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.
Columba - No cows? They're in their appointed place, the totp. At least they were still there when I started typing this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cealenjoy the holiday - hope the weather picks up!!!!!
awsgood to hear there is no lasting damage - how is the pavement?
Johnexcellent 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!!!!
Mick6that 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 1372m 7:48 135 1453m 8:37 137 144 took on head wind directly - and lost!!4m 7:52 135 140 tail wind5m 7:40 143 153 Hipps Hill sheltered!!
JJThere must be anudder joke to fit??
some new places to run if you feel you are getting into a rut
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.
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.
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.
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.TSDon't we just love a bad pun . JJ
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.
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.
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.
NZC - fantastic age grade. I'm almost at 60% age grade for my shorter distances.
Ran 5 mile tempo run on Wednesday and 10 mile slow run yesterday????
NZCI 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!!
Dianathat 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
Traceythat looks the right way round so no question marks!!
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 1532 09:00 129 1473 09:06 131 1394 09:11 136 1415 08:44 131 1386 08:47 128 1377 08:13 121 1338 09:02 133 1419 08:31 127 13310 08:28 123 12611 08:01 120 12512 08:21 121 12413 08:37 125 14714 08:49 130 14515 09:05 133 14016 08:45 130 14017 09:16 133 13818 08:55 135 14019 01:11 129 132
Last time I ran a marathon I was just getting ready to finish in that time
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