Over 60s training.

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26/01/2013 at 21:54

Not quite Columba But my parents had a gramaphone which could play 78s (as well as 33s an 45s) though we never had any


I didn't either  thats why i asked the  gentlemen what they were

26/01/2013 at 23:20

Hi everyone

Backhome after a week of granddadding and I think I'll just take it easy for a while.

TS - thanks for that, I hadn't realised it was there. I like the way it follows the twists and turns of a road automatically, even goes round corners and selects the shortest route through a maze. It knocks Tracklogs on the head anyway.


26/01/2013 at 23:28

JJ - Free and actually works don't often go together. As for well, well...

You'll just have to learn HTTP an' do it theesen.


27/01/2013 at 14:26

good day

aaahh waxwings - we had a small flock in the garden befoer Christmas and they stripped the berries from a very large cotonester hedge in about 5 minutes. Very pretty bird when seen up close

that is a huge stint on the treadie - much respect!!!
Well done on weekly mileage despite your weather

looks like you are passing on your run attitude to Mae - get out there!!

Well the snow has all but gone  and replaced by lots of running water, streams and small lakes plus a very strong gusting wind.

9.2 miles done in 77:13 (8:38m/m) and avHR 141 (72%WHR) and a max of 163 on the last hill

Mile Time Avg HR Max HR

1     09:10     132        143

2     07:42     137        140

3     07:47      141       148

4     08:25      139       144

5    08:35       138        144

6    08:45       143        159

7    08:42        144       163

8    08:36         142      151

9    08:44         153      161

0.2  02:52         149     157


oohh that worked!!! Mile 8-9 was Hipps Hill - total climb in the run was 105m as I went on my slightly harder route.

Quite pleased with that  as it brings me in sight of the first milestone of the comeback. However I have a very busy week coming up so running may be limited - a step back may be welcomed by my legs

Edited: 27/01/2013 at 14:30
27/01/2013 at 15:26

TS, you're flying. Great to see! 

27/01/2013 at 17:39

thanks - but hardly flying, just getting ready for take off!!
AvHR still too high but it will come down with training. I did pay a little for my exuberance in miles 2 and 3 after the all uphill first mile, as I closed and passed a group of runners, later on.

I haven't tried it through a maze!!! 

Edited: 27/01/2013 at 17:43
27/01/2013 at 19:17

Pammie - waxwings - what a pretty bird! - I don't think I've ever seen one, and from the distribution map it looks as though I never will, at least not where I live.

Had a lovely day out with Younger Daughter and her boyfriend, this being the postponed birthday outing from last week. We met at the Small Breeds Farm


had lunch, walked around visiting the owls and animals (most of them under cover in this weather,  which was just as well as for about 15 minutes there was lashing rain and a smattering of hail with it) and then had tea and scones before going home. Lots of the animals are eager to be petted and stroked, - there are even 3 or 4 owls which "may be stroked gently by adults" - so it was all very hands-on. The downside of the stroking was that the smell of billy-goat hangs on even after several washes. There was a notice warning of this, but billy and I had been in close proximity for several minutes before I noticed the notice. 

Daughter brought me pressies too, so it really did feel like my birthday. As indeed it was, if a week late. 

27/01/2013 at 19:29

Happy belated birthday Columba - sounded like a really nice outing, I'd like the scones, but not the smell of billy goats!

I used to listen to "Peter and the wolf" on the radio as a child, I also loved "The happy Prince". We didn't have a record player.

Torque Steer - well done - once competitive, always competitive!

I did get myself out with Mae - we did 16km but not very fast - out and back, very hot on the way back, put my head under a tap with about 6km to go. Put Mae's under as well, as she refuses to drink very much on the run.

JJ - sounds like you are a hit with your gchild!

27/01/2013 at 20:55

Nice sunny day. Did 2 doodle walks and a lot of garden maintenance. Finished the day with a gym session.

Free = costs nothing.

Very useful run today.Nice and steady.

I'm just a plaything 

Happy birthday whenever it was.
I invented an aftershave called wet labrador. I may try a new one called "Billy gate".

28/01/2013 at 09:17

good morning

belated happy birthday. You kept that quiet. Sounds like you had a good day yesterday apart from billy goat smells.

nice range of smells there - sold many???
Steady pace but not so steady HR but that will come hopefully!!

16K on a hot day is dedication - love the mental image of you dunking your head under a tap - lucky to have one available.
Competitive, moi ??? Sad isn't it?

It looked nice out there early on but I should have been alerted by the bright full moon that it may have been a bit chilly and so it proved with a strong wind as well to polish the frost on the ground very nicely.

3.62 miles done in 31:03 (8:35m/m) and avHR 132 max 163

1m 8:54 126  136
2m 8:17  132  140
3m 8:29  134  145
.6m 5:22 146  163 

Quite enough even though I thought I had run 4.62 miles - obviously still  dreaming.

It is the 200th anniversary today of the publication of Pride and Prejudice, my second favourite Jane Austen book (the first being Persuasion).
I do wonder how a modern female writer would be viewed who repeated the sentiments of the classic opening line from that book -
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife".

28/01/2013 at 13:23
Belated Happy Birthday Columba xxx
28/01/2013 at 13:26
Went out just after 8:30 for a 14 mile run

Average pace 10:59
28/01/2013 at 13:57

very well done - lovely pacing!! Your fastest miles were the second, fifth and second last 

28/01/2013 at 14:24
TS - am trying to get my pace even. The 11:23 mile is mostly uphill and I was getting tired.
28/01/2013 at 14:31

Tracey, another very good long run. And your injury worry of a week or two ago doesn't seem to have come to anything.

28/01/2013 at 14:54
Graham - I've still got problems with my right foot. Just have to be cafe I don't overdo my running.
28/01/2013 at 14:56


Happy Birthday Columba, if a little late

Tracey good long run


7.11 miles for me run walk same as before 350 run 50 m walk all easy (26 times) then 1.05 run home legs felt it a bit  but was out last night  celebrating 3 birthdays 15 of us from work we had little  batons of bread you dipped into a garlic dipfor mains i had canneloni with spinach inside and a bechamel sauce  somethig else  can't remember.

Someone couldn't eat there garlic bread  so i had theirs i offered  some to the others but they wanted to save room for desert i must  have a big gut as i managed both

ice cream for desert as they didn't have a lot of the options

28/01/2013 at 19:06

Snow storm here, -10c, so treadmill yet again. The forecast is +14c for Wednesday so I maybe running in shorts surrounded by banks of snow.

Very impressive, you maintained pace all the way. When is the next marathon.

More intervals, you and Tracey are making me feel inadequate.

Yet another belated happy birthday.

A bit short for you.


28/01/2013 at 19:08

11:04 AM Monday, January 28, 2013

Treadmill9.1k, snow storm, felt strong all the way.

Run Duration = 49:28,  Run Length = 9.1 Kms or 5.7 Miles

Average Run Pace = 05:25 per Km, 08:43 per Mile, Age grade =  64.6 %

Average Run WHR = 67.0 %,  Max Run WHR = 82.4 %

Average Run Cadence = 82.6, Average stride length = 1.1 m

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

 01     06:24     1.0        0.6      06:24      10:18     44.4%     51.4%       81.0        0.96

 02     05:49     1.0        0.6      05:49      09:22     54.2%     60.6%       83.0        1.03

 03     05:25     1.0        0.6      05:25      08:43     61.3%     64.1%       84.0        1.10

 04     05:17     1.0        0.6      05:17      08:30     66.9%     69.0%       84.0        1.13

 05     05:15     1.0        0.6      05:15      08:28     70.4%     73.2%       83.0        1.14

 06     05:16     1.0        0.6      05:16      08:29     72.5%     74.6%       82.0        1.16

 07     05:14     1.0        0.6      05:14      08:25     74.6%     76.8%       82.0        1.16

 08     05:06     1.0        0.6      05:06      08:12     77.5%     80.3%       82.0        1.19

 09     05:03     1.0        0.6      05:03      08:08     79.6%     82.4%       83.0        1.19

 10     00:36     0.1        0.1      04:58      08:00     81.0%     82.4%&n

28/01/2013 at 19:37
Brighton marathon on 14 April
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