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Over 60s training.

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 19:51

We saw on television last night, just how hot it is over there. Seems the climate worldwide is changing. 

I remember living in London in 1974 and it was sunny one day, and the girl I worked with said, "well that's your summer - hope you enjoyed it".

We have had some very cold days here this winter especially for Auckland where our temperatures usually don't drop very low.

Everyone seems to have coughs and colds.

School holidays next week, so hope the weather improves by then.

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Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:58

Aws - lovely colours in that painting.

Torque Steer - good to see your smiling face - you all looked like you had a great time together.

Ceal - I think more people would like to be active, but these days there is more pressure on earning the mighty dollar, people work all sorts of crazy hours, the 40 hour week is long gone!

Columba - think the best thing is you seem to be able to stay injury free, so you must be doing something right

Graham - good to have a speedy one still in good shape - good on you!

Mick - glad to hear you are on the come-back trail.

Still no word from JJ!! He will be really ready to go when he gets back.

I feel like a blob at the moment, can't wait to try a jog.

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Posted: 28/06/2015 at 21:33

Great pics Torque Steer - shame someone didn't take one with you in it too.

Am I right in saying I think it is Pammie on the left and Tracey on the right in the front of the pics?

Looks like you had a great day Ceal even though you couldn't run.

Columba - another good run - you must be very happy.

Well it is one week to go till I go and see the doctor again, and hopefully back running again.

I did walk up to the cafe where my running friends meet after their run on Saturday, and walked home, nothing except cooking for 11 yesterday, and have a dental appointment today.

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Posted: 24/06/2015 at 21:32

Ceal - very disappointing for you, when everything looked like it was coming together really well for you. You'll be wishing now that you didn't do that off-road event. The trouble is we miss out on all the fun stuff if we are sensible

Did a 5km walk with Mae yesterday. Not sure if I'm supposed to be doing this, but I have to do something or I'll go crazy! Or more crazy!

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Posted: 23/06/2015 at 03:17

Columba - great work, you must be very happy.

Talk of kms versus miles. I used to always think in miles, but everyone here talks in kms and km rate. It is a bit of a catch 22, because you can go out for 5km and think that isn't too bad, but it is only just over 3 miles.

Also, you can be running 6 min km rate and think you are doing quite well until you convert it to mile rate. I think mile rate keeps you honest!

Torque Steer - hope it is only a short set back.

I had a 4km walk today in Cornwall Park, beautiful sunny though very cold winter's day. Onwards and upwards. See sports doctor again beginning of July.

Ceal - yes, stress fracture, thought only those who didn't eat enough that got those! Big surprise to me.

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Posted: 16/06/2015 at 22:20

Tough session Columba - good on you! Nothing worse than turning up to the track and finding it occupied. Good thing you rang first. Six is quite a lot, well done.

You are a bright cookie too aren't you! You always seem to be able to answer all the questions  Aws throws our way. That answer was outstanding!

Mick - we are a right bunch aren't we, most of us either injured or coming back from injury!

Aws - lovely painting. Amazing how you have managed to get such depth in the painting.


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Posted: 15/06/2015 at 22:29

Columba - you are very lucky your son is spending so much time working on you. It works both ways, you have done what has been asked, so I'm sure that makes him very happy too.

They did say I could swim or cycle, but as I do neither, don't think I'm about to start!

John Bateman - I think when we run by ourselves, at a pace that is comfortable there usually isn't too much that will go wrong. It's when we are slowing ourselves down to accommodate others because we want company, or going too fast like in a race, and we haven't done any speed work, that's where the problems step in,

Torque Steer - I think I'd rather just run a little slower and not have to run so fast in the other bits!

Another thing to think about. I was always told to keep my arms relaxed with fingers brushing my shorts for marathon running. That if you held your arms high your shoulders would tire and you would tie up. Now I watch the world class African women running, holding their arms up high and it definitely doesn't look like it is slowing them down!

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Posted: 15/06/2015 at 11:19

Well done Welsh Poppy - good work!

Torque Steer - that is great walk/running - I would have only been able to run that fast!

By the time I get running again, I guess I will be walk/running, or just doing 10 mins, 20 mins, 10 mins.

Yes, just healing with rest. Think it is just letting my legs get as out of shape as the rest of my body! I will be evened up!

Hope you enjoyed the ducks!

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Posted: 14/06/2015 at 09:01

Not sure if you have run yet or not Welsh poppy, if you have, hope you had a great run.

Columba - you're doing it! Good that you seem to be on a really good streak!

Me - had the result of the MRI - fracture of the tibia - just under the left knee. So no wonder I was in pain! Not too bad now, but it has been some time. The 5km I ran was on the 10th May, but probably I did the damage the week before in the marathon. Got another appointment with the sports doctor beginning of July, so hoping to be running by then.

I've had lots of grand mother duties lately, and had a cold, and it is winter, so not that bad that I've had to have a rest.

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Posted: 06/06/2015 at 00:19

Poor Ceal - saw that she had hurt herself on FB - she was doing a real off-road event! Glad she can get sorted quickly and that they are treating her with the respect she is due.

I've been awol, because I haven't been running. Ran the Rotorua marathon first week in May, then a 5km on 10th May then my problems started.

An ultrasound showed I had a small ruptured Baker's cyst on the inside of my left knee. The pain in my calf was the real problem.

I have since had an MRI just to see if I haven't done anything else. I will find out on Monday. I had a short walk this morning, mainly because I can't sleep because of lack of exercise!

I am hoping that as it is almost a month now, and if nothing shows up in the MRI I think I am going to try to run again! Don't tell anyone will you

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