'Mature' runners.

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21/02/2013 at 06:24

JJ - never went to A&E, i was knocked out and my mother called the family doctor who came and pronounced me concussed. In those days they didn't put a strapping on a broken nose so it was just left to heal.

21/02/2013 at 09:11

JJ, thanks for "the challenge!" I'm 67 so 77 minutes will be a tough challenge. I haven't run the Salisbury 10 before, so don't know whether or not it is a fast course. I was aiming for sub 80, but will now try harder!

It's minus 1 at the moment in the forest, with a high forecast of 3. We have two choices for our club sessions tonight, a tempo 5 mile, or steady 10 mile. I will probably opt for the 10, as I ran yesterdays 4 miles at near to tempo pace.

21/02/2013 at 12:35

I had an excruciating sports massage last night. Feels good today though.

My nose is slighly off centre following a car crash 25 years ago. I hit the flat screen on my VW Beetle after a head on impact.

21/02/2013 at 15:43

OO ouch to the car crash and your nose but sports massage is great and I'd be lost without it!

JJ, nice medal as always.  Pity that Richard had to pull out as he's lovely - do you remember how nice he was to me last year when I was so disappointed with my time?  He made me feel really special, not just a fat middle-aged woman who runs slowly 

Terry, I forgot to add that my trail shoes have big wide lugs and are OK for a bit of roadwork.

My treddy interval session this morning was the best one for a few weeks with no struggling for breath and quick recoveries.  At first I wondered if my vegan stint was helping but then I remembered that my 10 miler yesterday was a battle so perhaps not.  Still, I'll take good sessions whenever they come along 

Mark, what's the job situation now?  Did you accept that offer?

Garden Society for me this evening.  It's about wildflowers, my favourite subject and a cause close to my heart.

21/02/2013 at 16:44

Red - (in answer to your question) - I may very well do the Lake Vyrnwy half again this year. It's so nice and local.

Been for my first swimming lesson. Pleased with the arrangement, pleased with the teacher.

21/02/2013 at 19:20

Richard Whitehead presented me with something. It was probably the M70 award.

My 77 mins was on a billiard table of a course so if you can get sub-80 it will be just as good.

21/02/2013 at 22:36

8 miles for me but the legs still feel very shakey, I shall struggle to reach 40 this week.

22/02/2013 at 08:21

A steady 10 miler with the club last night, but it was crushingly cold. The easterly wind made the temperature feel like minus 5. It is below zero at the moment, with a maximum forecast of 2 degrees. Roll on Spring!

Off for a run shortly with one of the Coaches.

I entered 3 more races yesterday. The South Downs Marathon, the New Forest 10 mile and the Portsmouth Coastal Marathon. I'm running the Salisbury 10 mile and Eastleigh 10k in March. I've still the Lordshill 10 mile and 10k and Everton 10k to enter. The busiest race programme for many years and I'm hoping to make the best of it.

22/02/2013 at 09:49

'OO' - is reaching 40 miles this week a necessity? Maybe the shaky legs suggest a bit of time off.

TE - I admire your energy. But shan't be emulating it.

Very cold here today. I could run today, or I could run tomorrow. Think I'll put it off until tomorrow, - though it's likely to be just as cold.

22/02/2013 at 10:09

Morning all,

Brrrrrrrrrrrr!!!  Glad I haven't packed our thermals away yet.  That wind is biting and it's been snowing intermittently since 6:30am.  The forecasters reckon it won't come to anything though.  I'm going out for a 5.5 recovery at some stage so I shall be covering my mouth.  Tomorrow I've got a Kenyan Hills session planned, which should bring out the Darth Vader in me, and then another 18 miler on Sunday.

Columba, glad you enjoyed your session.  I bet you'll beat your time at LakeV this year.

TE, you are going to be a busy boy!  I shall expect you to win lots of prizes 

00, do you take step-back weeks?  I find they really help and I do 3 weeks hard, 1 week gentler where I still do my speedwork etc but reduce the length of my LSR.  Take care and please don't risk injury by pushing too hard (said the pot to the kettle!).

JJ, which year was it when I was came to the TWells 1/2 for the first time and it was cancelled?  2004 or possibly 2005?  When I left home we hadn't got any snow but by the time I'd driven about 20 miles to the outskirts of town it was like a blizzard.  I got to a car park about 1.5 miles from the start, looked at the state of the roads and turned round to head home.  It took me 3 hours to get home as opposed to the usual 1 hour.  We were then snowed-in for over a week!!!!!

Have a lovely weekend everyone and stay safe and injury-free 


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22/02/2013 at 11:48

Snowflakes falling outside my office window but they are very small and widely spaced, winter's just trying to remind us it's still here. Very cold though, that wind is biting!

22/02/2013 at 14:57

Red, sounds like a tough weekend, with an 18 miler the day after a Kenyan Hill session!

Ran 6.5 miles this morning with Chris on roads, bringing my weekly total, Sunday to Friday to 47.5. Tomorrow will be a rest day.

22/02/2013 at 15:17

Freezing here to in Derbyshire...........hope all keeping fit and well. Have a good weekend. Four days of work in Bakewell left then a new job starting March.......45 mins drive away so gutted to lose the nice commute but hey. Looking for some wheels this weekend me thinks. 12 miles to do as only two weeks to Grindleford Gallop...............

22/02/2013 at 15:22

Hi Mark, great news about you job!

TE, don't worry, my version of Kenyan Hills will not be as severe as the ones you do 

22/02/2013 at 18:12

Hi everyone,  just got back from Spain a couple of hours ago.  We lost the internet - and the fine weather - about halfway through the week. But I got a couple of mountain runs in during the last couple of days.  I extended them a bit to 5.7 miles. They are very slow because on the descent the tracks are so gravelly and potholey and on the way up you lean so far forward your nose is practically on the ground. Well,  mine is anyway. There should be opening there for you, JJ  . 18 miles tomorrow and that will test my resolve.  It is so cold here with snow showers.  I got a bond place for the Royal Parks Foundation Half in October and plan to run with H, my daughter no.3.     You all sound very energetic.  Or perhaps it seems that way because I have been travelling since 3.30 am.   Night all.

22/02/2013 at 18:54

Weather the same as Redhead's.

The cancelled TWells 1/2 was 2005. The police and first aid people suggested we cancel and without their approval we would have invalidated the insurance. We had no choice really. A big group of us ran the course anyway  as a point of principle but at two points there was a complete white-out, It would have made for an interesting race.

Just been watching Yates winning a gold in the world's points race. That's cycling btw. It was my main sport in my late teens and through my 20s.

Hope the new job(s) goes well.

Can't think of anything I would be allowed to post on here

22/02/2013 at 20:08

That was great, JJ, Yates is only 20 and was making his debut in the GB team.

And since that was on a bit earlier - how about Jason Kenny's brilliant gold medal in the Keiron?

Hope the new job goes well, Mark!

The dogs love Fridays because they always get left-over skin from our fish dinner. Tomorrow at dog club Charly will be making his debut in attack work - fingers crossed for a good start.

22/02/2013 at 21:17

Mark, that's great news that you have a new job to go to, hope you find it interesting and rewarding.

Matsmum, hope the 18 miler goes well tomorrow. There is a lot of high mileage going on now on this thread. I suppose as we get older, we gravitate to the longer distances.

I forgot the cycling was on TV this afternoon and it seems I missed some great races.

22/02/2013 at 22:52

Yes I certainly have extended the mileage as I've got older. 40 would be a cut back week for me. But I traded todays run for a pizza so it went back further to 35. I'll do the parkrun tomorrow then 15 Sunday. Have a great w/end everybody. 

23/02/2013 at 09:13

Woke up to snow, snow and more snow! It's still snowing.

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