Scots here will probably already know the term "Malky" or "Malkie" as a (Glasgow) slang word that covers, lets say, a range of physical assaults but I would like to reclaim the term "Doing a Malcy" to describe a different phenomenon
I'll lay claim to MalcyMeter (orig "2654km completed according to the MalcyMeter ..." PastyMan 7/4/2013 - in response to "Cheering on the 5x50 Peeps" author AnnieMurph) as I thought it was a terrific piece of work produced quickly and fully fit for purpose which would bring our collective 5x50 efforts together as a team (and also as an old techie recognising a neat, clever bit of coding too)
So I'm going to offer a new definition in recognition of the God of Hell Fire - "Doing a Malcy" - Defintion - Phrase. To accidently run twice as far as originally intended. Example "I started off planning to do the Park Run but I ended up running the course twice!".
Well I've done a Malcy Didn't mean to, didn't plan it but it happened accidently. I'd replied to a post earlier on this morning about running being in the mind ... and had said that walking 5km or 10km wouldn't have been a biggie, I'm meaning before starting C25K. The key for me had been the breathing and how after 4-5 weeks it suddenly seemed to plateau and not really get any more difficult. During the 5x50 challenge my times have improved dramatically and my breathing has adjusted and matched the new pace. Reading a few of the blogs last weekend from folks who had stepped up to 10k had started making me think about maybe targetting day 50 to try it .... until I "did a Malcy" this morning.
After reading the blogs, leisurely finishing my glass of water and Lidl coffee beans rocket fuel, I completed my 5k this morning. I was really pleased with my time and was quickly updating RunKeeper and the 5x50 websites before I forgot my finishing time. I was doing this still on the treadmill as part of the cooling down 5 minutes and just started to wonder .... why not? just give it a go .... you've done your run this is just like a free extra ... just try it. So put the pace back up to 10kph and it immediatley felt just right. Jogged along happily for the next 3 km before pushing the pace back up to 11 and finish on 12 with my first ever 10k clocking in at 56:15.
So I'm really just basking in the glow, so pleased I'd done a Malcy, I thought it was worth an entry for the Oxford English Dictionary