Johnny J

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'Mature' runners.

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 21:57

A couple of points to think about.

If you do all your training at the same pace you will race at that pace.

As a general principle recoveries should last a shorter time than the fast bits. Don't forget that interval training training isn't done flat out. The idea is that each fast bit should be done at the same pace. It takes quite a lot of practise to get it right because you should be getting really tired only on the last one or two repetitions.
If you start too fast you will end up running slowly towards the end of the session and that's not its purpose.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 21:49

Excellent run of TV sport recently. World Cup footy then T de F and now the Commonwealth Games.
Managing to do some run/walks with the doodle but not enough time to do any proper training.

IW I quite like the 2 car solution to avoiding a soaking.

The hill steepness is difficult to define. Clearly the steepest won't work because you need to run not walk and a gentle drag is too easy. Maybe 400m - 800m with a large proportion at about 10%.

Short intervals a designed to develop pure speed. You need to train your fast twitch muscle fibres and if you don't have many it's even more important to develop your Type 1 fast twitch fibres because they are the ones that support  long term anaerobic effort.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 21:21

Another walk/run today with the doodle. Only b2.8 miles though.

Lots of HRM problems recently. Must be the weather.

Doing very well for sport on TV recently. World Cup football, T de F and now the Commonwealth Games.

Angela may actually be quite pleased and proud but a marathon at 80 is quite a rarity so she has no precedent to judge against.

Hope you get some big benefits from the new club.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 22:32

Off to investigate TE's Tunbridge Wells link.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 22:32

Apologies for absence. Life gets very hectic at the moment. MrsJJ has her penultimate treatment sessions this week so hopefully it won't be more than a couple of months before some normality creeps back in.

Still fitting in some run/walks with the doodle.

Blackbirds have stolen my blackberries long before they've turned black.
Good to know you're keeping the economy on the boil. Is my state pension still OK?

We drove via the M25 to see grandson in West London. Coming home the jams were horrendous in both directions between junctions 10 and 7.

Hope Stewart's eye problems are solved effectively.

Would welcome a report on the new Tom Tom when you're used to it.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:36

It must be nice to be an F70 course record holder.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:34

'lo all. Sorry to have been missing for a few days but with MrsJJ not yet up to scratch it all gets a bit hectic. Still no running but I have been doing some run/walks with the dog and a lot of garden alterations.

Welcome back. I didn't start running until my mid-50s and am now 73. I've had two long lay-offs for knee ops (8mths and 12 months) but came back easily by building a solid base of slow miles (300-400) before even thinking about any faster work.

Training with fast women ought to be compulsory.

I've coached a lot of beginners on hill running and always reckon to start with shortening stride length and steadily slowing down to keep the breathing pattern the same as easy running on the flat. Doesn't matter how slow you have to run to do it. Clearly as you build leg strength by actually running the hills you get quicker.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 20:55

Don't like this heat. 24C is the limit for me.

Great to see you can manage without an HRM. They're useful for occasional checks but regular use can easily create a dependency./

Not a bad race for a senior person.

My dentist's scale of charges says £500 - £600 for a solid porcelain crown. Gold is cheaper at £450!

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 20:45

The glasshouse was excellent. The foxglove I was very impressed with was digitalis ferruginea gigantean.

Hope you're running the Eridge 10 if you want a tough trail run for training.

Gardening seems to be a never ending task at the moment.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 22:25

Antibiotics killed the abcess and corrective measures have been agreed with the dentist. It's a bit difficult because a bridge is attached to the problem tooth.

Too much going on to fit in any running without overdoing things so I'm building some easy jogging into the dog walking.

HRMs aren't vital and they can sometimes create an unnecessary dependency. That's not to say that they can't provide some useful info to add to the melting pot.

I listened out for the wedding song but must have missed it.

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