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

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:22

Very enjoyable thanks!

Yes - thanks for the foot info via email - truly appreciated! It is feeling a lot better now. I will get rolling a ball under it and plenty of calf stretching.

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

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 15:20

I will get around to reading the other reports as well but I'm supposed to be working and it's Mrs DS2's birthday today.

Angela - I read your blog. great stuff. You and RRR are bloody mad!

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

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 15:13

Absolutely fantastic report mate.

It gave me quite a tingle. I'm so pleased for you. You've worked so hard, so consistently, for this. We all know you were in shape to go close to this in April in Paris but the calf problem stopped you achieving your full potential on that day.

As you know, you still have more to come!

Look forward to getting out together sometime soon - once this PF thing finally gets sorted. Having said that, you might need to run backwards to give me a chance of keeping up!

And a well done to the other forum friends on your achievements!

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

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 14:39

Marrows - and his 10k time..........................and his half marathon time.............

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

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 14:34

Good day one and all

Was chatting to Malcs this morning and thought it was time I got back on here to see how everyone is doing.

My running this summer has been a write off due to ongoing foot problems but have completed my GFA entry for London so expect to be on the start line!

I told malcs this morning that I'd be disappointed in him if he didn't go for Sub 3;15 at York

Mr P - what about our clubs getting re-elected to the conference?? We're sponsoring again this season. Is your son still involved?


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

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 15:02

Sorry for not being on here much this past week everyone. Work, family, training etc...............

Anyhow, will read back but a quick answer for Jen. The most important thing isto be able to finish any interval session! Therefore, being a little conservative at first won't hurt - you can always run the last couple harder if you feel up to it. The idea is that you gradually get more tired. My experience is the first one or two feel quite hard and then the middle ones a bit easier and then gradually get harder as you naturally tire.

I would start off with running them at maybe your perceived 10k to half marathon time. If for instance you think you are a 9mm half marathon person and a 8:30 10k runner you would ideally run 4 x 1 mile at somewhere between the two.

As I said, I would run the first one at the slower end of that and go from there. Just amend as per your actual pace. Try to run the middle two closer to 10k but not so you are dying and then you can play with the last one depending how you feel.

I hope this helps. If you have an idea of your steady pace PM me or FB and I'll look at what I think you should run them at.

Intervals feel like the devils work, at first, but once you get used to them they are really enjoyable. I think Malcs will testify that they are one of the best ways to improve!

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

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 12:45
I had forgotten how much I like running on the trails through the woods behind my house. I did 5.21 hilly miles in 38:55 including a brisk 4 in the middle in 29:23. That rather surprised me considering the terrain.

I think I benefitted from running in lightweight XC spikes because it was wet, and running half of it with someone I'd never met who just happened to be in the same place. He was fitter than me and training for an ironman!

Rachel - nice going! Always good to get back in the saddle. Never run at any sort of altitude - well, other than the top of the north Downs!

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

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 07:37
Took a look myself. Can see the benefits. Trouble is none near here other than City of London which is too far! Maybe they'll get around to opening one in Kent, Malcs!

Did another 17 miles on the bike last night. Tempo run today, then a longer ride tomorrow.

What are others doing this weekend?

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

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 22:48
Thanks Sean! If you do North a Downs I'll come and support you since it takes me a couple of minutes to get there! It's a very very tough course. Most people say it's as hard as running a marathon!

I intend to stick at the swimming. It will be a great achievement for me to finally swim well at my age!!!

Mr P - tidy!!! They are bloody fast miles for a first run back!

I did a steady 9 miler tonight at 8:20mm. Felt pretty comfortable. Back on the bike tomorrow! I really like training for two disciplines. Feels fresh.

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

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:13
Hope the knee gets sorted Mr P.

Malcs - after my first ever swimming lesson I can officially tell you I am useless at swimming! I shall stick at it but the move to the dark side may be some way off!

I did have a good run after though . 9 miles including 3 x 2 miles in 14:50, 14:48 & 14:48. Considering it's only 9 days since VLM I am pretty happy and feel like I've recovered well.
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