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Over 60s training.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 21:52

I definitely shan't be running Lake Vyrnwy this year, Poppy, but if some of the running club members are going and have a space in one of their cars I will come and cheer people on. 

Same 3.1 miles today as I did yesterday, - but slower. My visitors left today, and I think I'm collapsing in reaction.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 21:46

I'm tired too. My visitors left this morning, and I think I've reacted by collapsing. However, I did go for a little 3-mile run. Same route as yesterday but took longer.

Exhausted - why not go for a walk (I seem to remember you like long walks) and just break into an occasional trot?

Over 60s training.

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 18:24

That training sounds really impressive, WelshPoppy. You definitely deserve a rest.

3.1 miles this afternoon, in wind and rain; knee did not complain at all! No walk breaks, ran it all.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 18:18

Fun, food and laughter sound like a Good Thing to me, and you can surely afford a rest day.

3.1 miles today, not especially fast but steady (no walk breaks) and knee raised no objections whatsoever.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 22:21

WD60 - no reflexes - that sounds very odd.

John B - could well have been L.P. Hartley. "The Go-Between", perhaps.

4 miles early this evening, in wind and rain.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 22:11

My Middle Son (who has trained as a Personal Trainer, though only does it as a sideline) had me doing intervals and tempo runs as training for a half-mara, and got me a pb by that means. It definitely works. 

Managed 4 miles this afternoon, though couldn't fit in any running yesterday. Knee barely complained.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 11:38

Thank you for the links, TS and Ceal. We're going out today (just waiting for niece to be ready) so I'll look at them later.

I often feel like a foreigner in what is supposed to be my own country. "The past is another country; they do things differently there".

2.1 miles this morning. Running, not run/walking.
The dead magpie has been moved and is now under a hedge.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 11:50

Terrifying. There must be some nasty accidents from time to time.

TS - sorry to hear about the back spasm; hope it soon passes. Thanks for the suggestion of non-load-bearing exercises for the knee (or indeed knees). The doctor did suggest a local "vibe" class and I have booked myself into a session next week, when my visitors have left. He - the doctor - said his wife goes, and loves it (she also is one of the local doctors). Any more suggestions will be gratefully received, as I'm aware you're very knowledgeable about this sort of thing. As is Ceal, so any suggestions from Ceal will also be welcome.
As for that lovely view, keep on fighting the planning permission!

I too managed a before-breakfast run, though not nearly as early as some of you. 4.71 miles, the first 2 miles being run-walk, then I dropped the walk breaks for the remainder. Knee hurt a bit towards the end, but nothing unbearable. On my outward journey I passed a fluffy young magpie moping on the ground in the shade of a parked car. It was still there on my way back - but was by then dead, alas. Presume it attempted flying too soon.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 11:31

Red - many congratulations on reaching your 91st marathon! - And despite humidity and asthma. Go for the 52 in a year, we will all be cheering you on.

WtnMel - what you might consider with that "bloody great hill" is to see how far up it you can get before having to drop from a run to a walk. Note where you are, and next time try to run a bit farther, note where you are, and next time... You get the idea. 
Re the elusive runner beans: I once grew some mange-tout peas (yes, I know, they're not runner beans) which turned from green to purple as they became ripe enough to pick, so they really couldn't hide.
Ooh, a blank front garden! Like a new canvas to an artist!

Ran 4.71 miles before breakfast this morning. Ran/walked the first 2 miles, then ran the rest without walk breaks. Knee hurt a bit towards the end, but nothing really painful. I certainly intend to continue running as long as I can.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 16:12

We have high temperatures forecast for early-midweek too, Mick. But I don't epect they'll be like your high temperatures.

4.65 miles run/walk this morning.

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