Johnny J

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Over 60s training.

Posted: Yesterday at 22:02

Ran an easy 3 this morning while it was still nice and cool but sunny.

Excellent report - thanks.

If you want a decent training run you could come over to T.Wells and run one of our summer evening handicap 10ks.

Nice to see you can still push at the boundaries, albeit gently.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: Yesterday at 21:46

Another 3 easy miles this morning when it was nice and cool. Then loads of gardening and odd jobs like hanging pictures and sorting out suitable indoor plants.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:05

I won't be 75 until Sept. 2015 so I would try for a VLM place in 2016. Just about enough time to get fit!

Nice interval session.

It's been cold at night but no frost.

Chris H
That was a very even paced marathon. Well judged.

Congrats on the family Increase . Hope the grandchild has a long and happy life.

The Ritz dining room is the finest I know. We held my 60th birthday family lunch there. The bill was frightening.

That was a fine run indeed. Keep taking the tablets.

Pace is beginning to look up a bit.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:49

Good tempo run. Life is clearly good.
I think you've forgotten you will be nearer 5 hours than 6 hours.

All building works finished on Monday. Looks good except for a missing settee and armchair which are due for delivery 26/4.

If you can cruise a 1/2m in about 1:52  you can get sub-4 for a marathon - with the appropriate training of course.

Nowt wrong with 3:40 for a marathon. If you under train you will always get caught out before you get to 20 miles. 'Tis a fact of marathon life.

I find as soon as I start suffering the crowd noise is very, very annoying. Before that point I seem to ignore it quite successfully.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:44

Great VLM result. Many congrats on the world record.

Pulling the heels backwards and upwards will give you a longer stride length too. Most people try to get more stride length by putting their foot further forward but this actually acts as a brake and slows you down as well as increasing the risk of injury from overstriding.

My marathon sponsorship follows yours exactly.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:33

Bernard's marathon follows one of mine almost exactly.

With all that extra muscle your power to weight ratio must have improved.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:54

Mo Farah had a tough marathon debut. Someone needs to tell him not to worry because you need to run 3 marathons before you get the idea.
My club had 22 VLM runners and the fastest was an M50 with 2:55.

Good result. Very well done.

Your training is beginning to look like the build up to a marathon.
I was thinking this morning that I ought to start planning for a 75th birthday marathon. Could be a good age to raise some charity cash.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:44

Mo Farah had a tough marathon debut. Someone needs to tell him not to worry because you need to run 3 marathons before you get the idea.
My club had 22 VLM runners and the fastest was an M50 with 2:55.

By contrast I went for a 3 mile run this afternoon; all off road.

Don't expect to run at your best when you have things on your mind. The time on your feet was enough. You seem to have been back in the groove today.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:01

Forgot to acknowledge your Brighton marathon run. Not bad at all. A course of multivitamins is useful after a marathon. Reserves are very depleted after the effort.

Builders due to finish on Monday but they missed Monday this week so it could be later.

Your friend's lateness was just the sort of thing that a mobile is useful for.

Once you get the form right you should easily beat 5 m/m.

Don't worry about water in the marathon. There's water enough to drown in.

I ran my first marathon as a celebration for reaching 60.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:44

Builders still finishing off the details of downstairs alterations.

Will certainly be watching the elites on TV at VLM on Sunday.

Will also be restarting some running fairly soon.

Hope it's not too soon for some good wishes for a decent run on Sunday.

That was proper harrier-type running.

Is the back problem skeletal or soft tissue?

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