Over 60s training.

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08/11/2012 at 17:50

Graham - xpost - nice work. 

I agree with your post to Busbar, but sometimes you can run very fast up to 5km after a marathon, because it feels like a 100m! A half marathon is still a half marathon, so he needs to be a bit cautious.

08/11/2012 at 18:11

Christine, agreed. I wasn't really linking the fast 400m with an ability to necessarily run well over 13.1 miles. Hope you enjoy your run this morning. It must be great to know summer's coming on rather than winter.

08/11/2012 at 19:42

Graham - I ran my fastest 1500m albiet many years ago - 2 weeks after a marathon.

08/11/2012 at 21:36

Graham-Another excellent session there as 10 x400m is nowhere near easy.What sort of hr do you get on the reps in general.?

NZC-Remember years ago after i ran a marathon and got a good 10k time about 2weeks later.But this one seems to have done a bit more damage,but i think i will take your good advice and just play it by ear.

08/11/2012 at 21:41

Good evening each.
Did a 4 miler today off road starting from the footpath (Weald Way) that starts opposite my cave in the hillside. That makes it a two day streak.

TS
Lovely pace on that run.
My profile used to be similar but as I got older I learned to modify my approach if it was needed.

Ceal
You are turning out some excellent runs.
Enjoy the celebration. I bet you run at some stage if you've got your kit with you.

Graham
A fine set of 400s. It was a tough session. Well done.

Tracey
Shame the cold is still hanging around. Take care.
JJ

08/11/2012 at 23:02

JJ-Nice one,i know its early days but have you any races in mind.?

Club run tonight of nearly 8miles pace was 7.55 on a nice mainly flat run. 

09/11/2012 at 06:40
Morning all

Got woken up by Andre saying "it's Andre's birthday" then "I'm 13"
09/11/2012 at 08:26
Happy Birthday Andre.

What presents has he had?
09/11/2012 at 11:13

Tracey-Wishing andre a happy birthday

09/11/2012 at 11:55

Graham
I do remember that feeling at the end of an interval session when one can STOP. It is a good feeling. I think it is pretty much always windy on the track in varying strengths. It sounded tough conditions when you were training, my heart used to sink when I arrived at the track and found it was windier than I had expected or indeed hoped for.  One is so aware of the wind all the way round the 400. Although, I guess one does not feel the following wind!!! So I should say one is aware of it around 300 m's. I hardly remember racing on the track when it's not windy. Well in this country that is.You produced a good set of numbers in your session.

busbar
Well you know you can run a decent pace for 8 miles. Although I expect you are looking for a faster pace than that for a race. What time did you do in the half mara last year? A good win last night, Stewart was chuffed. I have no idea why Stewart's name has come out in blue, I wonder if it will submit in blue too.
JJ
I bet your run along the Weald Way is a pretty one. Watch-out the streaking could become a habit.


It has rained today, well it had to didn't it. But whilst I was running it was just damp with a slight mizzle of wet stuff.

I ran easy for 47.41 mins, 5.2 miles, av pace 9.10mm, av HR 117, MHR 139 

Stewart has been away for 12 days now, which seems ages, and he has another 20 days to go before he comes home.

09/11/2012 at 12:36

Ceal-Yes another good win but still got a bit to do to qualify for next round.
The last 2 years i ran 1.34xx @ 7.10 pace,well done on running again today you seem to getting good mileage in.

09/11/2012 at 16:32

busbar, you were asking about my HR on the 400 reps. No idea I'm afraid. When I did use my monitor, about two years ago and at a comparable state of fitness, my rate for HM pace was about 140 to 145. So I'm guessing when I'm near my max on a 400 rep it's about 165? You've certainly set yourself a high standard with those two HM times. Very impressive.

ceal, yes, there's usually some wind at the track. It's completely open and quite exposed. Yesterday was worse than usual though.

Did a gym session today and plan an easy-paced 13 miles tomorrow.

Edited: 09/11/2012 at 16:33
09/11/2012 at 17:35

Wow, some really good training going.

JJ,
it looks like you have fixed your running mojo, it is good to see you getting out.

Tracey,
It is wonderful to see your son so excited about his birthday, but another teenager in the house !!

My heels have been good this week so my running has been more enjoyable. I ran with two friends this morning and followed it with a good natter in a local coffee shop. I wished I had discovered retirement a lot early.

09:21 AM Friday, November 09, 2012

Gym9k, 1c, cloud, felt strong, heels were good after yesterdays rest.

Run Duration = 51:17,  Run Length = 9.0 Kms or 5.6 Miles

Average Run Pace = 05:41 per Km, 09:09 per Mile, Age grade =  61.5 %

Average Run WHR = 75.0 %,  Max Run WHR = 93.7 %

Average Run Cadence = 88.3, Average stride length = 1.0 m

Lap  Duration   Kms      Miles    Per Km    Per Mile    AWHR     MWHR   Cadence  Slength

 01     06:20     1.0        0.6      06:20      10:11     62.7%     70.4%       90.0        0.88

 02     06:06     1.0        0.6      06:06      09:49     70.4%     76.8%       88.0        0.93

 03     05:36     1.0        0.6      05:36      09:02     73.2%     78.2%       87.0        1.02

 04     05:47     1.0        0.6      05:47      09:18     73.2%     78.9%       87.0        0.99

 05     05:49     1.0        0.6      05:49      09:23     75.4%     78.9%       87.0        0.99

 06     05:41     1.0        0.6      05:41      09:10     75.4%     82.4%       88.0        1.00

 07     05:36     1.0        0.6      05:36      09:01     77.5%     80.3%       89.0        1.00

 08     05:20     1.0        0.6      05:20      08:35     81.0%     83.8%       89.0        1.05

 09     04:55     1.0  &nbs

09/11/2012 at 17:37

I hate how this site just truncates your post, no warning just cuts it off.

09:21 AM Friday, November 09, 2012

Gym9k, 1c, cloud, felt strong, heels were good after yesterdays rest.

Run Duration = 51:17,  Run Length = 9.0 Kms or 5.6 Miles

Average Run Pace = 05:41 per Km, 09:09 per Mile, Age grade =  61.5 %

Average Run WHR = 75.0 %,  Max Run WHR = 93.7 %

Average Run Cadence = 88.3, Average stride length = 1.0 m

Lap  Duration   Kms      Miles    Per Km    Per Mile    AWHR     MWHR   Cadence  Slength

 06     05:41     1.0        0.6      05:41      09:10     75.4%     82.4%       88.0        1.00

 07     05:36     1.0        0.6      05:36      09:01     77.5%     80.3%       89.0        1.00

 08     05:20     1.0        0.6      05:20      08:35     81.0%     83.8%       89.0        1.05

 09     04:55     1.0        0.6      04:55      07:56     86.6%     93.7%       90.0        1.13

 10     00:02     0.0        0.0      06:53      11:05     90.8%     90.8%       87.0        0.83

My cadence seems to have reset itself, not sure why. Maybe it has something to do with how my heels feel.

Edited: 09/11/2012 at 17:39
09/11/2012 at 17:42

Columba,
I continue to wear my compression socks after my run and it is definitely helping with my recovery. Wearing them while running doesn't seem to make any difference but after works. By the time the evening comes I have little or no discomfort whereas if I do not wear them my calves and feet stiffen up with the resultant discomfort in my heels. Did you experiment with them?

09/11/2012 at 18:22

I've missed Columba's departure - will look forward to hearing about her trip when she gets back.

Good news about the troublesome dog ceal. Enjoy your trip to Portsmouth & Brighton. The Portsmouth AC celebration should be an enjoyable event. We have our annual Running club dinner dance & awards night tomorrow too, which should be fun. It's always interesting to se everyone dressed up rather than in running clothes.

busbar - hope the half goes ok, if you decide to do it. I didn't feel too bad after my last marathon, but when I tried running it was a different story! I think recovery does take longer as we get older.

Glad things seem to be improving with your injuries TS.

Get well soon Tracey X

Will be out with the club later - it will feel very cool after Tenerife.

09/11/2012 at 18:23

Lots of cross training today in the garden.

Busbar
Won't be racing this year. I may concentrate on the Kent Grand Prix races next year. That's one race each month Jan - October.

Ceal
The Weald Way heading north takes me down into Haysden Country Park which has excellent country trails that are decent to run on.and mostly flat. Unfortunately it's a long, steep uphill trek on the way back.

Mick
Early in the week I saw my doc for an MOT. Not had one for two years. We were discussing my weight gain and she effectively told me to get back to some proper training again. She is about 35 and clearly has no respect for an old coffin-dodger.
JJ

09/11/2012 at 19:09

JJ,
She obviously doesn't like the heavy muscled types. How did you find yourself a 35 year old female GP. I will be looking for one next year as my long term GP is retiring. 

09/11/2012 at 19:18
We normally only buy him one present for his birthday and more for Christmas. He wanted a pin ball game, so that's what his got. Kierrah brought him a Super Marion t-shirts.

His got money of nan and grandad and remote control car and money of my aunt and uncle.
09/11/2012 at 19:27

Hi!

Back again after a tinsel'n'turkey week in Blackpool.  Not an ideal time to spend so late in year, it's been so windy but in a way invigorating.  Long walks to Lytham and Cleveleys were enjoyable, as was the 2012 version of Starlight Express show. Saw the final night of their illuminations and firework displays. Hotel was good with plenty of entertainment.  Had some trouble with car when leaving hotel today,  battery was dead flat,  luckily Richard (stepson) had his jump leads in his car so that resolved that !!

No running alas,  but I guess one week with no training will do little harm,  hopefully !

Intended to do 5k parkrun tomorrow but we are helping our grandson (Alex) and his girlfriend to move into their rented flat first thing a.m.  They are so pleased to have their own place, like many youngsters today it's hard trying to get on the housing ladder but are happy they have nice accomodation with a great view as a bonus

Maybe I shall get out for a run in afternoon.

I have done a fast  read of thread and there are lots of running going on it seems.

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