Over 60s training.

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30/03/2003 at 00:24
Good pic JJ. Aye I wish I were taller but theres nowt that can be done about that. I reckon we all encounter the ignorants who just won't give way to us runners.
Ceal, that is the only possible problem with having music on board....then we would need 360 degree vision to avoid collisions.
The music is definitely beneficial in the gym to drown out some of the rubbish they play.
30/03/2003 at 11:57
It's all to do with leg length. When I sit down I'm no taller than anyone else.
I reckon I should have been a 400m hurdler.
30/03/2003 at 12:02
Final FLM training over. Last three days have been 9, 7, 9 miles (roughly). I now just keep fit and taper slowly to the big day. Can't do anything now that will get me round any faster. Have a sunny Sunday.
01/04/2003 at 20:04
Thanks a million! I will now print the weightings out and keep for reference.
I'm hoping for a windless and rainless Sunday coming up. If so then it'll help my PB on 10k. Strange that RW didn't include the Lincoln 10k in their race diary. Yet it has reached its limit of 2500 entries last week.
Your big day is getting nearer. Go Johnny go!
02/04/2003 at 07:10
No problem LI. Post your 10k pb asap. You can't fail.
02/04/2003 at 18:43
Thanks for the info JJ. Have printed it and will calculate my lost youth! I can't stop - things to do. But I needed to dip in just to make sure that you are all okay. The beauty of this system of communication is that you can't talk about me behind my back!Good luck on Sunday LI. Hey JJ. Don't you have a long run on Sunday? I have a 15 miler- or have you done your final one? Are you starting at the Green Start. If so, I'll see you there. I am running for the Alzheimer's Research Trust. I'll be back to check on you Ceal - and try to persuade you to go the extra miles and do a marathon. It is worth doing it just to get to start with the footballers at the Green Start. You do a PB over the first mile just trying to keep up with those lovely bums!

See ya.
03/04/2003 at 07:46
Too late for any more long runs. We'll get no fitter between now and the FLM and only increase the risk of injury. I'm just maintainig my fitness level. Look for me at the Green start. Grey long sleeve running top with JJ on front rhs in 4" letters. Who's the lost youth? Anything you want to tell us?
03/04/2003 at 08:01
Hi everybody, I feel really out of things having been away for 3/4 days. Not much time to chat, loads to catch up on. Then grandchildren coming here next week for 3 plus days. Hopless training, feel pressured now to fit in some runs between now and then. I have done some 4 hour hours heavy pushchair walking around the streets of S London. Does that count I wonder. It felt harder than running! I will never be able to consistently train for a marathon with all these magic interruptions. Magic is referring to the grandchildren 1 nd 3 years. Not to the lack of training time.

Will look at other photo of you JJ later.

All the very best for you 10 k at w/e LI.

You still sound as you are training hard Pussy.

All I have time for right now.
05/04/2003 at 11:41
Good luck for tomorrow. I've been reading the tea leaves and there's a definite pb coming up.
05/04/2003 at 13:55
JJ what are you doing with your 'spare time', now that you are not running so many miles? I guess lots of jobs must have accumulated whilst you had your heavy training schedule!
05/04/2003 at 13:56
JJ and Pussy, do you have a web-site for your sponsorship money. I would like to send you both a modest sum.
05/04/2003 at 14:06
I knuckled down to some serious training over the last two days, having only run 13 miles on Sunday and nothing since. I managed 7 miles on Thursday, followed by 10 or even 11 on Friday. Not too sure of the exact distance. I ran two 10 minute sprints in the middle section. I found that hard! I have really taken to hosing my legs down with cold water after my shower. I must admit that the shower is not as cold as it could be for some tecnical reason. I tried a bath a quarter full of very cold water on Friday and then sat in it. I managed only about a minute before I shot out of it up becasue of the pain!!!

I have tried some fruit pastilles on my longer run and think that it helped, I will try again tomorrow. I will aime for 15 miles tomorrow, which is two and a half laps of a circuit. The first circuit I am running with someone a lot slower, about 11 minute miles. However, I enjoy the conversation and when I have run with her before I start the second lap very refreshed and warmed up.
05/04/2003 at 14:09
Has anybody heard anything about 'Power Breathe' The leaflet keeps popping out of my Runner's World Magazine. It sounds impressive, but maybe it is a bit gimmicky. I would be pleased to receive ny information anybody may have. It retails at about £50 I think.
05/04/2003 at 14:18
Hello Ceal.
My main hobby is gardening and all things horticultural (flowers not veg.) so I've masses of work outstanding that easily eats up the spare time. I specialise in daffodils and grow them for showing. Today is the local spring flower show. I have entries in about 20 daffodil classes and 10 or 12 other classes.
Sounds like a tough training schedule but do, please, make sure that you get rest days. You will actually run much faster if you recover properly. You're welcome to the cold water treatment; I won't even swim in the Med. in mid-summer. Go for the jelly babies, they have a greater sugar content and dissolve quicker. Anyway, enjoy the sunshine. I'm off to the flower show.
05/04/2003 at 15:01
I'm impressed with your horticultural skills. I hope you win a prize or two or three today.

I'm having a good rest today you will be pleased to hear.

I. also. will only swim in places like Fiji or Jamaica. So you have to be very impressed at my bravery with the cold water treatment.

I went to my local garage to buy jelly babies, only they did not have any, so pastilles had to do. When they have gone I will purchase the babies.
05/04/2003 at 15:02
I forgot to address the last memo to JJ, although it is obvious. Alos thankyou again the the age charts, very interesting.
05/04/2003 at 18:11
Bravery? Sheer madness woman.
Won 8 first prizes, 7 seconds and some odds and ends. This is a 'sport' where age is a definite advantage.
05/04/2003 at 19:04
Ceal and Pussy.
Thanks for your good wishes for my 10k tomorrow.
Likewise to JJ for stirring the tealeaves into brewing up a PB(Perfect Blend?).
Last run was on Wed. Then a gym sesh on Thurs. Rest day Fri. Browse round Swinderby big Antiques Fair today. One antique amongst others!
Hope your flower power showed through Ok JJ.
This time tomorrow will show my awful or awesome result.........
06/04/2003 at 07:56
What's the interest in antiques? Do you collect anthing or are you just looking for that Faberge egg for a fiver?
06/04/2003 at 19:29
Just got back from Lincoln. Pleased to say managed to beat last years 10k time of 60m.50s. Today I looked at the finishing line clock as I gratefully slowed down and it read 55m.54s.

Antique answer later, I've left the bath water running.
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