Good news about the exit of your virus. As for how to run with age related osteoarthritis I would say that you keep running, unless of course you are in pain. I suggest that you discuss with your sports doc the weigh training that you have been doing. It may be that the heavy weights have been having a bit of an impact on your knees. Such as squats and the like where the knee is loaded. But of course it may be fine to do that. I would be interested to know. There will be two camps for running or not running, but I would guess the sports doc will encourage to keep going with some hints on how to do it safely. Again, I am with you on that one.
I like the idea of having raisins to eat between each interval. I think you once mentioned having stones in one's pocket to throw out after each interval. The raisin Idea wins hands down!
I think wind forcast for tomorrow will scufffer your desire, want and need to run sub 21 mins. But you never know --------
You have got a lot going on at the moment what with runnning marathons and house buying and selling. So no wonder you are struck down with a cold.
It is already windy here today and much cooler, the wild anemones were still sleeping this morning.
I ran 5.4 miles this morning, 53.56 mins, 10.03 mmilling, av HR 116.
May not run tomorrow or Sunday, not because I don't want to but because there may not be time. Family stuff tomorrow and then a visit to Chartwell house with friends on Sunday. (Winston Churchill's home)
Good going on your 400's. Gosh is it a year already since you joined your present club. You have some time to sharpen up ready for the relay and the 400's will certainly help. Great experience to look forward to and one to be proud of.
Is you next 2 week schedule very different to that which you have been doing?
A strong message comes over from your posts and that is that you really enjoy your running and that you enjoy giving yourself a challenge!
No wonder the wheels came off with a heavy wind in a marathon. It is a great achievement that you have already done 6 Brighton marathons, with more to come no doubt!
I went to Wisley Gardens yesterday with a friend, it was a fabulous day for such a visit but the day was spoilt when I started my journey home. I was on the slip road entering the M25 when I closed due to a vehicle fire my 45 min journey took me 2.5 hours in blazing hot sunshine pouring into the car with no escape. My hips and knees were very heavy and stiff this morning from travelling at 3 mph with my feet on the clutch and accelerator or break. I then cleaned the kitchen which has been refitted, although still the counter tops are to be fitted next week, plus decorating etc. But there was an extreme amount of red coloured dust everywhere and in everything which had to be banished.
Thus when I started my run, I was already feeling tired. Legs felt very heavy indeed. Anyway, I managed 5.5 miles very slowly in 55.46 mins, 10.32 min milling, av HR 121
The weather is glorious today, alongside the trail there were many glimpses of flushes of perky wild white anemones with their contrasting bright green leaves, some shy violets and banks of primroses accompanied by the singing of many birds made the experience very pleasant even though I was feeling far from wanting to run!