Watching her being interviewed before the race she said that she first came to London to see her Dad run it in 1985. Well I was running that day as well and so she obviously saw me as I went past her spectator point and thought - "if he can do it so can I - and a lot better"
Nice to see her finish off her competitive career in some style and I bet she looked at the winner's time and thought - "if only............................"
Great races in both the mens and womens for different reasons - the men's because they all just ran hard all the way until it was last man standing and the women's because it was such a tactical race. Kipchoge looks such a superb runner - perfect balance, stride and his leg speed is phenomenal.
Graham excellent return to competition in sunny Wallsend.
MIck your drawing improvement has been fantastic in such a short period - you must have too much time on your hands Good news about being able to complete 5K - it does take quite a while for the body to "forget" about a log lasting trauma. It wasn't really speed work - just testing what the boundaries are!! Current weight is 14 stone 13lb and 16 ounces
John consider yourself told off!! still a very creditable performance but........................
Empty sounds like a very expensive year coming up!! How lovely of Hannah to ask you - you deserve it. Hope the HM goes/has gone well today
Columba We have been before and it is a lovely island at this time of year - last time we were there at this time of year there was still snow on the mountains!!
I was at an Indian dinner last evening complete with traditional Indian dancers who were very impressive in their movement and stamina but unfortunately the onion bhaji starter left me tasting it most of the evening. so I did a very slow and steady 65min walk/run in 1/4 time this morning covering 6.25 miles with avhr 123 and max of only 140. How come you ask? No Hipps Hill as I ran to pick my car up!
John an unusual taper for a fast 5K attempt - you shouldn't be allowed out!!
MIck colour as well!! The pain level is much the same just that I am happier that I am not risking major skeletal damage by running. It's when the nerves start to misfire in the muscles that I have bigger problems as the muscle groups no longer work in the order I want them to!!
Ceal that is a very impressive set of intervals - very consistent indeed both in pace and HR over varying terrain. Bodes well and of course 13 = 5K. You need to soundproof the box!!
This morning was data capture day to see where I was anaerobically which coincidentally involved 0.25 mile intervals, only not the quantity that Ceal did. It also marked the end of the perfect running dawns with overcast and drizzly skies and a 10mph WSW breeze which was to prove significant
1.25 mile warm up in 1/4 beat in 12:48 (10:20 m/m) brought me to my old interval path now glistening with a drizzle slick over its smooth tarmac surface
0.25m 1:37 (6:30m/m) 129 145 slight downhill felt easy. 1min walk rest 0.25m 1:52 (7:37m/m) 139 151 back up and into headwind
1.86m cool off in 20:00 (10:47m/m) av 124 max 147 up Hipps Hill
Those two intervals told me all I needed to know - anaerobic performance and my fast twitch muscles still function well, the latent sprinter in me still works over one. The second one, no surprises, showed just how much aerobic endurance I have lost as it was actually difficult to finish it against the slight additional resistance of the slope and headwind.
Also, slightly discouragingly, was the fact that as additional muscles groups were more extensively used the pain level increased quite a bit in the butt and hip areas which points to an interference between nerves and muscles and piriformis looks a possible culprit.
Still useful information was garnered and I can lie back and analyse it in detail on holiday when I depart on Wednesday fro Crete for two weeks. Just checked the weather for Sissi where we are going - it's 21C and slightly cloudy!!!!
MIck I sometimes wonder what they would come up with if they could not see the detail that MRI and xrays produce. There is not that much back history in MRI scans to produce comparables I didn't know you had horse in the family as well!! Your drawing has really progressed well in a short space of time.
Columba the track would be a nice change from your normal hills! it is good that you were able to maintain a faster pace without compromising the effort overall - good going. I can't believe you tried to find Hipps Hill!!! Try Valley Gardens & the Pinewoods - that should show it.
So another perfect running morning here to make the most of. Sunny and still and no breeze at all made it ideal first thing.
50 min walk/run at 1:4 mix gave 5.2 miles (9:39m/m) with avHR 130 (65%WHR) and a max of 149 on you know where
Ran by HR trying to keep it all in aerobic zone and just about managed it apart from the hill pushing it up. Concentrating on that allows me to further compartmentalise andisolate the neural pain in the leg and it just becomes background noise - though it sometimes gets a bit loud
MIck good news - and a perfect excuse - what more could one ask for?!!
I had a similar discussion a few years back with my doctor after Xray on my knee. I had gotten the standard "there is some wear on the joint" but when I pressed her on the matter she confirmed that it was a lot less than one normally found in a mid '60s person and was only marginally worse than in a young man - so its where one defines normal as being!! your injection sounds very interesting - I like the idea of WD40 for the joints. At $325 US a shot it sounds a lot less expensive than a new knee!!
I hope it does the trick 0 and yes build up the muscles.
John really good effort but once the wheels start to fall off in a 5K there is no way back - the lactate build up is just to great. You may find it better to be slightly cautious over the first half to avoid just that.
Ceal dust goes everywhere - when does the cooking start? Yes I have a lot to think about with my battered body!
Very early run this morning as I was on extra G'dad duties ( take note John!!) as my sinl had fallen and broken his thumb and could not drive! So I hit a blanket of very cold mist half way down the hill, brilliant sun on the top
40 min of 1/4 walk/run gave me 4.13 miles (9:42m/m) with avHr 128 and a max of 152
1m 9:44 117 133 2m 9:23 125 139 3m 9:27 129 144 4m 9:55 137 152 Hipps Hill - get in there!! .13m 1:10 128 152
cunning change in route gave me a breather before the hill - except I had to run all the way up the steep part