Johnny J

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Over 60s training.

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 22:07

Did another run/walk this morning. Felt tired.

Thanks for the marathon encouragement.

5 hours ought to be easy but the problem is that I'm not a natural marathon guy so they are very hard work. My best ought to be about 3:40 but it's only 3:53. Maybe I should just potter round and  forget about times.

Forgot to congratulate you on your team selection. You'll surely be the team fastest on the day.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 21:54

Another run/walk today. Felt a bit tired.
Thanks for the VLM encouragement. The problem is that I'm not a natural marathon runner so they are very hard work for me. At the other extreme I'm not a 5k runner either.

Your comment about losing trainers reminded me of a 10 mile mullti-terrain race when I spent a long time wandering about in a deep, wide puddle looking for my shoe that had come off.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 20:31

Did a run/walk yesterday but settled for a couple of dog walks today.
I've been toying with the idea of trying for a 2016  VLM place to celebrate reaching 75. Good for Age is 5 hours and would be a nice target.

john b
I transformed my running by joining a club and trying to keep with the youngsters.
Also, no-one got slower by doing a few more miles.

I reckon it was a domestic dispute between married robins.

I don't consider my exercise to be any sort of training. It's just something to keep me ticking over until life stops getting in the way.

Choir tour sounds excellent.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 20:18

Having done very little running in the past year or two I'm toying with trying for a VLM place in 2016 to celebrate reaching 75. Good for Age time is 5 hours which would be a nice target.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 20:14

Did a run/walk yesterday but settled for two dog walks today.

That's as I suspected. Thanks for the info.

We have no plans to sell for a long time yet.
I'm very pleased that you at last hit the target. You are quite capable of sub-4:30 if you want it. Just spend a year or so concentrating on fast 1oks and 1/2ms.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:37

Busy day on here!

Two doodle walk/runs done today. The down side for today was ordering new carpets for almost the entire upstairs floor area.

Your painting that I have is getting a much higher profile in our altered accommodation. Btw, that's MrsJJ's decision so you clearly have another fan. 

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:28

Today's effort was 2 doodle walk/runs to compensate for spending a fortune on carpets for most of the upstairs rooms.

We are very pleased with the work on the house. It should be a good investment.
The 1:25 for a 1/2m at 70+ is indeed amazing. I would suspect he's in the wrong age group.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 22:12

8 weeks of building work done. Only carpets and decorating to do now.

Still doing a bit of walk/runs with the doodle but not enough to be considered as training.

VLM produced a 2:33 and a 2:37 for my club's two best guys but best results were two F40s who ran 3:03 and 3:08 respectively.

Not sure if it helps but I had both knees operated on in my early 60s for damaged cartilage and went on to do many PBs.

Excellent to hear you're back to a bit of running. Take things very easy and remember it's not 1985.

Very consistent set of 400s. Excellent training.

Not a bad result considering it's still early days in your comeback.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:55

Incidently,  my club had loads of runners in the VLM including two guys who ran 2:33 and 2:38 respectively. Best of all though were two F40s who ran 3:03 and 3:08 respectively.

'Mature' runners.

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:51

Builders now on the final decorating stage so nearly finished.
Did a short run/walk today with the doodle.

Many congrats on your marathon exploits and especially the PB. Great stuff.

Useful run there. It was a fine result, especially your overall placing.

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