Stewart and I both used to play tennis. However, football is his first sport love. I could do with a split screen this evening, showing tennis and footie! I have no interest in football but like Younwith tennis I can appreciate their athleticism and feet skills with a ball. I like to watch the different countries National Anthems but always think that the English team are very half hearted with their enthusiasm and singing compared with other countries.
Thank you for your kind words about my daughter. Swimming is her talent, she used to compete as a teenager at national level and do well. Running has been taken up in the last 2 or 3 years. I like to think that over a short distance that I could beat her. But am not anxious to put it to the test!!!!
Welcome home. I hope Norway was a good experience for you. Well done on completing your 10k race. But sorry to hear of the knee repercussions. I hope it settles down pdq for you. Is it ok walking?
Yes, I gave signed the referendum petition. Trigger in g Article 50 is not going to be a breeze in the park. This article is quite interesting, especially as it was written, I think, by a student.
Thank you for your lovely post, it brought amusing tears to eyes and a big smile to my mouth! Ummmm, sorry to hear about the sore achilles, no doubt 9k was 2k too far!! I want to wear a badge saying "I am old, but, hey, I voted IN" .
It is good to hear that you are back on the running scene again. Just take it easy!! Your concert sounded just up my street.
I think you have to remember you gave recently had a virus which might have affected your fitness a little. The numbers look more than ok to me!! What a glorious occasion your International Festival sounds to be. Spectacular photos. I am beginning to think that I have visited Valley Gardens, because we have heard a lot about it over the years.
I have had a busy few days, what's new! Ladies for lunch on Friday with shared commiserations and anger expressed over a few glasses of bubbles, we were bathed in some sunshine. Betsy and family came for the day on Saturday and I did manage to somehow fit in a run. Yesterday, a walk on the North Downs, very hilly and muddy too and you all know about my love of mud! (Not)! Followed by a pub lunch.
This morning I had a 4 mile Birthday run, enjoying the fact that the sun was shining and that I am still able to run at the ripe young age of 76yrs
I am watching Wimbledon, Djokovic v James Ward. Ward lost 9 games in a row but somehow raised his game/spirits and has got the 2nd set to a tie break, But D won the set in the end. Good effort by James.
My daughter did very well in her love swim run event on Sunday which took place in a reservoir at Llanberis in North Wales and involved a total of approximately 3.5km of swimming and 12.5km of running. The running and the swimming were alternated a few times. The temp of the water was 14c but colder in one place where a river ran into the lake. She said that the scenery of Snowdonia was magnificent. I think the runs were hilly ones! She thoroughly enjoyed the event and came, to her surprise, 2nd Lady and 14th over all winning 50 pounds which will pay for her petrol for the journeys. She completed the event in 2:30 hrs. Then went for a walk on the beach at Angelsey 1:30 hrs. She is both fit and mad!
I am almost inconsolable. What a mess. We should be uniting the world not breaking it up into smaller pieces. I feel for m grandchildren, one of my grand daughters, aged 14yrs, apparently, had a huge rant this morning over the vote result and she had very valid reasons for her rant.
My daughter has just arrived in Wales to take part in this, it is a new sport, having its origins in Sweden. http://loveswimrun.co.uk/love-swimrun-llanberis/
Sorry to have been missing, I have read all posts, I have been running but not a lot a bit like John!
Too busy to fit everything in,
Happy busy that is, which included an early birthday celebratory lunch here in our surprisingly sunny garden today, after all the horrendous rain down here in the SE.
It was good that I had arranged the lunch for several of my friends because as TS stated "that's the country buggered" . I am totally gutted and sad about the outcome of the vote. Stewart's pension, which he has worked so hard for will drain away yet again. I almost can't talk about it.
I am writing as I watch Murray playing a young and upcoming British opponent at Queens. I am hoping, as I know they are, that the match will be finished before the rain strikes again, flaming June, NOT!
I think that the organisation of one's running training when one reaches the ripe age of 70 yrs is a tough one. Yes, one has experience of what one did before to achieve good times but it all changes. I think quality rather than quantity. Don't try and increase mileage at the same time as upping the pace. Gym work must be good but one has to watch that one still has the energy left in one's muscles to run properly. Notice any niggle and deal with it immediately. Indeed I don't do much mileage at all but know I can turn out a time for shorter races with a 90+% age grading when needed. I can't believe that when I was 70 that I was able to churn out times for a 5k in the region of 22.04 mins!!
I wish you well with your quest and I know that your dedication and consistency in your training is one of your strengths. As for Ed W, he seems to have a great talent for all race distances, be it short of long, but I think he devotes his whole life to training. There is more to life than that for me! But I do respect his ability and success.
Oh my goodness!! 20k belt ----- only you could double the weight!!!!
I ran this morning, no walking, 3 miles only, 28.45 mins, av pace 9.34 mm. No HR recording, I seemed to have run half of the run with a HR of 86!!