Johnny J

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'Mature' runners.

Posted: Yesterday at 22:15

I may become a professional sneak.

Over 60s training.

Posted: Yesterday at 22:12

Thanks for the comments about unfitness and comebacks. In the past I've had two long lay-offs with knee operations so I'm not too troubled by the lack of running. When I eventually get back to some proper runs it will take me 10 to 12 weeks to restore some decent fitness.

Did another 2.7 miles run/walk this afternoon. Ran the flat and downhill bits and walked the uphill sections. Just call me idle.

MrsJJ isn't totally incapacitated and can manage occasional slow strolls and even a light exercise routine if she's up to it. She's always been an avid reader and there's nothing that prevents that hobby continuing. She just begun re-reading Middlemarch which she last read about 50 years ago and is finding a different slant to it that she hadn't appreciated.

Slow Coach
Good to hear from you. Stick around because your experience will be very welcome and we have some quick folks on here who know a lot about coping with the ageing process.

I'm not sure we want people's credentials spread all over the thread.

It would be great to hear from Chouette, Sharkie, K2 etc. on here if they have the time.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: Yesterday at 21:42

Snuck out this afternoon for another 2.7 mile run/walk.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: Yesterday at 21:41

I think you'll find that red hot pokers are named after a German called Kniphof so I guess we pronounce it wrongly.

Do a month's basic mileage then go for quality sessions rather than quantity.

I assume the track session will be a freebie.

This week was supposed to be MrsJJ's final treatment session but her progress has slowed a bit and an extra session may be needed.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 19:12

Did a 2.7 mile gentle shamble today. I ain't 'arf unfit.

MrsJJ has two consecutive days of treatment each month. She then has multiple unpleasant reactions which steadily lessen and she's back to normal just in time for the next treatment.

Is the heel pain at the AT end or the underfoot end because the cause will be different.

Not sure how long it is until Berlin but if it's only a month or less I wouldn't be doing any more long runs.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:55

Did a 2.7 mile gentle shamble today. I ain't 'arf unfit.

Good result from the hip consultation. Full steam ahead!

I've always wondered why they aren't knifofias or kniphophias.

Good to know you're back safe and sound. 20 mins of soft surface is a good way to restart.

I've always found Garmin to be very helpful. I suspect their profit margins are too high!

Over 60s training.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 21:32

Thanks everyone for the good wishes to MrsJJ.

I sincerely hope you find a cure for these injuries a.s.a.p.
You will be aware that singing gets better by the pint.

Been to Groombridge Place several times. There's a number of nice off road runs in that area.
Hope it wasn't too wet for singing. Maybe "Raindrops are falling on my head".

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 21:22

Don't leave it too long before you do hills. October isn't too far away and you don't want to be doing hard training in the fortnight before the race.

Thanks for your kind comment.
You need to give Paddock Wood 1/2m another go.

That must have been heavy rain if you could swim in it.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:24

'lo all
Difficult week what with extra treatment for MrsJJ. More treatment this coming week. We're getting close to finishing the course.

Say "well done" to the Shark for me.

You're very brave to compete in a Parkrun on a substantially reduced training load.

It's easy with grandchildren. Just blame the parents.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:12

'lo all
Difficult week what with extra treatment for MrsJJ. More treatment this coming week.

No reason why the same hill can't be used for Kenyan hill reps. The important issue is to run back down rather than taking a rest.

Good to know you're still in the land of the living. Meniscus tears are always going to take a long repair time. There is very little in the way of blood flow to promote healing.

The 84 year old Ironman lady is very inspirational

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