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

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 21:33
Good luck to everyone for tomorrow. Look forward to hearing some awesome stories and see a few pb's. You've all be training towards this day so go out and smash it

Angela I am in awe of part one of your blog. I can never remember any details of my races as they all seem to be a blur. It is very well written, feel like I was there. Can't wait for part II

I've been hobbling all week. Hoping I can get back to running next week or else my food diary will lead to some serious obesity!

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

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 22:02
It's the first thing I look for in the goody bag. Sod the medal I just want chocolate when I've crossed that line....

How did you get on McHilly?

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

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 16:18
Ha ha thanks for the big cheer, Mr P. It really helped roar me to the finish. I do love Chester. The organisation is amazing and I love the runners village. I just forgot how undulating the course is. It's great running out after watching the marathon start then running with them for the last section.

I probably went out a bit fast. As most of the fast lads were tied up with the marathon it allowed me the opportunity to run at the front. Was 5th at one point and managed to maintain a good pace until the end. Averaged 6:52 pace I think in all but the range was awful 6:25 up to 7:19 - need to sort that. Ran with a lady from Thames Valley and was trying to encourage her to catch the lady in front. I fell off her pace around 10 miles....

This is when the proper marathon runners were running past and I had to dig deep. So glad my name is on my top, it makes such a difference and the crowd in the final mile are so amazing. Really glad Mr P spotted me and the encouragement gave me a boost. Finished in 1:52:45 10th overall, 7th Man and 3rd in my category. Pretty pleased to be honest. Being top ten doesn't happen often and I realise it wasn't the strongest field but top 10 is top 10. Oh and the goody bag had two Kit Kat chunky bars. Amazing! I would recommend either for an autumn marathon. Just superb.

The lady from Thames Valley spoke to me at the end. She finished 3rd lady but she said I should have stayed with her. We were pushing each other round the course and it was great to have the chat at the end.

Only fly in the ointment is I now have a foot rather like Rachel's. So much pain! Thanks for the tip of scrunching the toes it does make it easier. Ibuprofen and icing seem to be doing the trick. Might open the wine in a moment to numb the pain.

Any news of Angela? Sarah how did the. 10k go?

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

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 09:15
If you pop down Mr P I am wearing a white top with Tristan written on in big letters. Just watched the proper marathon start and the race nerves have just kicked in! Perfect conditions for running in though! See you all at the finish!

Sarah good luck with your 10K. Do you ever stop? Best wishes to Angela too 75miles that is mental. Good luck everyone else running.

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

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:50
Well done on getting a place Sean. I think my mag will be a no as they usually get sent after. Secretly hoping it is a no too as I've already entered the Manchester Marathon....

Well done Malcs on your parkrun time. Pretty sure you've got one eye on meeting the GFA London time at York. Bet you surprise yourself!

Chester metric marathon this weekend for me. Not had the best prep... my birthday was on Saturday 20th and I think I've only just sobered up. It was Ramsbottom music festival so many pints were sunk, this was followed by a friends 40th and my partners pub being named the best food pub at the Manchester Food and Drink Awards. I did however manage to squeeze in a parkrun at Heaton Park. Second time there and time fell from 20:16 to 19:26 so pretty pleased with that. Have also damaged my foot. Same thing happened two years ago just before the full marathon. Just iced it and rubbed the ibuprofen in and it was just fine. Hoping it will be pain free by Sunday...

Hope everyone else is better at keeping to a training schedule than me!

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

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 14:52

Angela - 5 marathons in one year? You must be superhuman or mad? I managed 3 in a 52 week period once but that was only due to the timing of the last one being a week earlier than it had the year previous..... Good luck for Sunday

Parkrun time down to 20:16 this morning so that is nearly a minute off since last month and my fastest at Bolton since June. Only 3 weeks tomorrow until Chester and the metric marathon. Looking forward to racing further that a half but glad it is not the full 26.2

Reiki - I always get a bit nervous when the packs arrive as it means it isn't too far off from happening....

Not long until the ballot places for London are sent out.......


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

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:07
Momento - haven't seen that film Malcs is it any good? But saying that I could have sent it and just not remembered! Life is so confusing sometimes...

Anyway completed my 10k in 41:07 I think which was ok. Wasn't expecting a PB as did the parkrun the day before and followed the Angela alcohol carb load plan.... I'll see how I get in Accrington at the end of October. Well done Angela on your 10k and great race report too - you should see the difference in my mile splits.

Feral Bob how many marathons do you do a year? Well done on your latest and it must make up for your Cheddar disappointment?

I didn't run this evening due to using the excuse of the M62 holding me up on the way home. Usual I try to tell myself that if I can run tired I can run in anything but my brain wasn't falling for that one today....

Hope everyone else is keeping up with their plans for the week?

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

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 15:33
Hey been away a while but good to see some good stuff happening. Seems everyone is readying themselves for their autumn challenges!

Well done Hans on your triathlon. I've yet to make the leap mainly due to bike worries as my bike may as well have a basket on the front. Well done on your time and imagine what you'll be able to do next time! Will you go the full or stay at the half?

Malcs with your times your marathon at York should be easily under 3:15... Your training seems to have gone so well so far are your running times this year have been phenomenal. I think you'll really surprise yourself! Same for anyone else doing York.

Got a surprise race number in the post on Thursday for the Salford 10K. I can't even remember entering it! Good job I've got nothing on tomorrow! Can't believe that I don't remember filling in the form! Worried I might be losing my mind. Anyway shall see how I get on. Not expecting anything special as already have 30+ miles in the legs already this week.

Glad to hear you're on the mend Rachel and back doing the Parkruns. Such a great way to track improvements.

Good luck for your taper Sarah - let the madness commence.

Rubbish to hear of your cold Mr P but hope Mrs P does well tomorrow. Could she be the millionth finisher?

Great to see the return of DS2. How have you been?

Hope everyone has a great weekend of running. Bit wet here but always nice to run in...

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

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 22:32
Hey! So the summer holidays have really helped my training. Up to 33 miles last week so the Chester Metric should be ok! Feel like a part timer looking at the list above seeing as Mr P and McHilly are doing the full.

Went out on Sunday and decided to run without my iPod. Not sure if this made it more difficult but I struggled to break 8m/m. Was such hard work.... Does music really make such a difference?

Tried a new parkrun on Saturday at Heaton park and I am going to probably alternate between that and Bolton as there both great challenging courses. 16th overall but still having difficult breaking 21 mins at the moment. This weekend I am sure I can break it....

Hope your injury is doing better Reiki. It sounds awful. I hate cramp. Hope you're back to full fitness soon.

Went out with my club tonight. Session was led by a guy who used to be in the army. He loves hills and it nearly killed me. I felt like the dead sheep we ran passed at one point....

Hope everyone is enjoying their running/holidays at the moment?

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

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 13:51
Blimey that all sounds rather medical Reiki. Hope you're back feeling normal soon!

Fantastic race report Sarah. It can't have been fun running in those conditions and I really like the way you mention all the things you wish you could have been doing instead like relaxing and drinking or jumping in the sea. Sometimes the only way I can get around a run is by thinking about what I'll eat once I finished

Talking of eating, Malcs do you still follow some of the ideas given to you by Ruth in your Asics 26.2 adventure? Only asking as somehow post London I've nearly put on a stone! Quite possibly my habit of putting chocolate milk on my cereal hasn't helped and may also explain the slower times of late!!!

Went to a race entering bonanza last night and have put myself into the following races

Chester metric marathon (26.2km/16.3 miles) on 5th October - maybe see you before or after this one Mr P?
Accrington 10k 26th October
Lancaster half marathon on 2nd November
Manchester marathon on 19th April
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