Graham, That is still a very respectable time and will obviously get better. All the reptiles are deeply buried by this time of year but you do see all sorts of interesting tracks in the snow.
It appears that on yesterdays run I got caught in a snow squall. There is a warning out today to expect more. They are very rare around here but are huge dumps of snow that appear out of nowhere and without warning assuming that the conditions are right. Another one caused a fatal accident on one of the highways(motorways) near where I live.
It was a xtraining day today, 5k row followed by the usual gym stuff. I had an extra workout when I got home, shoveling snow.
WD60, Is that like WD40? A number of us on this thread could do with that on some creaking legs.
I am a Brit but I live in Canada. I have been running forever and somehow have manage to be 67 years old. I have run every distance but these days just race 5 and 10ks. Still enjoy my running a great deal and being retired I can do it whenever I want. I run 5 days a week and xtrain on the 6th which seems to suit me. I am in the gym 5 days a week as well doing exercises and weights which I seem to need more and more. What sort of work do you do?
Graham, It sounds like you have some good people at your club who recognise your contribution. Good luck with the run tonight.
When I started my run today it was in a light snow fall with about a couple of inches on the ground. It suddenly started to snow heavily and the visibility dropped dramatically. It was about -5c so quite comfortable and was a wonderfully lifting experience to be running by the river in a snow storm. I did an easy 5 miles and my cold didn't bother me at all, well that was until I stopped.
ceal, A pleasant evening was had by me and the dress and I politely declined to touch anyone. It seems there lots of side benefits from belonging to an active choir.
Columba, Your more intense sessions will be worth it, it just seems to take a long long time at our age. I am not sure whether it is the same for women as men. I am confident that the priority of Mobility, then Flexibility, then Strength is right but I think most older women are at a different place. We have a good mix of old people working out at the gym. Most of the men have the same issue, lack of mobility and flexibility in the hips and back, but the women do not seem to have that issue. To me it would seem they have poor strength conditioning. When I did the classes with them they are seemed to be very mobile but were weak.
I went for an easy 7k today, lots of spluttering and my HR was a bit elevated, but not bad. There is a 5k Santa Run from my gym to the local hospital tomorrow and I was intending to run it, but I am still too congested. Even if I ran slow I will still be coughing and spitting which is not really very far on anyone else. I will still go and watch and make a donation. I will probably go for a run before the event.
JJ, Over this last 6 months I have have learnt a lot about leg stiffness in old men. With the advice from my physio I have been able to significantly reduce leg stiffness after runs. I did not really understand the difference between mobility and flexibility. Stretching by itself is not enough. To reduce the load on your calves, quads and hamstrings you need to improve or regain the mobility in your hips and back so more of the load is shared. Once the mobility and flexibility are back you need to strengthen the gluts and hamstrings with lots of dead lifts, squats and lunges. It has taken about 6 months but it does work. I am still improving but have a ways to go in terms of strengthening.
I had my skin lesion removed. Believe it or not it was quite a pleasant experience, sharing an intimate moment with two young attractive women, my doc and her student.