MsE


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Sub 3h15

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 18:21
73 JF2?! ::thud::

Nice long run there. I think I reached 58 in five runs this week but was trying to mini taper for the half that never happened

Sub 3h15

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 15:19
RFJ - that's a big effort at the end of some pretty decent mileage for the week I'm not surprised you tired at the end. Eat eat eat now!

How's the hip responding to the hills SJ?

Sub 3h15

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 14:44
I couldn't have managed a further 7 Lorenzo style!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 14:43
Nice effort Jools! Still a great time. I am not feeling worse so took myself out for a long run and did my first 20 since 2012! Averaged 7:43m/m. Chest and lungs ok but legs started to feel it the last two miles. Sometimes I think it's psychological as I hit a point on my out and back long run course and I get that same feeling!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 11:57

Thanks all for your advice.  I am playing it safe and wrapping up warm for now.  This way I may be able to get a long easy run in tomorrow without compromising my health or training.  If I can shake it off (argh, why does Taylor Swift pop into my head?) I may be recovered to race the Surrey Half which I am also entered into next weekend.  

Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 08:38
Woken up with a tight chest and cough. MrE has had a virus the last few weeks and I think it has come my way now. I'm not sure whether racing is a good idea. On the one hand I've tapered slightly this week and am ready to give the hm a go tomorrow but on the other hand I'm asthmatic and feeling it in my chest. Thoughts?

Maintaining Speed When Getting Older

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 17:20
The other thing is to incorporate a longer warm up before matches. I take ages to warm up and it's only after 3-4 miles that I'm running in my stride. I used to play hockey and took the same approach and ran a couple of miles to warm up beforehand.

Maintaining Speed When Getting Older

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 14:51

Hi Jay.  I recently came back from living in California where age doesn't seem to hold any of the athletes there back.  I saw runners in their 70s racing well still and one formidable woman is still running sub-3 marathons at 59.  What I did see is lots of emphasis on strength training to counteract the natural loss of muscle with age as well as agility training to pep up speed and reactions.  Have you tried running drills to see if they help?  I think doing these 3-4 times a week (perhaps after a warm up but before a game?) could help you.  Sorry I can't make a clever link but here is one I like:  http://running.competitor.com/2014/05/training/essential-drills-for-speed-and-efficiency_58730

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 14:21
GM - no. Well except sub 87. I'll see what happens on the day

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 12:11

Some decent MLRs being posted by LeslieLorenzo (including intervals!) and KR.  

Get well soon GM and glad you like yoga. It's an excellent activity to do in conjunction with running!

Jools - the wind forecast for Sunday looks awful. We are doomed.  Doomed.  Doomed.  Doooooooomed... (etc.) ::end of melodramatic response::

Nearly 9 trail miles with some club mates today.  Nice and easy but definitely the last arduous session before Sunday now.  One of them has run London 19 times!  I am definitely taking advice from her .

Stay warm and dry folks.  Well, apart from when you need to go running outside.

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