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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 08:59

Mr P    

Malcs Is there a limit to the amount of GFA's they accept in the VLM? Clearly this will have (some) impact then on the amount of general ballot entries available. 

One of my newer goals was to try and give something back to the running community so as well as more volunteering I have signed up to be a guide runner. I am now registered with England Athletics and waiting the runners workshop. Pity the poor runner who gets tagged with my accident prone self.

Just going to put the kettle on, make a nice coffee and read the full statement on Alberto Salazar before passing any further judgement.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 19:57
Hi Oxon White. I did quite a few parkruns during the programme, not all were full pelt tho. Some were and I did a PB four weeks prior to the marathon. I did tack the others onto the end of my long runs and run them hard and see how strong I felt. It gave me bags of confidence. Hope this helps. What's your current PB for parkrun and marathon?

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 16:24

Angela From Auntie to Godmother. From Finisher to First Lady!  What a brilliant and enthralling write up of your run. I do like your write-ups, totally makes me think I am watching you compete. And the power of you training and positive mental thinking there got you home and in first place. Woo Hoo!!!!! . Well done, it is so well deserved.  So pleased to see you taking your foot off the gas now with your race entries.                        

 Gingermagic Do I read right that you are doing the Stour Valley 100 race? Ace. How is the training for this one?  What is the Frankfurt elevation like? Got my fingers crossed for your sub 3.30 there buddy. And well done on the NDV50, brilliant achievement. Got my first ultra in December, looking forward


I do like the wrap video. Brings it all back. When I saw the guys filming it was at 18-19 miles and I did feel pretty good. Not as good as I felt after the celebratory drinks after.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 16:14

I do love reading this thread. Just when I am doubting where I can get some inspiration from and I read the latest posts. I am struggling still with injury. Post injury it is a real effort to run with correct cadence and biometrics for more than a couple of miles. And as I am not doing so I can feel other parts of the legs struggling and getting niggly. And the post run pain is quite frustrating.

I did finish parkrun in a reasonable time Saturday, rested (well cycled) Sunday and then did 7 miles on Monday but it took over 70 minutes and I could hardly walk yesterday. Might have to be more patient and do more baby steps.  The bike training on the other hand is coming along well as I don’t get any pain from this. Mix of turbo training and long rides outside.

More treatment next week for the leg so hopefully after this I can begin to get back to the training plan. The sub 3.15 attempt is now 16 weeks away.

Ruffles Well done on your PB, its excellent to see your continual improvement. What tri are you looking at? I had forgotten you are doing Ride 100. How’s the training? What’s the longest you have ridden for both in terms of duration and distance in your training?

Chicksta What a nightmare for you too. Virus, reaction to the meds, hospital. You poor thing. I hope the peak flow is starting to come back. And good to hear that you are confident of a 6 week recovery, I like it.                        

Mr P Nice parkrun performances for you, the speed is returning. Although how is the sore Achilles coming along?

Malcs I am loving hearing about the rugby referees course, how is it going? What level will you be going in at? And how is your training coming along?  I did love seeing that you have got your GFA entry in. Do they keep the release date of entries for the GFA under the radar? I only ask as I saw a few people on social media last week panicking that they might have missed it.  Linked to GFA qualifying (maybe one for you to read Angela I re Boston) was an article on why people cheat at marathons

Cannot understand it myself but nowt as strange as folk. Any congrats on getting and using your GFA entry again Malcs I also agree with you, summer training for autumn marathons can get hot. I am not sure which I prefer? The hot weather training for autumn or the cold dark weather training for spring?  Let me know your lottery numbers, I have a feeling they might come up.

Fairyclogs Very well done on your Endure 24 completion, great achievement. And well done on your SDM performance. I understand it was as tough as ever this year?  And what a spread of events lined up, have you done Bewl before? I do quite fancy this one, maybe not this year but possibly next. How is the piriformis afterwards?

Reikirabbit I am liking this short speed stuff. Well done on the track and I do have to ask about the bronze in the 4x100m relay.   And I love your groupieness. Very impressive.  And how is the ankle now?

Have you decided on whether you are doing Richmond Park this weekend?  I am gutted to be missing the Olympic Park race on 19th July. I did it a few years ago and absolutely loved it however it is clashing with DinoSnores, where I am taking my daughter and her friends for a night at the museum sleepover in the National History Museum. We sleep under either the Blue whale or the Diplodocus and have a torchlight procession around the museum.

Baldrunnerman What an achievement at Endure. 85 miles. Wowser!! Congrats congrats congrats!! W

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:16

Mr P I understand Germany isn't that big. It is bigger than Sussex but not that big.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:08

Thanks everyone, I feel so better this week despite only being able to go for a couple of jogs. I am going out on the bike tomorrow for an hour, that'll stretch them.

When is Thunder Run in July Malcs?

Freemers Good luck with Diss and well done on your impressive parkrun tourism. I hope you get your PB and the wind stays away.

Well done SK nice running there. I cannot wait to get back and do the shorter stuff. Put your 10k races down on the list.

Angela It must be such a great confidence booster for you to be that  much quicker, and testimony to that hard work you have put in.

Updated list and yes Angela pls add your races (numerous no doubt )

28th June Penny Lany 10K

3rd August Ride 100 SupermanRuns

13th Sept Bacchus Marathon - Supermanruns

4th Oct Chester Marathon - Mr P

11th Oct Kingston Marathon- Supermanruns

11th Oct  York Marathon - Hans C, Malcs

18th Oct Abingdon Marathon - Freemers

1st Nov NYC Marathon SupermanRuns

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 08:51

I think it is time for another list Mr P  When is Chester? And Penny Lane 10k?



13th Sept  Bacchus Marathon

11th Oct  NYC Marathon


Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:52

Evening all. Apologies for lacking in posting. Sadly I suffered a quad bike accident a month ago. I stupidly drove the quad bike into a tree. At speed. Luckily initial diagnosis of fractured pelvis proved to be incorrect and I have got away with torn muscles, tendon damage and a bruised bone. I have spent the month struggling with the pain and also deal with mentally not being able to train. Having done so well during the asics journey to not being able to do anything was frustrating and hard.  

Other demons came back to haunt such as some comfort eating and feeling the weight start to nudge back on was gutting. Self pity lasted until last week when I re read a lot of my asics notes. I was able to get back on the exercise bike for a while and started the rehab. The left leg has suffered from muscle memory loss. Not sure how long this will take to get back. The hamstring is very tight and the tendon still painful. But I was able to jog round parkrun in 30 mins which I was so pleased with. It hurt as physio warned it might, apparently it is the muscles coming back to life and there is still healing to be done. 

But the journey to sub 3.15 is back on. Although it might not be as quick as I want. We will see how the recovery goes over the coming weeks. So it might take a while to feel you cannot achieve something and I am quite disappointed that for a few weeks I let go some of the changes I had made. But in the end mental desire and chatting to the positive people around me, led back to this post. Same goal, but maybe different training to get there. Baby steps for now and see how it goes. And fingers crossed a step by step improvement in the right direction. 

Lovely to read some of the times and races here. 

Freemers Well done on the parkrun PB Brilliant achievement.! 

Martin Great time in the Wroxham 5k, speedy speedy speedy. 

Angela I do love your blogs, cannot wait for the big one....THE BOSTON ONE.....I was looking through my blog from it last week, brilliant memories. 

So my trainers and kit are ready. Tomorrow morning I am walking a minute running two minutes for 30 minutes. 

Good to be back. 

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:20

I have spent the last week reflecting on the last 4 months of my life. Whilst I have been asked a lot, what would I pinpoint as to the key in the achievement, I wanted to do this whole brilliant experience justice by reflecting on what went well, what was key to the PB and also what areas I need to do better if I am to continue improving. 

There is no doubt, belief and a positive mental attitude are key and in the end are key to what you can achieve. If you limit yourself, you will limit your success and achievement. Of course your goals and dreams have to be realistic, flying to the moon unaided is improbable, but if you do not believe, you are less likely to achieve. 

I was surrounded by people throughout the last 4 months who believed I could do and instilled in me a belief I could do it, to the extent, it was just a walk (or run) in the park.  

So today's tip. If there is anyone who quashes your belief, drive, hunger, dreams, avoid them. You can do whatever you want to do, if you plan well, eat well, sleep well, train well and ultimately believe. 

So I updated my goals again today on the back of everything. Not massively different to post marathon but This year I want to:

Run sub 40min 10K

Run sub 18.30 5K

Run sub 90min HM

Run GFA marathon (3.14)  

Ride 100 in under 5hrs 30.

Run an Ultra (booked Dec) 

Write my own blog (as i think this thread might have a limited shelf life.  SupermanRuns is coming!) 

So I have booked Kingston Marathon in Oct 11 for my GFA attempt. Realistically, this is another massive jump in PB territory but its been done before by Malcs and if my shorter distance PB's come down then I think I will be in for a chance. 


But thats enough about me.  What is everyone else's post spring marathon targets and plan's??? 

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 20:05

Peter Chapman Many thanks for your kind words. And  a massive congrats on your GFA, awesome achievement and I am made up for you.

A lot of people have suspected i can go faster, it is all about the training, positive mental attitude, nutrition and execution of race strategy. The latter is key for me when I go quicker. Care is still needed for me not to go off too fast. 

Freemers I love your VLM race report, I feel I lived it with you. A superb achievement  and i love the fact that getting under 3.14 was important when you got there. Well done. And richly deserved following the brilliant training you put in. And for Abingdon, what happens if you are still in great shape, no further PB attempt? Maybe a different strategy for PB'ing? 

Buxton Running Bunny What a race report!! You have absolutely smashed your training, and like Freemers and all the others who have PB'd, deserve it for the way you have approached this whole spring marathon training campaign. You have captured the last few miles of marathon pain spectacularly well in my opinion, in the report, and also the feeling of crossing the line and the sense of achievement the marathon PB goal is. So very pleased for you, well done!! 

Isabel Couldnt see if anyone had answered your VLM ballot question, it is open to May 8th. No limit to amount of applicants this time. A lot fairer in my opinion. 

Mr Puffy Great parkrun result. Whats next for you? 

Christian Well done on your parkrun PB. I take no blame for the belief in Positive Mental Attitude or the ability to run new PB's in the week after marathons  

Fairyclogs Whoop whoop whoop, brilliant performance. Even better performance considering your last months achievements. For someone who is planning on  stepping up to Ultra's this is an excellent insight into it. Very well done! 

Effillo Sorry I have missed you on the build up to the MK Marathon. Given your build up and training, littered with injuries, you have done brilliantly well. Any weakness in our body will be exposed in the marathon and you have done very well to delivered a time like that considering. Well done on maintaining a positive outlook considering and I hope the plan for 10K pays off. A base of speedwork like this will see a great foundation for further marathon attempts. 

The Running Andy Very well done on your MK time. It is unexpectedly twisty and has some interesting inclines!! Those last 6 miles are quite tough arent they? Look at those last couple of miles and see how well you did to return to form. Lock those positive thoughts up for next time. It will help you. And if you look at things that went well on the training, remember those for next time. And look at the things which you would prefer to do better, and you will. Next time will be your time I am sure. 

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