Stewart's train journey would be interesting I bet. Though I know South Island is more mountainous and maybe more interesting , I haven't been there but the map gives me the idea!
Nice one getting your goal of under 60 mins for the 10k distance. Now you will be aiming higher......and then higher again
I agree with our other forumites, please don't give in. As Ceal says, if you could try out a bit of running at a later time in day. I also would find early dark hours would be a no-no. In the meantime think of a new goal, try some 5k park runs if you have any Parkruns within easy reaching distance.
No change today for me, merely a 3 mile lake lap again. 12.23, 11.28, 11.27. Legs felt tired with knees aching a little but I didn't want to give way to my legs protests!
In the past we have accumulated a lot of camcorder tapes basically holidays abroad but we don't have the analogue camcorder anymore as it broke down and was irrepairable. So just lately have been trying to find a way of copying footage from tapes to DVDs. Today I have found someone who has offered to do the job for us at a modest cost. Might take a long time but it'll be nice to look at the times we had in Russia, Kenya,Zanzibar,Seychelles,U.S,states etc. Good job Marg was persuaded not to get rid of them when she was clearing house out some time ago!
We are now at our time of life when we feel reluctant to travel as far. So filmed memories will be treasured by us now
Grrrrr, my Garmin died on me after 2.3 miles of last Saturday's Endcliffe Park race so splits can't be shown. RV was not held due to other events in park hence the slightly more demanding Hallam course.
Finish time was 32m.38s. And this time there were 3 aged 75 and I was third placed as both the other two being possibly ex-elitists were well in front of me with their times!
Position 438 out of 504. Age % 58.07
It felt pretty hard to me but makes for another decent training run I opine.
Yesterday in strong ne wind and rain ran a 3 mile loop of lakes. 12.46, 11.41, and 11.52.
This site seems to have given you quite a bit of hassle with posts disappearing, most annoying when making a longish post
I commented on FB about your travelling to Manchester and doing those tests. What a long day that must have felt like by the time you returned home. I suppose it'll be some time before you know all results.
Excellent running I like those mile lap times you are regaining strength to return to good form. You'll soon shave off the time to run 10k under the hour I reckon.
I often run my first mile in the 12 minute sector, it takes me longer now to warmup properly ! You are making nice steady progress so I wonder when you think you'd like to try some Parkruns ?
You did very well with the Chester mara despite the ankle and foot problem. And your daughter did well too.
As you say wet laces easy to loosen unless tied more strongly. It's the first time I failed to double knot !
Hope the knee niggle clears up nicely for you in time for weekend x-country.
Drove down to the country park this p.m. and parked on opposite side of lakes. This saved me from having to run a slippery sodden trail which I usually cover before encircling the lakes.
Heavily laden cumulo-nimbus clouds started to produce large spots of rain. Quarter of a mile into the run the rain really started, turned very heavy and torrential at times. Ah well, I can get wet again taking shower in bathroom I thought. It's a long long time since I got this wet It was only a short run( 3.2m) in any case.
Sorry you didn't get a place to run VLM. If It was me I'd be breathing a sigh of relief;-)
RV Parkrun ran in the rain though it wasn't heavy, just right really for us runners. I made a schoolboy error by not double knotting my shoelaces! Had to stop 3 times to quickly re-tie the wet laces, but never mind I thought it's only a parkrun.
Lost about 30 seconds which is no disaster of course.
No other challenge from my other 75+ runner, so was oldest again.
10.10, 10.20, 10.34 and 1.15 102 out of 123. 58.64% 32m.19s time.