Over 60s training.

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03/02/2007 at 09:56
10 miles in 1:56:39
01:35(0.19mi to finish)

Now ain't that purty?

Left the Vindictive Protagonist out of it and just ran as I felt.

03/02/2007 at 13:57
I was wondering where you were! Very consistent running. It must be one of your most consistent runs, certainly for 10 miles.
03/02/2007 at 14:07
I wish I had run smelling the roses as JJ suggested!!!

Stewart told me that the Gym Club were doing interval training today, so I decided to go along and see.

We ran with the 1st group first, I made sure I was bringing up the rear so that I ran slowly, we then ran onto the meeting point for the interval session.

4.1 miles ran at 9.30 pace.

Then it was 3 x 1 mile reps around a park. A long downhill section then the ascent for the second half. I didn't run flat out but gave it some wellie.


Then it was 2.4 miles home, most of it uphill:-(( av pace of this was 8.57 with the last half a mile ran at 7.37.

total of 9.5 miles. Not what I had intended for today at all. But it was a quality session.

The young girl who took us was one of MikeG's protegees she ran London in some phenomenal time and was coached by Mike and Bruce Tullcoh.

Stewart's times were interesting, he started more conservatively and the result was.

7.10----he's getting so fit and fast.

Lovely day.
03/02/2007 at 14:29
Sounds like a very worthwhile session for ceal and Stewart.

I am back from my long run. It took far too long and has eaten a big hole in the day but I did do the half-mara distance as I intended: exactly 21.1k (13 miles).

Bright blue skies and a crippling north wind which was against me all the way out. It didn't feel too hard but I found the constant wind noise in my ears very irritating and that probably contributed to relatively high average 67%WHR. Average pace was 7:44 so sloooow. 2:37:43 in all which was longest on my feet for some time.

Legs were fine. I felt I needed some liquid near the final loop but knew if I dropped by home for a drink I'd never have had the willpower to get out again, so carried on. Fully hydrated now with delicious carrot and apple juice made earlier.
03/02/2007 at 15:50

Hi peeps,

Completely exhausted today. Can hardly keep my eyes open. Have thought about going back to bed but Spider would not let me sleep.

I hope everyone iw well.
03/02/2007 at 17:18
Afternoon all

Good runs from Aws, Ceal and Chouette.

Ceal you're right Stewart is making some big strides forward now he is training more consistently.

Spud hope your energy returns soon.

Went out for an early, very fresh. Just ran as I felt and it turned into a semi tempo run, if there is such a thing
7.65mi in 1:01:10 which is 7.59 pace, splits were
8.01 - gently downhill
7.58 - basically flat
7.53 - flat
7.48 - flat
9.02 pace for 0.78mi up Portsdown Hill
7.28 - downhill
7.37 pace for 0.87mi, basically flat

So pleased with that.

Just enjoying rugby, well the Wilkinson and Robinson show anyway - what a difference to the autumn tests.

Mike T
03/02/2007 at 17:57

Jonny's my man:-))

A great come back.
03/02/2007 at 17:58
Mike that was an excellent paced run, several miles at the semi-tempo pace.
03/02/2007 at 18:55
Good running everyone.

Decided to go out for a 4 mile run when Bernard came home from work. Just got home before it got dark.



So that make my mileage at bit better for the week 12 miles. Last week was 5k.

Left leg and knee felt better today.
03/02/2007 at 22:31
Just time to add some congrats on today's runs. Impressive stuff.

A 22 minute 5k is yours for the taking.
04/02/2007 at 07:05

I hope so!!!

well done on your long run yesterday, one for the confidence over the distance, I am sure.

I am pleased that your leg and knee is getting better. I hope you are doing your stretches several times a day!

I am looking forward to your 10k race report, go out there and show them how it's done. I forgot to ask you what time you would be satisfied with etc.

LSR today, looks like a lovely day again.
04/02/2007 at 07:29
Good morning.

Everyone have great runs and races today. I'm looking forward to hearing about each and every one.
04/02/2007 at 07:33
Good luck and good speed with the home fixture today.

Enjoy the LSR - is it Windsor Park again? And watch out for that Stewart, dont' want him getting ideas above his station! BTW Guy did a bang on 8min miling 7 miler yesterday. It was the one run of the week.... errr....
04/02/2007 at 07:42
Morning sharkie

What's Guy taking? I neeed some.
04/02/2007 at 07:44
Morning early birds. Frosty out there so I'll wait until it warms up a bit.

TS - looking forward to reading how you do over 10k. Impressive, I bet!

Have a good day everyone.
04/02/2007 at 07:48
Hiya JJ
I think it's called being 45 and lucky in the genetics dept. He's not fast but then he's not exactly overdoing the training is he?

Hope I don't detect too much wistfulness in your last remark but one. As usual you seem to be filling your time with plenty.

PS: I did the club handicap yesterday (sneaky me) It wasn't very good - see report on Sub 25 if your interested. But I'm keeping faith with the miles and will complete my third 32 mile week today.

Good luck with the cross country - I said this in answer to your welcome appearance on Sub 25, but you might not see it so here's the repeat. Good luck and good speed and don't get swallowed by the mud.

sharkie x
04/02/2007 at 07:56
good morning

leaving now for darkest Dewsbury

thanks for good wishes - perfect am for running so no excuses..........

........though I have a little thigh niggle and my achilles are hurting and my sunuses are really snotty.............

........must be race day!!!:-))

sub 45:00 or the shoes are binned

04/02/2007 at 07:57
and justin case K2 is around......
04/02/2007 at 07:57
sub 44:00 is a must
04/02/2007 at 07:59

at least the mud will be frozen for your X country.

good luck and don't slide down the hills - if there is any downhill:-))
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