Older runners meet here.
Thanks for the background on Ed Whitlock, running round a cemetry must keep him going trying not to end up down there I guess......genes must come into it to. Though a good friend of mine who is in his mid 70s and always ran and swam has been struck down with Bowel Cancer and is now half the man he was such a shame. Life can be tough................ Not raining here in Bakewell but cool and all the autumn colours on the hills look lovely but are really coming down this week after wind and rain the last couple of nights. 3 miles to work and 3 home again today should take me up to about 19 for the week.....ticking over at the moment as I plan for next year. Got a couple booked so far though no full marathon. Not allowed!! Got a 21 miler hilly booked so that is probably the equivalent.
Bright and sunny at the moment, with possibility of heavy showers later. We have an hilly circuit session planned for this evening.
Back after a long absence - since retiring I have so little time!
Welcome to mcs.
JJ, my OH borrowed my headtorch to complete some conservatory preparation after the light went, and has managed to hide it really well, as neither of us can now find it. I'll have to send him a link to buy me a new one soon.
Red, great news about the dementia register.
Many congratulations on your 2nd in age category at the Solent Half, TE. Quite a few from our club also ran it. The only racing I have donme recently is as part of a relay team for the Clarendon Marathon. Our club had 7 teams entered, and my team came in first for the club. We were all presented with a bottle of wine at the next club evening
I'm currently taking part in a 5 x 50 challenge, where you run, cycle or walk a munimum of 5k every day for 50 days. I have run every day, and completed 39 days so far. It felt tough early on, but I think I've got quite used to it now, although some days are harder than others.
Welcome back DD, i wondered where you had got to.
I've found time to run this afternoon, just a gentle little bimble of 5 miles in perfect conditions.
I'm off to Eastnor Castle this weekend for a challenging 7 miler, in some extreme muddy conditions, should be a great stress buster.
I hope everyone has a good weekend, whatever you are up to !
Welcome back to the thread DD and thanks for your congrats. Well done to you and your relay team and hope you enjoyed the wine I wish you luck in your 5 x 50 challenge!
OT, all the best for your muddy 7 miler at the weekend!
This evenings training session was 4 hilly circuits, with 2 minutes jog between each. The circuits were 0.42 miles and my splits were :- 3.27 3.10 3.14 3.06.
DianeD I have tried the odd running day after day think I got to about 40 but legs didn't like it after that. I ran 3 miles a day minimum........How Ron Hill has managed to do so many years! Happy weekend all.
I'm hoping the rain will ease off before the club run in the forest with head-torches! We are orgainising a race on Sunday - 9 miles off-road in the New Forest. It is scenic, but is going to be very muddy in places! I'm quite glad that I am in the admin tent, under cover.
No running today but will be out there tomorrow and Sunday - not far though as Beachy is beckoning me
Hi Diana. Your 50 is nearly over isn't it? Well done. I'm thinking about doing a streak all next year as I've run out of challenges to concoct. Haven't quite decided yet. Hope your race goes well on Sunday.
OT, enjoy your mud
Yesterday was spent with grandchildren in Oxford. Tomorrow is a day with new grandaughter in Essex. Grandaughter's mum needs a bit of support while she recovers from the C section.RedheadI'm sure all the guys on here will be along to support your streak.JJ
LOL JJ! Enjoy your new gd and hope your daughter recovers quickly.
Just back from a 4.5 plod and I didn't get wet
DD, hope your forest race goes well on Sunday.The forest is very waterlogged in places in my area of Dibden, Fawley, Beaulieu, etc. Take care whilst racing in the dark. Are you and other Club runners taking part in the Hardley CC6 on November 11th? I will be one of the Marshalls. As our Club are the hosts, we are unable to enter ourselves.
Red, it's dry here also at present, and the early morning fog is starting to clear.
I'm off for a 10 mile forest run later, and will be able to give an update on the underfoot conditions which may be useful to DD.
Got back this afternoon from 5 days in London. Managed to see all of my children who live in London (I also have one who lives in Bristol), renew acquaintance with 1-year-old grand-daughter and visit the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition. I had read a review of the exhibition which said you would need 3 hours to do it justice. I was there for four! managed a run (nearly 8 miles) on Wandsworth Common and Clapham Common, - I like running in London, much flatter than home.
BIW - What distances are involved in a half ironman? I find your "optimism" quite awesome, but I'm sure it isn't misplaced.
Do carrots turn Charly's coat orange? You know you can get white carrots? - they taste just as carrotty as the orange kind. I've also seen purplish ones.
mcs - thanks for the Ed Whitlock link, - what an amazing runner!
DD - I don't think I could take on a 5x50 challenge. Part of last year I was running 4 or 5 times a week, and getting very tired indeed. This year it's 3 times a week and I'm much perkier and haven't slowed down appreciably, in fact I've speeded up slightly though that's probably because of being systematic about intervals and hill reps and things. Where did you hear about the challenge?
Red - how do you know it's an incline of 10? Is it marked?
Ran a steady 10 miles in the forest yesterday morning. The level of the River Beaulieu had fallen, but most of the trails were still flooded in places, meaning I had to run round the edges. The pools in some of the fields were very deep, and I certainly wouldn't have risked wading through them. Last week was a 40 miler, Sunday to Saturday, and today is a rest day.
Got wet this morning seeing to the horses & on my plod. XC is out of the question at the moment as the ground is so slippery 'cos of the claggy clay.
Columba, I was on the treddy so you can set the incline yourself. It goes up to 15 but to do that you'd need crampons!
1 in 10 is pretty steep.
Wales seems to be having the best of the weather at present. It's been lovely and sunny all day. Ran 3 times round the town lake.
Carp day here. Cold, wet and misty all day. Did a short easy run.Too miserable even for gardening.ColumbaWelcome back. Lovely to see the family again.Did you stop on your run at The Windmill for rehydration?JJ
It was a cracking day in Derbyshire yesterday went out mountain biking out of the mist in the valleys up on to the Edges and into clear blue sunshine. Gorgeous views, lucky to live in the Peak District. Today is misty and damp. Cycled in to work, will go for a little run at lunchtime, sore knee so taking it steady at the moment. Have a good week all.....soon be Friday!
Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought.
Thoughts are with the family of the person who died at Birmingham Half Marathon yesterday. What a way to go as long as he or she is not too young.......
Thick fog here and it hasn't lifted at all. Short plod for me earlier.
I hadn't heard about Bham 1/2. How sad.
Sad news about the runner who died at the Great Birmingham Run. I hadn't heard about it and am surprised that it didn't make the News. I watched the race on TV and there was no mention at all. I presume the unfortunate runner was one of the slower ones, and the programme had come off the air before it happened. When a tragedy like that occurs, there is normally a lot of publicity and statements that running is bad for your health.
Luckily, no fog here in the forest today, and did a 6 mile tempo run on roads.
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