I bet your secretary has a long stride at that height! Good news from your running with no discomfort. So looking promising for the 18th.
Did you have a frost on Wednesday night? We did here n E.G.
Do you mean that your knee keeps giving way? If so it sounds like a nerve irritation somewhere and could be a hip flexor or a Glute muscle which is causing the problem. But of course it could be your knee. I have experienced a similar problem over the years from time to time. But it has usually just gone away.
The good weather has returned here, but it's cold when the sun goes down. I enjoyed my outing this morning. I ran/walked 3.11 miles in 29.41 mins, av pace 9.33 mm, av HR 129, MHR 151. It was an equal up and down course, finishing on a hill up!
Then I did a recovery 2 mile run/walk in 22.12 mins, av pace10.57 mm, av HR 128 also finishing with a hill upwards!
So sorry to hear you felt ill just before your race and had to return home, especially as a hotel room has to be paid for. What a bummer. But all sounds well now and there will be other races. Although you found one and it was full!
I hope the pain soon exits via the big toe sounds feasible to me! Rugby match was dire just outplayed by the Aussies. I am gunning for the All Blacks now! Sorry Welshpoppy and Columba!! Re my 7 mile run on Sunday, I have done a few over the last couple of months, but I don't get any faster! I think the elevation of my runs in Wales is about the same as that here in E. G. But the difference is that the hills here can be longer with a more gradual gradient whereas where we were staying in Wales I found that the gradient to much steeper than I was used to.
You sound as if you have been experiencing nature at its best.
I most certainly did more speed work than miles at your age and it paid off for me. I think different approaches are worth trying and for each of us the training benefit will be different depending on our bodies response to it. Of course one has to be fit first, but of course you are very fit. Gym work is important too
Hope your leg recovers pdq. But it is good that you could walk and keep some fitness going.
I do indeed recall you getting more than just a little bit lost!!! Good to see that swimming is back on the agenda.
I ran/walked 6.33 miles this morning, slow and sure with an av HR of 115. I got wet!!
I think I have got your drift about running, but not absolutely sure! I am just running for enjoyment and fitness and if anything else turns up along the way then it does, but anything else is not my priority. You haven't run properly for a number of years and therefore at our age it is going to take you a good while to get properly fit again. I can really recommend run/walk but done as a properly structured plan. Not random. It doesn't mean that one is never able to run continually again, it just means that one can recover more safely quicker than continual running. It also means that one just isn't dragging ones feet along for the distance ran.
You didn't give your thoughts on the dire Rugby result on Saturday!!!
I well remember you taking part in the Huntington Chase race last year and getting a bit lost! The course sounds rather tough but very pretty and interesting. I see you kept visiting us in England, but not for long! I was amused at the prize for the first horse and ruder.
Beautiful day today, possible the last one of autumn if the weather forecast is to go by! Some of my trail has been re-surfaced and is divine to run on. But there is still a lot of it to finish as yet. It is open at the weekends so I took the opportunity to run on the new packed very fine gravel surface. I am sure that when we get heavy rain that the surface will break up again.
I ran/walked 7.3 miles, av pace 10.56 mm, av HR 124.
Yesterday we spent the day trying to clear our garage which is full of Stewart's hoarded goodies, or in my eyes non goodies we have a hippo bag to fill and indeed we shall fill it, I am sure.
The reason for the clearing is that we are having a Garden Office built with a shed at the back in its place. The work should start a week tomorrow but I guess that will depend on the weather conditions.