Older runners meet here.
matsmumGood runs there. The second one is called a tempo run.I did other sports until I started running at 55. My running peaked at age 65-66 when I could race 5k up to 1/2m at 7:30 - 7:40 miling. I would be more than a minute a mile slower nowadays on similar training. Unfortunately the ageing process is an exponential downward curve not a linear progression.ColumbaThat young lady clearly has potential. I remember once being very pleased with 46 mins in a 10k race until I discovered an 18 y.o. lady had run 32 mins and some seconds. She came third overall!JJ
JJ, yes it was but then my MPs runs were all at pb pace last year and as you know it all went awry
Matsmum, a year or so ago I tried using benecol for 12 months and my reading still went up Are you taking a step-back week this week as you mentioned?
Columba don't worry, it isn't a scary prediction. I just know that you have gained in strength and probably self belief, both of which are very important.
TE, bad news about your car. They eat money don't they! Sounded a tough run.
JJ, thanks.I ran yesterdays circuits nearly 30 seconds quicker than the last time we ran them in January. Todays hill work in the forest was to start toughening me up for the SDM. We have hill reps on road tomorrow, and I know I shouldn't do hill work two days in a row, but will be careful, and not push too hard.
Red, yes, there's always something to spend out on a car. I recently bought a sat nav, as I will be driving to races this year which I haven't done before, and race directions in race packs are quite useless, on the whole. I think they believe all runners have sat navs and that giving the venues post code is sufficient. Todays session was tough, but it was meant to be, and I didn't sprint up and down the hills, but tried to keep a steady pace. The worst aspect was that it got very boring, just running up and down hills, and not going anywhere.
Sat nav is a great invention. When they first came out manufacturers were charging £2000 if they were fitted in a car. Now you can buy a basic one for under £100. I'd be lost without mine (boom boom)
8 miles for me tonight at a progression pace. 1st 2 a gentle plod, then 3 at 8 min pace, then the last 3 at 7:30 pace. Great evening here for running, calm and cool.
I'm a dinosaur! Don't have Satnav, I can read a map! have a digital camera and an Ipad, both of which I don't know how to use, and I still have/use my original mobile phone that I've had since they first came onto the market.
LOL at IW! We don't have sat nav either and people laugh when we get our mobile phones out - mine's like a brick and Mike's is the one I use for running and it's all battered from me falling over/dropping it and part of it is held together with sellotape. Classy
TE, I always google the post code and then look on the map. Most races are well signposted along the roadside. Running up and down hills is good for your mental stamina I looked back at some of the photos I've taken on the SDM and it really is a beautiful scenery.
Right, hill reps for me this afternoon.
Tee hee - Redhead, sounds like we're about the same when it comes to technology!
I shall endeavour to run with the dogs when I get home after work today.
Excellent weather in the North East today. Hope it's still good when I get out this evening.
Just been for a lovely sunny pootle up the golf course hill at the bottom of the Monsal Trail overlooking Bakewell, my last day here in the office here and enjoyed my five years at this job mainly for the commute. Sat on the bench at the top overlooking Chatsworth and Bakewell bootiful day.Stay fit all and will catch up occasionally as time and evenings permit which I fear will be little as going back in to printing next Monday. Happy running to all.
Mark, good luck in your new job and I hope you will find the time to post on here as and when you can.
Red and BIW, I'm not really one for gadgets either. Before purchasing the sat nav I logged onto the RAC Route Planner with the post code. I am still intending to use this as well, as I like to see the route spelt out in words and by map of the route. I only bought my new mobile, as the old one had packed up and I couldn't switch it on or off. I don't use any of the fancy apps. and just use it for texts and calls, and to check whether any e mails have been received. This is handy, as I no longer have to switch the lap top on to check.
Mark good luck with your new job and keep running. Please do pop back to see us when you can.
TE, I've just remembered your remark about me saying I was "made up", which made me smile. When I got my first flat in Liverpool, one of my neighbours asked if I was made up and I thought she was asking if I was married to which I replied, "no, I'm too young for that just yet" and didn't understand why she looked confused!
My hill reps were really good today. 2 mile warm up (1 mile flat, 1 mile hilly) then: 10 x up the hill (moderate incline) for 3 telegraph poles (which was about 0.15 mile) and back down again trying to maintain roughly the same pace (averaged 1:09mins going up and 1:10mins going down), then 2 miles plod home except I did the last mile faster. Just over 6.5 miles in 65 mins. Breathing a bit laboured on the uphills but I recovered quickly. Happy girlie
Red, another quaint scouse expression for somone in a temper "got a cob on." Well done with the hill reps, they seem to be catching on.
Went to the lake and did another pyramid session. 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 (minutes, that is, with walk breaks the same length between). Only I somehow managed to forget the 3-minute run on the way back down. Too much blood being demanded by the legs, not enough left for the brain.
Even allowing for the missing 3 minutes, it was slightly faster than the previous pyramid session, possibly thanks to the cheering effect of the sunshine. Wind is still cold, though.
My first mobile phone was brick-like, and my children used to laugh at it. It belonged to work, so had to go back when I retired; then I got one of my own. But that "died" recently and had to be replaced. I don't know how Red and BIW keep theirs going for so long. I only use mine for phone and text messages; don't take photos or pick up email, though it apparently has the facility.
And I do have a Satnav, though I haven't used it much. I don't like driving in areas I don't know, and will always go by train if the journey is feasible. The Satnav is very soothing and polite, and instead of saying "you idiot, I told you third exit" it says calmly, "When possible, turn round..."
4 hilly miles done in 41 mins. A bit slowish but hard work.We have a satnav but I don't need it to get to a town anywhere. A quick glance at a map is all that's needed. The satnav's real value is finding a specific location with a town.Bought us two new mobiles last weekend. A sign of the times is that they have larger keys and bigger letters/numbers on the screen. It includes an excellent FM radio and a very good camera.00 50Your run yesterday looked very worthwhile. Excellent type of trainng.RedheadYour run looked very good too. You may win "run of the week with thatone". The prize is a packet of vegetarian pork scratching. Ignore the sell by date. It says Jan 2011 but it's a misprint. Just scrape off the blue bits.ColumbaGood run from you too. A real challenger for the pork scratchings. Legs have minds of their own and have to be forced to cooperate.Our satnav's lady gets increasingly frantic if we deviate from the proscribes route. She can end up screaming if she's ignored. Typical!mcsHope the new job goes well. Print strong.JJ
Track tonight. Very hard session after previous 2. Well done JJ, I love hills!
Lots of good training going on here. I think 2013 will be a good year for us "mature runners."
0050 what session did you do on the track?
A good hill session with the club last night. We did 3 sets of 4 x 60secs. with jogs down, and 60 sec recoveries between sets, Total mileage was 8, so we are getting a good mix of quality and mileage.
Off to the library now before setting off for a forest run. Our library is now "self service," where we scan our books in and out ourselves.
TE the session was 400M, 800, 1200, 1200, 800, 400.All that the same pace of 1:30 for a 400M lap. Rest between each effort of 30, 60 or 90 secs, depending on the distance. My hip doesn't like track work but at least this one is consistent pace which helps.
All sounds exciting mcs!
Just a short recovery plod for me this morning. 4 miles of updulations.
JJ, YUM, I haven't won the thread prize for years. I have eaten the blue bits and very tasty they were too thank you very much
First 20 miler coming up on Sunday. That should ensure it rains and is windy.
00 50, that was an excellent track pyramid session. Are you training for any particular distance race? Do you run for a club, or as unattached? Our club has access to a grass track, but is only available during the summer months, after it has been marked out. Last year, we missed out on several sessions, as the track was waterlogged.
Red, hope your 20 miler goes well!
Ran a steady 7.25 miles in the forest this morning, bringing my total to 45, Sunday to Friday.
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