Older runners meet here.
Thanks everyone for your kind complements. The results are now out, and I came second in the 65 to 70 category. My next race is the Lordshil 10 mile on 4th November and I am intending to run it hard, with two half marathons under my belt.
No running today but plenty of digging instead. Autumn planting is almost always best but this year it's a race against time and the weather is not helping at all!
TE, congratulations on being 2nd in your category. All your hard work is really paying off.
My visit to the quack today has resulted in yet another referral and a change in medication. This time I'm off to see the ENT department to have something stuck down my throat. Nice. Getting older really is pooey. Still, I refuse to see myself as an ailing person, so there!
TE - congratulations on 2nd in category, - was the first much ahead of you?
Red - you are neither aging nor ailing, - you have allergies. One can have allergies at any age.
Brother going back to the Sarf-East tomorrow. He will take me with him and drop me off at some point convenient both to the M25 and to a railway line for Balham, where I shall be spending a few days with Elder Daughter, S-i-L and granddaughter. Hope to manage a run on Wandsworth Common. Then on Saturday I come home by train, or rather not home but to Ludlow where I have left my car being MOT-ed. Dependent on daughter's i-pad for emails, and don't like to hog it too much, so may not be contributing until after I get back.
Thanks Red and Columba. The first in my category was about 4 minutes ahead of me.
Red, I hope your new medication works.
JJ - a dog menu? Good grief! Probably not for my dogs - Nemo can only eat ostrich, horse, venison, or fish. Charly at the mo gets ground beef with fruit for brekky, beef and veg for dinner. Not carrots though - bad for his white fur!
RedheadHope things get sorted this time.Thanks for the warning about getting old.TEExcellent placing. Better to be beaten by 4 minutes than 4 seconds!IWI will see if I can find a link to the dog's dinner.JJ
Being my normal optimistic self, as well as the Kaiserslautern Olympic triathlon in June I've just entered the Vichy Half-Ironman, France (1 September).
JJ thanks. The runner who beat me runs for Salisbury Running Club, so I will look out for him in future races, assuming, of course, that the list of entrants is available before hand.
BIW, best of luck for the races you have entered.
TE, a belated well done from me as well.
For me there just is'nt enough hours in the day to get everything in, this working full time caper is going to have to go!
I've got both son and daughter buying new houses, so the pair of them want dads help and advice with things.
Running on the back burner today for footie tonight instead .
Treddy run for me later - shortish intervals to wake up my leggies.
TE, I agree with JJ about the time difference. You did a cracking time!
OT, you are going to be a very busy daddy with all that DIYing. Good cross-training but tough after a day at work. Mike and I always seem to buy places that need gutting so over the years I have been well used to taking off my work suit and donning old clothes as soon I walk through the door. Mrs OT will enjoy the experience of helping them choose furnishings etc
IW, good on you. You've got the right attitude to set-backs
Columba, hope you enjoy your visit.
OT and Red, thanks.
Another bright and sunny day, but very cold. Tonight is a speed session with the Club, which is scheduled for 3 sets of 5 x 30 secs.
It's been a lovely day here apart from the wind which has been very strong. A mid-length run for me tomorrow; off-road it it's fine or along the lanes if it's raining.
Hope your session is a good one TE.
I keep getting emails for races in 2013 (TWells 1/2 was one) so need to get my head in gear for my next project.
Oh my goodness, there's tumbleweed in the thread!
Waiting for the rain to blow away before I head out for my plod. After the torrential rain we had last night I shall be sticking to the lanes as the ground is absolutely saturated and we have waterfalls flowing down the fields
Check this out if you are feeling abit tired today.....what an inspiration!!!Soaked coming in to work today, and now the sun is out!!
MCS, thanks for the link. What a fantastic achievement for an 81 year old!! 3.30 is a time many good senior club runners would be pleased to achieve.
Last nights speed session went well, but those of us who ran in the Solent Half, took things a bit easier.
Flash floods all over the south, but here in the New Forest, seem to have missed the worst of them. Will be going for a run in the forest later this morning, hoping it isn't too soggy.
I am now being asked if I want to race in the Gosport Half Marathon, which is on 18th November, and only 2 weeks after the Lordshill 10 mile. Both of these are in the Hampshire Road Race League (HRRL) I am not sure whether to enter or not, as that would mean 3 halfs and and a 10 miler all within a few weeks. Any advice would be appreciated.
Great link mcs and what an inspiration indeed! A 3:30 marathon at 81 is brilliant. Well, actually, 3:30 at any age is brilliant.
TE, go for it!
I had a really good hill run today so am a very happy laydee
Red, thanks, I'm inclined to have a go at the Gosport Half as it is a league race, and every point counts. The club are hosting a CC6 race on 11th November and I am going to volunteer to be a Marshall. This will be a first for me, but I feel that the Club has given me so much, that I want to give something back. Great news that your hill run went so well. Things are looking up
Went for a 6.5 mile run in the forest this morning, and the rain must have been worse than I had thought. The Beaulieu River had over- flowed its banks into the surrounding fields, and there were deep pools everywhere.
Not too long before that marathon, Whitlock ran an age group world record 1:38 for a half marathon, he's put up many many world records, an inspiration to lots of people. In my 'prime' I ran a 3:48 marathon PB, would have been over the moon with 3:30, don't know how he does it. He trains by running laps around a cemetary!
Did an easy 3.5 off road. Not doing too much running at the moment but keeping the rough off with two daily doodle walks and a lott of gardening.mcsEd Whitlock has been setting age group records for about 20 years. The US sports scientists put him on test years ago to find out how he does it. I believe it's all down to his genetic makeup. He comes from a very long lived family. His gene string is that of a much younger man by about 10 years.JJ
Guess what the weather's doing today.......raining! Now there's a surprise! I've just done a treddy session, one of my favourites where I do 10 x 1 min hill reps @ marathon pace on an incline of 10 with 1 min recs. It always seems so easy for there first few but then reality kicks in
IW, it must be a big cemetery!
JJ, doodling and gardening will keep you fit.
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