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'Mature' runners.

Posted: Yesterday at 22:31

BIW, that must have been galling, being beaten by a 70+ lady! There can't be many in her age group doing tris.

I don't do FB or Twitter or anything similar, but do follow and contribute to several of the Fetch threads. And have met several "fetchies" in the flesh.

TE - basically my Garmin is set to measure in miles, and I keep it that way because I like to know minute-miling times; but my PT son seems keen to work in kms, so I have also set it to record splits every 0.62 of a mile. 

Glad you're back with us, Red; and sorry to hear about the hayfever. The pollen count was very high last week; I was sneezing and snuffling and sore-throaty for several days though I haven't suffered from proper hayfever for several years. Let us know if you manage to make contact with JJ.

Did a little "easy run" today, lateish in the day to avoid the heat. Astonished at TE deliberately not taking water for a run going on for more than an hour, on a hot day, on hills and sandy paths.

Over 60s training.

Posted: Yesterday at 22:13

I don't think I've ever cooked for 11. Nor run a 3km race. And most certainly have not run with one arm in  a cast, and would find that quite daunting!

Usually I swim on a Monday, but today had a lingering lunch with friends and missed the Over 60s "slot" from 3.00 till 4.00, so went for an "easy" run instead. It has turned much warmer here today and is forecast to continue. 

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 19:57

Ray L - good news from the cardiologist. Have you already got a target race in mind?

TE - another of those wonderful WAVAs. If your club is doing particularly well in the veteran categories it must be partly down to you.

Wondering how BIW got on. 

10 mile (or more precisely, 16km) run done. Took myself to Elan Valley for it, much prettier and pleasanter than running 16km around town. Did about 2/3 of it along a cycle track which has plenty of shade cast by trees on both sides.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 19:49

TS - you must have been travelling first class for that?

Lovely to see all those familiar faces again.

WelshPoppy - bed at 7.00 and up at 4.00? -That IS dedication!

10 miles run at Elan Valley this afternoon. Funny old weather. Mostly I was too hot and glad of the shade under the trees, but occasionally the sun went in, the wind got up and I was briefly almost cold.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 22:15

Maybe I'll be able to join you next time you arrange a gathering.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 18:27

Ceal - the training is impressively structured by PT son!
He has just told me that next week is to be a duplicate of this week, except for the long run which should be 1km longer.

"Easy run" today, 40 mins, some of it done through fields and a bit of woodland for a change.

How was the LFOTM? I look forward to the photos.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 18:21

If they won't provide the right age category they can't expect 100% effort!

Just done my last run of the "training week", an "easy" run (did some of it cross-country which made a nice change), bringing my mileage for the week up to 25, which is puny compared to your 40.

PT son says next week's training should be a duplicate of this week's, except for the long run which should be 1km longer.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 21:40

I always reverse into my own drive, - so that I can make a quick getaway next time I'm going out. My two eldest children have cars with sensors that "beep" - not only that, but that show you the surrounding zones in different colours so that you know just how close you are to hitting something. Wonderful!

WtnMel - that's exactly what horsefly bites do to me, too. Huge hard lumps that take a long time to go.
Your house must be lovely and empty now.

It was a tempo session for me this morning. 2km warm-up followed by 2 x (2km in what was supposed to be 13mins 40secs, 2 mins walk break). Then 1km cool-down. Didn't succeed in hitting the 13:40, - first one was 14:04, second was 13:55.

We seem to have lost not only JJ but also Redhead, - at least, it's a few days since she was here.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 21:25

That's lovely, Aws. I like the layers: foreground, the bit in the middle and then the fainter, more distant trees beyond the fence.

Tempo session this morning. 2 x (2km supposedly in 13 mins 40 seconds, 2 mins walk break).

Didn't quite manage the 13mins 40 seconds, - though the second one was done in 13m 55s.

Ceal - that is such a shame, being offered a mile race just when you can't go for it.
(And I can't imagine how you managed the bra).

Over 60s training.

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 17:14

Ceal - if you've got it, flaunt it, say I!

I see what you mean about having to have your running shoes on and done up before your extra-pair-of-hands left the house. You would also have had to have your shorts on, as it's not easy to get them on and off over a pair of shoes.

Welshpoppy - did you try the planks on knees rather than feet, which he does give as an option?

"Easy" run today; but I made it less easy by going for a hilly route.

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