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Over 60s training.

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 02:11

Hi guys - just a quick post from me! I thought the thread had disappeared like me too! 

Had a lovely time in Rarotonga - it was a bit of a running/walking holiday. We did a 5km fun run, then I did a 10km while my son did the 31km and then we did the Nutters' run.

Yes, you did have to be nuts! Up and over the island. Parts of it were real hands and knees stuff, clinging on to tree roots and hoping they didn't give way. There were ropes to hang on to in parts, and streams to cross.

It was very hot and I felt sick at the top and dreaded the thought of going down! Went down quite a bit of it backwards like climbing down a ladder. Very slow but I wanted to get to the end in one piece.

It was a lovely holiday, and I don't think I have hurt myself! Which is always a big plus. Ran 9km with my friend yesterday. No run today. I have been running very sparingly so I don't upset my knees too much.

Some good running going on here. Sorry you still seem to be injured Torque Steer, and good to see you are swimming again Columba.

Great that Mick has a parkrun and big congrats on turning 70! 

You look like you had a wonderful holiday Ceal.

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Posted: 11/07/2016 at 21:36

Columba - you might need an MRI.

Mick - very impressive.

Torque Steer - yes I may be crazy - think that's a song isn't it

I've managed to get a cold now, even though I've only had short walks the last few days.

Mae has nearly finished her anti-biotics and I couldn't notice her limping yesterday, so maybe she doesn't like the cold weather either, has lost her get up and go. She is still on 7 thyroid tablets a day.

My most exciting news is that I'm going to Rarotonga - Cook Islands with my son in September. He has entered the Round Raro 20 miler - there is a 10km option.I'm sure it will be hot!

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Posted: 10/07/2016 at 02:15

john - 21.33 is a great time.

Mick - great effort on the rower.

Graham - 5 seconds faster than last week - going in the right direction.

I just walked for 30 minutes today - don't want to push the boat out.

We all went to see "The BFG" yesterday afternoon - that is, me, the kids and grand kids. It was a nice outing, but the movie was a  bit drawn out.


Over 60s training.

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 00:46

john - helmets are compulsory in NZ.

I decided to do Cornwall Parkrun today - and see if I could run the whole 5km - very pleased with my result 29.36

69.54% age-grading, so hope no ill-effects from that. 

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Posted: 06/07/2016 at 22:03

john - aren't helmets compulsory in the UK?

Columba - sorry to hear about the arthritis.

No, I didn't have arthritis.

I had 3 things gone wrong with my left leg.

First it was a burst Bakers cyst that shot pain down the front of my lower leg, then when the pain continued they discovered I had a honeycomb fracture of the tibia, then after an MRI they discovered a torn meniscus which they operated on, - not repaired, just trimmed.

So my comeback has not been very good, the rest of my body kind of gave up too. The op site is still tender and I'm not very flexible.

They shoot horses don't they

No, I'm happy even to be walking - just getting outside is good.



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Posted: 06/07/2016 at 00:49

Columba - sorry to hear about your knee - it's been a long road for me. I never had to worry about my knees or legs - just how fast they would let me run, now I am very restricted by them.

john - my son used to say that to me, that if he strapped 10 kgs on to me - he'd like to see how fast I could run then! Not very easy when you are carrying extra weight.

I did 6 kms this morning run/walking - pretty happy with that.

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Posted: 04/07/2016 at 21:41

Torque Steer - maybe you are right Mae might be playing the sympathy card! She seems fine this morning, but think I'll still have her checked this afternoon.

Yes, vet bills and dentist bills seem to be pretty over the top. Doctors not so much.

Yes, seeing Val in a line-up with her siblings she doesn't stand out - her brother Steven is doing great things in American basketball. 

There used to be a fun half marathon here in NZ based on weight and age, so the largest, oldest started first and the skinny young ones had to try to catch them.

So you were weighed before the start and you gave your age and then you were given your handicap, I can't remember if male/female came in to it or not.

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Posted: 04/07/2016 at 16:02

Torque Steer - we are very proud of Val - she has her natural advantages - her height, her size, and her determination!

Mic/john - I had been very good - just one big jump up - very silly I know, but when you love to run!

Had a couple of walks yesterday - one for coffee and got talking to another Tongan person - a guy who was home on holiday from his Rugby training job in France.

It is great these days that sport has given so many people a chance at a better life, and in the afternoon, a short walk on the bush tracks with my son, cut short because Mae was favoring one leg yesterday, just like me, so think I'll get her checked out at the vet later on today.

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Posted: 04/07/2016 at 00:43

Well you guys have been busy as usual.

I'm back to walking again as my right leg is playing up again.

Torque Steer - can't keep a good man down! Really impressed that you have een able to continue your running even thought you must have really hurt yourself in that tumble.

john - nice numbers for your parkrun - do you just do the short stuff or do you do marathons too?

Tracey - well done on the triathlon!

We have had a couple of beautiful sunny days here - very crisp, but lovely in a sheltered spot.

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Posted: 29/06/2016 at 12:24

Ceal - the Carole King concert should be good. Think my whole body has gone to pot, not just the leg muscles!

Torque Steer - that was a good result for England beating the Aussies 3 nil.

Hope you didn't use the f word when you slid on the gravel path - was going to put a smiley in there, but then thought you probably would be a bit sore after that! So hope you are o'kay.

Only ran for about 20 minutes today, that was enough. Tomorrow I am going to an activate exercise class - I've been to 3 classes so far on a Thursday - supposed to activate some of your muscles - you use a ball for some of the exercises, and a stretchy rope thing for some of the others - it's a bit like jazzercise or something like that. You know - they go one way and I go the other - not really my thing.


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