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

Posted: Today at 03:42

Half ironman today. Gulp!

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

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 13:18

Hey Sarah

We use the Jane' Tridor Extreme. It has 3 wheels, front wheel lockout, shock absorbers and hand brake. It is rough and tough and has handled everything we have thrown at it so far. It has a child seat that can flatten into a bassinet. Or you can clip in the normal front facing buggy seat for an older toddler. It's been a good buy.


thanks for the tip on the entry speed, will bear that in mind.


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

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 09:56

Enjoyed your report Sarah. I am particularly interested in the Northumberland Coastal Trail, having enjoyed some magical holidays there in the past. Be nice to tie in some running as well.

Starting to wind up the training for the Half Ironman on the 31st August. Did a steady training run half marathon with some deliberate evil hills in a pleasing 1.45. Whilst off my usual times it felt very easy and comfortable. 

Mini Hans and I managed a BuggyRun PB at park run this last saturday. Particularly pleasing as she is getting steadily heavier. 21.29 in a strong wind means I can dare to dream of the sub 21 running one handed, pushing a ferocious looking buggy. My 50th run is not far off and I am contemplating running sans buggy to see where the legs are. 

I liked the sound of the Thunderrun, sounds like a great experience. Parkrun last weekend was loaded with people wearing bright blue shirts. 

Comrades 2015

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 09:27

Well done Douglas, awesome effort and interesting feedback from a Comrades perspective.


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

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 22:18

Hey Malcs, feeling strong and quietly confident for the tri. Then back to the running In earnest. Dare I consider the full ironman? 39 parkruns done, 9 with a buggy. Apparently she won't get a white top next week

I did check just in case.

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

Posted: 25/07/2014 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.

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