Alehouse - I've nothing against the steeplechase - I ran 2000m when I was a junior. It's just that now I would not have confidence, flexibility or strength to negotiate the hurdles and as for the water jump!!!!
LMH: Thanks for asking how I'm doing. You answered the question yourself with the choice of lyrics
I'm running regularly about 45-50mpw. However because I'm not timing anything (even to the extent of avoiding the kitchen clock on the way out of the door!) I really have no idea how quickly (glass half full)/slowly (glass half empty) I'm running. Some days I feel quite spritely, other days quite battered....but it was always thus. My sacro-Iilliac joint has settled down but I've still got an underlying hamstring problem which physio said is due to lack of strength - exercises underway and I'm the proud owner of a gym ball (I'm sure I ordered a gym bunny, but nevermind).
I'm getting quite involved with the club (on committee and organising the handicaps), which is great fun and serves to keep me enthused when the running's not going so well.
I've just moved up another Vet's category - didn't realise they went up this far! There's a summer 5k series which I'll do a few of in support of the club - possibly sub 22mins could be doable.
So I guess at the moment I'm prospering slightly in the belief that my terminal decline has been temporarily halted.
Paddy: love the bike comment "I was thinking of getting a cheap bike for training on but it seems that's the one I already have!!"
Dustin: Gulp! indeed.....I think I'd prefer the triple jump to the 'chase.