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Beyond #asics262: life after Target 26.2 for sub-3:30 runner Malcolm

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 21:59

I did clowne half marathon today. Had a funny calf so I wasnt going to run, but there was a physio opposite the start with his door open so I asked his advice. Apparently my calf was ok, just alittle over used. Not sprained. He taped it up and said I would be fine to run. Therefore I had a plod round and finished my slowest ever half in just under 1:53. The hills were much more pleasant at this pace!

calf was fine and actually feels better than this time the physio was right. 

Beyond #asics262: life after Target 26.2 for sub-3:30 runner Malcolm

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 21:55

Thankyou for supporting me in my quest for a sub 20 min parkrun last week 

your parkrun at Wakefield sounded fun Hans....maybe that's a course I can try in the near future. 

Congratulations tigger....remember if you need someone to come with you and support you im free!

well done Stan. I always find that you do better when you least expect it. For myself I think it's because I don't waist nervous energy and I don't go off to fast. 

Come to york parkrun hans.

hope the removal of the nodes goee ok RR please let us know how you get on. Sorry to hear that one of your messages wasnt RW.

i didn't hear anything either but my application involved me trying to convince them that they needed a sub 3:15 category!

Beyond #asics262: life after Target 26.2 for sub-3:30 runner Malcolm

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 23:30

Hi Nayan it looks like my aims are similar to yours at the currently training to get a sub 40's killing me. After doing lots of slow miles for my ultra all these quick miles are certainly testing... But fun. 

wow, your training weekend sounded fantastic Mc Hilly , who did you book it through? I would be quite interested in doing something like that.

Thankyou Malcs for the sympathy, Mr A's eye is now ok and he's back at work. He's also stopped panicking about himself going blind (he's a bit of a hypercondriac). Would be lovely to go sub 3 hours for a marathon...but baby steps first...sub 3:15. Ive managed to get a championship place for VLM so if I don't make paris I have a nice backup plan.

So sorry to hear about your Aunti and your work reikirabbit. It's a dreadful thing to happen after all your hard work. Hope you have a safe journal And it goes ok. 

Stan you have my sympathy... My aim of a sub 20 yesterday got me 20.0 exactly (my watch said 19:57 so it's a little frustrating as I started it on the 2 part of 3..2..1 and i managed to run 3.12 miles) but never mind...means my aim to run rothervally parkrun next time will be a sub 20.0....again Rather than sub 19:30 (which sounds impossible) 

Beyond #asics262: life after Target 26.2 for sub-3:30 runner Malcolm

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 22:25

Thankyou Minni for your vote...I still need to enter and convince them that they need to mentor someone to sub 3:15!

You sound so passionate about Snowdonia going to try and enter it at the end of December, thankyou. I was thinking about entering a 10k at the beginning of feb, Dewsbury apparently flat and fast. “Run the highlands” sounds amazing. I cant wait to hear all about it.

Sorry to hear about your thyroid Chick. Hope its just a blip and it settles back down to normal soon.

The 400’s hurt at the time RR but felt great afterwards. This week I did mile reps instead...they hurt more. Managed 4 good ones but by the 5th one I was suffering. I had planned to race a 10k this morning but my husband developed a corneal ulcer so instead I spent the morning at the opticians and then eye hospital so missed my race. Was gutted as it was a nice course through dalby forest. When I got back from the hospital ( 4pm) I decided to do the mile reps...but I was very under fuelled having only ate an apple since 8am and paid a little towards the end as a result. Congrats on your recent times and your 400’s, and good luck with all those races...looks like you have 2015 mapped out quite well already. Sorry to hear about your job, do you know what projects you will be doing instead? not sure i could get a sub 3 malcs..only in my dreams.

Glad to hear the foots much better Stan. Well done on the fantastic parkrun time, i would be delighted with that time post injury

Hi Mr P, loads of people I know are doing does sound like a fantastic event.

Well done at Parkrun Hans

Angela I would love to do the Disney marathon also so if you need a friend to go with you

Beyond #asics262: life after Target 26.2 for sub-3:30 runner Malcolm

Posted: 31/10/2014 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 

Beyond #asics262: life after Target 26.2 for sub-3:30 runner 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.


Beyond #asics262: life after Target 26.2 for sub-3:30 runner 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

Beyond #asics262: life after Target 26.2 for sub-3:30 runner 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

Beyond #asics262: life after Target 26.2 for sub-3:30 runner 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 

Beyond #asics262: life after Target 26.2 for sub-3:30 runner 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

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