Vote for Tony's onthebeach - Asicis Target 26.2



  • jenfjenf ✭✭✭
    thanks for post on my thread.

    quick question: do you do lots beach running? do you find it hard on the calf muscles?
  • MalcsMalcs ✭✭✭

    Thanks Tony - I don't know if I feel reassured or disappointed but at least I know now image

    Btw. my Half PB is 1:34.

  • no worries, good to keep in touch

    I don't do that much and it tends to be on the harder than soft sand

    The one thing I have always been told is that it is very good, but it will seek out any weakness a runner may have ?

    I normally have tight calf's and I think it is hard on mine too

  • jenfjenf ✭✭✭

    HaHaHa... my weakness is just being slow then!!!

  • Jenf -  come on . . .  still set PB's would indicate you have not reached you true potential yet!

  • Thanks Tony, thats really nice of you. I do play netball but ive only been playing for the last 2 years. I played at primary school but then did basketball instead in secondary school. A friend talked me into trying it again 2 years ago. I do enjoy it, but its not running. I will always put my running first image

  • Sarah - I know what you mean I started gig rowing a number of years ago but races started clashing and my loyalty lay with my first love which was running!image

  • Whats gig rowing?

  • Hi Tony How do I vote for you?



  • Hi Tony, voted for you buddy, all the best as you always love your running and have so much enthusiasm for it - wish I had the willpower you do as i'd be out there. Good Luck

  • Hi Sarah - sorry gig rowing or known Cornish Pilot Gig

    Brief History The Cornish pilot gig is a six-oared rowing boat 

    Really the first first shore-based lifeboats, but the original purpose of the Cornish pilot gig was as a general work boat, and took boat pilot out to incoming vessels off the Atlantic. The race would be the first gig to get their pilot on board a vessel (often those about to run aground on rocks) got the job, and hence the payment. the World championships are held on the Isles of Scilly in May

    It is an amazing sport and can be very pressured as the other rowers canfeel how well or not so well you are doing, ever get the chance have a go!

  • Hi Lesley

    Thank you for the vote please copy this link into your explorer address bar or if hyperlink works double clink scroll down the page and click on the button next to Tony

    Thank you againimage


  • Hi Wayne - Cheers for the support you never know - you changed your diet! remember as Scully says in Insights you just have to take that first step towards changing - pick a goal which is attainable but that will stretch you.  Mark did nail his Half Marathon at Windsor this year!!!image

  • Tony that sounds really hard core, but fascinating history. I've learnt much more than I expected on this site. I thought everything would be running, but it's much more than that, thank you.
  • Sarah -  happy to be of service anytime, well just been out for a short and steady run cold snap coming to and end wind and rain due in Friday but 10 degreesimage

  • Morning Tony! Ready for the long wait ... and the gnawing of fingernails?image


  • MalcsMalcs ✭✭✭

    Tony, thanks for all your help and advice, you've been a star. Very best of luck to you.

  • Good luck Tony, nearly there!
  • Tony wishing you all the best - hope you are successful!!!!!

  • Hi Justin thank you for the vote and remember we still have the marathon de sables! !!!
  • jenfjenf ✭✭✭

    good luck Tony with whatever your next challenge turns out to be!

  • Thank you Jenf, you too and yes who knows if I don't get in it brings my Marathon a month earlier! on the 3rd March so time to waster did mile this morning and a further 5.5m, Kids Carol Service and got them to bed and just had tea so I think a rest day tomorrow apart from getting the kids to dancing!

    What goals do you have apart from Paris?  

  • jenfjenf ✭✭✭

    I'd like to get my 5k time down, so may spend a bit of time building speed n power, I'd really really love to win my age category in the summer local 5k series! Then transfer that speed into my next marathon.

  • That sounds like a really positive goal, interesting Steve Smythe said I needed to work on my speed, as I stepped off the track completing a 19:32 5K

    The good thing about speed work it tends to be shorter and quicker although may hurt more at the time you potentially recover quicker.

    I am currently doing a moring run of a mile with the dog which has a liitle incline but a nice gentle slop back.

    We have 3 x 5 milers in the summer down here which are high octane runs which all the track runners come out for and the youngsters who are not allowed to distance and they are so fast.

    I really enjoyed the 100m slow jog followed by the 400m at pace for the 5K, know there are lots of combinations it is getting a programme that will meet your needs

    Of course improved speed over 5K will translate across all distances as you say through to marathon

    Looking at races for me locally we have, now do not laugh the

    1st Jan Brown Willy Run - good hang over cure running across the moor from Jamaica Inn

    13 Jan Westward League Cross Country - very muddy

    20 Jan Stormforce 10m - can be very windy and hail etc

    Just as a few ideas but really need to get my speed back!

  • Evening Tony! - Good news! We'd LOVE you to join our sub-20 thread and would you consider mentoring us? Bad news - we're making you carry Bacon Steve when you run 5k to slow you down and give the rest of us a chance to catch up!image

  • Just call me "the handicap"

  • Cool did do an exercise at the Granite Coast Boot Camp here in St Agnes where we had to race point to point giving a piggy back to someone absolute scream

    So first training session down here in Cornwall we have 2 tracks both 400 m long Par or Carn Brea both flat!
  • Ok ... Just checking though. Who do I have to carry?image
  • Morning, well the choice is yours or we could do as they do in mountain climbing all linked together by a rope, I do know someone who does canicross being pulled along by his dog via a harness round his waste!

    Not long now. . . . . .image

  • Well the final vote came in a few day's ago now and unfortunately I did not make it through to the final 5 but Sarah aka RunnyRunRun did and I wish all the best for the future and congratulations

    For me I will continue with my training aiming to return to a level of fitness I once knew and look to enter a Marathon in the New Year!

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