Speaking of age comments. When I used to run first on treadmills at the age of 63 the gym fitness trainer aged in his 40s commented " I hope I can run like that in my 60s" .Suppose you have all heard about the great probability that Don Valley Stadium will be scrapped to save the council half a million out of their budget. Which means there will be no outside running track in Sheffield. But...they are considering re-opening the ex Student Games arena on Woodburn Road. That was the one I liked to use a couple of years back before they mothballed it !Clearly Jessica Ennis is not at all impressed with DV closure, she used that frequently.
Ran 4.4 miles on Wednesday, nowt special. 11.37, 10.22, 10.40, 10.48.Today, 1.1 mile warmup Garminless due to low battery warning. Then I chanced Garmin for the other miles and then it went dead on my walkback.10.49, 10.32, 10.22, 11.32 pace for 0.51m. Plus half a mile walk to car.
Looked at my running dairy for 2008 and noticed how much quicker I was in those days. Most training miles in the 9s or low 10s intersperced with some 8s. Ah well ya just can't stop age creeping on
Been busy all day writing up report which I had unwisely promised would be in the post for Saturday or Monday at the latest. Well, is done so will be Monday, subject to prompt postal service.
Not sure who made the comment about the head torch; Graham, maybe?
good day - and a NRD
I must fess up it were me gov - about head torches!!!
Columbadelivery by email is more certain. Download report into a pdf and send - simples
Impeyrun faster !!you have to look at your background training befoer determining whether speed is relatively slower or faster. at the moment I can claim that my training speed is relatively faster because of my low mileage - and I am clinging to that thought!!
JJI have done similar maths - it still means I am too slow !!
Traceyyou haven't been led astray by Hippo have you ???
Impeyit's funny how some councils can come up with money saving schemes without resorting to "high profile" budget cuts and others can't.I would suggest they start by limiting officers pay to a maximum ceiling of £65,000 and then scale downwards and reduce the overmanning by 50% .Oh sorry - who is producing the proposed budget cuts?? Do turkeys vote for Christmas???
Finally got to a parkrun! Rather wet, and a delayed start as Eastleigh was cancelled due to the wet conditions, so quite a few rushed across to Southampton. They have the advantage that they can set a course entirely on tarmac paths if they need to, and still hold it. Not a brilliant time, but pleaed to get faster as it went along:Split Summary ==== 1) - 1m - 9:31(9:31/m) - congestion & bunching at the start, and had cooled down while waiting2) - 1m - 8:50(8:50/m) 3) - 1m - 8:34(8:34/m) 4) - 0.1m - 45(7:34/m)
27:39 total time
Diana - Well done on the parkrun. Good going
TS i can safely report i had fish n chips today first of the year which for the confused (not you TS) is one of my new years resolutions
TS - email no good for these reports, - they need a signed copy. But I did email the "summary" section.
I wish I had a parkrun near me. My nearest is 30 miles away and starts at 9.00 a.m., which would mean getting up rather earlier than I want to. Maybe in the summer...
Confused about Pammie's NY resolution. Was it: not to have fish and chips before the 12th January?
Dianathat was a very progressive run indeed - I particularly liked the last 0.1 mile - you must have been fair motoring How does it compare with yhour 5K PB - it must be pretty close? I am waiting until the swamp disappears from my local Parkrun course before I try again !!
Pammiemore good Alf Tupper training food !!
ColumbaCreate a signature and then save it and copy it into the report each time!!!
Traceyyou ar 5 miles ahead of me
Long run tomorrow - I may just ease it up to 6 miles!!!
Very warm and wet here, not raining just lots of puddles and ice.
We decided to do the treadmill thing again. It wasn't too bad as I got to watch the Stoke Chelsea game at the same time.
I ran 13.7k which brought my weekly total to 53k. I ran 6 consecutive days with no issues, so getting there.
Columba it was to have less pizza (Dean Karnaes diet) and more Fish n Chips (Alf Tupper diet)
Great cartoon in this months RW
Mick6treadmill and watching Stoke = glutton for punishment. Good decision on balance considering what was outside
TraceyCeal really tells fibs about her age - she is 20 years younger at least
Diana3 weeks in Thailand - how awful!!!!
Cealnice day out yesterday - did you take any of the girls with you?I am off to see La Boheme next month - I mentioned I would quite like to see it and Santa brough me a pair pf tickets
The running gods conspired with me to produce a perfect running morning - gloroius sunshine, light frosty air and nice and dry underfoot with no windHow could I not put such conditions to good use?/
6.11 miles done in 49:30 (8:06m/m)
1m 8:252m 7:473m 7:584m 8:16 slowed a bit as I realised that I was commited to runinng longer5m 7:496m 8:26 Hipps Hill.11m 0:51
That 0.01 miles was important as it meant it was the furthest I had run since the Harrogate 10K back on 22 July last year.As I ran that in 48:43 I am quite pleased with this mornings effort though it had a lot less hill in it than the race as I cunningly sought out the flatest route possible
Good am/pm Not posted for a while but had a quick read back and some good trainingbeing done. Ceal-Shame about your injury but i know you will bounce back
Graham-Excellent 400s and t/s is spot on with his advice,he is not going to take it easy on you
T/S-Had to take a deep breathe when i read you entered a marathon,but i know you will be honed and well prepared.Your running is going very well at the moment.
Columba-The dark nights with no lights are difficult to run so it's good your getting out there.
Diana d-A swift run from you and getting quicker.
Tracey-Only 2 marathons,don't be lazy
Impey-Total respect for you and aws with your running long may it continue.
Mick6-So pleasing for you at last things seem to be going in the right direction.
I don't seem to have recorded my 5k times, so I'm not sure TS. I think the LFOTM I did was 27 minutes something, and I did a Race for Life with my daughter that will have been much slower due to congestion all round, and daughter struggling a bit. We have done 5k time trial at the club, but not sure if 100% accurate, as I believe I recorded a 26 something on undulating trails, which would be surprising (however, no congestion!)
TS, I see the Yorkshire marathon sold out in 5 days.
Lovely but chilly morning. Had some things to get on with indoors, so haven't run yet, but may layer up and go out to enjoy the sunshine.
Hope the niggle improves soon, ceal.
As for me i am afraid i have a calf injury which i tried out this morning but was just a no no.Been of running about a week now so its back to iceing ,massage,rest etc.Will probadly defer my marathon entry as the high mileage work required is not going to happen.
JJ-The gardening is harder than the running,don't know how you manage both.
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