Over 60s training.

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28/08/2012 at 22:10

Columba - I'm sure you could, sounds like you've got plenty of strength running over  conditions and still enjoying it.

28/08/2012 at 23:20

JJ - I have a credit card, a couple in fact, and a debit card as well. The debit card I use for everyday stuff as I don't like to use cash if I can avoid it, although I normally carry some for emergencies and "fiddly" purchases. I never have any trouble with interest rates on the credit cards as I clear them each month. The advantage is that I get a month's free credit that way if there's a heavyish outlay that I don't want to hit the bank balance with, car service, tyres, etc., on one, and birthday pressies and similar on the other. I've done it that way for years and find it works well. I look at it as making the most of the system. If you keep the payment dates well separated then sometimes you can take advantage of interest-free credit transfers that are often offered and stretch payments even further without extra costs.


Edited: 28/08/2012 at 23:24
29/08/2012 at 08:02

Good Morning,

We. like aw.s have credit cards, in fact we most likely have about 15+ between us for various stores and banks. We use them exactly the same way as aws. We have NEVER over the last 25+ years or how ever long we have had them,  not paid the balance off each month, therefore, do not have to pay any interest at all.. I find it a very convenient way to shop both in stores and on-line and can't imagine life without them. How on earth do you manage when you are out of the country.  We reap benefits from collecting air miles and points for supermarket shopping. I think we take advantage from everything they have to offer with none of the negatives at all.  My debit card is for taking money out of the wall only.


Do you have to clean/hose down your shoes after your enjoyable muddy club runs?

GREAT going from you. Getting faster and faster.. You seem able to hold a pretty conssitant standard of running whatever distance you tackle.


I had a great day yesterday, I managed to slightly bring forward a morning appoitnment time to fit in a very enjoyable lunch session with Graham and M. They were visiting Standen House near by to where I live. I did appreciate them contacting me and arranging our lunch together. We had a good  long chat.   

29/08/2012 at 09:44

Good morning

5.10M; 1:03:00.8; 12:21/M;
1 12:38.0 1.00 12:38
2 12:13.3 1.00 12:13
3 12:38.9 1.00 12:39
4 12:43.0 1.00 12:43
5 11:43.3 1.00 11:43
6 1:04.2 0.10 10:16

JJ - Now you know what you can do with your tuna sandwich - stick it straight back in your



29/08/2012 at 10:52

the 11 is becoming a habit

29/08/2012 at 11:01

I mamaged to avoid the rain, but not the wind.

7.31 trail/hilly miles ran easy-ish in 64 mins, av pace 8.49 mm, av HR 130, MHR 145

I must try and get some miles in this week and leave the faster work until next week.   

29/08/2012 at 11:36

Ceal - muddy shoes - up to now I've let them dry off and then scraped the mud off. Probably they could do with some more thorough cleaning. Today it is pouring with rain so maybe I'll just put them out in the garden.

I've never felt the need of a credit card. Some younger members of my family have run up alarming credit card debt without fully realising what was happening, and then been stuck with paying off ridiculous rates of interest. OK, they've learned the hard way, but meanwhile the credit card companies have been fleecing them, inviting them in subtle ways to run up more debt.  I resent this on their behalf, and won't give the companies my custom. 

29/08/2012 at 14:05

Always had a credit card and have never paid any interest. We use them where ever possible as we earn points and have used the points for holidays, paying for car rentals etc.

that is a great time for an over 60, what was your age grading? I suspect that you are up there with ceal.

Ran a comfortable 5k yesterday but my HR was very high. It did not feel like it was that high.

10:01 AM Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Gym5.1k, 23c, sun, felt ok but heels still uncomfortable.  
Total Run Duration = 28:58,  Run Length = 5.1 Kms or 3.2 Miles  
Selected Lap Detail Lap  Duration   Kms      Miles    Per Km    Per Mile   AWHR     MWHR  Cadence  Slength(m)  
01     06:03     1.0        0.6      06:03      09:44     59.2%     67.3%       84.0        0.98  
02     05:48     1.0        0.6      05:48      09:21     68.7%     73.5%       82.0        1.05  
03     05:43     1.0        0.6      05:43      09:12     72.8%     76.2%       83.0        1.05  
04     05:22     1.0        0.6      05:22      08:38     78.2%     83.0%       85.0        1.10  
05     05:19     1.0        0.6      05:19      08:33     83.0%     85.7%       84.0        1.12  
06     00:41     0.1        0.1      04:59      08:01     86.4%     87.1%       84.0        1.19  
Totals and averages for selected Laps
Lap  Duration     Kms      Miles    Per Km    Per Mile    AWHR      MWHR    Cadence  Slength(m)  
06     28:58      05.1      03.2      05:38     09:04      72.8%      87.1%       83.6        1.06  
Heels reacted a bit but okay this morning so will run another 5k.   Retrieved my bonnie from the repair guy. I had to drive to get to the shop, rode it home and then bicycled back to pick up the SUV. The mechanic just cleaned all of the electrical contacts and that seemed to have fixed it. Exactly what I would have done but not on the shoulder of a motorway. Mick


Edited: 29/08/2012 at 14:07
29/08/2012 at 17:50

Did a 2.8 mile easy off road run this morning with doodle.

I''ve had a number of silly little niggles plus a lot of family and house things to sort out so I've been doing just a few local runs to keep ticking over (see this morning).

Well done on the run time. Pdq.

I used to have credit cards but I prefer not to have the bother of  paying off the balance each month. I also bank on line so I can move money around very quickly.
Overseas I use the debit card to pay for everything and to draw cash. Nowadays you frequently  get the option of paying in sterling or the local currency. I usually pay in local currency because Visa do one daily  swap in each currency and because the numbers are huge they get a very good exchange rate which enables the customer's transaction conversion rate to be quite good.

The suspended fine is hereby cancelled but the penalty for the next offence will be more severe. I was very tearful when I did what you asked with the tuna sandwich.  Wish I'd read the sentence properly.

Hope nothing causes you to miss the LFOTM 5k.
The mechanic clearly got lucky.

Edited: 29/08/2012 at 18:14
29/08/2012 at 19:17

I use both credit and debit cards but always ensure that the credit card is paid off monthly to avoid charges.  Otherwise always carry some cash for incidentals.

Another visit to eye clinic and glaucoma being kept in check thanks to the eyedrops. Pressures satisfactory.  Going again in 6 months time.

Lot of trails were flooded in a big way so drove into the park, luckily gateman had called it a day so it was free

Made it a small run today, legs were telling me they were tired from yesterday. 
One full lap and a small loop at one end of lake.
and 0.32m.   total 4.3


29/08/2012 at 21:23

Not so lucky, it stopped again when I was returning from the gym. I called the mechanic but his truck was busy on another call so I was on my own. After much messing about I got it started to have it stop again after a kilometre. I was now only 500m from an off ramp, so another workout pushing up the off ramp.
I got it going again but only for another kilometer. Three people stopped to help which was very pleasant and I had some interesting chats. It seemed to be heat related rather than a loose connection as it would start after waiting for ten mins.
I managed to get to the mechanic house and he gave me a lift home. 

I did manage a run and a workout so I didn't totally waste my day on the shoulder of the motorway.

10:01 AM Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gym5.1k, 23c, sun, felt ok but heels still uncomfortable.   Total Run Duration = 28:58,  Run Length = 5.1 Kms or 3.2 Miles  

Selected Lap Detail

Lap  Duration   Kms      Miles    Per Km    Per Mile    AWHR     MWHR  Cadence  Slength(m)  

01     06:03     1.0        0.6      06:03      09:44     59.2%     67.3%       84.0        0.98  

02  05:48     1.0        0.6      05:48      09:21     68.7%     73.5%       82.0        1.05

 03     05:43     1.0        0.6      05:43      09:12     72.8%     76.2%       83.0        1.05  

04     05:22     1.0        0.6      05:22      08:38     78.2%     83.0%       85.0        1.10

 05     05:19     1.0        0.6      05:19      08:33     83.0%     85.7%       84.0        1.12  

06     00:41     0.1        0.1      04:59      08:01     86.4%     87.1%       84.0        1.19  

Totals and averages for selected Laps

Lap  Duration     Kms      Miles    Per Km    Per Mile    AWHR      MWHR    Cadence  Slength(m)  

06     28:58      05.1      03.2      05:38     09:04      72.8%      87.1%       83.6        1.06  

 A little quicker but HR still way too high

Edited: 29/08/2012 at 21:27
29/08/2012 at 21:31

Watching the  parade of the athletes at the Paralympics Opening Ceremony. Don't think I've got too much to complain about really.

Good workout with the bike.

30/08/2012 at 08:31

Good morning

Mick6 - Poor Bonnie Is she sick unto death or is that just you?

JJ - Sorry, I wouldn't wish that on anybody. You know me well enough for that. How can I help it if a line break creeps in at the crucial moment?

Ceal - The funeral was yesterday, I omitted to mention it in the morning's post.


Edited: 30/08/2012 at 08:33
30/08/2012 at 08:53

Good Morning,

I am feeling rather tired this morning having tried to watch ALL of last nights Ceremony. My concentration really wasn't very sharp for the last section of the display and I will watch a replay later today. I feel it is very well worth watching again.


I hope that, yesterday, all went as well as these occasions can do. x

Poor Bonnie, she needs some love. But I think she is getting that from you. . Maybe the heel being a discomfort is part of the healing process as scar tissue is being broken down. Your HR will come down, fret not. Does your Physio know of anybody who can check your running style out to make sure that the PF is not as a result of something to do with your running technique.

We have had online banking for as long as it has been possible. If one checks off one's access statements the same as one would check one's bank account then it is no trouble at all to pay the balance off, especially if one has online banking facilities. It takes all of 2 mins. I hadn't realised that you have a niggle or two in the running department.  

I don't care for muddy training shoes, or any shoes for that matter, just that is pathetique me

I have a telephone interview this afternoon with Sportsister which is the sister to Athletic's Weekly, but it is online. I don't feel very sharp, mentally, today, so I am hoping that it won't be a recorded interview that can't be edited.

Edited: 30/08/2012 at 08:54
30/08/2012 at 11:38

A bit longer run done than intended. I finished what I had planned and was about to walk bck up the hill homewards when it started to rain. It is too cool today to wander around in sweaty clothes, so there was nothing for it but to run back up the hill home.

I ran 7.22 miles in 61.53 mins, av pace 8.39 mm, av HR 123. The run was 10 secs a mile faster than yesterday, but it was ran on pavements rather than on a trail.  except for the last 2k which was on grass. Also although undulating it was not as hilly as yesterdays run.

The last bit home was 1.17 miles uphill, making a total of 8.4 miles for the session.

My watch will not download details today for reasons only known to itself.  

30/08/2012 at 18:43

7.2 miles ! you are turning in to a long distance runner.
I did chat to my physio about running style but she felt that I needed to get some mobility in my feet first.
It is hard to know if all this stretching and rolling is doing anything but at the gym today I got some real feedback, I could touch my toes with locked knees. It has been a very long time since I could do that.

Cycled to and from the gym with lots of time doing core work. My gym time is getting longer and longer with less exercise getting done, I spend all my time talking. In the mornings most people at the gym are over 50 and I have got to know a lot of people. Lots of common interest including a motorcycle crowd so much discussion on what my Bonnie problems could be. 
I do have to suffer a few Brit jokes though.
This is the latest.
Why do Brits like warm beer?
Because Lucas had something to do with the refrigeration unit.
It is a Brit motorcycle joke.

More bear problems. While out walking my dogs this morning a neighbour rushed up to warn me that I had just missed a mother and 3 yes 3 cubs, not good when you are walking dogs. 

30/08/2012 at 21:58

Carpet for stairs and landing ordered as well as 7.5m of natural stone kitchen worktops.
We haven't finished yet ! There is a difference of opinion on whether the hall floor should be oak or tiled
We may have to sell the house to pay for it all.

Legs are a bit stiff after yesterday's easy jog and loadsa gardening so no running today.

I share Mick's worries about these 7 milers. That's clearly endurance territory.

We like warm beer because it's kept in barrels which are too big for a fridge.

Gym discussions seem ideal to me. Enjoyment comes first. Tell 'em it's not a Triumph; it's a Disaster. 

30/08/2012 at 22:01

What a good thing you just missed them instead of just encountering them! What sort of bear would that be?

Went swimming today. And finally stripped the last of the paper off my bedroom wall. So will buy polyfilla, paint roller and tray tomorrow (got the paint already). Light at the end of the tunnel!

31/08/2012 at 07:33

Good Morning,

After the polyfilla you can start the fun stuff. What colour are you considering?

touching your toes with locked knees has to be good. I guess your calf muscles are conceding to the treatment. Mother bear with cubs sounds scary.

who will win the discussion about the hall floor I wonder!

I realy enjoyed watching the Paralympics  yesterday. I was amazed at how fast and with such control the cyclists with only one leg could go on the track. I certainly enjoyed the basket ball match against Germany although the result was not one that we wanted.

We are going to the Olympic Park tomorrow pm to watch the Swimming. We shall be there earlier in the day to meet friends for a snack at sometime. It seems that my family are there en mass. Daughter and family are watching the Wheelchair Basket Ball, Son and wife are at the Table Tennis in the day time and then at the Swimming in the evening. Not seating with us, but no doubt we will catch up with them before we go into the Aquatic Centre.

31/08/2012 at 07:44

Good morning

6.06M; 1:14:52.6; 12:22/M;
1 12:40.0 1.00 12:40
2 12:33.1 1.00 12:33
3 12:45.1 1.00 12:45
4 12:48.4 1.00 12:48
5 12:02.2 1.00 12:02
6 11:36.2 1.00 11:36
7  0:27.6 0.06  8:20

Chilly feel about it this morning. Doesn't look very tidy but I did somehow get a negsplit by 90sec.

Whatever I do to present the figures so they can be read comfortably it seems that the RW software replaces all tabs and multiple spaces with just one single space.GRRR!

Ceal - have a good day.


Edited: 31/08/2012 at 07:51
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