Graham, I too find long runs with company more fun. I am back to running with a couple of friends for my longer runs. I am still a bit slow but they put up with me. I have had the discussion about mileage vs quality a few times. It seems that once you get into your 60s you have to make a choice. I know runners over 60 that do really well on low mileage but high quality and others that do well on very high mileage and literally no speed work. I haven't met anyone that does both though.
Columba, I have noticed that you seem to be getting more and more competitive but well done on your 8 miler. 3rd place AG is still an achievement and you should be proud of it. You are out there racing.
ceal, Well done on your 400s, I have them on my schedule but a few weeks off yet. As you well know a little discomfort now can make race day a lot more fun.
My running is still going well but slow. I am averaging around 40k a week and throwing in a set of strides after my shorter runs. I am finding that the strides feel more comfortable than my normal running gait. My cadence is higher, stride length longer and I am more forward on my toes. Now all I have to do is be able to keep that up for 30 mins.
Columba, I do have a treadmill in our basement but I never use it. I use the ones at the gym, they are much better quality and I have much more to look at. The winter has been much warmer than usual so we have not seen much wild life activity, but there are lots of interesting tracks in the snow.
ceal, another interesting session from you, any particular objective in mind?
More snow overnight so played safe again. I am feeling much more ready for some higher intensity workouts but still lack the confidence to do too much. Today I pushed a little harder on the treadmill and it felt great with an improvement in stride length.
10:31 AM Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Treadmill5k, 1.1% grad, more snow, Pushed a little harder, felt v good.
Run Duration = 28:13, Run Length = 5.1 Kms or 3.2 Miles
Average Run Pace = 05:31 per Km, 08:53 per Mile, Age grade = 61.8 %
Average Run WHR = 80.5 %, Max Run WHR = 90.9 %
Average Run Cadence = 90.0, Average stride length = 1.0 m
Lap Duration Kms Miles Per Km Per Mile MPH AWHR MWHR Cadence Slength(m)
NZC, What type of cold do you prefer, I have lots for both you and Columba to chose from.
Graham, Pleased to see you had no knee issues as well as winning such huge amounts. I think you are going to have to consider yourself a pro.
More snow overnight here and I just do not have the confidence to run on top of the snow yet so another treadmill session, 7k. I will not bore you with the details but very similar to the last one I posted. I was out working the dog this afternoon. Everything is still covered in snow even after the ploughs have gone through. It takes a while for the ice underneath to stick to the snow so of course I managed to step on some and slipped very hard onto my dodgy knee. The knee held up and I didn't go down or feel any pain so that was a big boost to my confidence but still glad I ran on the treadmill.