Angela I

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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.

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

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 21:58

Comrades was in my wishlist until my ex-boss who used to work in S Africa suggested that the 2 oceans would make for a much nicer holiday- Cape Town, vinyards etc...,  those videos of comrades when the cutoff strikes and people are literally a few metres away rare gut wrenching.... Why not do both?  Comrades is spring isn't it- you could then work up to IM late summer, knowing the running is well and truly under ur belt 

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

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 19:41

Hans C yes entries for the Vit opened on the same night as TR24- the adrenaline levels trying to enter both really stressed me out but luckily, thanks to Malcs, I got a place in both!

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