Male Vets Over 40 Discussion

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22/05/2011 at 09:26
new pb for 5k parkrun 16.57, praise the lord
22/05/2011 at 13:42
Good time Sawney.
22/05/2011 at 14:37

hello runners

over 40 - i'm 53 next week,

in my 40 th year of running in actual fact - 9 of those years pushing Phillip in his wheelchair

24/05/2011 at 17:29

Hooray, I'm now a vet as of a couple of weeks ago. I've already gone to a rock gig and completed a 10K race so don't really intend it to make any material difference to my life! Onwards.

27/05/2011 at 16:12
just to let you know, 10% at start fitness this weekend with this code


and no i dont work for them, just sharing a bargain
27/05/2011 at 20:55

Nice parkrunning there Sawney, which event? I'm still trying to get the elusive sub-18 minute 5k, but maybe I'll get a few more chances if wemanage to start a parkrun in Inverness.

Hope you (and Phillip) are back running soon mick. Not sure I'd be so keen on running now if I'd been at it since age 13.

Welcome to the ranks Virgil_. I celebrated by running an over 40s 10k (do they have such things in the UK?) which will almost certainly be the last event I enter as the youngest participant.

27/05/2011 at 21:21
57.5 Degrees of Pain wrote (see)

. I celebrated by running an over 40s 10k (do they have such things in the UK?) which will almost certainly be the last event I enter as the youngest participant.

Not sure I have heard of any but it sounds a good ideas, preferably lets go to over 53 races to give me a chance of appearing somewhere in the top 50%  

Edited: 27/05/2011 at 21:56
30/05/2011 at 18:39
57.5 it was the newcastle park run. I did notice that it was the Highland and Islands Track and field this weekend , how did it go, noticed that there was no senior steeplechase, shame.

The parkrun at newcastle is on the town moor and it was windy as always, caught it head on at the end of the second/ beginning of the third mile.
Edited: 30/05/2011 at 18:39
31/05/2011 at 15:02

Hi all.  I started running at 40 for something to do once I was too slow to play footy any longer.  Just coming up to my 3rd year running and if I needed reminding how competetive the V40 category is, I only needed to look on here!  Some great times on here folks.

My PBs are a bit more modest (i.e. slower!) - 10k is 44.06, 1/2 marathon 1.49, and marathon 4.23 although I've only done 1 of those & I have 2 to do this year.

The great joy I get from races is competing against my previous times which at the moment are reducing year on year, and finishing in the top half of the field.  Those of you who have been running several years - at what stage/age do you expect to plateau and your times to start slowing?

31/05/2011 at 22:31
Welcome Costanza, keep us all updated on your times, i am 44 in November
31/05/2011 at 23:34

Cheers Sawney.  I've got 2 tough marathons coming up (are there any other kind?!) at Coniston & Snowdon but am hopeful of sub 4hours in at least one of them.  As part of my training this year I've done a few short fell races and I think this is where I'm likely to do most of my running in 2012. 

01/06/2011 at 00:25

Hi Sawney.... Haven't seen this thread before even thou been on RW for a few months..... Am currently 50, and was classed as a decent runner between 88-94, but due to a serious injury and then loss of interest, I give up and had'nt run untill September 2010....

Aims for 2011 would be just to get some consistant training in, without injury (which I haven't yet achieved), and see were it gets me.... Time wise, sub 40 for 10k, and sub 20 for 5k, would be a achievement, but in all honesty consistant training would be more rewarding at mo.....

Good Luck folks in all your aims... And luck forward in reading your successes....

01/06/2011 at 01:13

Not sure how Highland and Islands Track and Field went Sawnee, I was working the whole weekend and so worn out after 2 days biking to work Monday/ Tuesday (lovely 38 mile round trip but quite a bit of climbing and a stiff headwind home) I didn't go to the club interval session today. I've been trying to bike more as the achilles have not recovered too well from Boston and this week the weather is finally co-operating.

Costanza - I had a steady improvement in quality and quantity of training from 40-44 with a consequent improvement in times over those years (a little over 3 mins for 10k). Slid back a bit this year despite a similar regime to 2010 (and staying largely injury free) so I'll be interested to see if 44 was my peak. Trying hard to make sure it is not!

Welcome Bluenose74!

01/06/2011 at 11:48
Aye Welcome Bluenose74, you will be a Rangers Man then lol. I am also a Blue Nose but a Dark Blue Nose . Dundee FC
01/06/2011 at 11:55
did 2 miles last night in 11.24 followed by 4 mins rest

then 4 x 1 mile with 2 mins rest

5.38 5.30 5.31 5.17

feel i am getting faster but it has to be provenanced by a race soon
01/06/2011 at 13:20

Hi Sawney..... Everton fan since birth..... Couple of years ago (like 20), was trying to break 34 mins for 10km, and was knocking out sub 5 minute miling in training (km & mile reps) on a regular basis, but come races, couldn't do the biz..... After alot of advice from a club coach,  eased up slghtly in training and kept the decent stuff for racing and within 2 years broke 32 min for 10km.....

Basically Sawney, some impressive efforts, but don't "train to train", "train to race" mate.... And find yourself a race......

01/06/2011 at 14:31
aye i know Bluenose your right about going too hard in training and i have been making a conscious effort not to do this as i have been guilty of this in the past. the hardest thing is running in a training pack BUT that was an exception last night, i hope,

Think it started out at 10k pace but then the second but last 2 were 5k pace


the last mile i just went for it,

thanks for advice, appreciated
Race next week, Blaydon Race 5.9 miles
01/06/2011 at 15:23

Been there before, know what its like...... The first three are fine, but the last one, you've gone all out and probaly finished the session f****d.... Was told, always finish reps, knowning you could do another one......

Any aims at next weeks race?...... You've got to be looking at 32-30..... 

01/06/2011 at 15:37
Don't be scared of 32-30, its 5-30 min miling, and you know you can do that (your parkrun was at 5-25 pace).....
01/06/2011 at 16:06
did it in 2009 in 34.26 went away far too fast, if i could shave a minute of that time i would be ecstatic
went away too fast previously.

my 10k pb is 35.26 which i WILL better this year

ps Everton is my English team as well
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