I love parkruns but there are none for miles. I rely on my London visits to do them.
Mick, my knee (it's only the one, really) is not too bad. It does start to twinge after about 30 mins running, - not badly, just reminding me it's there. I shall be spending Christmas with Elder Daughter in London, and have arranged to see someone there whom she recommends - she consulted him herself with a foot problem. A point in his favour is that he is "about my age" (says daughter) so is unlikely to take the "why don't you just slow down?" line. Until I see him I am ticking over with shortish runs and the spinning class.
Today's shortish run was 2 and a half miles, rather cautious because although the sun was out and had melted some of the frost there were still a few slippery patches.
Hello and welcome DeltaDawn. I think people vary a lot in what they need by way of energy input while running. I've never taken energy gels or tablets, but if running for more than an hour or so I have a drink with me which includes some sugar. And if running pre-breakfast (though I haven't done that for a long time) I have a banana unless it's going to be a really short run. Only doing short runs at present because I have a Knee.
This cold weather, my knee is not just covered by tracksters but also with a knee support, - one of those stretchy tubes. Ran about 2 and a half miles today, lovely clear blue sky and bright sunshine but cold; still frosty in places, so I went cautiously and ran on grass verges in places.
Busbar - yes, that spinning class is certainly a good workout. I have to take a flannel with me to wipe my face as the perspiration streams down it after 20 minutes or so. We have some weights work to do as well (I pick the smallest ones, 0.5 kilo - once picked 1.5 kilo weights by mistake, impossible to hold them at arms' length for more than a few seconds), keeping the legs going while doing things with the weights. It is all done to unbearably loud music; I switch off my hearing aids but leave them in my ears to block the sound, but it's still very loud.
TS - a drying cupboard, brilliant idea, and wonderful that you are able to fix it up. Won't Margaret be borrowing it to dry all the washing?
Above freezing today (not much above, and the wind was from the north and very cold). Ran my 3.1 mile route, which pretends to be a parkrun.
Wonderful running, Red. Had to laugh at your 105 marathons after you'd been told to stop running. And you never had the operation?
3.1 miles early this afternoon. Temperature was (just) above freezing, but the wind was cold. I dressed up warm, everything covered except my head, and even then I had a band on to cover my ears. Shorts indeed, it has to be pretty warm before I expose my legs.