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Posted: 11/09/2014 at 10:03

Off to London shortly for a few days. Intending to do a parkrun (Burgess Park) on Saturday.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 10:00

Interval session yesterday.

Off to London shortly, to catch up with my children and grandchildren.

Shall be engaging in the Burgess Park parkrun on Saturday.


'Mature' runners.

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 16:59

I like hills - in a masochistic sort of way.

Hello Jenny, I don't think we've met before.

Nice pic, BIW. Charlie looks absolutely intent on you!

Interval session done earlier today. Easing off now, though, with the race only 10 days away. 6 x (3mins at threshold, 1 min jog).

Let us know what your coach says, TE, about your pyramid-balanced-on-its-point.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 11:45

I like lonely.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 11:41

BIW - that's sons for you!

TE - I hadn't realised that the "official" time is gun time even where chip time is available. That hardly seems fair; if you start near the back of a big race, you can probably lose an appreciable amount of time before you reach the mat that registers your chip.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 13:02

Graham - resting, I hope?

Impey - that's very impressive. Clearly, several days' rest was of benefit. Which I suppose is the principle behind the taper.

Ceal - no wifi?? - You'll have to send postcards.

Aws - another of those Very Early Morning runs - I don't know how you do it.

Not long back from a 40 mins "recovery run".

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 12:50

Absolutely awesome time and WAVA, TE. Yes, query the time, - it sounds as though someone simply made a mistake and fed in the gun time twice, instead of gun time and chip time.

40 minute "recovery run" done, at a gentle pace.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 14:32

NZC - three hours! - I suppose you took a drink of some sort with you?

As for Ceal's daughter spending two and a half hours swimming through cold lake water, I can hardly bear to think of it.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 14:26

Will be light gardening here too, as soon as I've finished my after-lunch coffee.

BIW - you're exceptional. I should think most people would rather swim indoors than out during the winter.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 18:38

Good luck for tomorrow, then, Tracey. Is Bernard running it too, or is he only doing Beachy?

Mick - yes the Welsh are great talkers. Funnily enough, the English that move into Wales also seem to become great talkers. Something in the water.
That sounded like an enjoyable and rewarding race. Were you perhaps 2nd Over 60?

Ceal - I can well imagine you standing over a range cooker! In fact, when I asked about the kitchen I thought "I bet she's got an Aga or a Rayburn"

2 and a half hour run today, the longest of the training runs (and extended from the 2 hours it was supposed to be in the schedule, because I was fretting that none of my training runs would come anywhere near 13.1 miles). The first 2 hours was supposed to be at LSR speed, and the last half-hour at half-mara pace. In practice this worked out as 13:29, 13:44, 14:08, 14:05 and (the last, faster, one) 12:57. All in minute-milings, of course. I am hoping the half mara will be rather faster. The race will certainly be less undulating than today's run. The distance totalled nearly 11 miles, so at least I feel fairly confident that I can manage 13.1.

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