Over 60s training.

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02/09/2012 at 23:01


Mick looking good

Impey nice parkrunning

NZC nice running good to see both runs add up to more than the marathon distance

2.92 miles today had an easy week this week but last 2 runs i felt quite springy and despite being a bit tired felt legs moving fast may try a similar week prior Southend

JJ Did you enter Southend in the end?

02/09/2012 at 23:15

Impey - being a doctor, did your friend have a theory about the travel sickness tablet?

(I liked JJ's theory but can't think it's a scientific one)

NZC - 45k in two days, and cooking a family dinner and playing shops with a 2-year-old... I don't think I could have done any of that. Except maybe playing shops.

Finished painting the bedroom walls, also painted the window-frame. So the windows will have to stand open all night, so I hope the room doesn't fill up with daddy long-legses.

03/09/2012 at 08:17

Good morning

5.08M; 1:05:01.8; 12:48/M;
1 - 12:58.2 - 1.00 - 12:58
2 - 12:52.4 - 1.00 - 12:52
3 - 12:57.1 - 1.00 - 12:57
4 - 12:42.8 - 1.00 - 12:43
5 - 12:42.2 - 1.00 - 12:42
6 - 0:49.1 - 0.08 - 9:49

Cocking a snook at the tuna sandwich.


03/09/2012 at 11:50

Good day,

WOW, that is a lot of miles, espcially when combined with cooking lunch for the family too. I have no doubt you will be feeling the effects  now. But all good miles in the bank for your pending marathon.

You are making excellent painting progress. Good on you.

I am still glued to the TV following the coverage of the Paralympics. I am enjoying it all very much.



03/09/2012 at 11:56

Today I did a bit of a speed session. 3 x 1 mile reps with 90 secs recovery between each. I knew that they would be much harder to complete than 5 x 1k reps. I was correct!

I warmed up for a couple of miles at around 8.30 mmilling. av HR 115, MHR 133.

then on my not flat football pitch I carried out the 1 mile intervals with 90 secs passive recovery. 

I mile in 7.30 mins, av HR 143, MHR 157 
1 mile in 7.29 mins, av HR 152, MHR 159
1 mile in 7.42 mins, av HR 153, MHR 160--this was the hard one and the slowest

Cool down for 1.5 miles or so making the total mileage for the session 6.52 miles. .

03/09/2012 at 18:11

Didn't run today. Legs are stiff.

My legs didn't feel stiff until I saw you runs on consecutive days.

I've only done two training runs which isn't much of a comeback just yet. However, be scared young man!!!

I don't do much science.

Stop running 7 minute milee please. They make me feel very tired.

03/09/2012 at 18:41

Aws - JJ might as well throw that tuna sandwich out of the window.

Ceal - what JJ said. BTW, a mile on a football pitch must be quite a lot of times round the pitch, - or diagonally across it and back.

Been swimming.

03/09/2012 at 19:23

It's 2 football pitches, it is nearly 3 times around it for a mile.

7+ min milling strangely makes me feel tired too 

03/09/2012 at 19:27

I am jealous of the speed sessions you are doing, maybe I will try one this week.

Easy 5k run today.

11:03 AM Monday, September 03, 2012

Gym5.2k, 25c, sun, felt ok

Run Duration = 29:48,  Run Length = 5.2 Kms or 3.2 Miles

Average Run Pace = 05:46 per Km, 09:17 per Mile, Age grade =  58.8 %

Average Run WHR = 68.6 %,  Max Run WHR = 81.0 %

Average Run Cadence = 82.2, Average stride length = 1.1 m

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

 01     05:41       1.0        0.6        05:41      09:10         55.8%     63.9%       83.0        1.06

 02     06:03       1.0        0.6        06:03      09:44         67.3%     72.1%       82.0        1.01

 03     05:51       1.0        0.6        05:51      09:25         71.4%     73.5%       82.0        1.04

 04     05:42       1.0        0.6        05:42      09:11         71.4%     74.1%       82.0        1.07

 05     05:37       1.0        0.6        05:37      09:03         74.8%     80.3%       82.0        1.08

 06     00:51       0.2        0.1        05:10      08:19         80.3%     81.6%       83.0        1.16


03/09/2012 at 21:35

Ceal - you are one speedy lady and a very hard trainer. I can't even get myself to do one hard mile!

I am paying for my "double" on the weekend - feel like cr*p, but hope that the "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" saying is right

I won't be going to O'Hagan's tonight!

Columba - good work on the painting front. That's another thing I just think about!

JJ/Mick - would love to be there to see the "showdown". Think you will all have a wonderful time!

04/09/2012 at 10:38

Good Day,


I thought you might pay for your hard weekends work. but it will be like putting money in the bank. I can see that a 5k race would be out of the question and foolish  to do. I am not sure if you saw my post a couple of months ago when I declared that I wasn't going to many races any more. I am most certainly not doing track racing next year. I will race when I want to and where I want to. I enjoy the Hyde Park 5k races and will certainly do some of those and I am doing a local multi-terrain 10k here in the town where I live which passes by our front door. I have had enough of racing and fighting the pain barrier. However, I do enjoy running and my training. I have been setting myself little challenges. The biggest has been running longer runs!

At least you are now able to get some miles in again.

I hope the doddle walking has unstiffened your legs.

04/09/2012 at 10:46

It is a beautiful day for running today. NO wind, lots of  sunshine, plus it's warm too.

I ran 10k in 53.50 mins, av pace 8.40 mm, av HR 128, MHR 157 (a bit of a sprint at the end of the run)! About 3--4k was run on wet grass, now got wet socks and shoes! The dew was very heavy last night.

5.16 mins, HR 103
5.28 mins, HR 118
5.21 mins, HR 123
5.25 mins, HR 127
5.22 mins, HR 131
5.23 mins, HR 129
5.12 mins, HR 130
5.24 mins, HR 135
5.44 mins, HR 139
5.11 mins, HR 141

After yesterdays 1 mile reps my legs felt a bit jaded, and towards the end of the 10k I certainly felt tired but managed to pull something out of the bag for the last kilometer.  

04/09/2012 at 10:47

I hope you are feeling  a little less tired today.

I hope you and your family have a good day tomorrow. It is tomorrow isn't it that you go to the O Park?  

04/09/2012 at 11:16

Good morning


One small boy to his friend," I call my granddad spiderman".
"Why, has he got special powers?" 
"No he can't get out of the bath!"

Well, I liked it. I always feel sorry for the spiders I wash down the plughole.



04/09/2012 at 11:29

I always rescue my spiders out of the bath

04/09/2012 at 13:21


Ceal - seemed to sleep well was working  but did a little detour home 6 miles instead of 2, i think if i remember right that when i've done it before i always sleep well after one of these Bed at 3:40 though i woke once or twice looked at time the last time it was 12:45 - thought i better get up Think i may have to experiment

aws/Ceal i rescue spiders too - incidently i dreamt of spiders last night ok this morning 2 of them

NZC hope you are a little more recovered today


04/09/2012 at 16:22
Ceal - we are of to the Paralympics tomorrow morning. Bernard's stressing about what to wear as its cold in the morning.
04/09/2012 at 16:37

Just wear layers which you can discard bit by bit. Wear comfy shoes! It will be hot tomorrow so the bottom layer of clothing should be light. Take empty water bottles with you. You can't take water through the Security but once inside there are water fountains, just ask the Games Makers where they are. Stewart takes a rucksack with thin fleeces in etc.

04/09/2012 at 17:46

Quick report on the 10-mile race last Sunday. The good news is that I beat my target of 1 hr 15 mins by the comfortable margin of one second! That's over two minutes slower than last year but after my problems recently I'm not complaining. It's quite a hilly course and the temperature by the end was about 20 degrees. Almost tropical by northern standards.

Edited: 04/09/2012 at 17:47
04/09/2012 at 18:12


Graham that is fantastic the 2 minutes with the problems you've had is nothing once you can get good solid training behind you you'll get it all back Still a brilliant time mind

Just did 4.43 miles  another best run in yonks i like this

4:04 (9:26)

42:39 now work

Tracey enjoy tomorrow

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