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Smash thru pain barrier

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 08:17

I need to swear more...I apologise to those running around me in advance!

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Posted: 30/10/2014 at 14:33

I'm looking at Harrods on mine...

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

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 15:55

I feel like I'm in slow motion mode since the Yorkshire Marathon. I left 2 days later to the tropics, so I blame the heat! I have been running in 30c in 90% humidity, anyone tried that?? I just can't 'run' in such conditions, a short slow jog feels like a marathon, and the sweat just pours out from every pores, I mean, I had beads of sweat from my legs, I don't normally get that!

Sorry for the late response, I did it in 3:35:51 Hans C & Angela, that's a 15 minute PB, which I surprised myself! Hans C, we may have been running together for a while near the 3:30 pacer!! Love your report, especially the camaraderie element!

Angela, my next race is this Sunday, a 10.2km I know, why can't they move the finish and get it down to 10k??) run in Penang, Malaysia, where I am now! I'll be back in time in sunny Leeds for the Leeds Abbey Dash though...are you doing that?

No run for me tomorrow, as I'm 'tapering' for my 10k the next day . I need the taper, as it will feel like a marathon in this heat. It's actually my niggly knee that is telling me to rest tomorrow, as it felt like giving way this morning...The run starts at 7am, so at least I have the rest of the day to recover 

Have a great weekend all!


Marathon fuelling / hydration

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 03:04

Tried Torq with guarana which also has caffeine, used 4 at the Yorkshire marathon over the weekend, happy with them and will probably stick with them in future. They are stickier/thicker than other gels, and a lot sweeter

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

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 02:55

Wow Malcs, fantastic report, and an even more fantastic time, congrats! Very impressive and inspirational strategy.

Angela, that is such an amazing report, thanks for sharing.

Well done everyone at the Yorkshire marathon!

I'm pleased that I proved the race prediction calculators were right. It was interesting to realise I was running marathons too slow BEFORE the race. It gave me the belief that I should be able to run faster.

Felt really good first 18 miles. I accidentally caught up with the 3:30 pacer around 13 miles, and thought I better slow down and stick with him, which I did comfortably until mile 18. It was downhill for me after that, figuratively of course! I could just manage a jog to the finish, and almost felt like I hit the wall at the last hill before the finish, my legs were not cooperating! I had visions of me being carried over the finish, it was the potential embarrassment of the thought that kept me going. I was so emotional and couldn't believe my time, I hugged the first person I saw and it was Mike Tomlinson!

I'm still nursing a massive blood blister 3 days on, annoyed as I can barely walk because of it! Got a 10k in 11 days time, no rest for the wicked!


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

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 12:40

3 more sleeps!!!I'm 1828 with my name AILYN on my vest (that is, if the weather permits!), I think I'm booked on the 7:30-8 bus.

Still deciding on what shoes to wear! I realised way too late that my confy pair has hardly any soles left on it, verging on barefoot running! My other pair is a bit tight and tend to cause blisters, so no good for the marathon. I won a new pair of puma from GNR (never won puma before!), and tried it only since last week - still not sure about it

I've been distracting myself during this taper with looking at race time predictions. Has anyone run their marathon times as predicted according to their shorter distances?? According to the calculators (and I've checked on numerous calculators!), I've been running too slow for my marathons!

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

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 08:41

Wow Malcs, that's an impressive parkrun PB (and Hans C's buggy PB too)!! I admire your 3:15 target for York, Malcs!! If anyone can do it, you can

I've been trying to avoid reading about everyone's London results (congrats Sean R5, and everyone else who got in!). I didn't enter the ballot as I was going to go for GFA. Then I was busy cycling from Paris to Leeds and missed the deadline!!!! I have kicked myself again, and again  

Been nursing various niggly injuries. I had an impressive fall yards away from the finish at GNR chasing a PB, massive gash to my knee, still healing almost a month later!! Then I've been having what I think is piriformis syndrome (google is great!). More annoying than disabling.

On the plus side, I've managed to get 3 of my 4 PBs for 2014: 5k, 10k, HM, so very pleased . Now to get that biggie in York, perhaps another GFA for London 2016, thankfully I won't have to run as fast as Malcs!

Looking forward to tomorrow's special parkrun



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

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 14:27

Hi all, hope you're having a great weekend!

I just want to shout out: I've exceeded 40 weekly miles for the first time ever!!! It's probably nothing for most of you, but I'm very pleased with it, and only managed that as I took some leave during weekdays and managed a long run then, and a semi-long run today.

Sarah, I missed the flying bouncy castle in York! I must have been busy trying to find some sunshine and walking about to keep warm during the 30 minute start delay! Leeds 10k had a very different start to York, even though they were by the same organiser. The corporate teams were all starting ahead of the masses, not a good idea, since there were quite a few walking by 1k!! In York, the corporate teams were able to start at the timed pen like every one else. Timed pens weren't actually used in Leeds, unless you're super fast and are allowed to start before the corporate runners.

Glad to hear the legs are better reikirabbit!

Super impressed by all the runners at the European Athletics! Very motivated just watching them!

Adult learning to ride a bike

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 14:08

Not sure which region you're in, but I tried go:cycling in West Yorkshire, and I highly recommend them!! They're free, and they do and 1-to-1. I'm sure there are similar programme elsewhere.

I had not been on a bike for 20 years, I wobbled on the first bike I went on outside a bike shop, fell into some bushes on my first ride out! I booked onto the free training course, 3 lessons, I said I couldn't lift my hands off the handle bars to do hand signals, he said 'you will at the end of this 2 hours', and he was right!!! I had endless cycling round and round in a deserted car park (sunday mornings are best!), as I was too embarrassed at my zero confidence and terrified of traffic.

3 months later, I cycled from Paris to Leeds, all 500 miles of it!

Granted I could cycle 20 years before, unlike your collegue,  but do check out local free courses for adults, they are qualified instructors with a knack of teaching adults! Good luck with your collegue!

Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon 2014

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 14:22

Hi all . Good to this this thread getting active!

So, I'm doing this marathon again. Last years training was very different to this year so far! I did it last year as a 'warm down' from doing Berlin 3 weeks before, so I had a good period of training leading up to it.

This year's training has been interrupted by a 500 mile charity bike ride from Paris to Leeds in July, so I've only really started my 'marathon training'! They say cycling helps running (and not the other way round), but I stopped running for 2 weeks during the ride, and ached all over after just 5k of running after that!!

Well, I've not been back on my bike, I can't really multitask!! I find it hard to dedicate time to both properly...

I'm really enjoying running again, and really got into training now!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


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