Hello all,Having spent the last couple of hours fixing my sister's computer I can now get on.
ceal,Another fine performance from you
Graham,So close, when is your next 5k?
Busbar,Were you at the game on Sunday, I got really wet but still enjoyed it. The first half was a bit of a disaster but they came on strong in the second half to pull it out of the fire.
I managed an easy 5k this morning in the rain again still enjoyed it.
Mick, no 5K planned as such but there's a 5K park run every Saturday morning only a mile or so from me so I'll wait until there's a race-free weekend and it's not too windy before having another go. What I'm determined not to do is what happened last summer, when I was on better form than now, but found any excuse not to run a 5K through fear of failure. That's just wrong! Pleased you enjoyed the match. I've only been to White Hart Lane once and that was as a youngster with my father to watch them play Man Utd. He was a fan of theirs (Dad, how could you?!)
Another brilliant race from you! Excellent 5k time and a resulting fantastic age percentage, well done young lady
Sorry to hear of your fall due to some kind of wire tripping you up. But very well done on the 5k pb. As others have said sub 20 is getting nearer.
Bit late with mention of yesterday's 10k (TenTenTen) race but have been waiting for official result first.
Weather was kind, with little wind,no rain and just some weak watery sunshine at first. I did a little warmup of about a mile before lining up or rather queueing (!) up for the start. Positioned well back, didn't fancy being tripped up by the passing faster bodies.
The course was a 2 lapper of mixed terrain of grass, road, wooded trails, tree roots and rocks included with a nasty steep hill in the mix.Set off on grass field for a few hundred yards before joining the road(closed to traffic) which was though slight ,noticeably rising. At 0.7m we entered the next park and up that steep grassy slope, I struggled to run all of it, and at the top there was a holdup due to channelling onto the narrow wooded (and rugged) trail. For the next mile it was a case of stop and start with occasional congestion of runners. This made me think it's a good job I'm using this as a training run , hardly worth busting a gut for! Soon a sharp turn down stone steps to run on park path and another undulating trail as we re-entered Endcliffe Park. Second lap was a more or less a repeat of the first, run around the grass zone, road and the steep grassy slope which by now was too slippery to run. This time I could only walk up it, others were same. By the time I saw the finish in front of me I couldn't pick up a final faster pace even on the grass surface. Legs were not willing !All in all, interesting route. good test of fitness and balance to avoid falls in places.
Mile laps here....doesn't look good but at least it shows how paces are forced to vary! 11.14, 10.48, 9.15, 11.51, 11.02, 9.32 and 0.58s.Official (tagged) time 64m.40s. Finished 661 out of 772.Not surprised with my time as it's only the second 10k in 12 months.
Impey, sounds a really hard-core multi-terrain race! Were there any other M70s there? I bet your time was competitive if there were. Plenty of chances to come a cropper so good that you finished unscathed.
Laptop is running slow today . Mick, where are you?ImpeyIf nothing else it was a great training run. The time's a bit irrelevent really.JJ
Columba - yes, I did have a drink with me and my son carried a few lollies to keep us going on the track.
That was a good solid 7 and a half miles!
Diana - running with head torches - that's different, reminds me of night orienteering.
Ceal - fab run - great age-grading, shame the timing was a bit out.
busbar - great training going on, looking good for your marathon.
Graham - a PB despite your fall - congrats, what age-grading did you get?
JJ - you'll be glad to see the back of those workmen!
Impey - nice work.
I ran just over 4 miles with Mae in Cornwall Park. Lots of sheep with their lambs. We tried very hard to steer clear of them. Mae is very good, not interested in them at all, but one sheep who was as big as Mae, and Mae is a big dog, wanted to have a go at us - most unusual, thought she would run a mile! I don't think she had any lambs either. I thought "she" might have been a ram, but I don't think so.
Christine, ah, lambs. Wish it were Spring here...
My AG was 79.89 although in three weeks it would have been over 80.
NZCAll work should be finished by Wednesday. Mostly the workmen are quite amusing.GrahamThat's an excellent age group %. Well done.JJ
It was pleasing to avoid falls or suffer injury effects in this kind of race. More attention needed to training now before the next 10k whenever that'll be. Don't know if there were any other over70s as the results bunch everyone over 40 as just "vet 40". Next day,(Monday) with stair rod rain all day I took to the gym as a substitute for the recovery run.
Graham Did we have spring this year can't remember it was all a bit of a blurrSorry to hear about your fall hope you are ok now not too badly damagedCeal Well done on your 10km great time Will you do more 10kms i'm guessing further is out of the questionImpey Great running from you
Been ages since i was here been getting ready for Christmas last week still ran but short runs some very short runs And am only doing short ones this week due to Friday even though i could do more, but i won't
4.02 yesterday and 3.48 today been catching up with sleep this week
Good evening.Workmen almost finished. Less than half a day's work left for one guy plus the hall to be tiled tomorrow. I collected 11 huge boxes of tiles from the depot this morning and carried each box up my long flight of front steps. It was a quad-wreecking exercise so I didn't run.That will be a complete refurbishment of floors, walls, ceilings and paintwork in the hall, stairs, landing, guest bedroom, kitchen and utility room plus three replacement windows upstairs. Probably the last time we will have such an upheaval.Now broke except for the train fare to Hyde Park on Friday which I have been hiding from MrsJJ.PammieNothing wrong with a few short runs. Just make 'em a bit quicker than usual.JJ
Impey i did earlier but thats normal round here
JJ rens getting quicker esp on short runs even with hills
Bet your house is looking grand now. Will you mis the workmen
JJ - so you won't be shouting lunch for everyone
Good luck to everyone for LFOM 5km!
I ran O'Hagan's 5km last night, very windy, but wanted to see if how I would go, so soon after the marathon. I was very pleased - 22.10. Have to be happy with that. It is a fast course, but I only ran 22.17 last month.
NZC Well done at O Hagans that is good so soon after your marathon
NZCNice one! Pdq.Tea and coffee only from me.PammieIt's like we've moved house.JJ
Christine, great recovery to run such a quick 5K so soon after the marathon. You're some runner.
Nzc-Good 5k time a sub 22next i think.
Impey-Well done on your race a bit of a mixture of terrain.
Pammie-Keep putting the miles away well done
Done 12x400 at track tonight 200recovery between reps then 800recovery after a set of 4x400 if that makes sense.Pace varied from the quickest 1.30 to the slowest 1.36 Done a 2mile warm up and 2mile warm down
busbar, some session. That's a great pace to maintain for 12 400s. Shows you've still got the speed as well as long-distance stamina.
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