Johnny J


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Over 60s training.

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 19:09

Masses of building work still going on and two weeks still to go. Doing odd bits of running with the doodle but no real training.

TS
Who is Prudence?

Columba
You can always use time rather than distance. Do one minute instead of 200s and two minutes instead of 400s. Track your improvement by using the same stretch of road and you will find the distance increases as you get fitter.

Impey
Don't worry about how things feel at the moment. Try some easy training and you will hopefully find things get better.
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 19:02

Masses of building work still going on and two weeks still to go. Doing odd bits of running with the doodle but no real training.

Redhead
Hope the Dover marathon goes well. Not too flat thereabouts.

Exhausted
Use a thinner nail.

Columba
At least you've tried the track.
You could do the equivalent of 200s or 400s by using time rather than distance. One minute or two minutes would be OK. If you want to track your improvement you can use the same stretch of road and mark your current finishing point then watch you distance increase as you get fitter.
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 19:39

Norestday. Lots of discussions with builders about potential problems. All solved by applying some common sense.

aws
Amazing software problem. Not sure why Microsoft hasn't responded to it.

Ceal
|We are disappearing under a layer of dust.

john b
You should be very pleased with all aspects of that run. Well done.

NZC
I'm not surprised your recovery took a long time. It's something that prevents us training like we used to as we get older.
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 18:34

Fiver builders in today plus a building inspector then daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter arrived for lunch at short notice. Busy times.

Re treadmills. All you have to remember is that if you stop running you are out through the back wall in no time flat.

Planks are the shortest route to core strength.

Exhausted
Just in time to offer birthday greetings. Hope it's a good one.

TE
Check out your age grading for your 3:12 and aim for the same age grading at your current age. I shall watch your training with interest.
JJ



Over 60s training.

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 18:22

'lo all.
Everything's so busy that I haven't had time to post or run. Five builders on duty today plus the Planning Office inspector then daughter, son in law and granddaughter turned up for lunch. Full house!

Tracey
Great news on the house front. Harwich will be a nice contrast.

Columba
Well done on conquering the hill. It's valuable training to keep running up hills regardless of the effect on pace.
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:32

I'm having trouble keeping up with all this.

Much going on with our builders. Downstairs is OK but upstairs we have use of one bedroom, a toilet and a shower. Only half a roof too. We will be without water and heating for two days this week while the boiler is replaced and new pipework is installed. I'm holding an option for a couple of days in a local hotel just in case things get out of hand.

No running.
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:29

'evening all

Much going on with our builders. Downstairs is OK but upstairs we have use of one bedroom, a toilet and a shower. Only half a roof too. We will be without water and heating for two days this week while the boiler is replaced and new pipework is installed. I'm holding an option for a couple of days in a local hotel just in case things get out of hand.

No running.
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 19:18

We're left with the main bedroom, a toilet and a shower upstairs. The builders have taken over the rest. We also have to have the lights on all day at the back of the house because of shade from the scaffolding. Tons of bathroom furnishings and a new boiler delivered today and it's all languishing in the hall. The doodle is not amused.

Graham
Unusual place for a trip. Enjoy.

John b
I started running seriously when I was about 55. MrsJJ was a bit of a gym bunny and one day on holiday in the USA when we had a hotel without a gym she asked me to go for a run with her. She disappeared up the road so quickly that I slunk back to the hotel very slowly but decided that up with this I could not put. I ran daily until I could at least beat her in a finishing sprint.
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 19:03

,evening all.
The main bedroom, a toilet and a shower is all that's left untouched upstairs. These builders are working well. The back of the house is also very dark because of scaffolding.

Redhead
30 minutes for your 5k wasn't bad. It's a tough course. I used to live near Dunorlan Park and used it for hill running in my rugby playing days.

5ks were too quick for me so almost every time I was stuck in a groove of 22:20 -22:30.

HS
Good to see you're still improving. That's 2 seconds faster than my best. I hope you are happy with roughly 7:40 miling. I know I was.

JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 18:44

Builders are working very hard. We are up to our eyes in dust, concrete and broken bricks.

Ceal
That was a nasty virus. Hope the improvement continues.
You would certainly have won that 800 by the length of the home straight at least.

I saw nothing for the last 5 miles or so of the Abingdon marathon.

K2
Welcome back. The wanderer returns.

Empty
Good luck with the training for Abingdon. The course has changed a bit since we last ran it but it's still very quick. It's still my PB course.

Mick
Nice drawing. Very classical.

aws
Press ups are good news. Keep it up. It helps strengthen a number of core muscles so there are running benefits to be had.

Incidently, if you want a hard exercise without going anywhere try some fast shadow boxing.

NZC
The 400s were quick and consistent. Can't ask for more.
JJ

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