Johnny J


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'Mature' runners.

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 21:38

Today's run wasn't too bad.  3.4 miles off road with only minor stops for stiles, gates and one short vicious hill. It's taken 11 walk/runs, mostly of 2.5 to 3 miles , to get to the point where I feel things are improving. I'd expected 10 runs so that's about right.

Redhead
Presumably the High Weald ultra takes in Ashdown Forest. My club has a regular Saturday run there. It's hilly.

HS
Because age gradings exist as 5 year groupings it makes sense to use them. These days, when all race systems are computerised there's no excuse. The extra workload is minimal. I don't want prizes; I just want to compare myself reasonably accurately with my own age group.

Columba
Any first place is worth having. Well done.
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 21:24

Today's run wasn't too bad.  3.4 miles off road with only minor stops for stiles, gates and one short vicious hill. It's taken 11 walk/runs, mostly of 2.5 to 3 miles , to get to the point where I feel things are improving.

Columba
First place under any circumstances is worth having.

Welsh P
You need a proper planned reduction in the amount of honey and lemon.
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 22:16

NZC
Can I join your club of athletes with no sprint finish. I have no fast twitch fibres anywhere. Even in my 20s I never won a bike race in a sprint finish.
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 19:26

3.4 mile road run. I felt terrible to start with but felt much more comfortable over the last mile. Very strange.

TS
I wonder why Fat Rascals haven't been designated official training food.

The dog's better at running than me. Maybe I should train by chasing a ball.
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 19:20

3.4 mile road run. I felt terrible to start with but felt much more comfortable over the last mile. Very strange.

MrsJJ is back today after 4 days in Provence with grandchildren. Temperature was 35/36 each day. Glad I wasn't able to go.

Redhead
Well done. Another one out of the way. I reckon you'd have been an hour slower without the cake.

HS
Hope your niece has taken advice about doing that 1/2m.

IW
MrsJJ could probably get me through the companion dog test but anything else would be impossible.
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 21:31

A cold, wet day here. Didn't get above 16c.
Strange training day. Morning was a 2 mile brisk dog walk. This afternoon was a 2.6 mile brisk dog walk and straight into 2.3 miles of running at various speeds, a sort of fartlek.

Tracey
At least you're making house progress.

TS
I wouldn't mind qualifying as a Fat Rascal.
Have you ever wondered why bellringing is called campanology?

NZC
I shall also have more spare time now the athletics is over. I reckon the organisation was excellent and the competition was exceptionally good.
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 21:17

A cold, wet day here. Didn't get above 16c.
Strange training day. Morning was a 2 mile brisk dog walk. This afternoon was a 2.6 mile brisk dog walk and straight into 2.3 miles of running at various speeds, a sort of fartlek.

WtnMel
With TKAMB I'm only 55 reading years behind. I also want to re-read some of the classic stuff I read as a young man and see how different it seems. Trouble is, I tend to read only when I go to bed so progress is slow because I fall asleep  and have to re-read chunks the next night.

IW
This dog stuff seems remarkably complicated. Why don't they do something simple like herding sheep.
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 18:35

Ran 3.1 miles with no complaints from the quad.

NZC
That was a perfectly respectable run.
JJ

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 18:31

3.1 miles done with no complaints from the quad. It started raining just as I was walking up the front steps.

Redhead
I think you should run the Bacchus marathon. You drive better when you've had a few.
JJ

Over 60s training.

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 21:38

Rest the quad day.

aws
Good idea to cover the bald patch.

TS
MrsJJ is currently reading Go Set a Watchman. She reckons it's not as good as TKAMB.

Columba
Be careful, Greenwich is London Marathon territory.
JJ

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