Older runners meet here.
JJ - going to respond to the opening thread then?
Thanks, yes Charly is coming on well, at dog club we practice the three basic commands with young dogs on a table - Charly enjoys doing the sit, stand and down exercises so much he pulls me over to the table and puts his front paws up on it when I take him out of his kennel, then he looks round at me as if to say hurry up then, lift me up!
Here's Charly now at almost 8 months old.
BIW, nice picture of Charly. He has grown a lot since the last one you posted on here. His Mr. Spock ears are really cool.
JJ, I agree with you 100% about the 30 sec sprints. They may be ok for younger, very fit runners, but not for us super vets. I didn't want to raise the matter with the coach in front of the other runners, but will be running with her on Sunday, so will discuss with her then. I was not the only one to stiffen up, although being the oldest, I probably suffered more than most. The only positive, is that I didn't ache this morning, and really enjoyed my 6 mile recovery run.
Diana, thanks for the information about the condition of the going for your CC6. I will probably give it a miss, as I am entering the Bramley 20 mile race, which is the following Sunday, and don't want to risk another injury, or tire myself wading through the mud. There are sure, however, to be quite a few from my club. I presume you will be a Marshall?
BIW - wonderful ears, like bats' wings!
I went for a cautious 3-mile run yesterday to test the ankle, and it was fine. The rest of me wasn't, because it came on to pour with rain. I wasn't wearing my peaked cap to keep the rain off my glasses, nor did I have anything to wipe the rain off them with.
Columba, good news that your ankle was ok. Take it easy for a few days and all should be well.
A horrible wet morning and a loud clap of thunder a while ago.
Mattsmum, no, daughter never had a running buggy, so the running to and from school is new, since 3 year old started cycling there and back.
TE, I won't be marshalling our CC6 this time, as I'll be on holiday.
Finally got round to running a parkrun today, and quite enjoyed it despite the rain. Got round in 27:39, with each lap getting faster, so quite pleased.
Brrrrr and yuck to this weather! Sleety stuff and windy too. My treddy run was cut short by a massive coughing fit and trouble breathing which was very annoying. I did try to continue but gave up in the end as I'd done the bulk of the work and was just at the last interval and cool-down. So I ended up doing 4.75 miles instead of 6. Glad I've got my asthma review next week as it's getting on my nerves now.
Some good comments from you oldies on Adrian's thread
Matsmum, LOL you naughty laydee! Bet it kept you nice and warm though
IW, Charly hasn't quite grown into his ears yet has he. Very sweet.
Columba glad your ankle was OK.
mcs - 19 miles? you would certainly need plenty of fuel for that. Do you mean the people in the shop wouldn't allow you to sit down, or do you mean you chose the Naked Bar in preference to something at a cafe which might have persuaded you to sit down (after which, if you're anything like me, you might have found it very difficult to get going again)?
Red - they seem very unpredictable, your asthma attacks, which must make it harder to treat the condition. Are the causes still being investigated?
Intended to run either today or tomorrow. It will now have to be tomorrow, as I got caught up in various things. It's been really cold here today; not below freezing, but a piercing cold wind which sends people scuttling off the streets into shops or their cars. We had a couple of snow flurries but didn't lie.
Red - Charly will continue to grow for the next 4 to 6 months, shepherd dogs are not considered fully grown until 12 to 14 months. This afternoon at dog club we had one person firing a pistol to test the younger dogs, as one is fired during an exam and the dog has to ignore it and continue with the routine. Charly looked round the first time but didn't after that, good boy!
Intended to run today but we have snow and it's quite slippery in places so decided discretion is the better part of valour.
Mark, great run there.
No snow here yet, but expected later. It's 2 degrees, which is warmer than expected, and I will be off for my first forest run since my fall on the Sunday before Christmas shortly.
Lovely leisurely 12 miles today, daughter L joining me at the 6 mile mark. It took me 2hrs 22mins to complete, but bright weather with snow flurries which was nice, and for the first 6 miles nobody was about and I had the world to myself. And lovely company for the last lap! Little K only did 3 miles because she has the County Trials on Tuesday. She is very small and is up against stiff competition from the best of the other schools.
BI - Charly is lovely - and what a good boy, not startling at the pistol shot! Is that training or temperament?
mcs - great run. Wow, 19.3 miles. Were there loads of people? Running, I mean?
Matsmum, well done on your 12 miler. Hope Little K does well in the County Trails.
A 7.5 mile forest run for me this morning, with 2 club colleagues. The forest is the wettest that any of us can remember, and much of the run comprised wading through deep mud. It was bright, sunny and cold, but we were well wrapped up, and thoroughly enjoyed the run. I am now really pumped up, and after last year spent carefully upping my training and racing sparingly, am now "rearing to go!" I'm hoping to knock several minutes off the last 2 or 3 years race times, and become competitive in my age group 60-70 again.
I think the bright sunny weather brings out the best in people, as without exception, every dog walker, runner, or horse rider wished us good morning etc. Tomorrrow will probably bring the promised snow, so take care everyone.
Matsmum - it's temperament, he hasn't heard shots before, although training will reinforce it. His sire has passed every classic exam there is with good marks,so hopefully Charly has inherited Dad's abilities! Long way to go yet - he has to be 15 months old to be eligible for the basic obedience exam.
Sunday swimming this morning, I swam 2800m and John did 3200m in the same time 'cos he's much faster than me!
Frosty here with bright sunshine this morning, then misted over and I went for a run (sort of interval session along one side of the town lake), and after I'd got home and had lunch it started to snow, so glad I went when I did.
TE - sounds as though you're going to have a good year!
Columba, thanks. As long as I can keep injuries at bay, I am intending to do more races than in previous years, and in faster times. I'm hoping that after my tooth extraction on Tuesday, I will have the energy back that the infection was taking away.
Quite a nice day here but very cold.TEDo you know your approximate percentage age grading from your peak running days? If so, this year try to equal those gradings and you will know you are as good in relative terms as you were matsmumBad jokes, even worse puns, double entendres and innuendo are my stock in trade. Doodles are very expensive to buy. They seem to be very trendy. However, they aren't a recognised breed because they are too variable so they have to be no more than expensive mongrels.A Long, Slow Run (LSR) has to meet the three criteria in its name. Looks like you got it right.ColumbaLooks like you've got some carp weather coming. Take care.
JJ, I will find it exceedingly difficult to match my age grading from my peak years. My top rating is 81.65 for my 37.00 for 10k in 1994, when I was 48. My PB's are as follows: 29.45 for 5 miles, 35.52 for 10k, 59.54 for 10 miles, 1.20.58 for half marathon and 3.12.26 for the marathon.
It's been snowing over much of Hampshire, but hasn't reached the New Forest yet. Will be going for a run soon, before it gets here, although will probably start before I get home.
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