I am feeling very guilty about not posting. Reasons for that, later. I am up to date with reading posts but I won't comment on any at right now, but will do so from now onwards!
I Must say
Hi to Darmoor Runner. I am 76 yrs and the oldest on this thread!
I think I mentioned last time I was on here that I had suffered from a respiratory virus, well it came back again. It seems to affect my throat and sinus, in particular my sinus. I have been using cedarwood oil in my infuser and purchased a salt pipe to help. They are working but only slowly! I have no intention of going to the
Dr's because I don't want to take any antibiotics. So didn't run for a week and didn't feel like it anyway.
I ran gently on Sunday. 3 miles, av pace 10.04mm av HR 124
It felt like I had started running after a loooong break.
Today I ran a smidge further 3.36 miles, av pace 9.57 mm, av HR 123 so a slight improvement.
Not feeling like training for a race in July!! I can think of better things to do that weekend rather than race!
I am doing an online Future Learning course at the moment on Food as Medicine. It is a 3 week course, which is being conducted by Monash University Australia
Have been busy singing too, not much voice though we had a rehearsal on Sat morning with a local big band. Boy was that loud, a good job we shall have microphones on the night! Also sang yesterday in E.G. at their May Day fair.
Showed off some of my medals to Betsy's school which was timed nicely with them running a mile, the following day, for Race for Life. So I was able to relate my running to theirs. I had to funny questions at the end. "Why do we have to wear medals" was one, the other was, "some medals aren't real", on being questioned on that by me, the answer was "well some are made of plastic"!!
Stewart flew to Singapore last evening then onward tomorrow to OZ/NZ/OZ.
Sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I had it for a while if you remember. To ease and relieve the symptoms I wore some high her, boots for a few days. You will have to have a go with M's!!!! There seems to be 2 approaches to healing it, one being the route your physio is taking and the other the complete opposite. Eg, getting one's feet and toes very mobile and moving into bare foot running shoes. Both approaches seem to work. Certainly, if I feel mine coming back, I do LOADS of calf stretches and this, for me, seems to help a lot. Wishing you all the best with conquering the pf, I know that you will do so. Oh, yes, the other thing I did which hurts but helps me is rolling my foot on a tennis ball and holding on areas that hurt. Well done to Katy, she did good.
You are making such good progress.
Watching the VLM yesterday on TV got Stewart very keen to have another go when he is 65 yrs. As for me, the whole thing leaves me cold, no desire at all!!!!!
Know nothing about bikes so no contribution from me. It doesn't mean I'm not interested though.
I thought Kelly Holmes did very well yesterday in th VLM. 3:11 is A great time from a sprinter! She still has quite developed muscles, I guess she still works out with her juniors. The British lady who came first cant remember her name, but will be going to Rio, had a very strange gait. She has knock knees and her hips didn't move at all, whereas the lady who came 2nd Brit looked a much more comfortable runner.
6 tricky miles which were nearly all run is great progress. Today I notice that your HR now has a few 130 number in it. Showing your progress again. Yes I expect I do need to push to pace higher, however, I do find that I get very tired after such a training run. The 400's will do the trick nicely when it get around to them! I have to say that I am a Ludite too when it comes to a watch and intervals. There is no other way.
I have ran around Tooting Bec Common many times. Hope you enjoyed the experience. How annoying about your watch incident yesterday,
I have had a respiratory virus for the last few days, not a cold as such. But not pleasant at night and first thing in the morning. Anyway this morning I went for a de-gunge run!
3 miles, 26:47 mins, av pace 8.54 mm, av HR 134, MHR 157
1.5 miles down, then 1.5 miles up.
9.00 mins, 120
9.05 mins, 134
8.36 mins, 149
Has anybody seen the video on YouTube of Prince Charles and many Shakesperean actors, it's well worth a view and is very funny and clever.