ceal, I suspect that your granddaughters are going to find your picture very appealing. I can see them wanting to keep it as something special from you.
Columba, It is good to see you getting the miles in and not being put off by a wonky knee. Yes it is a good feeling to use an application and know exactly how it works and if it doesn't work the way I want, to change it so it does. I am sure you don't want to see it, but I am going to show you anyway. Here is a screen shot of my partially finished segment feature.
You can see on the top left a list of segments that my run passed over. On the right you can see the selected segment start and finished identified on the run course by the coloured dots. Underneath are the fastest times over that segment that some of my other runs have achieved. Obviously the fast ones are when I am doing a fartlek session. Now I get to see how my fartlek times are progressing or not.
A very easy 8 miler today in reasonable temperature of 25c with a bearable humidity. Gives me a total of 41k for the week so happy with that as I did manage two fartlek sessions.
The time over the segment is not important to me in absolute terms only when compared with the previous run. Now if you were running the same segment and we were comparing, it could get discouraging. That is why I like my own version rather than the public one in Garmin Connect.
The software sounds complicated but reduces to simple trigonometry. I create a circle around the start lat long point of the segment of a radius equal to the typical distance between track points. The software then moves along the run checking to see if it passes through the circle. If it does it then does the same for the end point.
The trigonometry comes into play it deciding whether or not a track point is inside a circle.
Stops my brain from going in the same direction as my body.
You seem to have shrugged off both injuries very well especially if you can handle a long tempo. I suspect the decades of running contribute to the ease in which we can get injured rather than recovery. Lots of old injuries get re-injured.
I dobut that your average Canadian teenager has even heard of the word.
A 5k recovery run for me. The humidity has dropped a bit today and the temperature is a comfortable 25c.
ceal, Wow that is some artwork. It has a very young look to it, is that deliberate? Are you working from a template or did you create the design? Just look what has happened to me, I have gone all artsie. Teenagers here are much more polite to their elders than in the UK. I am often address by teenage males as sir. Not a positive experience for you.
Graham, Great time, well done. It will be interesting to see how long it takes you to get back to full fitness from what was a relatively short break.
John, The quality of your road bike and its gearing does make a huge difference in how you perform on hills. Until I started to race more seriously I did not realise how much I had to learn about when to change gear and what gear to use. Trying to race hills with a stretched chain and worn gears is not a good idea.
Another set of pickups for me yesterday over a comfortable 5 miles. I am slowly get more comfortable at pace but I do seem to be picking pace by increasing my cadence rather than stride. It will be interesting to see as I progress whether or not that changes.
I am busy modifying my running log software to allow me to create running segments on my most common routes where I do my pickups. This is similar to the segments found in Garmin Connect and allows me to compare pickups from run to run without having to do anything but click on a button. When l upload my run it automatically identifies any segments I have run over and compares them with previously logged pickups on that segment. It is a little complicated as I have to provided a way of geofencing the segments so I can tell when I enter and leave them.
XTraining today so lots of weights both upper body and legs. I find this harder to recover from than a run with pickups.