Older runners meet here.
yes thanks! Busy Sunday as always - 2700m swim this morning, then a hike with the dogs. Coffee and cake this afternoon, dogs already fed, we are just about to sit down to a roast dinner and some nice wine. I did actually break into a jog for about 50 yards this afternoon and feeling no ill effects.
'evening allIn Oxford all day yesterday at grandaughter's 9th birthday bash. Why are 10 x 9 year olds so knackering?Mrs.JJ went to Oxford on Friday evening and had a blowout in the right rear tyre. She had a close call because it happened when she had been slowed to 10mph by an M25 traffic jam while minutes previously she had been doing 80mph! Someone is clearly looking after her.Today's run was a fraction over 5 miles on the road. First road run for a very long time. It was extremely uncomfortable and unpleasant and yuk. Splits were:9:389:429:519:5610:40 included a bit of warming down.Total for 5 miles was 49:47.I guess I have to get rid of my 15lbs of excess baggage before I can hope to run quickly again.ColumbaWelcome back.I reckon the Dead Sea is the only place I would stand a chance of swimming.JJ
JJ, you are on the come back trail. Mrs. JJ had a lucky escape!
Ran an easy pace 10 miles in the forest this morning, with two club runners. Ground still very muddy underfoot, and lots of wading through deep water.
7 miles of hilliness along the lanes this morning. Glorious day but quite cold first thing.
Columba, phew, I was worried about you
JJ, I'd like your splits! Mrs JJ did indeed have a lucky escape.
Hi MickStill churning out the miles?JJ
RedheadUseful 7 miles.I would have liked those splits if they hadn't taken me a long way out of my comfort zone. It was something of a fitness check so I can assess which direction my training needs to go. I clearly need a lot more aerobic miles i.e base training.JJ
have been unwell and had a lobe removed from my lung, no running until end Decemeber
Hi Mick, I know you from somewhere else.
Hi Sarnie, not sure that I know you but I didn't post while I was away, nor have I tried to catch up with the posts I've missed.
JJ - attempting to swim in the Dead Sea is probably not advisable. At least, not on your front. Any drop of the water in your eyes stings like anything, so best to stay on your back. Nothing at all lives in it, apart from one type of bacterium, we were told.
Went out for a little 3-mile toddle early this afternoon, just to make sure I hadn't forgotten how. Working tomorrow, so the normal routine is about to hit me.
MickTough call. Bet Phil misses the excitement. Hope you get back into form eventually.JJ
Welcome to three people who have arrives since I last posted - mcs, sarnie & Derek.
I only started running at 50, and plan to continue as long as I can, as it is so nice just to be able to do it! I will never be fast, but I'm a lot faster than those sitting on the couch. We have a lot of runners in their sixties, and several in their seventies at our club, so even by club standards I'm outclassed! I now do some coaching and really enjoy helping people get started. I am lucky enough to live in the New Forest, so have beatiful scenery to get out in.
sarnie, I have a Petzl head torch which I am very pleased with. It takes AAA batteries which seem to last ages. It doesn't have a bamd over the top of the head, but I tend to wear a head-band to keep my ears warm, and it doesn't slip if on top of that.
I went to see Skyfall at the week-end too, Red, and enjoyed it a lot. The cinema has got very expensive though - I'm, always shocked on the rare occasions we go these days.
Glad you enjoyed our marshalling TE - I always like doing it, I must say. Bad news about your club Christmas Dinner venue. Not surprising in a way - we always tend to opt for a glass or two of wine at home, as it's so much cheaper, and they can't survive if most people go so rarely.
Lovely to hear from MikeF & Womble again.
Wishing you a speedy recovery Mick - as JJ says, I'm sure Phil will be missing the races.
TE, my run yesterday was like yours, though only 7 miles. I managed to slip in some mud and go down on my hands and knees, but it was a soft if mucky landing! At least the waterlogged ground and puddles washed a lot of the mud off my shoes.
Glad you had an enjoyable trip Columba, and found things quieter than we might have been led to believe.
IW, that sounded a very satisfactory day!
Get welll soon Mick.......not nice.......had a nice sunny but cold seven point 33 miles, never forget the points!!! in one hour yesterday while running to daughters for lunch, boy that was a good lunch and then had to earn it sealing the bath surround!!! Happy new week all. Love a bit of mud Diana..
DianaD, yes, the Lordshill 10 Mile race was very enjoyable, despite me pulling my right calf at half a mile and running the rest in great pain. A shame about the flooded roads, but that didn't "dampen" our spirits. Car parking in the Ordnance Survey car park was a great improvement over the old Academy facilities, and the new Academy was excellent for collecting our numbers, baggage security, toilets etc. There were quite a few runners from my club and I'm sure we will all turn up next year for the 10k. Oh and yes, once again excellent marshalling, signage etc. I hope your runners were as impressed with our Solent Half Marathon.
I did a good pace 5 miles in the forest this morning and splits were 9.51, 9.01, 8.42, 8.50 8.43. I'm now hoping that my hamstring and calf injuries are in the past, and I can get down to some serious training.
I did 2 races at the weekend, a parkrun on saturday and a 10 miler on sunday in Preston.
I really like the parkrun and the Halewood 5k round here which are both free saturday morning races. Four or five miles on the bike, race a 5k and then cycle back for breakfast. The nice thing about a 5k is that it doesn't really take anything out of you and you are good to go the next day.
The chuckle moment from Sunday's 10 miler was 3 runners running together side by side and no room get past. Anyway they bunched together to avoid a puddle and I thought 'puddle it is'. Just after I went past I heard one say to the other 'that wet me, did it wet you ?
No running today. Legs are a bit tight after yesterday's road run in spite of stretches.derekEvery time I've tried two races in one weekend I think I ended up injured.Did you wet yourself in the puddle?JJ
Been a busy day but no running.
Derek, LOL at your puddle story. I hate it when people run 3 or more abreast, especially on narrow pathways.
Mick, hope you recover quickly. Easy, easy, easy xxx
Diana, there's a small cinema in a village nearby and it costs just £6 for the first film of the day.
I've got one more week of leisurely plodding before I start my prep for 2013. Bring it on!
Anyone know an easy to use website design package? I want to play.RedheadI'm in much the same situation as you. Training is now directed at 2013.JJ
Derek, I just can't understand why some runners go out of their way to avoid puddles. Once you have got your feet wet, they can't get any wetter. Good for you, going straight through and splashing them.
Terence, I did this 5 mile race a couple of years ago and it went from could get sunburn here to rain comeing down in javelins within 10 minutes of the start. There was one bit where it was totally flooded and there was no way of anyone avoiding running through 8 inches of water. On the bit after that, it made me smile to see people avoiding puddles when it did not really matter an ymore.
Redhead, the one that made me grrr was a santa dash I did last year, I know it is not really a race and only fun but when you see people start walking 4 abreast 100 yards in you think did you really need to line up at the front
JJ, Google do a free website hosting. It is a bit limited in what it can do but it costs nothing. I started doing the Halewood 5k race this year and because it was freeI felt a bit guilty about just turrning up and running and thought I should offer to marshall but that would mean I would not be running so instead I did a results service for it.
The data juggling bit is done outside using Microsoft Access and it creates the PDF's which are just attached to the website.
A good thing I like about google is their google analytics which tells you about visits to your site - one from Sydney, Germany, Saudi, Germany and two from Belgium amongst them so far ( ? ), It will also tell you how they have found the site - Runners world, google, club etc.. Good to play with
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