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

Posted: Yesterday at 20:24

Thankyou RR. Glad you enjoyed the carvery. What races are you planning on doing? Sounds like you had a tough run to work, 9.5 miles is a long way to run before work, well done. 

Hi McHilly, good luck in the comp. im going to apply this weekend, when ive got time to sit down and write my application and find a photo that will actually upload! I can remember watching snowdon marathon last year and really fancied it. It looks tough but so scenic. How did you get on in it this year?

Im so relieved that you've managed to survive the man flu Malcs...phew. Well I'm now into week two of your 10k training plan and ouch...there's so many faster paced training runs....there goes my nice steady ultra marathon training plods that I was doing...think my body went into shock yesterday. Managed the 12x400m in sub 90's yesterday....just but it was almost vomit inducing! 

Brass monkey entries open at 6am on the 8th November if anyone's interested 

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

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 23:00

sorry to hear about your cold chick. There seems to be loads of them going around at the moment...quite stubborn aswell.  Hope you make a quick recovery. 

How was the carvery RR? Good luck for entering the comp and good luck to everyone else entering also. I liked the session that Minni did for me, was 5 mins at marathon pace followed by 5 mins at HMP for about 50 mins, doesn't sound to tough but it is when your doing it.

Sorry to hear about the foot Stan. I hope you make a full recovery soon. Nothing worse than being injured. I would be horrendous to live with if I couldnt run!

Haha...glad to hear that I helped pace you too (from a distance) Hans. Congratulations on the big 5-0. 21.31 with a buggy is fantastic, Especially with all the obstacles, well done. I think we're going to do Rome marathon if I don't get anywhere in the comp. 

i did parkrun on sat and managed to just scrape a PB. Managed to finish in 19:35 (previous pb 19:39). First time I've been under 20 mins this year but I haven't actually raced a parkrun since feb/March time.


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

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 16:32

Thankyou chick for the congrats.

well done Rachel at Birmingham on little training, glad you enjoyed it depsite the hill and no chocolate.

i read a friends book on the MDS and really fancied doing it. Then I watched a documentary about it on TV and it put me off! Fancy comrades though.

I think I will apply again for the asics comp...third time lucky and all to be in it to win it!

so are you racing parkrun in the morning Malcs? Im hoping to, will be the first one ive raced in over 6months...making me feel nervous! Hans I would do it in fancy dress for the big 5-0 

i went to speed training last night...enjoyed it but I dont think my legs have fully recovered from the marathon yet. We did 2x4x800m and my ave pace was 6:20. A few weeks ago pre ultra I did 6x800 with an ave pace of 6:05...guess it's still early days.

well done sticky at york and good luck for sunday

good luck everyone racing this weekend

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

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 16:19

They were all fantastic race reports (those ive managed to read so far) angela, Malcs and Hans, so inspiring and enjoyable to read. sorry to hear about the cramp just before the finish of the marathon will be pleased to know that it wasn't on the marathon highlights (that I finally got round to watching on Wednesday) although Malcs was caught on camera!

It was fantastic to see/hear you Minni on the course, I do hope to see you back running soon, I second what Malcs said, your a fantastic, lovely person whose helped my running career go from strength to strength, I would have never achieved my 3:23 last year at VLM if it hadn't been for you. Good luck with the surgery

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

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 15:58

Hi, so sorry that I haven't been around lately, I really don't know where all the time seems to be one big bundle of work, sleep, run and travelling at the moment. Ive been dying to get up on here since york marathon but have kept failing miserably. Im currently in Manchester waiting for a train to take me home...with an hour to spare I thought now would be an ideal time to catch up.

its going to take me a while to read through everything however.

was great to see Malcs, RRR and Hans at york marathon, I had a fantastic day pacing was so rewarding having so many peoples come up to me at the finish to thank me. even better was bumping in to Malcs RR And Hans at the end finding out how well they had all done, so proud and happy for you's spurred me on to to race another marathon to try to follow in Malcs foot steps to try to get the evasive sub 3:15!

cant wait to read all the race reports from the last few weeks 

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

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 22:39

ive been a little lost this week with regards to my training. 1-2 weeks post ultra with an urge to start upping my miles but also two weeks before the marathon. I haven't done any long runs this week (or in fact since my ultra....the longest being 9 miles) but I have been doing some speed work. On mon I just did 5 miles with two of them at 10k pace (6:30 mm) and then on thur I went to speed training and did 6 x 800 m with my ace pace being 6:05 which was the same as when I got my last 10k PB. 

I was worried that I would have lost all my speed with the ultra but so far that doesn't look to be the case. Ive a 10k race tomorrow so I'm hoping that I don't struggle too much with maintaining my 10k pace for the full distance. A friend of mine is running whose getting quicker and quicker at the moment...I have a feeling I'm going to be left in her dust cloud!

good luck to everyone racing and running this weekEnd, esp angela doing her 75 miler

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

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 22:32

thankyou for the link to the comrades thread mc hilly , I will do a bit of lurking in the background for a bit 

hi RR , well done on your new parkrun PB. I will have to look out for you and your sister on race day. I should be easy to spot with a large 3:56 flag!

your run last week Mr P sounded exhausting. Hope youve recovered from it now. 

your ur run last week Rachel sounded like my coastal run race a few months ago....far too hot! Well done in it. 

Thanks malcs. That's twice talking has affected my races this year, the first time being missing the start of the race and finishing second, not far behind first! Im undecided with London at the moment. I can enter at the end of this month so I need to make a decision soon. Im hoping to enter as a pair too at tr next year with angela 

for a moment I thought I was on sarah/RRR thread with the reference to the toilets! Well done on your new parkrun PB 

Thanks chick ...I am wondering if I did try hard enough as my legs have been surpisingly ok post ultra...much better than after all my marathons. Glad to hear your Achilles is improving and getting better. 

Well done sean R5 for getting into London. 

Good luck tomorrow Stan 

congrats hans on a new buggy PB. 

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

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:22

Good luck for today Mr P and for Rachel tomorrow (And anyone else racing this weekend).

sorry to hear the sad news Sean, but glad to see you back here. I hated working nights.

i cant wait to start doing so e speed work again. It sort of went out of the window with the ultra and a tight ITB but I'm hoping thats ok now and I can start concentrating on 5ks and 10ks over winter. I'm going to have to print of your 10k plan Malcs. Hope parkrun went well today and you managed sub 19 

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

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:13

Just seen HansC that you going for sub 4 hours, so if you want to run with me it would be great to have the company...although I have been warned that sub 4 hours is a popular time and the pacer can sometimes get swamped!

wow RR 25 mile training run...thats far. hows the taper madness affecting you?

Well done Mrs P on your GNR time. Glad you enjoyed training with your new club Mr P

hi chick, nice to hear from you. Sorry to hear about your injury. Its glad to see you back.

well done Rachel at Richmond. Did you see pavey? Did she race or plod?

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

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 08:59

i quite fancy comrades....anyone else...we could do a group trip?

Phew Malcs for a moment there I was thinking your easy pace was now 8mm and I was going to have to start following someone else! when do you think I should start my 10k long did you rest between Paris and starting your 10k training again?

your photos are fab angela from bracchus. I want to run it next year! Can't believe its only one week until your ultra. Are you camping over night?

Hans what time are you going for at york? I was reading the race instructions and they said you can drop in to pens behind you if needed

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