Johnny J


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Over 60s training.

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 19:38

Incidently, I can watch with interest any sport that is done to a high standard. I know that there aren't any short cuts to real success - just very hard work and commitment.
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 19:33

Went for an exploratory run/walk of 2.7 miles this morning. Hamstring is a bit tight but no real discomfort.

Some nice reminiscing going on. Names I know well. Trouble is that even nostalgia ain't what it used to be.

Mick
Your early sporting career mirrors mine except that I left running and went bike racing.
I reckon that Brits are generally whingers until a real problem occurs. Then they change.

I quite like that hilly run of yours, especially at sub-9 miling.
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 19:21

Thank you for the warnings about the doodle. I am in awe of the superior knowledge that's around.

Redhead
Managed a run/walk of 2.7 miles this morning and so far there's been no ill effects.

Matsmum
Achilles tendon ruptures are serious stuff and recovery is very slow. However, knowing what the problem is has got the first part of solving it out of the way.
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 20:36

'lo all
Today's outing was shopping and a visit to Penshurst Place which is close by and therefore somewhere we don't go to. Lunch out too.

Hamstring is much better.

Mick
Great news about the knee and an excellent race result.
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 20:15

WtnMel
Good to know that the change in style worked so well. That's a worthwhile improvement. The problem is embedding it so that it's normal.
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 19:25

Redhead
I did indeed see the oak leaf.
Our hamstrings seem to have the same problem.
I'd forgotten that Beachy is next Sunday. Hope it goes well.

Matsmum
I wouldn't let anything untoward happen to my doodle. We are very attached to each other.

Diana
Everyone agrees that Beachy is one of the toughest marathons around but it's rare to hear a bad word about it.
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 21:27

Went to the Clergy House in Alfriston today. It was built in the 14th century and was the National Trust's first purchase in 1896 for £10. After lunch MrsJJ, me and the doodle walked for 3 hours over the South Downs and the Seven Sisters towards Beachy Head. The wind off the sea over the cliff tops was gusting to gale force - very bracing.
Incidently, we followed part of the Beachy Head off road marathon course so some of you will know the bit over the Seven Sisters.

Tracey
That marathon sounds about as messy as it gets.

Ceal
I think you have a similar problem to me. I only know one way to race and that's as fast as possible. If you try and do it that way without being fully fit you end up being dissatisfied and/or injured.

I've been to Pagham but it was donkey's years ago. I think I've done virtually all the gardens in Kent and East Sussex.

Impey
Looks like sub-30 is beginning to beckon. Tempted?
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 21:15

Went to the Clergy House in Alfriston today. It was built in the 14th century and was the National Trust's first purchase in 1896 for £10. After lunch MrsJJ, me and the doodle walked for 3 hours over the South Downs and the Seven Sisters towards Beachy Head. The wind off the sea over the cliff tops was gusting to gale force - very bracing.
Incidently, we followed part of the Beachy Head off road marathon course so some of you may know the bit over the Seven Sisters.

Matsmum
In my helpful way it occurred to me that if you reversed the process and tried to swallow water you may be able to breathe copious amounts of air? 
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 21:33

Haven/'t gone walkabout because my left leg isn't well.
So, apologies for not posting for a few days but there's not a lot to report. Haven't run because of a hamstring pull in the left leg. Recovery from injury is another old age problem.

Back later. Starting today, MrsJJ and me are having a week of daily visits to places in Kent and Sussex that we haven't been to before or visited a very long time ago. Today was Chapel Down vineyard and a stroll round antique shops in Tenterden. Great restaurant at Chapel Down.
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 21:23

Apologies for not posting for a few days but there's not a lot to report. Haven't run because of a hamstring pull in the left leg. Recovery from injury is another old age problem.
JJ

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