Johnny J

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Over 60s training.

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 18:43

We have v5 large bin bags of stuff waiting to go to a charity shop.

I made a habit of running with a faster club group. I used to hang on until they decided they didn't want an old man with them and started to increase the pace. Eventually I'd get dropped and await next group. It pushes the boundaries quite nicely.

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Posted: 25/11/2014 at 18:37

The rests should be a very slow wander, and deep breathing, for approximately the same time as you took for the 200m. You want to recover reasonably well so that you can run them fast.which is the purpose of the exercise.

A lot changes in 20 years, not least ourselves, so it's little wonder new things crop up.

I have been known to try and sing bass/baritone in choirs so I never get anywhere near singing a melody.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:44

Carp day here. Non-stop rain so catching up with admin.

That's a big improvement. Very well done.

Chris H
That sort of family outing is a real rarity.

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Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:38

Absolutely carp day here. Nonstop rain.

Great result. Well done.
There's faster times coming along if you put in the speed training. As we get older it's speed that deteriorates more quickly than endurance so it pays to try and compensate a bit by adding more fast bits.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 18:08

Glad you're back safely.
The Cape area is a very nice climate. Hence the excellent wine they produce in the area. I assume you checked it out?

Thanks. Lap 8 was a very good one. Quite a lot quicker and only a minimal increase in HR.

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Posted: 21/11/2014 at 18:02

Wise move to get checked out by the doc. Hopefully he will find it's a one off.

The conductor seems a bit short on interpersonal skills. Is he a professional?

Over 60s training.

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 19:12

My club's chairman has just set a new club M50 10k record of 35 minutes and a very few seconds.

In conjunction with the local orienteering club we have an evening orienteering run with electronic controls. Great fun.

No HR numbers? I would have liked to compare the 8:06 mile with the earlier ones.
Now I'm retired I don't run in the rain any more.

Sorry about your brother.
Is it time for you to take up cycling ready for the next Olympics?

Never fear. An "a" lert is very high grade indeed.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 18:56

I have saved a fortune in musical instruments by being tone deaf.
Love music though.

My club's chairman has just set a new club M50 10k record of 35 minutes and a very few seconds.

200m on the flat. You need to practise being a very fast lady.

If the clarinet isn't played do the mites die off?

Over 60s training.

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 19:39

Been very busy in the past few days including a granddaughter's 11th birthday lunch at a superb restaurant near Oxford. Nice family day and I didn't pay for any of it. Very strange.

Impressive time for a 10k training run.

Nice consistent running.

We've had only one frost here so far. Just loadsa rain.

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Posted: 17/11/2014 at 19:28

Reporting back after a short break due to all sorts of things going on including an excellent Sunday lunch near Oxford to celebrate 11 year old granddaughter's birthday. Nice family day. Still using dog walks with a bit of running as a  means of avoiding total degeneration.

Sorry about the hip problem. Hope it can be easily corrected.

Funny old reaction in the 1/2m. I reckon your 400m reps were to blame. You didn't have enough recovery time.

If you want an improvement in pace treat yourself to a weekly very fast speed session. Maybe try 10 x 200m weekly for at least two months.

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