Johnny J


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Over 60s training.

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 20:06

Not run for a week. Had a cold plus sore muscles from shifting heavy garden pots and ornaments as part of a new landscaping scheme.

Lots of interesting stuff on how the ageing process affects training and racing. In practice you can't be definitive because in the end the rate at which we decline is decided genetically and not by how we train. As an M70 once put it to me "you do what you can do and no more" . When we are younger we have a choice about how much effort we put in. Nowadays I'm constrained in what I do because if I put in too much effort either by pace or distance it takes me days to recover during which I can do very little. That's not my choice; it's just how it is. I can now understand why so few guys are still running at 70+; the rewards just aren't there any more.

Graham
That was a long XC race. It's quite unusual unless it's a major championship.

Colin
Some quick miles there.

Tracey
The jiggle mile sounds very interesting! 
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 18:28

Here's another that hasn't run due to a cold plus very stiff muscles from moving heavy pots and garden hardware around as part of changes in landscaping.

In terms of passing on bugs etc. small children are toxic.

IW
Nice leaving presents. Clearly you are well thought of.

Redhead
Are you sure those shoes aren't a contraction of Hookas?
I too have large leaf bins rotting down. I get leaves from our own trees and also from leaves blown across from the woods opposite.

What do you know about stooling hydrangeas? I do it with Annabelle but don't know if it's possible with any others. It's useful because you can use Annabelle in a herbaceous border.

Exhausted
Very public spirited of you to help with the birth mother search. Shame it has happened so very late in the day.
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 19:32

'lo!
Today's effort was 3.6 miles starting at 13:30 pace then every 1/2 mile or so I increased the pace by roughly 20 secs per mile. Ended up with a final 1/2m at 11:30 pace. The observant among you will note that I've run on two consecutive days.

Columba
That was a real family weekend.
Well done on being well away from the back of the field in the 5k.
JJ

Redhead
Those shoes look like they have an "o" missing.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 19:23

'lo!
Today's effort was 3.6 miles starting at 13:30 pace then every 1/2 mile or so I increased the pace by roughly 20 secs per mile. Ended up with a final 1/2m at 11:30 pace. The observant among you will note that I've run on two consecutive days.

NZC
Great news about your successful eye surgery.

Colin H
Your training is fine for racing up to about 10k but beyond that you are going to be very short off endurance.

aws
Nice to see those 13s back in your report.

Ceal
Beware of double entendres.
You know very well that me and my doodle are inseparable so I don't mind sharing the stick . 

TS
Good to hear from you. I got to 14st.13.5 lbs so you could set a thread record if the Sharrow Bay is on form.

Columba
That was a very family oriented weekend. To make it even better you were a long way from being last.
JJ


Over 60s training.

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 22:28

-1C rising to 0C by the end of 3 miles off road running this morning. Pace was not helped by having to stop a couple of times and play with the doodle and a stick.

Spent most of the day at Bluewater doing Christmas shopping. Deep joy.

Mick
Interesting that your HR dropped a bit when you picked up the pace at the end. Maybe it was a following wind?
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 22:23

No avocets or lapwings round here. Can do you a lesser spotted woodknocker that takes over the peanuts for about 10 minutes every morning.

-1C rising to 0C by the end of 3 miles off road running this morning. Pace was not helped by having to stop a couple of times and play with the doodle and a stick.

Spent most of the day at Bluewater doing Christmas shopping. Deep joy.
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 17:24

Norunday

TE
Your birthday was a bit on the strenuous side . Great fun though.

WtnMel
I do treadmill running only if the weather is very bad. It doesn't exactly replicate road running.

Redhead
Well done on getting to the two-thirds point. One a year until you're 60 should get you there .
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 17:14

Norunday.

Mick
Things start to get serious at about 30 miles a week and I'm nowhere near that.

Colin H.
Good Parkrun.
0.8 of a mile makes no difference either way.

Graham
Sensible move. If you are genuinely not up to a run then don't do it.
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 18:33

40 minute run with 3 miles in the middle covered in 35:03. I prefer 34:63; it sounds better.

TE
Belated birthday wishes. Hope it was a decent day.

Matsmum
The pace was only for a short distance. I would be happier if I could sustain it for 5k.
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 18:27

40 minute run with 3 miles in the middle covered in 35:03. I prefer 34:63; it sounds better.
JJ

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