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Over 60s training.

Posted: Today at 03:01

Columba - good luck if you decide to Parkrun.

I decided I would do Cornwall Parkrun, but when I got there I felt so awful, I thought I would ask if they needed any volunteers. Unfortunately they didn't!

So another Parkrun done - 26.51 - 75.48% Really felt the hill, thought I might throw up but remembered - "finish with dignity". Must do some faster work so it doesn't feel so hard in the future.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 23:58

Columba - your fall sounded very nasty! Be careful you don't get an infection in your knee!

Love the comment - "you look younger every time you go around"!

Welsh Poppy/Ceal, I like to wear a car to keep out rain and to protect from the sun, but do not like to race in a hat. I don't sweat very much, so you girls are lucky that your cooling systems work well. I just go red!

I had a good 6km run with my friend who had just returned from the World masters games in Lyon. She picked up the silver in the W70 marathon 4.48 so not too shabby! What I was most impressed with was that she had also run the 8km xcountry, and the 5km and 10k on the track.

If it had been me, it would have been enough to have competed in one event!

I ran 9km with Mae yesterday, and I'm having a rest day today.


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Posted: 25/08/2015 at 01:29

Congratulations on the safe arrival of Theo. The only Theo I can call to mind is Theodorus Jacobus Lenonardus "Dick" Quax - former world record holder of the 5000m. 

He was one of the big 3 in NZ along with Walker and Dixon. He an Walker are on the Auckland City council now.

Another miserable day here today, though did go for a 5km run.

Yesterday a 4km walk, followed by an attempt to get on a bike! My hips are so stiff, I could hardly get on it!

I walked it down the hill to the flat so that I could get some confidence so I could actually get on it. Managed to cycle to the end of the road and back. Bit white-knuckled, but I managed it.

Was going to try again today, but I think I really need to have a dry road!

I've been watching the World Athletic champs. I just love it. NZ doesn't have any super stars, our Valarie Adams is sitting this one out as she hasn't come back into form since her surgery.

Think our only hope will be Nick Willis, so hope he goes well.

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Posted: 20/08/2015 at 21:27

Torque Steer/Ceal - not running gear. So sick of running gear, just needed to update a few things. I'm like you Ceal - in and out of the shops as quick as possible. Helps when you know what you need. Did take my daughter and met my gdaughter there and had morning tea together, so that was nice.

It was raining again yesterday - had the day off, went out to lunch with some of the family, very nice.

Not sure what I am going to do today. The sun is out so that is a plus! Might be just a walk. Seem to have lost my mojo again!

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Posted: 18/08/2015 at 21:29

Aws - very nice too!

Looks like everyone is on the up! Lots of improvement going on here.

Nice to see Tracey and Welsh Poppy back again.

JJ - lovely that you can be there for your daughter.

Ceal - run/walk with Mae went well.

Yesterday had a very short run/walk with Mae and did a bit of shopping. I'm not one for shopping, but it had to be done

It has rained overnight, hoping the rain will hold off this morning, and I will get my 9km run done without getting soaked.

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Posted: 15/08/2015 at 20:43

JJ - good luck with the safe arrival of your new grand son.

I ran 9km with Mae yesterday, and looking to go out soon for a bush track run with Mae. It has been very wet here, so it will be very muddy, but at least she will be able to run free. There doesn't seem to be any wind so it won't be too bad.

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Posted: 11/08/2015 at 21:30

Well done JJ - I would like to see the age-grading on that!

I think these age-grades e.g. 75th birthday, really put a barrier up. Mine is my 65th in November! I have a friend who is just about to to 80 and he only recently started the walk/run thing. 

I didn't run or walk yesterday, very lazy. It has been very cold here. It is a beautiful cold but sunny morning here today, so I will run today!

Torque Steer - the Aussies may have lost to you guys in the cricket, but they beat us in the Rugby!!

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Posted: 10/08/2015 at 20:52

Columba - swimming - nice change from running

Torque Steer - I'm trying to be sensible. Walked 3km yesterday.

Let me see if I have got this right - it looks like you are doing 400m reps in 90secs!! Is that right?

JJ - well done on reversing the walk/run to a run/walk - you are getting there.

Ceal - I have given up trying to find the results. I'll just wait till they appear on our NZ website.

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Posted: 09/08/2015 at 23:52

Another good long run done Columba! I just did 11km - that was enough!

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Posted: 08/08/2015 at 00:59

Graham - I think it would a great opportunity to meet up with all those people from around the world that have a love for running, even if you don't think you are in a chance for a medal. I think a lot of the people who attend make life-long friends.

JJ - well done on the weight loss - good work.

Ceal - I've just seen some more results from the worlds, and it looked like pretty tough competition. It will be interesting to see how my friend goes in the marathon.

I did Cornwall Parkrun again this morning. I wasn't very confident about it, but my husband was keen. I had a bit of a tussle with an 8 year old girl this morning. She sped past me to the finish line.

I told her how fantastic she was, and that she was sure to get a really high age-grading. I did 26.42 for 75.91% and was first of the females in age-grading, and the little 8 year old was 2nd so I guess she and her dad will be very pleased.

So a little bit faster than last week, so going in the right direction.

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