awsWell done. Haven't seen a painting for some time.Woo who?JJ
Lovely pictures, JJ; - lovely baby!
Aws - lovely picture from you too!
All I did re my son's parking ticket was write a letter.
JJ - fab pics - you must be very proud.
aws - a very tranquil painting.
I've had a funny couple of days. On Wednesday I "ran" with my older friends, well, I ran part way with my older friends. 75+ man, has finally slowed down to run/walking. Very sad for him as he did love to motivate others.
Yesterday I mowed the lawns, then went to the beach with the kids, lots of walking and carrying involved!
Today I feel either I've got a cold coming on, or I have an alergy. Went to the chiro this morning, so I should be at least feeling straight! Don't think I'll run today either, even though it is a beautiful day outside today. Think I'll pay some bills!
6.04M; 1:16:54.4; 12:44/M;1 - 12:41.3 - 1.00 - 12:412 - 12:43.9 - 1.00 - 12:443 - 12:55.4 - 1.00 - 12:554 - 12:50.6 - 1.00 - 12:515 - 12:55.3 - 1.00 - 12:556 - 12:24.0 - 1.00 - 12:247 - 00:23.8 - 0.04 - 9:20
Hard with a steady SW wind, 5+mph is my guess. Even so managed a 10sec negsplit.
just checking in to see how y'all are doing
JJmany congrats on the latest grandchild and lovely pics.This buying presents for later life becomes an expensive one when they all seem to be borne in months where the gemstones are diamonds or emeralds - as I have found to my cost !!
I looked up the article I mentioned when we met in Hyde Park on here - I had never heard of sesamoids before and had to look them up!! It just goes to show how complex the foot & ankle can be in diagnostic terms - and I am not suggesting that this is what still ails you!! Hope the 5K goes well for you - an intercontinental racer
NZCit seems strange to read about going to the beach when we have just had our first frost of the year earlier in the week and which has caused a a mass of leaves to drop off the trees.You need to run more marathons - they make your 5K times faster!!!
awsI have taken many a photo in Newlands Valley but never from Woo Hoo!!!
Pammieexellent 10K race recently - you are really bringing your times down by big chunks.
Me?? well I am up to 15kg in the haversack for the 3x15 one legged squats on the staircase and the pain level is down to 2 or 3 at worst. I may not be able to run but my legs are awesome!!!
Good to hear from you, TS.
My brother is staying with me and has been persuaded to take part in the Huntington Chase 10k tomorrow, - it can be ridden on horseback or bike, or run, or walked. He will walk it, and I will run bits but almost certainly walk other bits since the contour lines on the map look awesome.
Columba - Watch that you don't trip over of any of those contour lines. They can be pretty dangerous when they get together
Beautiful baby JJ, and the other female relatives aren't bad either!
NZC, I think a 75 year old still out run/walking would inspire many, but I can see it must be hard for him in comparison to his former speed. We have a chap in our running club who is 74 I think, and frequently complains about how slow he is, but still faster than me most of the time!
Keep popping in TS
Still keeping up with my 5 x 50 challenge - now on day 35.
TS - Thanks
The inauguaral southend parkrun today 3 laps decent conditions. Ended up with 24:47 offically took 7 seconds to cross line slower opening mile 8:13 shoelace problem but finished with an OMG moment on my face when i looked at watch 123 turned up was 50th an 5th woman though 8 seconds between me and 3rd
thats 58 seconds quicker than Hyde Park.
TS i remembered what you said when turning corners kept to the left hand side when i could and remembered
can you tell i'm
JJ,Fine pics of new baby g/d completing the generation of three!Thanks for encouragement of my intervals. Reminds me that I still have a printout of a intervals training schedule that you kindly sent to me 8 years ago. I found it again only very recently....could still make use of that I guess
TS,Crikey, almost 2 and a half stones on my back would cripple my knees. Good sign that you are getting rugby player thighs back again ! You're gonna surprise us with a return to those early morning fast runs pds I would wager
Columba,Aws mentions contours but I haven't seen any posts from you about them. And strangely I haven't seen any of your posts for ages....seem to be missing?
NZC,Hope the cold hasn't materialized for you, maybe it was some allergy. Hope your 75+ friend will still get some running in, it must make him feel a bit sad. I know it will me when I know one day the running will be curtailed
Diana,Forgive me if I sound thick or missed summat, but 5 x50 what is or what are they ?
5k Parkrun day.
Didn't have my usual plate of porridge for brekky but instead had a banana, walnuts, raisins and small glass of tomato juice. Weather was fairly calm, fine but cold 43f. Wore shorts and teeshirt, asics shoes and the warmup run before race made me feel just right for it. Only snag was, towards end of the 1.5mile warming up my left knee was hurting (It has been a bit troublesome when climbing stairs at home and putting pressure on it gave a warning sign too). Might have to see the physio if it doesn't clear.The lineup had 419 in it and of course the first mile, especially first half of it, was difficult to steer clear of the others all of 'em vying for position. At around the 1/4 mile mark the left leg gave me some "gip" and I just had to slow down even more for 100 yards or so. Cautiously I regained some pace and luckily I completed the race with no further trouble.
Garmin mile times.....9m.48s (!), 8m.49s, 8m.45s, and 1m.31s for the 0.19m @ 8m.09s pace. total time 28m.53s.Official time 28m.55s (4 seconds better than last week). Age % 63.46 , 284 out of 419.Can't quite understand why that last bit after 3 miles always varies. I have often wished they made it a 3 mile race instead of 5k You can't beat "old money" ! Spoke to the only other over 70 and told him about our thread which he didn't know about. He doesn't take RW mag but he might have a look. Whether he will or not I don't know, we've had newcomers before and some never return to thread do they !
Pammie, you're on a roll! Nice one.
Impey, good run from you too. The Newcastle park run's never beaten 400 but has been close so it's probably only a matter of time. Ours has a right-angle bend after 300 yards or so which doesn't help the congestion but soon after that it's not a problem luckily. Hope your knee's ok. Best to rest it for a while I guess. Usually these things clear up after a few days of that.
Visit to grandaughter tomorrow then back to some level of normality unless an emergency occurs.Pammie/ImpeyUseful couple of runs. Would love to see you both getting up to 70% on age grading.DianaThank you. Ain't I just the lucky oneIt will be interesting to see how your 5 x 50 affects your racing pace. On the basis that I always preach consistent training as being more important than anything else you should reap considerable benefit .TSImpressive rehab work going on there. Any idea when a running restart is likely?JJ
Pammie-Good time your running well.
Impey-Thats a very big parkrun must be hard to pass anyone,
T/S-Hope your remedial work pays off.
Ran 9miles very slow today,so last long run before marathon but even that felt hard.Think its going to be a long day on sunday somehow.
Diana-Your well on your way now to completing your target
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