Johnny J

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'Mature' runners.

Posted: Yesterday at 22:15

Did a 2.6 mile off road plod today. Tired the dog out.

Continue some speed training but not after the Tuesday before the Tonbridge half.

I can remember when hedging and ditching were standard autumn/winter activities.

After a week off you need maybe 3 runs to get back into some sort of form.

Fingers crossed for David.

Did I miss your birthday? If so, belated birthday wishes.
Where's the cake?

Over 60s training.

Posted: Yesterday at 22:02

Did a 2.6 mile off road plod today. Tired the dog out.

Your time will be quite respectable so don't worry.

Don't dwell on what seems a poor run. Put it down to experience and look forward to the next challenge. Set yourself a target time and make sure you do some training a bit quicker than that pace each week.

The gun day was an unusual day out. I haven't fired a gun since I was 16.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:59

Where's Pammie lately?

Over 60s training.

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:58

Great 5k result. Many congrats on the PB.

Give me courses that are as flat as a pancake. I like getting into a metronomic rhythm.

Nothing wrong with that run. As the oldest guy around you would have been entitled to come last but you were nowhere near the back.

That course is never going to give you anything but a tough time. I can see you've moved on already!

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:43

No more hard runs before the 1/2m please. You must recover properly if you want a decent time.

Looks like you're thoroughly settled and fully integrated.

Thanks for the comment.

That's still about 7;30 miling which is very good indeed.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 12:29

Just back from a lovely break with family on the Isle of Wight. Much sandcastle building and other sand engineering projects completed.

Where is everyone? I guess Columba can be excused 'cos she's running round a park somewhere.

Back to waiting for the delivery of a new washing machine

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 12:19

Back in the land of the living after a very nice family break on the Isle of Wight. Much sandcastle construction and beach engineering projects completed.

Hope tomorrow's race goes well.
Car alarms are supposed to cut out after a set period of time like house alarms.

I'd forgotten how close your retirement is. Time to get demob happy.
Will you be staying in Germany?

Over 60s training.

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 21:42

Many thanks everyone for sharing in the good news.

Managed a 40 minute off road shamble today. Walked up the steepest bit of the hills. I aim to make progress very slowly because come-back training at my age is very much new territory.

Holiday tomorrow so au revoir for a short time.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 21:34

Thanks everyone for sharing in the good news.
Managed a 40 minute off road shamble today. Walked up the steepest bit of the hills. I aim to make progress very slowly because come-back training at my age is very much new territory.

fat face
Get a second opinion quickly. It could be fatal.

You would be very lucky to cure a torn meniscus in 5 weeks.

Best wishes for a good run on Sunday.

If a run isn't working it makes sense to abandon it and rest.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 19:40

Very important day today; too important to run anywhere. MrsJJ saw her consultant this morning and after 6 months of treatment all the test results are positive. No more treatment but a check in 3 months to see that all is still OK.

Holiday booked from Friday with various scions of the family so I may not be posting for a day or six.

The washing machine is making odd noises. It may have to be consigned to the tip.
Two useful runs there!

The reps were nicely consistent. That's how they should be.
It's not unusual to see the doodle chasing a badger round the garden last thing at night. She clearly doesn't know how dangerous they are if cornered.

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