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

Posted: Today at 07:59

Greetings all, forgive me for I have not posted in a while. Will a 3 month old with a cute smile suffice as a puny excuse?

Malcs: Awesome effort on your 10km, you are a machine.......sent from the future to change the past etc etc etc. What a purple patch year you have had! It must be quite satisfying to realise that a proper schedule of training can have you outsprinting father time into the home stretch, with a sneaky little hip check as you bump him off his stride.

Training is going well for the Half Ironman. Cycling is a strange phenomenon with loads of MAMILS around at the moment. I have resisted the lycra squeeze so far, although the dark side is tempting. I did my first brick session on Wednesday which was bizarre, the wobbly legs off the bike were disconcerting.

Running is going well, although there is an annoying foot ache that sneaks in occasionally. Think I will get that checked out after reading the 'down list' on this thread. 

I volunteered as a pacemaker at the Huddersfield park run last weekend. Hoping to come in sub 24, whilst pushing the Mini Hans in the pram, I went off conservatively. I had hoped to build a small cushion in case Mini Hans went into nuclear meltdown. I suspect I may have burnt off the sub 24's and to my shock came onto the final stretch in 22minutes. With a bit of sheepish slowing of my pace I managed to stall across the line in 23.18. Lesson learnt, pacing is not easy!

Park run this weekend as I trickle towards the red top. 

Have fun at TR24, it is on a long bucket list.

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

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 12:18

Hey Stan, maybe catch you at the Huddersfield parkrun sometime? It is very busy and can get in excess of 600 runners from time to time. I try and start near(isn) the front, but the first small loop can be very frustrating. The last two loops tend to thin out so one can get a free space. I do sometimes miss the sub 20 minute days of yore, but buggyrunning does bring out a whole new set of challenges and different scalps to take.

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

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 08:04

Well Malcs, if the session doesn't feel tough, you may not be trying hard enough 

When is your next PB event? Could backtrack to the list but Kaia is making noises.


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

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 09:07

Wow Malcs, what a year! Awesome running with a clean sweep of PB's, you must be over the moon. 

Chickadee, assume sleeping is your body's way of healing. That is why I am so fond of a snooze. Sometimes I sleep just in case there is an injury there I am not aware of. Better to be safe than sorry.

Just spent an awesome week jogging along the Pembrookshire Coastal trail, running 'naked' for the sheer love of running. No gadgetry or splits (sorry Malcs). Also been open ocean swimming everyday clad in rubber (chilly water!) My neck is so chafed I look like I have been fighting adimantium clad Minni. All in all good training for the half ironman.

Missing Parkrun tomorrow, but I am sure I will get over it.

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

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 07:52

Reikirabbit: IMO, having done both Comrades up and down, up is easier. Down hurts more and takes longer to recover. Down has more nail, blister and cramp issues. Provided you have done the proper training, I would take UP any day. In truth the 'up/down' is a misnomer, there are big hills in both and very little flat.

I believe they do live coverage through You tube every year.

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

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:56

Interesting fact, Ellie Greenwood's last 7km split was the second fastest of the whole race, male and female. She destroyed the Nurgaleyava Twins. Quite amazing to watch. 

Malcs: we are taking Kaia on her first road trip to Broadhaven, Pembrookshire. Hoping to squeeze in some kitesurfing, swimming and running. Best of luck for your 10km, looking forward to hearing about a sub 40

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

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 22:20

Hey Reikirabbit, good idea on the TV transition stuff. I have reached the stage of 'not knowing what I don't know.' Perhaps a traipse through YouTube would help.

Malcs, Comrades was shown on You Tube with live coverage. I think they have the whole race still available but the exciting stuff happened after 4hrs30min

I had a one hour blast on the bike today.

Any parkruns in the Broadhaven, Pembrookshire area?

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

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:20

Evening all, well I learnt a lot from the Scissett Triathlon. Great swim leg, ok cycle and strong run. The transitions were dire however and there is definately a technique I am missing. Despite stopping to blow dry my hair, change into a tux and watch tv on a comfy boy chair, I came 22nd out 208. I was pleased with the actual 3 legs but the transitions...........!!!!!

thanks for good wishes Reikirabbit, Chickadee and Malcs.

Anyone watch Ellie Greenwood win Comrades on 1st June? Awesome race!

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

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 23:31

19.39 is an awesome time though, big improvements with this whole training thing. Thanks for good wishes, Kaia being a little fretful tonight, praying for decent sleep.

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

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 19:29

21:35 buggy parkrun PB, comes down again. Not ideal effort for tomorrow's sprint triathlon but I was running to feel. Kaia was an angel and I felt great. Need to be looking at 10kms now methinks.

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