Off to Oxford to look after grandchildren (three) for a couple of days so I'm unlikely to post over the weekend.
Columba The only godetias I would grow would be free ones. The are quite spectacular but mine have never lasted a whole summer of flowering. Worth a try in containers but they are happier as a bedding plant.
TE Enjoy the race on Sunday. Hope it goes well.
The recoveries should have been marginally less time than each rep.
Off to Oxford this weekend to look after grandchildren so I doubt I will post for a couple of days.
Ceal At least the problem has been properly identified. That's most of the problem solved.
TS You are right. If tiredness or muscle soreness is apparent the day after training it's too much. Most guys in their 70s have discovered that 3 days training a week or 5 days if it's very short distances like 3 miles is about the level that can be sustained JJ.
Nice day here. Took the doodle for a swim in a local lake.
TS I have been evaluating M70 racing and training for some time now. It's the matter of recovery forms the biggest part of the equation. It can take days to recover from one hard session so training becomes limited either by frequency or by distance. M70s will typically be running only 3 to 5 miles per session if they want to train 5 or 6 times a week. Those who are doing 6 - 10 miles per session are unlikely to train more than 3 days a week. Either of these options are a limit on race performance. It's not a coincidence that there are proportionally far fewer M70s than M60s and in general it's because of the huge drop in performance that training can't off set. Of course there are a few exceptions but they are the lucky ones with the right genetic makeup rather than a determination to train harder or better.
Btw, I'm not complaining. I find the whole process interesting and it's a challenge to experiment and see what works and what doesn't.
I'm just grateful at the amount of exercise I can still do. JJ
It's been very cool today. The gardening report mentioned something like "general" gardening which I take to mean a mixture of activities that involve using different muscles on a fairly continuous basis. It certainly doesn't work if it's one gentle type of activity like dead heading the roses.
Columba You are right; very hardcore.
aws Shows what difference a bit of extra effort makes. Well done.Keep slowly increasing the length of the faster bits.
TS The most significant sympton of the age degeneration curve is that it's exponential and not a linear progression. Of course the curve is personal but it is always exponential so it gets steadily more difficult to train properly and there is no way to combat the slowing down. JJ