Thanks about your knee, that is great news. Maybe, just maybe, you have had a hamstring insertion trauma. This would affect one's knee because the insertion of two of the hamstrings insertions are at the back of your knee.
I used to know what I was doing! But it would seem not any more, this getting older seems to play havoc with my experience! I guess I am not as hungry as I used to be and my recovery is carp. It takes ages now. I have the enthusiasm but not the body stamina. The brain is willing but not the body
John is not to be trusted to go out for a run without going flat out !!!!!!!! I bet you have fun making up the titles for the hash awards! You must be doing something right as you seem to be making good progress with minimal reaction. Just don't go mad will you, another one not to be trusted!!!!!
It is good to hear that you were able to get out and do some running. My x-Ray of my knee, couple of years ago, showed minimal narrowing of the joint bones, but it has gone down on my medical records as OA. Maybe, you will get some interest in your house when your warmer weather appears.
Good work on your 2x2k at tempo pace. I enjoyed your little hare/tortoise episode!
In theory You were 5th in the race which is brilliant. All best for your Wednesday race.
Yesterday the wind was wicked, so very cold. But today, although still windy the sun is shining and much warmer.
I warmed up for a good mile or so then on new territory, well new for a good while, I set out around a local industrial estate with many ups and downs for a fast 2 miles. Following this with a recovery run walk for 2 plus miles on grass then uphill. Total miles for the session 6 miles.
The fast 2 miles gives me an age grading of 90.4% but with what I consider to be a slow time for me
2 miles in 16.5 mins, av pace 8.27 min milling, av HR 149, MHR 158
Mile1, 8.12 mm, av HR 143
Mile 2, 8.40 mm, av HR 154
I went out far too fast, in fact I spotted my av pace at 400 and saw that it was my interval pace. I used to get away with that, but not any more. Next time I need to run the first mile in 8.27 mm and then try and speed up. Plus, I need to have the anaerobic stamina to run another mile at the same pace to satisfy my goal.
One excuse I have today was that every uphill section the wind was blowing into my face. There were several of them because each road ran parallel to each other.
Good news about the exit of your virus. As for how to run with age related osteoarthritis I would say that you keep running, unless of course you are in pain. I suggest that you discuss with your sports doc the weigh training that you have been doing. It may be that the heavy weights have been having a bit of an impact on your knees. Such as squats and the like where the knee is loaded. But of course it may be fine to do that. I would be interested to know. There will be two camps for running or not running, but I would guess the sports doc will encourage to keep going with some hints on how to do it safely. Again, I am with you on that one.
I like the idea of having raisins to eat between each interval. I think you once mentioned having stones in one's pocket to throw out after each interval. The raisin Idea wins hands down!
I think wind forcast for tomorrow will scufffer your desire, want and need to run sub 21 mins. But you never know --------
You have got a lot going on at the moment what with runnning marathons and house buying and selling. So no wonder you are struck down with a cold.
It is already windy here today and much cooler, the wild anemones were still sleeping this morning.
I ran 5.4 miles this morning, 53.56 mins, 10.03 mmilling, av HR 116.
May not run tomorrow or Sunday, not because I don't want to but because there may not be time. Family stuff tomorrow and then a visit to Chartwell house with friends on Sunday. (Winston Churchill's home)