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

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 23:45

Well done Reikirabbit on your race on sunday, sounds like you paced it well.No wonder your sister had it tough at York, least she knows where it went wrong and wont hopefully make the same mistake again. Thankyou for explaining the massage...will have to look more into it and give it a try. Hope the quads ok.

Thankyou Minni for the huge cheer and encouragement at the end of the race, and most of all for the wine. It was great to see you, can't wait to see you at TR this weekend. 

Well done Malcs on your 200m I havent done any speed work now for a while, think my hamstring is too tight to attempt it tomorrow, although I'm dying to go down to the track. I did a 10k handicap race last night but after missing my time slot and starting late I decided not to race it, ran round in 7:30mm pace and came 5th from last. Think I was last for about 2 miles, felt so strange but quite calming. Ran 5.5 miles today with a friend and will either rest or plod 3 miles tomorrow. Will rest on fri ready for tr on sat...can't wait!

Well done Mr and Mrs P in your race at the weekend,

Hope you make a quick recovery feral bob 

what does everyone else have planned for this weekend?


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

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 23:35

Hi, sorry for the delay in getting back on here. been quite a busy week after recovering from sunday.

god it was hot, as we lined up on the start line at 13:30-13:45 I knew it was too hot for me to race so I decided to take it steady. Despite this wise decision at 1 mile I looked at my watch and I was running at 7mm..not the steady I was hoping for...think I got caught all up with the excitement of a fantastic race. I made a conscious effort to slow down, but I was still doing 7:30 mm which I thought was too much with the heat and terrain. 

By 10 miles I was feeling pretty pants, my hands had swollen up, I felt nauseous and thirsty and didnt  have enough water with me. I decided to stop at the next drink station, pay a visit (wouldnt normally dream of doing this in a race), stretch my tight ITB and hamstring and drink a fair amount of water. Felt loads better for doing it and depsite probably loosing a few minutes I think I probably gained them back with running stronger afterwards. 

Caught up with a friend at 10.5 miles who had started walking due to hip pain and walked with him for about 30 secs making sure he was ok. After that it was the final 2 miles on the beach were I managed to over take the two women who had passed me during my pit stop.

managed to finish the race in 1:45 (13.4 miles) 3 mins quicker than in 2012 so I cant really complain.

i was a little disappointed with the weather being so hot, stopping me from enjoying the race as much as I wanted to (as it is a gorgeous course with some stunning scenery). However that was soon forgotten about when I had Minni cheering me in at the end and giving me wine. I also jumped in to the sea fully clothed which was pretty refreshing!


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

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 18:29

The plan for this week was m-10, T 6, w 5 F 3 then race tomorrow but due to my legs feeling like lead towards the end of Mondays 10 I decided to rest on thu, after all this was one of my drop down weeks. I did 5.5 miles on wed but again the legs weren't feeling it. Luckily I bumped in to 3 separate people I knew so had three cheeky stops. 

I rested on thur and then did Washburn relay yesterday. I was really panicking just incase my legs still felt rubbish and I leg the team down but luckily they felt surprisingly ok. The relay was around 2 reservoirs in Leeds, mainly off road and undulating. I did the first leg 3m, and two friends did the 2nd (4m) and 3rd (3.5m) legs. I managed to get us in 1st position and the second runner managed to keep us there. Unfortunatley one of the other teams (kirkstall) had a really fast runner on the last leg and over took us with 2 miles to go. We ended up coming second which we were still chuffed to bits with, until we found out that only the winner got a prize. Had a good evening out and enjoyed my first relay.

resting today ready for the Northumberland Coastal run tomorrow (13:30 start so it has potential to be hot, sunny and humid). Just hope the legs are still ok tomorrow.

do you think its ok to have the drop down weeks as weeks with races or do you think a drop down week should be dropping down in effort aswell as milage everyone?

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

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 18:18

Im so jealous reikirabbit, I really wanted to go to the games but didnt get any tickets. a friend did then offer me her tickets for the 29th last week but I was unable to get the time off work at such short notice..gutted! That would be so nice to have your sister and possibly yourself as company for York. Do you think it was all due to under training that she didnt do as well as she thought last year? i know loads of people (me included) who didnt have a good run last year, but then again there were a lot of first timers running it. What's tui na? Fingers crossed the adaption to your orthotics offers some improvement.

hi chick congratulations on your team winning the world cup, bet the atmosphere was fantastic in Germany. Poor Minni, I really feel for her, it must be getting her really down. I'm hoping to see her at the end of the Northumberland Coastal run tomorrow ( said she would be there if the weathers ok). Im like you, I really struggle in the heat, so I'm hoping for a light drizzle tomorrow. The humidity is awful at the moment. Hope you enjoy your week of cycling

Good luck for tomorrow mr p 

Thanks Malcs I wish I could win more...its quite nice getting your race admission fee back . Glad the legs not been too bad...this time next week...eek! Did you want a dress...ive a few you can choose from?

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

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 23:21

Thankyou malcs i do hope your right. hows your hamstring today?

i decided to enter a 7.25 mile race at the last minute on sunday. I was aiming for 7mm due to having run 20 on friday but I didnt find it easy even going at that pace....was a hilly course and the sun was out strong which I dont think helped. Managed to come 4th lady however and bagged a £20 voucher. ive never been to a race thats had so many prizes. The first 10 men and women got prizes plus each man and women from each vet category won a prize too. Every finisher over 70 got a bottle of wine. 

Did a 10 mile run yesterday and then decided to be sensible and rest today instead of doing my planned 6 miles...legs feeling a little fatigued this morning and I have a relay race on fri to do (only about 3 miles off road) and then the coastal run in sunday. 

I love Bath bob , sounds like a lovely race to take part in and different with the tunnels. My legs feel like yours!

Are you watching going to watch the athletics in Glasgow  Reikirabbit?

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

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 11:19
That doesn't sound too bad with Paris then...I thought it was the same as for London-phew!

Well done on your fantastic 10k PB today, you've done amazing, especially in this heat and with your tight hamstring, you must be ecstatic, you have completley smashed your goal, I'm so happy for you.

I can't wait to get started on the plan to see if I can be as successful as you...although it does look like a tough plan!. Just need to find a suitable 10k now in the late winter/early spring!

I almost didnt survive yesterday..the thought of a nice cold shower kept me going!

Hope the hamstring eases off can't wait to see you at TR. Have you decided what your doing there yet? Are you going to be sensible or go for it?

Round Sheffield Run

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 08:44

I thoroughly enjoyed RSR too, was a nice sociable event on some fantastic trails around sheffield. Hope to be back running it again next year.

Peak District Challenge

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 08:37

Thankyou, I will look into this and see if anyone fancies doing it.

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

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 08:21

Hope it wasnt a serious RTC reikirabbit? 

well done on the mile intervals...ones I always find quite tough. 

Hi Stan sorry to hear that your running isnt going too great at the moment. Some weeks are sometimes like that, but im sure you will come back strong again soon, try not to get to disheartened. I struggled after york marathon last year and kept trying to train more and harder due to slower times...just seemed to make things worse. After a nice little rest and starting marathon training again my times did start to improve again and I started to enjoy my runs again.

Whats whitley bay parkrun like? 17th is still awesome! Good luck with the like you, petrified of sharks....dont even dare swim in the sea around England and Europe, just incase a shark is on its holidays!

Thankyou Malcs. Im hoping your right! Once york marathon is out of the way I will have a little rest and then start yours and Steves 10k plan over winter. How many weeks rest did you have after paris before you started the 10k plan?

I was talking to fellow runners after the race on tue and they were saying paris entry is via a ballot now aswell! 

Im guessing youve never been to bramall lane Malcs. I once fell asleep at one of our still torments me about it now!

Sounds like your run on Thursday was good practice for TR! 14 days to go 

Good luck luck for today. Can't wait to hear how you get on....I have sub 40min 10k envy 

I did my long run yesterday....was aiming to set of early before it got too hot, but didnt end up leaving the house until 9:45, finishing my run at was sooooo hot. Never ran in anything like it before. The last 10 miles were not much fun at all. On a plus side the races were on so at mile 9.5 I was able to use a portaloo (after drinking far too much coffee before setting off) instead of having to hold on or find a bush somewhere 

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

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 09:31

Sounds like you had a fantastic (and busy) weekend Mr P.  The match sounded amazing yesterday...unfort missed the first 30 mins due to the race.

Hi Mc Hilly, wow comrades...ive got race envy. After reading Ady's race report last year ive fancied it but I don't think I would get a pass from the other half. Hope you have a fantastic holiday. 

Morning Malcs no sub 40 yet for me. I really didnt think it would happen just yet so I'm not too disappointed. Managed a watch time of 40:46 which im happy with. Only 5-10 secs of my 10k PB and I was 3rd lady. I haven't been following your 10k plan due to training for that ultra now and because I'm not sure I could do such speedy tempo runs in summer, once york marathon is out of the way and winter hits however im going to give it my all and hopefully get a sub 40 min 10k the. (If I havent succeeded before). I think I also need to do some more parkruns so I get use to racing at a faster sure it will help to bring down my 10k time. 

At the moment I havent had time for park runs with all the other races (summer league) and long runs ive been doing but come august things are quieting down.

Well done on your new park run PB, won't be long before your a sub 19 min park runner.

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