Over 60s training.

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20/10/2012 at 21:00
Great racing. You are getting faster week by week.

Shame you have a lurgy. But it sounds as if you will be sensible if you still feel carp next week. I am sure you don't need to run at all before next Sunday if it will help you to get on the start line.

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20/10/2012 at 21:42

Probably not a great idea to run a marathon under the weather, there is always the next one.

Still good 400s even if you were cruising. The weather here is really pleasant. I have another bonnie ride planned for Monday, a ride down into the States. I have order somethings that you cannot get in Canada and they will not deliver. I have a US post box that only costs me $5 per package and it is only 45 mins away. I will take the back roads which at this time of year will be very pretty. I then have a river run planned with a friend to finish off the day.

20s is a good step forward in the 5k, well done. 

I thought your race was next weekend but I hope it goes well.
Yes you are right it will not be long before the canal freezes over and I will be getting out my spikes.

It is a shame our bodies can't keep up with our minds. I would love to be able to train at full effort but I doubt it will be happening for a while so I know how you feel. 

Another easy run today, 11k with a friend so lots of chatting. Heels are still an issue for me but at least I am running. 

20/10/2012 at 22:07
I think Tracey has a 5 mile race tomorrow and the Beachy Head Marathon is the following weekend.
21/10/2012 at 13:53

It is dreary, dark, dreary, misty, dreary, wet, dreary, damp here. But not cold. 

We ran 8k in 48.29 mins, and I ran at Stewart's pace., which gave me an interesting av HR

Splits in K's pace in mmilling.
10.15 mm, HR 96
9.49 mm, HR 98
9.43 mm, HR 102
9.36 mm, HR 113
9.35 mm, HR 112
9.51 mm, HR 112
9.49 mm, HR 115
9.23 mm, HR 117


the av pace was 9.46 mm, and the av HR was 108!!!

I hope that our racers are doing well today.

Edited: 21/10/2012 at 14:22
21/10/2012 at 18:13
Not having a good day. Didn't do my 5 mile race because I caught Kierrah's cold. Then I did Ripped in 30 exercise dvd and injured my hamstring doing it. Heard a pop sound. Getting up and down from sitting position is painful. It's ok to walk and hurts a bit going up the stairs.
21/10/2012 at 18:27

Ouch,Tracey. RICE. Take it easy......................  i don't like tha tyou heard  a pop sound. 

21/10/2012 at 18:49
Its feels like a nerve pain K2

Trying not to worry about it until tomorrow. Praying the pain may easy off overnight.
21/10/2012 at 19:15

Doesn't sound good Tracey - hope you will be alright.

I did an easy 3 miles with Mae yesterday, and then had a lovely day with the family, even though the weather was lousy!

Watched the Men's triathlon, again on TV - the conditions for them were awful, and a tough hilly bike course. Amazing that there weren't any major bike crashes, not that I saw anyway.

The age-groupers are on today, my 67 year old friend has just done Kona, come home and done an aquathon, and I think is lining up today. Don't know how she does it. Don't think she'll have anything in the tank on Wednesday for our normal Wednesday run.

21/10/2012 at 19:35

Hi all-Managed to get round the marathon today,but what a struggle.
Basically the plan was to run 8minute miles to go sub 3-30 but that started to wrong from mile 14.My garmin lost its signal at mile 19 i averaged 8.09 till there so that was not a disaster but what followed was,as jj said the last 6miles are the moment of truth.So try to sort the garmin and you will see i averaged 11.54 mileing for last 6 or so miles not here due to garmin playing up.My calfs were really hurting and the a groin pain kicked in.Also my left glute seemed to really hurt,but all i could do was walk and sort of shuffle along.Marshalls were great and although it was a dreary day it was cool and perfect for running,

21/10/2012 at 19:56

Had a lovely time in London; managed to see all the 4 children who live there, plus of course grand-daughter. Also spent 4 hours at the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition at Tate Britain, also did a nearly 8 mile run on Wandsworth Common and Clapham Common.

Busbar, that sounds really grim and very frustrating for you.

Tracey - sounds a bit serious if you actually heard it pop.

No time for more, - working tomorrow and must get everything ready.

21/10/2012 at 19:59
Oh no. X x x x

Whoever invented the marathon distance deserves to be shot! There are many of us who can relate to your struggle over the last 6 miles which includes so much pain. Well done on finishing the race. You had a good 20 miles.
21/10/2012 at 20:09

Sorry i have to post like this as you know i am not great at it.
mile              mile            mile              mile
1-8.04          7-8.06        13-8.08          19-8.54     average time up till then 2.34.52
2-7.47          8-8.05       14-8.12           20-10.00
3-7.54          9-7.56        15-8.14          21-14.40
4-8.05        10-7.55        16-8.26          22-11.33
5-8.04        11-7.56        17-8.25          23-12.49
6-7.53        12-7.58        18-8.40          24-11.30
                                                         25-Sorry garmin trouble but its clear to see
                                                           the wheels came off big time
Have not got official time yet,but i went over the finish the line by there clock in 
  3-58 to just go under four hour 

21/10/2012 at 20:34
Mile 21 looks painful. Brilliant that you got a sub 4 hrs.
21/10/2012 at 20:40

Impey-Well done on 20 seconds of your time, thats a lot in 5k race

My official time was 3-57-44 its getting better 

21/10/2012 at 21:20
Busbar - well done today x
21/10/2012 at 22:28

Did a short easy run today. It would have been longer but the weather was foul.

Tough call. Don't even think of running before Beachy and don't sart if it hasn't recovered. I had exactly the same trouble just before the London Marathon in 2011.

The wheels came off in a very spectacular manner. We've all done it and not got anywhere near sub-4.
Keep checking the results. In a couple of days you could be down to 3:30.

Nice steady improvement. Keep 'em coming.


Edited: 21/10/2012 at 22:30
21/10/2012 at 22:37

Great run.

22/10/2012 at 12:05

Good morning, just.

Sorry you had a terrible day yesterday,  the hamstring bother hopefully won't be as serious as it sounds.  Lets hope not.

That was a tough one, those last 6 miles or so made it hard for you.  You really did very well in getting total time under 4 hours. 

Now we've got your weather .  Miserable grey grim looking sky, drizzly and dreary.   Mind you we have had it good for last few days so should be grateful for that.
Enjoyed our hillyish walk around Matlock High Tor yesterday. Sunny when we set off but fog patches in the valleys when we got there spoilt an otherwise lovely view/s from the tops.

Thanks everyone for nice comments re 5k race, I shall keep doing them for as long as I am able.   Makes you wonder how long the old body parts can keep it up

I am sure I'd never complete a marathon so great respect to all of you who have done them.  Personally I don't think I could put up with all the long distance training for a start.


22/10/2012 at 12:32

Impey, another very good park run on Saturday. I'm with you on marathons. Just too much mileage needed with the attendant risk of injury.

Tracey, I hope your hamstring problem turns out to be not as bad as feared but it's obviously the last thing you needed before Beachy.

busbar, what a shame to fade when you were going so well. Many runners half the age never manage to go sub-4 though so it's still an impressive run in my book.

Christine, pleased to hear your granddaughter's now fine. Must have been a worrying time though.

The weekend up here was just lovely. My training's been going well recently and I'll post a bit about it later on.

22/10/2012 at 12:58

Thanks to all for kind comments much apreciated.The thing is i have a place in london marathon next year,but not sure if i want to do it.As impey said there is to much training involed with the risk of injury.All respect to those 100 club marathoners 

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