Over 60s training.

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23/05/2013 at 22:13

I see no cows.

JJ - sorry - all the cake got eaten.

Went swimming. One of those discouraging "I'm not making any progress" sessions. No lesson next week as it's half-term, but will swim in my local pool.


24/05/2013 at 08:14

Good morning


Columba - No cows? They're in their appointed place, the totp. At least they were still there when I started typing this.


24/05/2013 at 08:39

Aws - can't see any cows either - it says site unavailable!

John - great to have someone to push you along.

Mick - Nice work.

No run from me today.

24/05/2013 at 08:57

If anybody can't see any cows thay are here http://alanshelley.co.uk/99074TwoCows7x5.jpg 

but they're still at the totp for me.


Edited: 24/05/2013 at 08:59
24/05/2013 at 09:01

Well they  should be. I get the the same message as you when I click that link. Sorry about that but I haven't time to sort it out just now.


24/05/2013 at 09:21

I have sorted it after all. It was a technical problem due to the web provider's housekeeping. Apparently it shouldn't have happened but it did, but it's OK now.

Thanks for letting me know I may not have spotted it yet.


24/05/2013 at 11:16

good morning

enjoy the holiday - hope the weather picks up!!!!!

good to hear there is no lasting damage - how is the pavement?

excellent progress and good luck for the 10K.
As a slight word of caution I ran a 10K just before my 60th birthday in 42:22 after returning to running in the previous year. Never ran as a fast again and 6 years have past with various bits failing!!!!

that should do nicely before your race.

Well I followed NZC's advice, although I hadn't seen it, yesterday and ran 4.5 miles with a fastish mile of 7:03 thrown in. I was out at 0630 clad in tee and shorts and the temperature was 3C - with the wind chill Garmin reckoned it was -3C and I believed it as it was freezing - hence the short run and the fast bit to try and get warm.
Appalling drive back home last evening - torrential rain, hail, sleet and sunshine alternated - sometimes all together!!

This morning was worse - stong, gusty winds 30-35mph from the NW, rain -1C in the wind chill and I felt knackered as well. Clad in CCJ and compression tights - not getting caught out a second day!!
Not a day for intervals or a long run so I compromised on a sort of tempoish run to get home as quickly as possible!!

5 miles done in 40:33 (8:07m/m) with avHR 134 (68%WHR) and a  max of 153 

1m 8:35  123  137
2m 7:48  135  145
3m 8:37  137  144 took on head wind directly - and lost!!
4m 7:52  135  140 tail wind
5m 7:40  143  153 Hipps Hill sheltered!!

Character forming!!!

24/05/2013 at 11:18

There must be anudder joke to fit??

24/05/2013 at 12:07

some new places to run  if you feel you are getting into a rut 

24/05/2013 at 17:06

TS, you could cover around half of them with a trip to Colorado! Good compromise on today's run.

6.33 forest run today. That got me to 100 miles for the month so far - third month running of 100+ 

Weather has gone downhill since then, and I've needed a scarf and fleece! Forecast for tomorrow at Brockenhurst is better.

Glad to hear you slept well and are feeling a little better aws.

Columba, I'm sure there are just days like that with swimming, as there are with running.

24/05/2013 at 17:09

Aws - cows have arrived.

TS - thank you for the mountain running pix. I can't think progress would be very fast, even apart from the gradients, as the views would be so beguiling.

NRD. Have been walking around Ludlow in blustery winds while my car was being serviced. Took scarf and gloves with me, and needed them, though had to hang onto my scarf ends as it kept threatening to blow away.

24/05/2013 at 17:09

Just back from Stratford. Will post later but just wanted to tell aws I was sorry to hear about your nasty fall. Thank goodness it wasn't a lot worse. Bad enough, I know, but at least no broken bones.

24/05/2013 at 22:30

10 hours rain today. I did not garden nor run.

One of my club's FV35 ran 38:09 for 10k last Sunday. I thought that was quite good as she's nearer  FV40.

Don't we just love a bad pun  .

25/05/2013 at 03:16

The weather not so great here either.

Torque Steer - amazing pics - you'd have to be pretty fit to run on that terrain!

Aws - neat Cows!

Cornwall Parkrun 5km again. It takes a bit of will power to get up early to race at 8 am - the body really doesn't feel like it.

Fastest time yet - 24.01  81.96% agegrading. Unfortunely thrashed by another W60 lady - she did 23.33 for 82.38

Average heart rate 159 max heart heart 177 so cetainly pushing myself.

Edited: 25/05/2013 at 03:18
25/05/2013 at 16:42

Inaugural Brockenhurst parkrun went off well with 113 runners. I came first in my age group! This was a first of being first, although it wasn't first among many. My daughter thorougly enjoyed it, and came in in 25:17, so is determined to get under 25 minutes next time. I was very pleased with how it went, and hope it goes from strength to strength. We had 31 runners doing their first ever parkrun, so hopefully more newbies will hear of it and give it a go. The grandsons were in attendance and very vocal with shouts of "well done runners!" which were much appreciated by many.

We got very little rain, so having cleaned the water butt and fitted a new tap, we're still waiting for it to fill again.

Despite my AG placing, I was nowhere near your time NZC. I did manage to combine running with organising the volunteers through.

25/05/2013 at 20:31

Wonderful race results, NZC and Diana - awesome AGs. And well done Diana's daughter too.

We have had a lovely sunny afternoon and I have been busy in the garden. Only mowing lawns and trimming edges, nothing adventurous, but looks better than it did.

26/05/2013 at 09:02

NZC - fantastic age grade. I'm almost at 60% age grade for my shorter distances.

26/05/2013 at 09:03

Ran 5 mile tempo run on Wednesday and 10 mile slow run yesterday????

26/05/2013 at 10:48

good morning

I see you were determnined to go back and show that course who is boss.
Excllent time and super age grading - well done. That marathon has given you new legs!!

that was a notable treble - organising volunteers, first parkrun and fastest in your age group!!!
Excellent all round - good support as well by the sounds of it

that looks the right way round so no question marks!!

26/05/2013 at 10:53

Lovely morning here - out early to beat the heat (long time since I said that!!) but foudn it was still cool on the moor tops as asteady northerly breeze/wind took  the edge of any temperature gain from the sun.
The sky was alive with larks and curlews giving it everything to establish territory and mock this intruder but was content to listen as I ran 18.1 miles in 2:40:47 (852m/m) with avHr128 (63%WHR) and a max of 147

1  09:38  126 153
2  09:00  129  147
3  09:06  131  139
4  09:11  136  141
5  08:44  131  138
6  08:47  128  137
7  08:13  121  133
8  09:02  133  141
9  08:31  127  133
10 08:28 123  126
11 08:01 120  125
12 08:21 121  124
13 08:37 125  147
14 08:49 130  145
15 09:05 133  140
16 08:45 130  140
17 09:16 133  138
18 08:55 135  140
19 01:11 129  132

Last time I ran a marathon I was just getting ready to finish in that time

Edited: 26/05/2013 at 11:01
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