) 1 mile

27/6 giants head marathon

25-26/7 thunder run 24

29/8 vitruvian triathlon

hmmm why do I feel like this isn't enough??

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 21:45

Hans if I were u I'd go for a pb on ur 50th but then I've never run with a buggy so how would I know!

i did Manchester this year and it was great!! Ideal race conditions- if you're willing to put your all into training it's your best shot of achieving your goals- going for 3:30 aren't you?  Not to plug my run coaching but..... 

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 21:30

That reminds me , Malcs, dulwich Parkrun 15 nov? Or another in south east london? Could even pop to ur local one if you'd prefer and theres some parking?

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 14:31

Ello ello, very excited as I seem to have recovered from SM75 and have come back with some speed!  This morning I did some yasso 800s- only did 4 reps, but came back with times of 3:22, 3:19, 3:18, 3:22.... Pretty consistent methinks  

what are your favourite speed work sessions? 

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:43

Well done Rachel!!

thanks for the congrats chick- how are u doing?  You back running?  Planning on doing any Essex races ?? 

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 06:49

Fair enough if u already done two oceans!!  I did have MdS on my wish list but I think it's a bit overpriced and now there are plenty of other multi day stage races Around. a friend who has his own ultra running events set up makes a fair point that something like 99% of people who start mds also finish it.  SM75 I did the other day had about 50% (maybe a bit less) finish.   I have my eye on the equivalent race in Namib dessert or I've just seen a company pop up in Australia- they are advertising an equivalent race in the Simpson dessert but it looks like they may also be planning one that incorporates Uluru.  I rrally wanted to go there but when I liced in Oz just didn't have the funds to make that trip in the way I would have wanted.

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