Male Vets Over 40 Discussion

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04/06/2011 at 16:24
Iced baths!
Maybe thats not the club for me then
04/06/2011 at 17:28
05/06/2011 at 08:15

Nice parkrun sawney bean

An easyish parkrun for me 21:26 was meant to be slower as had Otmoor 1/2 in the afternoon.... 1:35:50 for  a very hot multi terrian race.... not flat out, but then couldn't have done so anyway with the heat....

05/06/2011 at 08:39

Good effort there, a very reasonable 5K followed by a HM on the same day. Wow I bet you slept well last night.

Recently started blog

05/06/2011 at 10:50
when is everybody's next race, mine is Thursday, 5.9 miles
05/06/2011 at 11:30

Hi Sawney, good run yesterday..... Next race?????? Helping a lady in distress (never again) last saturday by changing her wheel, hence ripped back spent four days in bed, and its still not right....

Would like to do Yeovil 5k on wednesday, but if not right then not going to waste my money..... The club also have a 5k time trial on wednesday, so may be that'll be it.......

05/06/2011 at 14:47

Hoy half marathon next weekend. Hoy is one of the smaller Orkney islands and the field is limited to about 100 by ferry capacity. It's a tough course with some serious climbs and the wind is likely to be blowing hard. There are always a few very good runners in the field but I'll be hoping not to be too far behind the leaders.

Following week I'm guaranteeing a PB, 2 races on the calendar of 5.2 and 10 miles and I've not raced either distance before .

One of my friends regularly travels down from Inverness for the Blaydon Race sawney, sounds like quite an event.

06/06/2011 at 22:16

Good speed on the park run Sawney Bean. 

Not entered any races until injuries clear up.  in fact I'm struggling to run two days in a row.

Only 25 miles last week and about 55 (hilly) miles on my bashed up old moutain bike.

I've ordered a road bike through a cycle scheme, which I should have by next week. looking forward to doing a few miles on it to keep fitness up.

10/06/2011 at 15:11
lads did 33.51 by my watch, damned windy and in your face for most of the race, typical North East weather. Splits were 5.21 5.36 5.39 5.52 5.43 5.36. 6 Miles by my watch, 5.37 average which was what I aimed for, bit disappointed by mile 4 but there was a few rises and twists.
improved time by 31 secs from 2009
10/06/2011 at 18:42
Well done mate...... Three things need to come together for the "perfect race"..... 1, to be free from injury.... 2, to be in peak condition....... and 3, ideal weather...... and 80% of the time its the third one that fucks everyone up!!! Again, well done.....
10/06/2011 at 20:50

I find at age 45 all 3 can be trouble...

But here in the far north the wind is always screwing things up. Weather OK in Hoy so far though.

11/06/2011 at 15:26
There used to be a facility to privately message people on here, can it still be done. Bluenose was wanting to seek your advice mate
12/06/2011 at 12:11

Sawney - dont think it works anymore, I have had some issues with messaging.... using Fetcheveryone work well with messaging though.

Steady Parkrun yesterday in 19:40 and 13m today in 1:50 in the rain.....

Take care

12/06/2011 at 12:44
Hi Sawney.... The only system i'm aware of, is if you click on "my inbox"  then "compose message", then you can send a message direct to anyone in person...... 
17/06/2011 at 21:26
doing middlesbrough 5k parkrun tomorrow, no wind forecast and its a measured power of 10 accepted course, going to go for it
18/06/2011 at 12:22
16.47, well happy
18/06/2011 at 13:28
well done mate... Trainning's going in right direction
25/06/2011 at 19:53

Sawney - thats a tasty 5k time well done

19:26 for me today same as last week, consistancy at least.....

25/06/2011 at 20:43
thanks RFJ, now plotting 16.40, 10 x 400's on the track with 1 min recovery today
28/06/2011 at 21:59

Hi guys. Only read the first and last few pages due to depression rapidly setting in! Started running fairly seriously about 18 months ago (I'm just 42) after a longish layoff (20 years). In the meanwhile my weight has gone from 70k to 95kg. So I'm a slow, injury prone, over-pronator.

 My goal is a 45 minute 10k (current PB just under an hour). Don't fancy anything much longer due to the amount miles required each week... and the complaints of the other half.

Doing quite a few races (Tees Barrage 10k, Rabey Castle 10k, Coniston Mini Marathon, Darlington 10k and the odd parkrun) but not sure this is the right strategy. Maybe I should concentrate on the miles to get the weight off and increase the fitness as the races seem to break the rhythm somewhat.

Thoughts and support welcome.


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