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Posted: 21/07/2016 at 10:42

Cooler here too.

Knee still painful so it'll be more than one day's rest.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 10:37

Considerably cooler today; very grey and overcast.

Mick, whatever is going wrong? - That looks like a year's-worth of repairs all in a day. On a very much smaller scale, I have a pair of secateurs, almost brand new, which seem to have lost a little shaft so the ratchet mechanism doesn't work. I bought them in a garden centre nearly 30 miles away, and really don't fancy traipsing all that way to return them.

Shan't be running today; knee still hurting, and visibly swollen.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 15:24

It's 30 here, which is unheard of for this part of the country.

Yes, Ludlow is a lovely town. I am over there at least twice a year, having my car serviced and MOT-ed (bought the car from a Skoda specialist just outside the town some years ago, and he's so reliable I've been going back ever since). I have run through it, walked through it, mooched around the shops and the market, visited the castle, and been for walks on the Common. 

I'm with your wife, John B, - playing with grandchildren is vastly preferable to sitting in a car on the M25. Or even, than shopping.

Knee not so good today. I went out soon after 7 this morning (not so hot then, and some shade being cast) to run 3.8 miles (I am trying to increase the distance by 10% each time). Outward journey not too bad, but knee became really painful on the return; I was limping by the end, and very slow throughout. However, I have my X-ray appointment now, so hopefully that will clarify things a little.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 15:03

Red, you are quite miraculous.

30 degrees here now; unheard of for this part of the country! I went out earlyish (7.00 a.m.) to run 3.8 miles; it was under 20 degrees then. Knee twinged from the start, got very much worse in the second half, was limping for the last bit. Have treated it to a pack of frozen peas. Was going really slowly, too. Quite funny, really; here am I struggling through 3.8 miles, and the rest of you reporting back on everything from a marathon to a 10k (100 miles if we include Red's friend James).

Over 60s training.

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 16:42

John - money gets spent on all sorts of odd things. I hope you've now got a nice big blister plaster on that blood blister?

Hills make a run interesting. So do all sorts of other things, of course.
Poppy - did Alun like the scooter? Would he think of getting one permanently?
Knee is continuing to improve, thank you, so much so that I forget about it most of the time. I ran 3.5 miles today (first part hilly, last part flat); knee twinged throughout, but not painfully, just so I knew it was there. It was very warm, though not as warm as some of you have been having it.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 16:24

So Red, you must have just about finished by now; and how was it, and what distance did you run, and did your friend complete the full 100?

TE, very good parkrun and WAVA in spite of the heat.

Today started with rain, but by early afternoon it was sunshine-and-clouds, very breezy, 25 degrees. Ran 3.5 miles, first two-thirds very undulating, last one-third flat along the main road (mostly on the grass verge, which fortunately has been recently cut). Knee twinged slightly (perfectly bearably) throughout. Got home very sudorific.


Running with oestoarthritis in kness

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 19:28

I developed quite a severe pain in my left knee a few months ago; running was pretty much out of the question, and I saw a physio who thought it was a bruised cartilage and would improve quite rapidly with rest. Well, it did improve, but only very slowly. I saw her again and she said probably OA, and would send me for an X-ray. I am still waiting to hear about the X-ray, but meanwhile have started run/walking shortish distances with minimal discomfort. OA is more than likely, since it runs in the family and I am in my early 70s; but I really don't want to have to give up running altogether.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 19:20

Mick - no, the physio didn't suggest it, but someone on another thread on this website did, and so (independently) did someone on the Fetch website. I sent physio a text message to ask her what she thought of the idea, but she didn't reply. (Nor have I heard anything further about the X-ray, so I hope I haven't dropped off her radar).  Ran/walked a further 3.1 miles this afternoon, with the support, and found that I had gone a bit faster again than last time. It isn't a fancy support, just a stretchy tube with a bit of shaping.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 19:13

TE - I hope your laptop gets sorted. They can be such time-wasters when they keep freezing, or just take ages to do anything.

DBI - glad all is well with you.

A further 3.1 miles for me this afternoon, with the knee support, and again slightly faster than last time. (In no sense is this fast, - just faster.) So I could actually cope with a parkrun - if there was one anywhere near me. 

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Posted: 13/07/2016 at 17:28

NZC - if there's a 10km option you will no doubt take it?

Ceal - when I read about all the things you get up to I half wish I lived nearer London. But only half. 

Ran (ran/walked) 2.67 miles today, wearing my nice new knee support. While it didn't seem to make much difference to how the knee felt, I realised when I got back and consulted Garmin that I had run considerably faster than the last three times. So if that was down to the knee support, I shall carry on with it! Not that I am attempting to run with any speed; just glad I'm running at all.

Today I had 2 men on the roof carrying out minor repairs; a new printer delivered (the old one having "died"); car tyre repaired (punctured); niece returned from her new friend in Newtown, now trying to arrange something with her old friend here; and new (renewed) passport delivered.

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