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Running with oestoarthritis in kness

Posted: Yesterday at 22:16

Goodness Alexandra, I'd be happy with that too. How many times a week do you run? I will look up the APOS. The sports physio I saw didn't seem at all encouraging, and I would probably have to go quite a distance to find another one.

Over 60s training.

Posted: Yesterday at 22:10

Tracey - hello again, good to hear from you. Good luck with Beachy. I know you've done it before, often. Kierrah 21, I can't believe that; I thought she was several years younger. Is she still studying?

John B - well done on the 10 miles. I have done that sort of distance by way of a "long run", and have done a few 10-mile races, but slower than you.

The boiler is now cured, thank goodness. It wasn't the diverter valve (whatever that it) as suggested by TS, but the thermostat had packed up. I now have a new thermostat.

NZC - good luck with the half marathon. No, I have not found out anything further about my knee, and don't really know where to go next with it, if anywhere. Both the GP and the physio seem to think that arthritis is the explanation and there isn't any cure (the physio said I could try a steroid injection, but after I'd looked it up on the internet I decided against it). Knee was hurting again today so I went to the spinning class instead of out with the running club.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: Yesterday at 21:51

Many congratulations, Red! - And I'm sure the champagne (even in quantity) was fully appropriate.
So now, as though 100 marathons overall wasn't enough, you are going on to complete 52 in 52 weeks?

DBI - very sad, and such a shock, about the death of your swimming colleague, especially as she was so young.

TE - if my knee problem is down to arthritis (which seems to be the case), I don't know that it can be expected to get better; rather, "managed" and lived with. It was still hurting today so I didn't go out with the running club, but to the "spinning" class instead.

Hello to Aquarius and to WtnMel. Aq, I had bunions and had them both operated on, very successfully, years ago. Is that an option for you?

Over 60s training.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 15:36

Oh dear, John, I hope you can replace the book without too much trouble and expense.

3.1 miles before breakfast this morning; 4mins run, 1min walk. A lot slower than John's parkrun; and now my knee is reproaching me, but just remembered I haven't done any post-run stretching, so I will do so and maybe the knee will be happier.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 15:31

TE - no, not a bit like Yorkshire pudding. It's a very solid cake; I can't remember the exact recipe, but I know mine had oatmeal and black treacle in. Or molasses instead of the black treacle; but that was a bit too much of a good thing.

Waiting to hear from Red...

DBI - hope Nemo is bathed and you've all survived.

3.1 miles before breakfast this morning, but my knee is reproaching me.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 18:42

Chilly start to the day (especially as my boiler is refusing to run the central heating - though it's still heating the water); however, I had planned a before-breakfast run, and once I got out in it I found the sun was struggling through the mist, so I went as far as the lake which looks very pretty in those conditions. I met a contingent from the running club; they don't "officially" run at that time, so I think it was probably the more advanced people from the walk to run group, plus the people training them.

4 miles, at 9 mins run 1 min walk.

Glad you're still talking to yourself, John. Might have been a bit lonely otherwise.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 18:35

Ah yes, parkin. I used to make that; Eldest Son was especially fond of it. It has to sink in the middle, rather than rise.

Have a wonderful time with that 100th, Red, and a massive celebration afterwards.

4 miles this morning. Before breakfast, too.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 20:43

TE - Huntington is not "my" village, it's about 15 miles away! One is invited to wear fancy dress for the race, but not many people do. I think the two men-in-drag were also in drag in a previous year, along with one in a more conventional skirt-and-blouse-and-hat.
2nd MV 60 when you're actually a MV70 is quite something! I would have hated all that mud and water, but it's whatever turns you on....

Brilliant achievement, Red; and good thing you took the walking poles. Don't they get in the way when you're running? Or are they telescopic?

I was out with the running club this evening, first time for months. I didn't do the full distance, but didn't take any walk breaks either. Knee doesn't seem to have suffered. Unfortunately Running Club evening is Tuesday, same as Vibe Cycle evening, so I have to make the choice.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 20:26

Similar situation here, John B, - pension from the local authority, and I still have occasional bits of work (got some tomorrow, in fact, - off to Aberystwyth for the day).

TS - very sad, about your friend. It sounds as though he made the most of his 20 years since the first op, though.

Out with the running club this evening, first time since about May, I think.Got a hug from one of them!  I didn't do the full distance, just 2.66 miles, but knee feels pretty good. Didn't take any walk breaks either.


'Mature' runners.

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 18:18

Did you get your mudfest, TE?

That's a pity about Nemo DBI, but I suppose inevitable. I suppose as long as he can still do something he will be happy. I don't suppose he could become a Bionic Dog.

The Huntington Chase was very enjoyable, particularly as the sun shone down on us and the wind wasn't too keen even out on the wilds of Hergest Ridge. Us walkers were sent off at 11.00, and the runners at 12.00, - not sure about the cyclists and horses; usually the cyclists set off just ahead of the runners, and the horses last but with instructions about where they may, or may not, overtake those on foot or on wheels. It was getting on for 2 hours before people started overtaking the walkers, but then lots came past. Two of the men cyclists were in drag, - one completely in bright red, from a long curly red wig down to shiny boots, via a flimsy skirt and tights. The other sped past me on his bike and all I saw of him was his back (long white-blonde hair streaming behind, and little white shorts) - it wasn't until we were all back in the village that I saw him properly and realised he was a bloke.

Today I did 3.1 miles at 9 mins run, 1 min walk. Knee niggled, but no more than a niggle.

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