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

Posted: Yesterday at 06:50
Yes, I understand those points. The tempo run is so important because it replicates race pace and unless you do them you are never sure what will happen when you race, especially over distances like 10k and half marathon. My favourite sessions are intervals but I also struggle to do both most weeks.

I usually find it's easier once I'm fit enough but it's important to rest enough to allow adaptations to occur.

Mr P - sounds like a great session that one. Mind you, I'm glad my daughter can drive herself everywhere now. I have my life back and can train harder now!

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

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 22:47
Jen - my first London was overwhelming! I didn't enjoy it . This time I made sure I rehearsed everything in my mind. I even visualised what I would do when I had a rough patch and it helped enormously.

There is definitely something in this sports psychology lark!

The last three years I've done low key marathons and really enjoyed them, but I experienced something new on Sunday, even though it was my 5th London!

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

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 22:41
Great summary Tigger! I hope we are making friendships for life. I was gutted not to make the pub but had a great afternoon at home with some of my best friends and family. Those friendships began playing hockey as schoolboys and we are still the best of friends!

That's what sport does!

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

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 22:07
Steve marathon coach ran 3:16. With virtually no training for months!

Incredible! Now that is inspirational to me!

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

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 22:05
I guess we all have to find what suits us and there is a lot more to running than the marathon. You seem to have fallen for ultra and it's given some of us on here some food for thought!

I know I speak for others when I say we were inspired by you doing those incredible distances, along with RRR as well.

The way I see it is that marathons are going to be useful build up races to longer events for you so you shouldn't turn your back on them altogether!

I thought Sunday was a fantastic day meeting up and then the crowds and the atmosphere! How can you not want to be part of that?

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

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 19:37
RunBikeCat - sounds like you had a great day and a great run! Fantastic! What was your race number?

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

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 18:15
Well said Freemers and glad you are being pragmatic. I ran through my injury last year and missed 6 months. You are in great shape and shouldn't lose too much fitness if you can get it sorted quickly!

And congrats to your brother as well. Fantastic time! Well done Cheerful Dave

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

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 16:36

Rachel - I forgot it would be on there. Great report and well done on an unbelievable achievement from where you started off.

Take the learning points but beware of P&D - it is an extremely boring way to train - very little variety. in my opinion the RW training plans are far, far better. Much more variety!

Having followed P&D last year, if it were the only way to train for a marathon I'd take up something else!!!! The basics are ok but ...........

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

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 13:59

Waiting for yours Rachel. Are you and Angela doing a joint effort?

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

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 13:24

Chickadeee - of course, I already have a place for next year so I can't see it being my last either.

 

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